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Is Bob Dylan’s painting taken from a photo of Blackpool’s North Pier?

A Bob Dylan painting of an American pier has sparked an unusual row – with a photographer claiming it’s actually a recreation of his snap of Blackpool’s North Pier. Despite the global superstar’s signed watercolour, which exhibited at The Halcyon Gallery

4 min. ago in Regional North West

Meet the mum who turned tragedy into helping other people

Brian House staff nurse Janet Miller has a unique perspective on the care the hospice provides. She has spent the past nine years working at the children’s hospice as part of its specialist nursing team – but first stepped through the doors with her own

14 min. ago in Regional North West

Hit and run victim left in coma gets visit from Pool’s promotion hero

A man left in a coma for six days after being seriously injured in a hit and run has been visited in hospital for Blackpool FC’s 2010 promotion hero Charlie Adam. Pool fan Andrew Sanderson, who fractured his skull and broke his pelvis, collarbone and ank

29 min. ago in Regional North West

Thorntons recall their Jolly Santa

Thorntons is recalling its Thorntons hollow milk chocolate Jolly Santa 200g models because the product may contain a piece of plastic which could represent a safety risk Thorntons is recalling the product detailed below: Product: Thorntons Hollow Milk Ch

37 min. ago in Regional North West

Why do we face a £572m funding shortfall... despite having poorest health in the country?

Health and care bosses have predicted a £572m spending shortfall in their budgets across Lancashire and South Cumbria by 2020/21. At the same time they acknowledge the region has ‘some of the poorest health in the country’. Now the team at Healthier Lanc

51 min. ago in Regional North West

Twinners put focus on French friendship

Lytham St Annes is set to take a major step towards extending its European links. As Prime Minister Theresa May continues to prepare the practicalities of Brexit, the Lytham St Annes Twinning Association is eager to encourage more entente cordiale. Alrea

today, 10:01 in Regional North West

Britain’s Got Talent judges hit Blackpool for first time in five years

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Blackpool to welcome the Britain’s Got Talent judges to the resort, for the first time in five years. A huge crowd braved the miserable January weather to get a glimpse at Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holde

today, 09:49 in Regional North West

Prime Minister quizzed over waiting times

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden called on Prime Minister Theresa May to tackle the crisis in adult social care during a heated exchange in the House of Commons. Mr Marsden used Prime Minister’s Question Time to highlight increased waiting times in...

today, 09:38 in Regional North West

30 people missing after avalanche buries hotel in Italy

Thirty people are missing after an avalanche buried a mountain hotel in Italy, according to the civil protection agency. Italian media said the avalanche covered the three-storey hotel in Abruzzo, an earthquake-hit zone of central Italy, on Wednesday eve

today, 08:51 in Regional North West

Blackpool man arrested after scooter death is released

A man who was arrested in connection with the death of a scooter rider following a collision in Blackpool has been released with no charge. The incident happened on Wednesday, 21 December when an Aprilia scooter was involved in a collision with a Mercede

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection. North West Ambulance Service received a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating in the areas of both safety and leadership. The Trust has now been ordered to take

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Hundreds welcome Britain’s Got Talent stars

Hundreds of people lined the streets to welcome the Britain’s Got Talent judges to Blackpool, for the first time in five years. A huge crowd braved the miserable January weather to get a glimpse at Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanada Holden and Alesha

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Crews called to suspicious bin fire

Blackpool crews sent an engine to deal with a suspicious bin fire yesterday evening, say fire services. Firefighters arrived to the two-bin blaze on St Walburgas Road at around 8.30pm on 18 January. The fire was extinguished using a hose-reel. A spokespe

today, 07:52 in Regional North West

Blackpool: From the courts 19-01-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. Thomas Barrett, 35, assault, shoplifting and failing to answer bail A prolific shoplifter who knocked down and injured a member of the public while fleeing out of a supermarket he ha

today, 07:09 in Regional North West

Blackpool musicians urged to bid for aid

Blackpool Council is urging musicians to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. The money is available from the Momentum Music Fund which aims to find and promote new music and acts. The cash is available for artists and bands to help move their

today, 06:28 in Regional North West

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