A woman from Blackpool has been jailed for committing a burglary on a disabled man while he was at home in bed.
Police in Blackpool are investigating after thieves stole from a dressing room being used by stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
Police say they're determined to find out what happened to Blackpool teenager Charlene down who vanished 10 years ago.
After some of the worst weather in decades around the North West coast, the North Pier at Blackpool is badly damaged.
And the people of New Brighton in Wirral have another big clean up after winds and rain battered their area in the night.
Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Blackpool.
The assualt took place around 8.30am on December 1st in the courtyard at the rear of Queens Court on Queens Promenade.
The girl was approached by a man who made inappropriate comments towards her before grabbing at her wrists and pinning her to a wall.
Believing the man was trying to kiss her the girl has screamed and tried to press a buzzer on a house to alert someone’s attention and the man has then run off.
– DC Madeleine Sawyer
"We are appealing for anybody that witnessed this incident or recognises the description of the man involved to contact DC 3191 Sawyer or DC 835 Reid at Lancashire Police on 101.
“Fortunately the girl was unharmed but she was understandably left very distressed.”
The man is described as being white, aged 20-22 years old, slim build, 5ft10 tall with strawberry blonde hair brushed to one side and gelled, possibly with facial hair. He was wearing a black North Face waterproof jacket and jeans.
The singer said she didn't want nerves to spoil the memory of dancing in Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. Sophie says it was lovely and the theft didn't spoil it - it was just opportunistic and police are looking into it.
Lancashire Police are investigating the incident in which a number of valuables, including an iPad, phone and jewellery, are said to have been stolen from an area used by female competitors.
The thefts occurred when the BBC1 show headed to Blackpool for a heat which took place at the Tower Ballroom. Appearing as a guest on ITV's Daybreak this morning, Ellis-Bextor said: "It was just an opportunistic thing. The police are looking into it."
It's expected 250 permanent jobs and 100 contract positions will be lost in each of the next two financial years.
– Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council
This year each and every service is expected to make a saving, some greater than others but they will all start the next financial year with less staff or money to do their job.
We have looked over every single penny we spend and prioritised accordingly.
For the last four years all we have had is brutal cut after brutal cut.
The prospect of losing £36 million over the next two financial years is incomprehensible.
Blackpool Council has warned staff it's cutting 700 jobs over the next two years.
The authority says it needs to axe the jobs to make savings as it deals with a £36m budget shortfall.
Council Leader Simon Blackburn said the authority has: "looked over every single penny we spend and prioritised accordingly."
Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a derelict pub in Blackpool.
Officers were called at just after 2pm yesterday afternoon to the disused pub on Dinmore Ave. It would appear that the body has been there for some time.
At this time the man's death is being treated as unexplained, identity and cause of death are yet to be established.
Lancashire Police say a man who died on the M6 on Sunday has been identified as 33-year-old Ross Waters.
Mr Waters was killed when he ran across the carriageway following a police pursuit.
Officers in Blackpool had earlier tried to stop his Ford Focus after the car was was driven at a woman, but he sped off towards the motorway.
The car was then left on the hard shoulder near Charnock Richard and Mr Waters was killed as he crossed the opposite carriageway.
Lancashire Police have voluntarily referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).