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Rhod Gilbert’s back from work experience with new live tour

0 Have your say After six years away from live stand-up, Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert has announced a mammoth new tour. The multi-award winning funnyman’s new live show Rhod Gilbert: The Book Of John will come to Blackpool Opera House on Friday, July...

today, 11:23 in Regional North West
 

NHS pay rises could cost hospice £200K worries Blackpool boss

A Blackpool hospice boss is worried terminally ill patients may suffer as a result of a recent NHS pay rise which could cost £200,000-a-year. Charities claim a government decision to only allow non-NHS hospices which employ staff on an Agenda for...

today, 11:23 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool school says ‘hola’ to Spanish counterparts - as pupils turn teacher!

Teachers from a Spanish school, which recently twinned with Mereside Primary School, visited Blackpool to learn more about the academy and resort. Las Cumbres in Mostoles, near Madrid, sent six teachers to spend time in lessons. They also got to see...

today, 09:36 in Regional North West
 

Evacuation after fire breaks out at North Shore hostel

Around 12 people were evacuated from a North Shore hostel after an electrical fire broke out, say fire firefighters. Residents were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm which sounded at the property on Pleasant Street at around 10pm on Sunday, July...

today, 08:56 in Regional North West
 

Train strike suspended after talks

0 Have your say A planned strike in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains has been called off. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on Arriva Rail North were due to walk out for 24 hours on July 21. It would...

today, 08:03 in Regional North West
 

Tube station renamed in England Manager's honour

0 Have your say Gareth Southgate's return from a successful World Cup managing England will be celebrated with the temporary renaming of an Underground station after him. Southgate Tube station will be branded Gareth Southgate from Monday morning in a...

today, 07:26 in Regional North West
 

Fylde Coast visitor numbers rising despite rail disruption

Figures released by Blackpool Council today suggest visitor numbers are holding up despite fears disruption to rail services could deter tourists. Patronage of council car parks has increased by between eight and nearly 16 per cent and the number of...

today, 06:53 in Regional North West
 

Train disruptions announced across Lancashire today

0 Have your say Hundreds of trains across the North West have been cancelled today due to staff shortages. Northern has released details of disruption customers are likely to face across its network. The train operator will be running an amended...

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional North West
 

New housing development in Hambleton is open

0 Have your say Key figures from the Hambleton community were invited to the opening of a new housing development. Read more: /housing-development-bids-in-broughton-part-of-appeal-1-9015319 and...

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional North West
 

BBQ fire at beach in Lytham

0 Have your say Firefighters were called to a small fire at the beach in Lytham today. It came after a family lit a BBQ just off Lytham Green at Central Beach at 7.21pm. In a Tweet a spokesman at Lytham Fire Station said: “Family attempting to light a...

yesterday, 00:48 in Regional North West
 

Gemskii Moon, 28, missing from Blackpool

0 Have your say A 28-year-old woman is missing from her home in Blackpool. Gemskii Moon was last seen in the Warbreck Drive area at around 5:30pm on Saturday, July 14. She is wearing a black vest top, grey short sleeved shirt and blue denim shorts...

yesterday, 00:06 in Regional North West
 

Firefighters rescue woman trapped in lift at Glendower Hotel in St Annes

0 Have your say A fire crew rescued a woman stuck in a lift at a hotel in St Annes this afternoon. An electrical fault in the lift at Glendower Hotel on North Promenade meant the woman was trapped for about 10 minutes. Firefighters from St Annes went...

Saturday, 19:23 in Regional North West
 

M65 closed following crash

0 Have your say The emergency services have closed the M65 following a collision earlier today (Saturday). Highways England said the west-bound carriageway was shut after an incident believed to involve several vehicles. The section of motorway...

Saturday, 14:14 in Regional North West
 

Business fire at Blackpool promenade

0 Have your say Six fire crews tackled a blaze at a business on the promenade in Blackpool last night. Firefighters from Blackpool, Bispham, Fleetwood and St Anne’s wearing breathing masks used two jets and two more hose reels to put the fire out. An...

Saturday, 09:17 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool club ordered to shut for four weeks

0 Have your say A popular Blackpool nightclub has been ordered to close its doors for four weeks to sort out its management problems following a licence hearing. Police said Flamingo, on Queen Street, stayed open beyond its licenced hours, did not...

Saturday, 06:20 in Regional North West
 


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