A woman from Blackpool has been jailed for committing a burglary on a disabled man while he was at home in bed.
Police in Blackpool are investigating after thieves stole from a dressing room being used by stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
Police say they're determined to find out what happened to Blackpool teenager Charlene down who vanished 10 years ago.
An investigation's been launched following a fire in Blackpool this morning . It broke out at the back of the Pit Stop Shop, Dunelt Road. Road closures were put in place on Bloomfield Road.
Two people were rescued by firefighters from the flat above the Shop and 25 people were evacuated from nearby flats. There were no injuries.
The building has been left badly damaged by the fire and an investigation is now underway to try to establish the cause.
Det Insp Gareth Willis, of Blackpool Police, said: “We now believe that this fire was started deliberately and I would appeal to anyone who has any information or anyone who has seen anything suspicious in the area at or after about 3am today to get in touch with us.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation and the fire is now under control. Bloomfield Road remains closed atm. http://t.co/95YeaI4xZi
Sgt Maj Adam Diver from 1LANCS Regiment was one of the first to walk to the 235ft summit of the Big One roller coaster in Blackpool.
Iconic British chart toppers Madness will complete the line-up for Blackpool's first ever Illuminations Switch-On Weekend.
The legendary band from Camden Town will headline at The Tower Festival Headland tonight for the second full concert celebrating the official Lights Switch-On.
Madness front man Suggs said he is looking forward to playing at a unique and quintessentially British landmark. Suggs said: "Madness in Blackpool? With illuminations? what a combination! We'll definitely be wearing our sunglasses on stage for this one."
Madness have been entertaining the British public since 1979 and are famous for having over 20 top 10 records including It Must Be Love, Our House, House of Fun and Baggy Trousers.
Natalie Wyatt of Marketing Blackpool, said: "Madness is the perfect act to complete the line-up for our first ever full Switch-On weekend event. Their songs are known universally and appreciated by a really wide audience.
The line-up for the full weekend is fantastic and I hope to see many families, couples and individuals enjoying the range of music on offer. When you add to that the unique event space that is The Tower Festival Headland this should be a great event.''
Irish rockers The Script have been forced to pull out of this year’s Blackpool Illuminations concert.
In a statement The Script’s management said: “It is with deepest regret that The Script have had to cancel both their Leeds Academy (29th Aug) and the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert (30th Aug) shows due to a sudden serious family illness.”
Natalie Wyatt of Marketing Blackpool, said: “We are deeply saddened that The Script have been forced to cancel their Blackpool Illuminations gig but we totally understand and appreciate that personal family matters take priority and our thoughts are with the band and their families at this time.
“We are currently working with artist management to secure a replacement act for Friday’s Switch-On and will announce this information as soon as we are able to.
“The weekend will still go ahead.”
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There's just two days now until the big switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations on Friday.
But before the roads become jam- packed with sightseers, hundreds of cyclists have been given the chance ride to though the lights ..traffic free.
Amy Welch was with them:
Police in Blackpool have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Blackpool.
On Saturday the 6th of July a 28 year old man was punched in the face at a bar on Queen Street after getting into an argument inside Bar 19. The victim suffered a fractured jaw and was treated in hospital.
“We have some pretty good CCTV images of a man we are very keen to speak to in connection with this assault; if anybody recognises him, contact us.
“I am also keen to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the assault or has any information about it; any amount of information could help.”
Detective Constable Clare Wilson: “This was a serious assault resulting in a serious injury to a man who was trying to enjoy a weekend with friends in Blackpool.