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16-year-old stabbed at Blackpool dance

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A teenager is in hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed at a music event on Blackpool's North Pier.

The 16-year-old boy was injured at the Pier Jam event, attended by about 2,000 people on Saturday night, police said.

Two men, aged 20 and 26, were arrested and are being questioned.

Two other boys suffered minor wounds. Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.


Body parts on beach that of missing man Calum Terras

Police say that body parts found on a beach at Bispham last month have been identified as belonging to missing man Calum Terras.

Officers launched an inquiry after lower body parts were found on August 16th. Forensic tests have revelead the remains belong to Calum Terras.

The 27-year-old went missing from his home on Fleet Street in Blackpool in January this year. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

We have kept Mr Terras’ family fully updated throughout this process and our thoughts remain with them at this time.

– Det Supt Jon Holmes, of the Force Major Investigation Team

'I feel like Dr Frankenstein' - Burton's verdict on lights switch-on

The moment Hollywood director Tim Burton turns on the 2015 Blackpool Illuminations Credit: VisitBlackpool
Burton starts the celebrations Credit: VisitBlackpool

Hollywood director Tim Burton said switching on Blackpool illuminations made him feel "like Dr Frankenstein flicking on the electricity, so it’s pretty cool".

Before switching on the lights he told the 20,000-strong crowd he loves Blackpool and would love to do another film here.

Burton filmed his latest project Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, in the town earlier this year and, to say thank you, VisitBlackpool bosses gave him their highest honour – the chance to flick the famous switch.


Rehearsals for Blackpool's Hollywood-led switch on

Rehearsals are underway for tonight's big switch-on of Blackpool's Illuminations.

Acts due to play include The Vamps, Professor Green, Toploader and Little Boots.

Getting ready for the big night in Blackpool Credit: ITV

The event will be led by Hollywood director, Tim Burton. The filmmaker says he is "honoured" to be switching on the lights.

Mr Burton's trailer is already prepped for the evening.

Tim Burton's dressing room is ready Credit: ITV

Hollywood gets ready to light up Blackpool

Tim Burton Credit: PA

The Blackpool illuminations will be switched on tonight. Hollywood director Tim Burton will do the honours after a star studded concert.

The star, who brought films such as Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice to the big screen, is a long-time fan of the town.

In addition, the Blackpool iFest will continue on Switch-On night, with acts such as The Vamps and Professor Green. The lights will shine until November.Find out exactly what is going on and when here.

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