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Blackpool appoint Lee Clark as their manager

Lee Clark has been appointed as Blackpool's new manager. Credit: Youtube

Blackpool have announced that Lee Clark has been officially appointed as their new manager.

The former Newcastle United, Fulham and Sunderland midfielder, has agreed a one-year rolling deal at Bloomfield Road.

Lee Clark was sacked 10 days ago by his former club Birmingham City.

Appeal for missing man in Blackpool area

John Spencer has been missing from his home in Stoke-on-Trent but could be in the Blackpool area. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information about a missing man who could be in the Blackpool area.

John Spencer has been missing from Hewitt Street, Chell, Stoke-on-Trent, since Saturday October 11.

The 69-year-old is described as 5’6” tall, with a thin build, short grey hair and walks with a limp.

He was last seen wearing black trousers, black leather jacket and having a walking stick.

We don’t believe he has his prescription medication with him and we are concerned for his welfare. Searches are underway to locate him and we would ask that anyone who has seen him, had any contact or know his whereabouts, to get in touch.

– Spokesperson for Staffordshire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101.


Parents of murdered nurse in tribute to victims of domestic violence

The parents of murdered nurse Jane Clough are to remember the victims of domestic violence at a special fundraising event this weekend.

John and Penny Clough, from Barrowford in Lancashire, will open and close the two-day Karaoke and Charity Abseil event.

Jane Clough murdered by her partner Jonathan Vass Credit: ITV Granada

The couple are raising money for the Pendle Domestic Violence Initiative (PDVI), and plan to release 104 balloons to remember every victim of domestic violence killed each year.

Jane, 26, was stabbed 71 times at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where she worked, by her ex-partner Jonathan Vass in July 2010.

Vass was on bail awaiting trial for thirteen rape and assault charges when he murdered the young mother.

Jane's parents have gathered over 100,000 signatures on an e-petition calling for a stalkers register.

Video: Father's call for Stalker's Register after daughter's murder.


Report: People from all corners of the globe gathered to remember a man taken too soon

Tributes have been paid in Lancashire today at the funeral of Glenn Thomas.

The World Health Organisation worker killed when an airliner was shot down in Ukraine.

Glen who was from Blackpool was one of nearly 300 passengers who lost their lives when their plane crashed in the summer.

Our reporter Amy Welch was at today's service:

Vintage Blackpool airport

Rare 1960s footage of Blackpool and its airport has been released by the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The film, which is more than 50-years-old, shows the resort from the air and the landing at the airport.

Viewers see the passengers' view in the approach from the north, including the Tower, Central Pier and of course the beach.

After landing, the De Havilland Ambassador aircraft pulls up alongside the terminal and the tourists disembark the flight.

Click below to watch the footage:

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