Drifting barge crashes into training lifeboat in Fleetwood

A barge which came away from its mooring near Fleetwood harbour crashed into a training lifeboat, says the coastguard.


BANK HOLIDAY HEATWAVE: Blackpool set to be hotter than Lisbon

The current spell of warm, settled weather is set to get even better this weekend, forecasters predict.
The man, who is in his 70s, was injured on the Promenade near to the Metropole at around 7.20am on May 15.

Pensioner suffers major trauma in 'hit and run' in Blackpool

A pensioner has been taken to hospital after he suffered a major trauma during a 'hit and run' in Blackpool, say police.
Radina Pondeva, 30, was found on Tuesday, April 10 in the Blackpool area.

Missing woman is found

A Fleetwood woman who went missing from Blackpool Victoria hospital has been found safe and well, say police.

The lock-on marks the second day of protests at the site to mark the start of a planning inquiry which is being held atBlackpool Football Club.

Protesters lock-on outside fracking site

Anti-frackers have locked on outside the Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road, say police.
Crews from Blackpool and South Shore were alerted to the incident Lytham Road

Investigation after fire at South Shore flat

A fire started in the bedroom of a  ground floor flat in South Shore, say fire services.
According to the list, several schools in Burnley,Pendle,Accrington and the Ribble Valley are currently closed

SCHOOL CLOSURES: Latest list from Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has issued an updated list (March 2) of school closures across the county.
Crews from Blackpool and South Shore were called to the emergency on Midgeland Road

Fire crews battle blaze in South Shore outbuilding

A person was taken to hospital following a fire in an outbuilding in South Shore, say firefighters.


LIVE BLOG: Snow hits Lancashire

Many of us woke up to a winter wonderland this morning with snow covering the county.

Police arrested the teenager on Sunday

Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A Blackpool teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a knife attack in North Shore, say police.

The accident, which involved two cars, happened just before 6pm on Friday, February 23 on Mains Lane.

APPEAL: Three taken to hospital after crash in Singleton

Three people were taken to hospital after they were injured in a rush-hour crash in Singleton, say police.

Police are warning residents to take care while de-icing their vehicles

Car stolen in Blackpool while owner de-iced vehicle

A warning has been issued to residents in Blackpool after a car was stolen while its owner was de-icing their vehicle.
The electricity company says that the fault at a substation discovered at around 3.30am on Thursday February 22.

Power cut affects North Shore properties

Power has been cut to properties in North Shore following a fault, says Electricity North West.
Joe Clarke was left battered and bloodied after one of the attackers stamped on his head.

Three injured in brutal homophobic attack in Blackpool

Three friends have spoken of their horror after they were subjected to a brutal homophobic attack in Blackpool.
A gang of five are believed to have hurled paving slabs and bricks at the Mccolls

Thieves hurl paving slabs at convenience shop in overnight raid

Thieves raided a convenience shop in Anchorsholme Lane East overnight, say police.

The Fleetwood Coastguard Rescue Team were called out to the area around Dock Street by police just after 8pm on Monday, February 19.

Search after children 'shout for help' near River Wyre

A rescue team was scrambled following reports of children shouting for help around the River Wyre, says the Coastguard.
Two fire engines from St Annes attended the scene onChristal Avenue

Tumble dryer sparks emergency near Squires Gate

A fire started in a tumble dryer at a property near to Squires Gate, say fire services.

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
Richard Adam Hollis, 37 and Nathan Jordan Orritt, 18, who is believed to be from Blackpool, were recovered from the sea last Friday February 9.

Bodies of two men from Lancashire recovered from sea in Anglesey

The bodies of two men from Lancashire recovered from the sea in Anglesey have been formally identified by police.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Ballam Road at the junction of Peel Road just after 9pm on Tuesday, February 13.

Man taken to hospital after two-vehicle smash in Lytham

A man was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Lytham, say Ambulance Services.

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