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120,000 discarded Blackpool cigarette ends turned into art
A retired pharmacist is hoping to open a gallery to display artwork made from some of the 120,000 discarded cigarette butts he has collected from Blackpool streets as part of a one-man clean-up campaign. ...
today 02:23 open_in_new
SsangYong Musso review

Musso is Korean for Rhino, apparently, which explains why the name has ended up attached to SsangYong’s intimidating-looking pick-up truck and not some pocket-sized city car.

It’s a fitting name for a model designed to face the rigours of farms and building sites, although our ...

today 22:11 open_in_new
Here's the full list of the 24 teams that will make up League One next season

Charlton Athletic’s last-gasp victory in today’s League One play-off final means the 24 teams set to line up in the division for the 2019/20 campaign has now been finalised.

READ MORE: Jimmy Ryan hails the transformation around Blackpool FC

Sunderland’s defeat means ...

yesterday 19:02 open_in_new
Fylde coast cricket round-up: Blackpool CC down Chorley, Fleetwood and St Annes struggle, while Steven Croft hits a century for Lytham

Professional Lahiru Madushanka enjoyed his most influential day yet for Blackpool Cricket Club, inspiring their 72-run win at Chorley.

The Sri Lankan ODI star passed 50 for the fourth time in six Northern Premier League innings, top-scoring with 57 as the visitors were all out for 167 with ...

yesterday 19:02 open_in_new
Arrest made today as police probe attempted murder of man from Blackpool

A Liverpool man has been arrested as part of an investigation into the attempted murder of a man from Blackpool.

The 27-year-old was detained on suspicion of attempted murder this morning by Merseyside Police at an address in the city.

Police were called to Elizabeth Street, ...

yesterday 16:56 open_in_new
Male trapped under a jacked up vehicle at a Fleetwood property is taken to hospital

Emergency services were alerted to the incident on Lindel Road at around 1.30am.

Police, firefighters and paramedics attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said the incident happened in the front garden of a residential property.

They added: "The jack wasn't ...

yesterday 14:50 open_in_new
Overnight road checks in crossbow murder probe after retired Lancashire lecturer, 74, dies

Twenty-five people have been spoken to in an overnight road check as detectives continue to investigate the murder of a retired lecturer shot with a crossbow bolt.

Twenty-five people have been spoken to in an overnight road check as detectives continue to investigate the murder of a ...

yesterday 14:50 open_in_new
Dave Challinor’s pride after AFC Fylde lift the FA Trophy

AFC Fylde’s season’s worth of hard work resulting in a piece of silverware was the reason behind Dave Challinor’s emotional response at Wembley last week.

Challinor was seen wiping a tear or two away as he climbed the famous steps at the national stadium last week ...

2019-05-25 10:23 open_in_new
Ash Eastham wants Fleetwood Town to use their Sunderland win as a platform for next season

Fleetwood Town skipper Ash Eastham wants the club’s players to use their win against Sunderland as inspiration for next season.

Town’s penultimate match of the season saw them fight back for a 2-1 win against the Black Cats at Highbury.

Sunderland could clinch a return to the ...

2019-05-25 09:20 open_in_new
Jimmy Ryan hails the transformation around Blackpool FC

Blackpool captain Jimmy Ryan says the Seasiders finally feel like a “proper club” again.

The 30-year-old missed all but 45 minutes of this season’s campaign with a knee complaint.

He made his long-overdue return in the second half of the final game of the season, almost ...

2019-05-25 08:17 open_in_new
‘Pizza restaurant meal mix-up could have cost us our son’s life’ - Court told life of toddler with severe dairy allergy was put on the line after waiter’s blunder

James Butterworth, 32, of Lauderdale Avenue ordered a non-vegan pizza for Zayaan Hussain, who has a dairy allergy, while working at the food giant’s restaurant in Church Street in Blackpool town centre.

The lad’s parents, Sajid and Samia Hussain, had informed Butterworth of ...

2019-05-25 08:17 open_in_new
Lancashire derby between Brian Rose and Scott Fitzgerald confirmed for Manchester this summer

The hotly-anticipated Blackpool v Preston showdown between Brian Rose and Scott Fitzgerald has been confirmed.

READ MORE: Brian Rose calls out Scott Fitzgerald once again after making successful return to the ring

The West Lancashire rivals will battle it out for Fitzgerald's WBA ...

2019-05-24 23:53 open_in_new
Major disruption to Preston rail services bound for Manchester, Blackpool, Bolton, Wigan and Lancaster

It is feared that the power failure will affect rush hour rail journeys out of Preston, with Northern warning that services are unlikely to resume before 5.30pm

The disruption has been caused by damage to the overhead electric wires on a stretch of track between Preston and Euxton ...

2019-05-24 21:47 open_in_new
Blackpool finalise pre-season plans by adding another friendly to their schedule

Blackpool have finalised their pre-season plans by adding a midweek trip to Southport to their list of summer friendlies.

READ MORE: Blackpool closing in on 'one or two' new signings according to Terry McPhillips

The Seasiders will travel to Haig Avenue on Tuesday, July 23, ...

2019-05-24 18:38 open_in_new
AFC Fylde make their second signing as former West Bromwich Albion defender agrees Mill Farm move

AFC Fylde have made their second summer signing with the arrival of Kyle Jameson.

The 20-year-old defender has signed a two-year deal with the Coasters after being released by West Bromwich Albion.

Jameson spent last season on loan at Barrow AFC, making 25 appearances, and follows ...

2019-05-24 17:35 open_in_new
Major disruption to Preston rail services bound for Manchester, Blackpool, Bolton, Wigan and Lancaster

It is feared that the power failure will affect rush hour rail journeys out of Preston, with Northern warning that services are unlikely to resume before 5.30pm

The disruption has been caused by damage to the overhead electric wires on a stretch of track between Preston and Euxton ...

2019-05-24 17:35 open_in_new
PICTURES: David Walliams surprises the pupils at Flakefleet Primary School in Fleetwood with an impromptu BGT visit

Walliams, 47, said he "couldn't resist" paying them a visit to see how their preparations were coming along. Read about his visit here

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2019-05-24 17:35 open_in_new
Preston rail chaos LIVE: updates on services to Manchester, Blackpool, Bolton, and Lancaster

Rail delays and cancellations at Preston station are causing major disruption for commuters.

Check out the live updates on the situation below.

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2019-05-24 17:35 open_in_new
David Walliams arrives at Flakefleet Primary School by helicopter to visit BGT's singing schoolchildren

David Walliams surprised the pupils at Flakefleet Primary School with an impromptu reading from his new children's book - after making a dramatic arrival by helicopter.

The Britain's Got Talent judge and children's author used his golden buzzer to send the singing schoolchildren through to ...

2019-05-24 17:35 open_in_new
18 things that you won't want to miss in Blackpool this Summer

Here we pick out some of the biggest summer events to look forward to.

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2019-05-24 16:32 open_in_new
Skoda Fabia review – a mature decision

Since its launch in 1999 the Skoda Fabia has been inextricably linked to the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo, sharing its chassis, engines and more with the other two VW group superminis.

While the VW has always been the “premium” model and Seat the youthful one, the Fabia (surprising vRS ...

2019-05-24 16:32 open_in_new