Police are appealing for information after a man from Blackpool was targeted in what is thought to have been a homophobic attack.
Former footballer Gary Parkinson went to his first game yesterday since being diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.
A woman from Blackpool has been jailed for committing a burglary on a disabled man while he was at home in bed.
Concern is growing for a missing 13 year old who hasn't been seen since Saturday evening.
Jade Cartmell was last seen at an address on Hornby Road at just before 6.30pm on Feb the 1st.
She is described as white, 5'5 in tall with very long red-brown dyed hair. She uses make up and looks a lot older than her 13 years.
Jade was last seen wearing a grey hoodie with a red V on the front, grey trousers, Black UGG type boots, although it is believed that she has changed into black leggings with a leopard print fur style long coat.
Inspector Keith Ogle, of Blackpool Police, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned about Jade’s welfare and I would appeal for anyone who knows where she might be to get in touch with us.
I would also appeal directly to Jade herself, or anyone who might be with her, to contact us if they see this appeal to let us know she is safe.”
A woman's died tonight after a collision involving a number of vehicles on the M55 heading from Blackpool to Preston. Police were called to the scene just after 7pm. They could give no more details at this stage but say they're investigating exactly what happened.
Police have charged a man after reports a teenage girl was attacked in Blackpool.
Officers were called to Claremont Park last Friday after a 15 year old girl was allegedly raped.
22 year old Blake Richens, of Bond Street, in the town was arrested on Tuesday and charged with rape and sexual assault. He'll will appear at court later in Blackpool later.
Lifeboat crews in the north of England rescued more than 1000 people last year. Figures from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution show that Blackpool lifeboat station was one of the busiest in the region - with almost 80 rescue launches.
Blackpool Police have reunited a family with their expensive camera after an astonishing response to one tweet. The camera was left at Lytham Hall last year. So Insp Steve Bradshaw who works in the control room at Lancs Police tweeted an appeal for help to trace them.
It was retweeted an incredible 1,681 times. At one point Blackpool Police were trending in 3rd place nationally. Insp Bradshaw praised the public spirit of the people who retweeted the appeal and said there was widespread praise from the public about how the police had used social media.
The Blackpool show is one of the largest in the world attracting 25,000 visitors on one of the resort's busiest weekends of the year. Fanciers can buy anything from a £25,000 mahogany loft to a bag of pigeon corn at one of the 200 or so trade stands.
Thousands of pigeons change hands at sales and auctions where sums of £10 to perhaps £10,000 can be paid for a pedigree racing pigeon or its offspring.
There's a serious side to the show known as the ‘Crufts of the Pigeon World’. Around 2500 pigeons are trying to win best in show with the winner going on to the Supreme Champion class. To enter a pigeon must have won at a show in the previous 12 months.
The British Homing World Show of the Year is the largest gathering of Pigeon Fanciers in the United Kingdom. It’s a three day event that attracts all ages and standards, trade stands, various organisations, talks and films plus the showing and judging of thousands of the top pigeons in the UK.
A World War II veteran has been filmed "hitch-hiking" to France, to raise awareness of a campaign allowing former soldiers to travel to battlefields.
Robert Coupe filmed the staged hitch hike for the National Lottery's Heroes Return 2 programme.
Robert Coupe was called up for army service at the age of 18. The veteran turns 89 on January 26. He was posted to the 5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment before taking part in Operation Charnwood, the offensive to capture the occupied French city of Caen.
Mr Coupe applied for National Lottery funding for a commemorative trip under the Big Lottery Fund’s Heroes Return programme and has since successfully applied for a second trip as part of the extended Heroes Return 2.
Mr. Coupe explains: “I go with the 59th Division members every year and we go round the graves of the comrades. We lost a lot of men.
“It’s an expensive thing, it’s a lot of money. I can’t go enough and if I can go with funding then I’m quite happy to go.”
Vicki Kennedy, Director of The National Lottery Promotions Unit, said: “Our war veterans sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms. It is entirely appropriate that they should receive National Lottery funding to pay their respects to those who didn’t return."