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Flights from Blackpool to Isle of Man are reinstated

Twice daily flights between the Isle of Man and Blackpool are being reinstated today after the sudden closure of Blackpool Airport last October.

We have remained committed to seeing this historic and vital air link to Blackpool reopen, and we are hugely satisfied to once again be able to offer this route to our customers.

– David Buck, Managing Director of Citywing
100 jobs were lost when the airport closed. Credit: ITV


Appeal for missing mother and three-year-old son

Addi Donald and her son Roman have been missing for 5 days Credit: Blackpool Police

Police are appealing for information about a missing mother from Blackpool and her three-year-old son.

Addi Donald, 21, and her son Roman Fontalba-Donald were last seen together on Sunday March 22 at around 4pm.

It is thought that they could still be in and around the Blackpool area.

Addi is described as mixed race of a petite build with long dark hair. Roman is described as olive skinned with short dark brown hair.

It has been five days since Addi and her son where last seen and we are growing increasingly concerned about their whereabouts.

We are urging Addi to get in touch with us on the 101 phone number, or call in at any police station. If Addi sees this appeal I want to reassure her that our priority is the welfare of both her and Roman and getting them home safe and well.

– DI Nick Connaughton of Blackpool Police

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101.

Appeal for man wanted in connection with alleged rape of 14-year-old girl in Blackpool

Credit: Blackpool Police

Police investigating the alleged rape of a 14 year old girl in Blackpool have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

The incident is reported to have happened on Sunday August 24 when the teenager is thought to have met a man in the News and Booze off licence on Talbot Road between 10pm and 11pm.

It is believed that they then walked to the beach close to North Pier where the incident allegedly took place.

We are keen to trace the man pictured in the CCTV image and if anyone recognises him or has any information that could assist with our investigation I would urge them to contact us.

– DC Beverly Thomas of Blackpool Police

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference AX1410837.

Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


Fourteen-year-old boy guilty of Blackpool manslaughter

Fifty two years old Paul Walker of Normoss Avenue, Blackpool, was found lying unconscious on Sutton Place, in the early hours of New Years Day. Credit: Lancashire Police

A teenage boy has admitted the manslaughter of a man in his fifties in Blackpool. The boy, 14, who cannot be named due to his age, pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Paul Walker on January 1st.

Paul Walker, 52, was found lying unconscious on Sutton Place, in the early hours of New Years Day.

The boy now faces sentencing on April 10th.

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