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.
Fleetwood Coastguard, the police and Blackpool Council's Beach Patrol all attended the scene on Tuesday at around 2.45pm.

Emergency call-out after reports of man 'clinging' to North Pier

An emergency call-out was sparked following reports of a man in the sea "clinging" to North Pier, says the Coastguard.

The road has been partially blocked in both directions at the junction of Back Lane.

Delays after crash on Fleetwood Road

Drivers are experiencing delays this morning following an accident on Fleetwood Road.
Stricklands Lane has been closed

Road closed after car crashes into gas main in Stalmine

A road was closed after a car crashed into a gas main on a busy rural route though Stalmine, say police.
The accident happened during the morning rush-hour on Amounderness Way.

Delays after Amounderness Way crash

Drivers are reporting delays following an accident in Fleetwood.

Crews were called out to Pleasant Street in North Shore just after 9pm on Sunday after neighbours raised the alarm PIC: Peter Dockerty

Man rescued from flat fire in North Shore

A man was rescued from his North Shore flat after he fell asleep while cooking food, say fire services.
A passing ambulance spotted the fire at around 11pm on Monday, February 26 and alerted fire crews who attended the scene onRodwell Walk.

Man 'seriously injured' after jumping to safety during fire at Grange Park flat

A man suffered serious injuries in Grange Park when he jumped to safety after a fire broke out in his second floor flat, say fire services.
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.

Emergency services attend the scene of the crash PIC: Georgie Taylor

Cyclist taken to hospital after crash in Cleveleys

A cyclist was taken to hospital following a collision with a van in Cleveleys, say ambulance services.

Crews at the scene on Lord Street Photo courtesy of @autisticphoto

Tumble dryer fire sparks emergency call out in Fleetwood

A fire started in a tumble dryer at a commercial launderette in Fleetwood, say fire services.

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