Blackpool striker Nile Ranger has returned to the club after eight month's absence without leave.
The former Newcastle man has not played or even trained with the club since November, but had his contract renewed by the League One side.
A man who drowned after getting into trouble off Blackpool beach has been named by police.
Ashley West, 26, was pulled unconscious from the water but died at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lancashire Police said.
Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
Blackpool's opening pre-season friendly of the summer has been abandoned after a pitch invasion in protest against the club's chairman Karl Oyston.
The League One club were leading 3-1 against Lancaster City at the tim.
A pitch invasion during the club's final game of the season caused the abandonment of their game with Huddersfield, as tension between fans and the club's hierarchy worsen.
Our friendly match with Blackpool has been abandoned by the referee following a pitch invasion by a small group of supporters. #lcfclive
FT: Lancaster City A - A Blackpool due to a pitch invasion by a section of the away support on 75 minutes.
A man has been found guilty of murdering 15-year-old Paige Chivers despite her body having never been found.
Robert Ewing, 60, was unanimously convicted by a jury at Preston Crown Court.
His co-defendant Gareth Dewhurst, 46, was found guilty of helping dispose of her body. Both men were also convicted of perverting the course of justice.
Paige went missing in Blackpool in 2007 after a row with her father about missing money. It is believed she fell victim to a gang of paedophile gangs in the area.
The court heard Ewing developed an "inappropriate sexual interest" in Paige before beating her to death. Her blood was later found in his flat.
And Ewing's friend Dewhurst was overheard saying he used his car to dump the teenager's body.
The case echoes that of that of 14-year-old Charlotte Downes, who disappeared from the Lancashire seaside resort in 2003. She has also never been found.
Ewing and Dewhurst will be sentenced on July 28.
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Oyston was punished following a collection of texts where he called a fan a 'retard'.
Blackpool have appointed former West Ham assistant Neil McDonald as their new manager.
McDonald has agreed a one-year rolling contract with the League One club who were relegated from the Championship in embarrassing fashion last season.
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Relegated Blackpool will see 22 of their players leave the club this summer, but have extended Nile Ranger's contract, despite the fact the striker has not been seen at the club since December.
The club, who started last season with just eight players, are now left with ten professionals under contract, not including a goalkeeper.
Of those who remain, Jose Miguel Cubero is expected to be sold during the summer, the legitimacy of Andrea Orlandi's contract has come into question and Ranger is absent without leave.
There are a collection of younger players still contracted to the managerless League One side with limited experience and Tom Aldred, who joined from Accrington Stanley in January and recent acquisition Jarrett Rivers from non-league Blyth Spartans.