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Russian State Ballet of Siberia dazzle in new year opener at Blackpool Grand Theatre with Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake

Dancers from the renowned Russian State Ballet of Siberia put on a triple bill of beautiful performances on their 15th visit to the resort

The ballet company, on their 18th UK tour performed three of the world’s most popular ballets.

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Blackpool schoolgirl could be crowned next World Irish Dancing Champion

A Blackpool schoolgirl has qualified for the World Irish Championships in Dublin after fighting off competition from 28 other regional champions.

13-year-old Katie Squire, of Newton Drive Blackpool, came fourth out of 35 youngsters in the North West Regional Irish Dancing qualifiers ...

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These are the latest cases and convictions from Blackpool Magistrates' Court - Monday, January 27, 2020

Here is the latest round-up of cases from Blackpool Magistrates' Court.

Jason Mausolf, 45, assaulting an emergency worker

A man lashed out at a police officer, punching and pushing him, while he was being arrested.Jason Mausolf, 45, formerly of Queen Street, Blackpool, now with a ...

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Blackpool make long trip south to Wycombe Wanderers searching for first win of 2020

READ MORE: Simon Grayson satisfied with Blackpool's January business but won't rule out more signings

The Seasiders head to Adams Park searching for their first win of 2020 against a Wycombe side that sit third in the table, level on points with the automatic promotion spots.

The ...

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) issues coronavirus warning - and says it is 'monitoring the situation' in China because it has staff and students there

The university, which has a large cohort of Chinese students, said anyone developing symptoms of the deadly flu-like outbreak within two weeks of visiting its epicenter Wuhan should "seek medical attention" and tell medics about their recent travel.

In a statement, UCLan said it was ...

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Chris Maxwell explains why Simon Grayson was the deciding factor in making the move to Blackpool from Preston North End

READ MORE: Simon Grayson satisfied with Blackpool's January business but won't rule out more signings

Blackpool’s latest recruit Chris Maxwell says he couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Simon Grayson for a second time in his career.

The goalkeeper reunites ...

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Kaiser Chiefs: Can you spot yourself? Indie rock superstars entertain sell-out crowd at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom

Back in the same venue they performed at in 2012, many of the same fan favourite hits made the set-list on the Leeds lads’ tour to promote their seventh album. The band, which formed 20 years ago, were supported by Razor Light and Skinny Living. Read our full review

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From a tea dance to a smart phone quiz - here are five things to do in Blackpool - Monday, January 27, 2020

Each day we'll bring you a selection of shows and events happening in Blackpool that you won't want to miss. So if you're planning an impromptu night here are today's choices:

Theatre and shows

Friends Tea Dance: Blackpool Tower organist Chris Hopkins will be playing all your ...

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Blackpool has some of the cleanest air in England new research shows

They say the sea air is good for you - and now research seems to have proved it.

For figures published today reveal Blackpool has the lowest rate in the country of deaths from air pollution.

The resort has the smallest proportion of fatalities linked to deadly toxins from poor air ...

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Lancashire plastic boxes specialist earns triple nomination in awards

Kirkham-based Alison Handling has reached the finals of this year’s Business Masters Awards in three categories.

The awards honour businesses across the North West recognised for their outstanding achievements and winners will be announced in March.

The firm, which is UK’s ...

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Eleanor Cardwell of Blackpool in bronze-winning England Netball team at Vitality Nations Cup

Blackpool’s Eleanor Cardwell helped England to bronze in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup with a thrilling 65-63 victory over South Africa at the Copper Box Arena in London.

READ MORE: First victory for England at Nations Cup In a repeat of last year’s World Cup bronze medal ...

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Simon Grayson satisfied with Blackpool's January business but won't rule out more signings

READ MORE: Grayson explains lack of first-teamers in reserve clash

Yet the Pool manager hasn’t ruled out doing further deals this week, with the window closing at 11pm on Friday. The Seasiders have been among the busiest clubs clubs in England this month in terms of both incomings ...

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Joey Barton hails penalty hero Alex Cairns but isn't happy with Fleetwood draw at Bristol Rovers

READ MORE: Glenn Whelan hoping for give Fleetwood a lift in promotion bid

The visitors did have the best chances at the Memorial Stadium as Lewie Coyle hit the post and both Ched Evans and Danny Andrew should have done better with shots that went over. Paddy Madden was also a whisker ...

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Stourbridge 12 Fylde RFC 64: First-half hat-trick for Wilkinson in biggest win for nine years

Fylde have rediscovered their collective mojo in their last two National Two North games, running in 114 points.

STOURBRIDGE 12 FYLDE 64

Fylde have rediscovered their collective mojo in their last two National Two North games, running in 114 points.

They gave an ...

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Blackpool to have its own 'Magical Mystery Tour' with opening of resort's first ever Beatles themed pub

Now, in a first for Blackpool, and as part of a major renovation project, Hamish and the extended Howitt family are working eight days a week to make the publican’s grand vision a reality, opening the Beatles-themed Yellow Submarine Pub Ltd at the Scot’s Bar in Rigby Road, South ...

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Icy blast to hit Lancashire overnight

Forecasters say a band of rain and snow will move eastwards across the county overnight, with temperatures plunging below zero, leading to treacherous conditions on some roads and pavements.

Some travel disruption is possible, especially in northern and eastern parts of Lancashire.

A ...

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Glenn Whelan: Fleetwood still ambitious for this season and I know what it takes to win promotion
Glenn Whelan played the full 90 minutes on his Fleetwood debut at Bristol Rovers the day after joining the club, and the midfielder believes he has plenty in the tanks to help Town complete a successful season. ...
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'Heartbreaking' decision to close Wynfield House deaf home as charity cash runs out

A cash-strapped charity has made the “heartbreaking” decision to shut a Blackpool care home for the profoundly deaf after 60 years.

The Wynfield House Home for the Deaf will shut down in April, making 17 members of staff redundant and leaving all 10 vulnerable elderly residents ...

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Blackpool to have its own 'Magical Mystery Tour' with opening of resort's first ever Beatles themed pub

Now, in a first for Blackpool, and as part of a major renovation project, Hamish and the extended Howitt family are working eight days a week to make the publican’s grand vision a reality, opening the Beatles-themed Yellow Submarine Pub Ltd at the Scot’s Bar in Rigby Road, South ...

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And they're off! Lytham firefighters walk 11 miles in honour of 11 who died fighting Australia wildfires

A team of Lancashire firefighters have set off on an 11-mile walk to support their colleagues in Australia battling devastating wildfires.

The team from Lytham departed this morning (January 26) and will walk one mile for each of the 11 firefighters who lost their lives battling some of ...

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Walliams' beloved Billionaire Boy onstage at Blackpool Opera House in March: Here's how to get tickets
Bestselling children’s author, comedian, actor and  tv personality David Walliams expressed his love for the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company’s adaptations of his prize Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie. ...
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