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The quirkiest celebrity baby names you'll (probably) never call your own children

0 Have your say Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have named their new-born twins Boo and Walt, after he had previously referred to them as "Ping and Pong". According to leading baby name website, Boo could mean...

51 min. ago in Regional North West

Major search for 'vulnerable missing person' under way in Fleetwood

A large search for a "vulnerable missing person" was been launched in Fleetwood this morning. Both RNLI lifeboats were out searching, as were two Coastguard teams, the Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon in Wales, and police. The search is...

today, 11:52 in Regional North West

Man dies after neighbours spot smoke billowing from bedroom window of Cleveleys home

A man died in a house fire in Keith Grove, Cleveleys, in the early hours of yesterday, police said. Fire engines from Blackpool, Bispham, and Fleetwood were called to the quiet cul-de-sac at around 3.50am. The man, whose identity was not released, was...

today, 11:31 in Regional North West

Rejection for Marton Moss homes scheme

Proposals to build seven four-bedroom homes on Marton Moss have been turned down by councillors. Blackpool Council’s planning committee refused an outline application from Bispham-based Michael Furness for houses on land north of Moss House Road. The...

today, 11:22 in Regional North West

Fylde coast businesses 'must prepare for no deal Brexit'

While the Prime Minister was in Salzburg for Brexit talks with the EU, new research shows that if she fails only seven per cent of small businesses in the North West have started planning for a no-deal scenario. The Federation of Small Businesses’s...

today, 11:08 in Regional North West

You won’t be ‘short’ with a Lottery win!

0 Have your say Does a £115m fortune sound tasty to you? Friday’s Euromillions draw is set to make one lucky person very rich indeed with a £115m super jackpot. In the build up to the draw, Blackpool Tower took delivery of a giant two metre square...

today, 11:00 in Regional North West

Blackpool journalist says the human touch is vital for businesses

A former Lancashire journalist and editor has launched a new business training collaboration. David Helliwell, of media consultancy Helliwell Media, and videographers Liquid Studios have started the training service targeted at organisations wanting...

today, 11:00 in Regional North West

Delays may see Garstang’s former community centre back on the market

Garstang’s former community centre could go back on the market in the new year – if Wyre Council and developer Keyworker Homes do not complete the purchase. Town councillor Roger Brooks, who had demanded an update on the sale from Wyre Council,...

today, 11:00 in Regional North West

Fishers Field off limits as footie pitches undergo big makeover

0 Have your say What is happening? Fishers Field, on the corner of St Annes Road and Highfield Road, South Shore, has been closed off to the public as water company United Utilities starts to re-seed football pitches torn up so waterwork could be...

today, 10:30 in Regional North West

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for the North West as 60mph winds set to hit

0 Have your say The Met Office have recently issued a yellow weather warning of wind to the North West of England, as strong gusty winds are set to hit today. This weather warning is in place from 11am this morning until 6pm tonight. Strong, gusty...

today, 10:30 in Regional North West

‘Judge councillors by work’ says opposition leader

0 Have your say The leader of Blackpool Conservatives says councillors must be judged by the work that they do, and not by the amount of time spent in ‘talking shop’ meetings. Tony Williams’ claims come in response to fellow Conservative Maxine...

today, 10:11 in Regional North West

Untaxed minibus nearly crashes into cars on busy Blackpool road

A number of motorists had a lucky escape after an untaxed minibus swerved into them on a busy Blackpool road. Footage of the incident was sent into the Gazette by Natalie Mik who caught it on her dash camera. The footage shows the silver Ford Transit...

today, 10:11 in Regional North West

Blackpool weather forecast: Heavy rain set to hit Blackpool but this is when it will stop

0 Have your say The weather in Blackpool is set to be a mixed bag, as forecasters predict a mixture of light and heavy rain, with some small sunny intervals. What will the weather be like this morning in Blackpool? This morning will be chilly, with...

today, 09:51 in Regional North West

VIDEO: Driver risks life by driving under closed barriers at Carleton Crossing

0 Have your say A BMW was seen forcing its way underneath closed barriers at Carleton Crossing - just minutes before a train passed by. Police were called at around 8.30pm to reports that earlier, at around 7.45pm, a car had been seen forcing its way...

today, 09:40 in Regional North West

Lancashire recommends... karaoke bars

0 Have your say Are you a Mariah fan or a Kylie princess? Maybe Prince or Take That are your bag. Here is a list of the best places to belt out your favourite tunes. To view the vote click here VOTE: Where is the best place to sing karaoke in...

today, 09:20 in Regional North West

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