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Resurgent Blackpool look to play-off push

Dave Chisnall chats with Neil McDonald Credit: ITV Granada Reports

There is finally some light at the end of the tunnel for Blackpool Football Club.

This week has seen the Tangerines climb out of the League One relegation zone, somewhere they've been all season.

And after two straight wins there is now talk at Bloomfield Road of a push for the play-off places.

Watch David Chisnall's report.

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Search continues for missing pilot off coast of Blackpool

Light aircraft which left the Isle of Man yesterday failed to land in Blackpool

A shoreline search has begun this morning for a missing light aircraft which disappeared from radar yesterday.

Lytham St Anne Coastguard, Blackpool and Fylde Borough Council Beach Patrol units started shore line searches early this morning in the Blackpool coastal area.

As a result of yesterday’s extensive search over a 45 square nautical mile area by UK Coastguard Rescue teams (Lytham St Anne), several RNLI lifeboats (from Lytham St Anne, Blackpool and Fleetwood), the Southport Rescue Independent lifeboat and two helicopters (the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Caernarfon and the police helicopter based at Warton) debris and fuel spillage was found off the coast.

Matthew West, Duty Controller at the UK Coastguard said:

Shoreline searches have started this morning and we are now looking at handing over to the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Lancashire Police.

– Matthew West, Duty Controller at the UK Coastguard

Search resumes for light aircraft missing off Blackpool coast

The search for a light aircraft missing off the coast of Blackpool has resumed.

Coastguard boats off the shoreline Credit: Granada Reports

The plane was reported missing just after 0900 on Thursday morning.

Today the coastguard said they were conducting searches along the shoreline.

"Shoreline searches have started this morning and we are now looking at handing over to the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Lancashire Police."

– Matthew West, Duty Controller at the UK Coastguard

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Search resumes for missing aircraft off coast of Blackpool

A shoreline search has begun this morning for a missing light aircraft which disappeared from radar yesterday.

Lytham St Anne Coastguard, Blackpool and Fylde Borough Council Beach Patrol units started shore line searches early this morning in the Blackpool coastal area.

As a result of yesterday’s extensive search over a 45 square nautical mile area by UK Coastguard Rescue teams (Lytham St Anne), several RNLI lifeboats (from Lytham St Anne, Blackpool and Fleetwood), the Southport Rescue Independent lifeboat and two helicopters (the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Caernarfon and the police helicopter based at Warton) debris and fuel spillage was found off the coast.

Matthew Mace at the UK Coastguard said:

Shoreline searches have started this morning and we are now looking at handing over to the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Lancashire Police.

Search for missing light aircraft continues in Blackpool

Volunteers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have joined a multi-agency search for a missing light aircraft that disappeared from radar.

The aircraft was reported missing off the coast of Blackpool at around 9:00am this morning.

The charity’s lifeboats joined the search with Coastguard Rescue Teams and the Search and Rescue helicopter.

The search continues.

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