Latest News Blackpool

Headlines
SKYWATCH: Keep an eye out for shooting stars tonight

SKYWATCH by Stuart Atkinson

If the sky is clear late on Friday night keep an eye out for shooting stars, because that's when the annual Geminids meteor shower reaches its peak. Although the number of meteors we will see this year is going to be reduced because there'll be a big

yesterday 16:14
Body of woman found near Pooley Bridge

POLICE have confirmed a body of a woman was found near Pooley Bridge yesterday afternoon. 

Officers were called to the area just after 3.30pm.

The woman has not yet been named, but police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

yesterday 09:56
Liberal Democrats re-elected to Westmorland and Lonsdale seat as Tim Farron gains increased majority

THE Liberal Democrats held on to the Westmorland and Lonsdale seat as Tim Farron was re-elected as MP with an increased majority.

The results were as follows: 

Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats): 25,795

James Airey (Conservatives): 23,861

Phillip Black

yesterday 05:44
Liberal Democrats re-elected to Westmorland and Lonsdale seat as Tim Farron gains increased majority

THE Liberal Democrats held on to the Westmorland and Lonsdale seat as Tim Farron was re-elected as MP with an increased majority.

The results were as follows: 

Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats): 25,795

James Airey (Conservatives): 23,861

Phillip Black

yesterday 03:38
Conservation charity remembers Professor David Bellamy

LARGER-than-life TV botanist Professor David Bellamy who died yesterday has been remembered by a South Lakeland based conservation charity.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust said it is "deeply saddened" by news of the death of Prof Bellamy, scientist, author, broadcaster, environmental

2019-12-12 22:17
Conservation charity remembers Professor David Bellamy

LARGER-than-life TV botanist Professor David Bellamy who died yesterday has been remembered by a South Lakeland based conservation charity.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust said it is "deeply saddened" by news of the death of Prof Bellamy, scientist, author, broadcaster, environmental

2019-12-12 19:08
Lake District hotel owner goes into administration

The owner of a Lake District hotel has gone into administration.

Property firm the Carlauren Group, which owns Lambert Manor in Grange-over-Sands, was founded in 2015.

It says on its website it is an innovative company specialising in long-term lifestyle accommodation.

2019-12-12 13:53
Special 'quiet' Christmas service planned for village

ST MARY’s Crosthwaite is hosting a Christmas Tree drop-in, from December 13-15.

People are welcome to go along and enjoy the special atmosphere and decorated trees, representing various village groups and organisations.

Enjoy coffee, mulled wine and mince pies on

2019-12-12 09:41
LETTER: Voters, wake up to what is happening to the NHS

IF VOTERS are still wondering whether the Tories are going to privatise the NHS, then wake up! It is already happening.

I recently visited my NHS GP about a skin cancer problem. I was referred for treatment to a private UK-based company called About Health Ltd. The NHS has

2019-12-12 08:38
UPDATE: One lane of A591 northbound closed following multi-vehicle collision

ONE lane of the A591 northbound is closed following a multi-vehicle collision.

A police spokesman said the collision involved at least four cars and that the occupants of a Fiat - a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s - had been taken to hospital. He added the extent of

2019-12-11 15:50
UPDATE: One lane of A591 northbound closed following multi-vehicle collision

ONE lane of the A591 northbound is closed following a multi-vehicle collision.

A police spokesman said the collision involved at least four cars and that the occupants of a Fiat - a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s - had been taken to hospital. He added the extent of

2019-12-11 14:47
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust praised for work on diversity

AN NHS trust has been recognised for its work in creating a "diverse and inclusive workplace".

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, which provides services such as inpatient child and adolescent mental health, perinatal mental health and low and medium secure care,

2019-12-11 13:44
Hornby villagers 'swim the English Channel' for Lune Valley Swimming Pool funds

SWIMMERS of all ages raised more than £1,000 by swimming the 23-mile English Channel in the warmth and comfort of the newly refurbished community pool in Hornby.

Pool manager Chris Green said: "We are absolutely staggered at the support we got from our swimmers and their

2019-12-11 12:41
It's electrifying: School puts on stunning production of Grease

A SCHOOL hall was transformed into Rydell High as a cast of around fifty students took to the stage to put on an electrifying performance of one of the best-known musicals of all time, Grease.

Based on the book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease is a

2019-12-11 07:26
55-year-old man from Kendal arrested

POLICE investigating incidents in Kendal thought to have been linked today arrested a 55-year-old man.

The man, from Kendal, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife in a public place and committing an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence. He

2019-12-10 19:53
WEATHER: Flooding cause traffic delays in A591; ferry not operating; flood alerts issued in Cumbria

There is slow traffic both ways due to flooding on the A591 from Rydal Lodge at Rydal to the B5322 Back Lane at Thirlmere.

Meanwhile the Windermere ferry between Bowness and Far Sawrey is not operating due to poor weather conditions.

There are eight flood alerts in

2019-12-10 18:50
Daily News
Nigel Farage says he is now concerned with the form of UK’s departure from EU

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has vowed to be “not too far away from the action” after Boris Johnson led the Conservatives to victory at the polls.

The Tories will hold an 80-seat majority when Parliament resumes and Mr Johnson said his party’s MPs have an

today 03:47
Florida city faces million dollar ransom demands by cyber attackers

A city in Florida has confirmed hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week.

But officials in Pensacola have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom.

If they do opt to fork over the money, they may

today 02:44
Navy and police divers continue search for body after New Zealand volcano

Waters around White Island are being scoured by navy and police divers for traces of a body previously seen in the area following Monday’s deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand.

Six bodies were taken off the volcano in a four-hour recovery mission on Friday, with two further bodies

today 01:41
Passengers reveal what happened on New York-bound passenger jet which was forced to circle Fylde coast for more than 2 hours
Passengers on-board a United Airlines flight from Heathrow to New York have revealed why the jet liner circled the skies above Lancashire last night.
today 01:08
New train timetable will add 1,000 weekly services

Britain’s railways will undergo a major timetable change on Sunday including the first non-stop trains between London and Bristol in decades.

Journey times will be cut, frequencies increased and new routes added across the country following infrastructure investment and upgraded

today 00:38
Sturgeon to welcome new SNP MPs after indyref2 call with Johnson

Nicola Sturgeon is to welcome the SNP’s new raft of MPs in Dundee following their “watershed” General Election win – and hours after discussing a second independence referendum with the Prime Minister.

The First Minister quickly confirmed she will formally request

today 00:38
PM to visit newly-elected MPs in election victory tour

Boris Johnson will meet with newly-elected Conservative MPs as part of a celebratory victory lap after winning a “stonking mandate” at the General Election.

The Prime Minister secured an 80-seat majority and many of his gains came in Labour’s heartland areas across the

today 00:38
What the papers say – December 14

Pictures of a jubilant Boris Johnson feature on many of Saturday’s front pages after he led the Conservative party to an 80-seat majority at the General Election.

The Times leads with Mr Johnson’s conciliatory message on the steps of Downing Street where he urged people to

today 00:38
Latest news from Blackpool
today 03:47 Nigel Farage says he is now concerned with the form of UK’s departure from EU
today 02:44 Florida city faces million dollar ransom demands by cyber attackers
today 01:41 Navy and police divers continue search for body after New Zealand volcano
today 01:08 Passengers reveal what happened on New York-bound passenger jet which was forced to circle Fylde coast for more than 2 hours
today 00:38 New train timetable will add 1,000 weekly services
today 00:38 Sturgeon to welcome new SNP MPs after indyref2 call with Johnson
today 00:38 PM to visit newly-elected MPs in election victory tour
today 00:38 What the papers say – December 14
today 23:35 The six things likely to be at the top of Boris Johnson’s in-tray
today 23:35 Lingard: I knocked on Solskjaer’s door when I saw United future fading
today 23:35 Van Gerwen survives scare to begin title defence with win against Klaasen
today 22:32 What will the first weeks of a Boris Johnson majority Government look like?
today 22:32 Labour leadership: When could a contest be triggered?
today 22:32 Freddie Ljungberg not allowed to bring in own coaching staff at Arsenal
today 22:32 Chelsea boss Frank Lampard expects to have his say on transfer dealings
today 22:32 Family life and lower league experience keeps me grounded – Villa boss Smith
today 22:32 Wayne Rooney wants to go into management when playing days at Derby are over
today 22:32 Vardy deserves place in 100-goal club, says Leicester boss Rodgers
today 22:32 Mourinho vows not to betray Eriksen’s trust by discussing their private talks
today 22:32 Proposal a surprise highlight of lights switch-on as South Lakes town gears up for weekend festivities
yesterday 21:29 What will the first weeks of a Boris Johnson majority Government look like?
yesterday 21:29 Global Super League would not attract leading Premier League clubs – Ferguson
yesterday 20:26 Twitter figures show ‘significant increase’ in General Election engagement
yesterday 20:26 Twitter figures show ‘significant increase’ in General Election engagement
yesterday 20:26 Boris Johnson reiterates opposition to indyref2 in call with Nicola Sturgeon
yesterday 20:26 Selby edges out O’Sullivan to reach Scottish Open semi-finals
yesterday 19:23 Boris Johnson reiterates opposition to indyref2 in call with Nicola Sturgeon
yesterday 19:23 James Milner signs new Liverpool contract
yesterday 19:23 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde knows importance of Real Sociedad clash
yesterday 19:23 Trio of new teams boost Westmorland Cricket League ranks
yesterday 18:20 Uber launches appeal against London licence refusal
yesterday 18:20 Man charged over bomb hoax near polling station
yesterday 18:20 DUP and Sinn Fein suffer General Election setbacks
yesterday 18:20 Richard Leonard: Constitutional issues played major role in devastating defeat
yesterday 18:20 Manuel Pellegrini believes he has improved West Ham’s style of play
yesterday 18:20 Norman Holloway's Kendal quiz: Where is it and what is it?
yesterday 18:20 Bring a lantern to Dales town's walking Nativity procession
yesterday 17:47 Young and old gather in Cleveleys for Christmas lunch to tackle loneliness
yesterday 17:47 Wyre maintains "ancient rural craft" tradition with annual hedgelaying competition
yesterday 17:47 Fylde RFC preview: Warren Spragg hails powers of recovery ahead of Sheffield Tigers test
yesterday 17:47 NHS waiting list hits record high and patient A&E waiting times continue to get worse
yesterday 17:47 Blackpool industrial estates get marketing boost amid revamp
yesterday 17:47 Pensioner hurt in hit-and-run and 'may have to spend Christmas in hospital', police say as they hunt the driver
yesterday 17:17 Scientists create ‘self-cleaning surface that repels superbugs’
yesterday 17:17 People’s Vote campaign to ‘rebrand’ after conceding second referendum unlikely
yesterday 17:17 New independence vote would cause ‘more division and chaos’, says Carlaw
yesterday 17:17 New independence vote would cause ‘more division and chaos’, says Carlaw
yesterday 17:17 Man jailed for masterminding bid to import thousands of fake £1 coins
yesterday 17:17 Markets soar as Conservatives win General Election
yesterday 17:17 Roy Hodgson believes ‘important’ fans will spur on Crystal Palace players
Latest news from Great Britain
today 03:20 Labour voters turn to Boris in fury at Corbyn ‘we just don’t trust him!’
today 03:20 Labour civil war explodes on BBC Newsnight over catastrophic Brexit election defeat
today 03:20 Rachel Riley hits out at vile racist abuse and death threats after standing up to Corbyn
today 03:20 Meghan Markle sends young fan into meltdown as she responded to ‘generous’ letter
today 03:20 Dominic Cummings savages remainers after election defeat - ‘F**ked it up even more’
today 02:17 Michelle Obama fury: Ex-FLOTUS sends Twitter into meltdown over Greta Thunberg tweet
today 02:17 Melania Trump sparks horror as she refuses to condemn President’s attack on Greta Thunberg
today 02:17 US and China seek to avoid all out war as tensions surge in the South China Sea
today 01:29 How Hull KR seized an opportunity to put the club in a far stronger position
today 01:29 How Hull KR seized an opportunity to put the club in a far stronger position
today 01:29 Hull FC owner Adam Pearson discusses salary cap, marquee players, Toronto Wolfpack and 2020 hopes
today 01:29 Hull FC owner Adam Pearson discusses salary cap, marquee players, Toronto Wolfpack and 2020 hopes
today 01:14 Outlander season 5 spoilers: Jamie Fraser to turn on Claire Fraser in tough twist?
today 01:14 At last, Britain’s glorious Brexit dream can take off, says PATRICK O’FLYNN
today 01:14 Nicola Sturgeon humiliated as Boris Johnson vows to block second independence referendum
today 01:14 Brexiteer Wetherspoon boss toasts Boris after becoming £44M richer thanks to Tory triumph
today 00:11 Paedophile couple who filmed themselves abusing children jailed for 21 years
today 00:11 Easter Island mystery solved? 'Radical' study cracks meaning behind Easter Island statues
today 00:11 Election 2019: Corbyn Road residents call for street name change ‘An embarrassment!’
today 00:11 Cars for sale will soon be purchased through online shopping websites in end for dealers
today 00:11 Glasgow protests: Thousands take to streets to vent anger at Boris Johnson - WATCH
today 00:11 Who will replace Jeremy Corbyn? Odds on the eight likely candidates
today 00:11 Family in desperate battle to raise £200,000 to help Edie, 6, to beat deadly brain tumour
today 00:11 Shark attack horror: Terrifying moment desperate swimmers flee for dry land as beast seen
today 00:11 Labour Civil War: Jeremy Corbyn will be overthrown in coup next week claims party MP
today 00:11 Farage branded a ‘national hero’ for saving Brexit and helping Boris CRUSH Corbyn – poll
today 23:08 Uber launches appeal to regain London taxi license after TFL suspension
today 23:08 Freddie Ljungberg issues back me or sack me ultimatum to Arsenal ahead of Man City clash
today 23:08 NASA Moon landing: Apollo pilot reveals why Buzz Aldrin played second fiddle to Armstrong
today 23:08 North Korea in furious rant at US for “provocation” over UN Security Council talks
today 23:08 Red on red war: Sadiq Khan unleashes huge attack on Corbyn’s ‘deeply unpopular’ leadership
today 23:08 Beatrice wedding dress revelation: Princess of York to pick this designer with family ties
today 23:08 Car Insurance UK: This new free app could stop your policy from being invalidated
today 23:08 Lib Dem misery: Ousted leader Jo Swinson humiliated after posting final Twitter message
today 22:20 Charlton Athletic 2-2 Hull City highlights and reaction as Keane Lewis-Potter scores dramatic equaliser
today 22:20 Hull City verdict: Keane Lewis-Potter does it again as 95th minute equaliser rescues poor Tigers
today 22:20 Hull City verdict: Keane Lewis-Potter does it again as 95th minute equaliser rescues poor Tigers
today 22:20 Charlton v Hull City ratings as three Tigers players stand out in below par display
today 22:20 Charlton v Hull City ratings as three Tigers players stand out in below par display
today 22:05 Dad finds ‘pungent’ dead snake inside Christmas wreath
today 22:05 A&E waiting times worst in a decade as NHS warns of winter pressures
today 22:05 Royal snub: Could the Queen REFUSE Boris Johnson government?
today 22:05 Riverdale season 4: Who plays Fred Andrews’ brother Frank? Meet the star
today 22:05 Meghan Markle’s six week break could BACKFIRE with the public - ‘Hardly a hard life’
today 22:05 Joe Biden says Boris Johnson is Donald Trump’s ‘clone’ as he issues far-left warning
today 22:05 NASA news: Hubble telescope dazzles with portrait of galaxy 50 million light-years away
today 22:05 Judi Dench husband: Why British legend will NEVER marry again ‘Pull yourself together’
today 22:05 Channel 4’s election night show branded a ‘joke’ as network loses HALF its viewers
today 22:05 Cold weather: Britain to plunge to -7C in DEEP FREEZE in run-up to Christmas
today 22:05 BBC QT member lashes out at Labour's Brexit strategy during election 'how dare you!'
Watch the news from UK on Facebook