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Blackpool approves Odeon cinema conversion

Austringer Capital has been granted permission to convert the building at Festival Leisure Park into four food and drink units and family entertainment centre. The developer lodged the application so that it could secure another use for the building if Odeon decides to vacate the 45,000 sq ft premises when its lease expires next year.

placenorthwest.co.uk ,  -3065001 minutes ago 1
Blackpool approves Odeon cinema conversion

Kwasi Kwarteng forgot that radicalism needs to be matched by credibility

As shadow chancellor I always remembered a crucial truth: the markets do not like surprises. In 1976 I attended my first Labour Party conference as a raw, young delegate from the Hayes Constituency Labour Party. It was the notorious Blackpool conference at which the chancellor, Denis Healey, stormed into the conference hall to a reception of cheers and boos to announce that the economy was in such a deep crisis that he was off to the International Monetary Fund to plead for a loan to prevent a collapse in the value of the pound.

newstatesman.com ,  9 minutes ago 0
Kwasi Kwarteng forgot that radicalism needs to be matched by credibility

Carlo Ancelotti was right about Allan but Everton didn't see his best role

Allan is set to join United Arad Emirates club Al Wahda on a permanent deal away from Everton As much as James Rodriguez was the high-profile statement signing of the Carlo Ancelotti era, perhaps nobody represented the new direction of Everton than Allan. The Brazilian was an experienced head in a position the Blues were in desperate need of reinforcements, and was the first in a trio of arrivals at Goodison Park that really signalled the beginning of what the manager was trying to achieve.

liverpoolecho.co.uk ,  7 hours ago 1
Carlo Ancelotti was right about Allan but Everton didn't see his best role

Rachel Reeves was never going to miss the open goal left by the Tories

Shadow chancellor’s conference speech amid sterling crisis highlights Labour’s claim to be party of economic competence Rachel Reeves can rarely have had an easier gig. The shadow chancellor stood up to speak at Labour’s conference with the pound under pressure and rumours swirling that the Bank of England was about to announce an emergency increase in interest rates.

theguardian.com ,  8 hours ago 1
Rachel Reeves was never going to miss the open goal left by the Tories

Baby joy at last for family whose Blackpool holiday turned into a nightmare

'It’s how you feel when you are going through heartbreak or when someone has died. It feels like you’re living a nightmare' An expecting mother who suffered the heartbreak of a ectopic pregnancy while on holiday in Blackpool has welcomed her first child into the world.

lancs.live ,  8 hours ago 73
Baby joy at last for family whose Blackpool holiday turned into a nightmare

Blackpool FC: Neal Eardley excited to learn on his coaching journey as he discusses his new role

Neal Eardley says he is enjoying his new role with Blackpool as a professional development phase coach. The 33-year-old, who was with the Seasiders between 2009 and 2013, took charge of the club’s U18s at the beginning of September. Eardley states he has always been interested in coaching and is looking forward to learning on the job.

blackpoolgazette.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 1
Blackpool FC: Neal Eardley excited to learn on his coaching journey as he discusses his new role

10 unearthed images of Blackpool's forgotten 1990s Tower Shopping Centre - in the days before Primark and HMV

We like to have a firm grip on everything Blackpool - after all, it is our job to know. But in the office this one had us scratching our heads with vague recollections of a long forgotten development in the 90s. We know the building but our memories were struggling to picture it as the Tower Shopping Centre.

fleetwoodtoday.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 4
10 unearthed images of Blackpool's forgotten 1990s Tower Shopping Centre - in the days before Primark and HMV

Finalists revealed for Lancashire Choir of the Year 2022

The wait to find the Lancashire Choir of the Year 2022 is almost over, as we can now reveal who has made it into the final six. Choirs made up of people of all ages were encouraged to take part in this year’s inaugural competition, which was open to singing groups from Lancashire, Blackpool, and Blackburn with Darwen.

skemnews.com ,  9 hours ago 0
Finalists revealed for Lancashire Choir of the Year 2022

Men 'denied entry' to Blackpool nightspot return to scene armed with machete

Incident involving a weapon at Ma Kelly's in Blackpool Two men were arrested in Blackpool after an incident involving door staff at a popular night spot in the early hours of Sunday morning. Witnesses told LancsLive that those involved in the incident were refused entry to Ma Kelly's on more than one occasion before leaving the scene and returning with a machete.

lancs.live ,  9 hours ago 71
Men 'denied entry' to Blackpool nightspot return to scene armed with machete

Lancaster school choir named among finalists in county-wide contest

Lancaster Royal Grammar School choir has been named as one of the six finalists in the Lancashire Choir of the Year 2022. Choirs made up of people of all ages were encouraged to take part in this year's inaugural competition, which was open to singing groups from Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.

thevisitor.co.uk ,  10 hours ago 0
Lancaster school choir named among finalists in county-wide contest

Blackpool to Fleetwood trams cancelled after car drives onto tracks in Cleveleys

Tram journeys were disrupted after a car drove onto the tracks in Cleveleys last night (Sunday, September 26). Services between Blackpool and Fleetwood were suspended whilst a Mercedes was recovered from the tramway in Crescent East, near Aldi, at around 8pm. The driver turned onto the southbound tramway at the A587 crossroads junction and soon found themselves trapped on the tracks.

lythamstannesexpress.co.uk ,  10 hours ago 37
Blackpool to Fleetwood trams cancelled after car drives onto tracks in Cleveleys

How is ex-Blackpool FC and Charlton manager Jose Riga getting on these days?

Jose Riga joined Blackpool as their manager back in 2014 during which time Karl Oyston was chairman at the club. Riga’s time as manager didn’t get off to the smoothest of starts with a lack of signings and appointment of backroom staff having happened in the first month.

footballleagueworld.co.uk ,  10 hours ago 0
How is ex-Blackpool FC and Charlton manager Jose Riga getting on these days?

Blackpool Food Bank launches Big Food Pledge food recycling scheme to help those in need

A new initiative to help needy families has been launched in Blackpool. The Big Food Pledge has been developed by Blackpool Food Bank with the aim of create a local food resilience cycle by rescuing and repurposing nutritious food destined to be wasted to ensure communities in the resort have access to essential supplies as the cost-of-living crisis escalates.

lythamstannesexpress.co.uk ,  11 hours ago 14
Blackpool Food Bank launches Big Food Pledge food recycling scheme to help those in need

Blackpool manager Michael Appleton believes there is more to come from his side this season

Michael Appleton says there is more to come from Blackpool this season but is aware of the challenges that face them. The Seasiders currently sit 19th in the Championship table, with 11 points from their opening 10 games. Appleton is aware of the competition in the division, but is hoping his side can build on their start to the campaign.

lythamstannesexpress.co.uk ,  12 hours ago 0
Blackpool manager Michael Appleton believes there is more to come from his side this season

Blackpool Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon and Preston North End footballer boyfriend Ryan Ledson announce exciting baby news

Blackpool’s Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon is expecting a baby with Preston North End footballer boyfriend Ryan Ledson. In an interview with OK! the 26-year-old actress, who grew up in Cleveleys and is famous for playing the character Bethany Platt in the soap, announced she was five months pregnant.

garstangcourier.co.uk ,  12 hours ago 1
Blackpool Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon and Preston North End footballer boyfriend Ryan Ledson announce exciting baby news

'I'd give it all up to spend a day with her': Comedian Jayde Adams says her Strictly experience is 'bittersweet' following her sister's death from a brain tumour aged 28 - because her sibling was a huge fan of the show

The first episode of Strictly Come Dancing aired just two days ago and Jayde Adams has set her sights on Blackpool week already. The comedian 37, has revealed she would love to make it to the spiritual home of UK ballroom dancing in tribute to her late sister Jenna, who died from a brain tumour 11 years ago at the age of just 28.

dailymail.co.uk ,  13 hours ago 2
'I'd give it all up to spend a day with her': Comedian Jayde Adams says her Strictly experience is 'bittersweet' following her sister's death from a brain tumour aged 28 - because her sibling was a huge fan of the show

Melton pals recreate 1970s Blackpool photo 45 years on

Two Melton Mowbray pals have recreated a holiday photograph taken in Blackpool 45 years ago to celebrate their friendship. Elsie Peters and Doris Cook, who are both aged 62, met at school – and have been friends ever since. The pair used to visit the seaside resort on holiday, and have special memories of one particular trip to the Pleasure Beach when they were teenagers.

meltontimes.co.uk ,  13 hours ago 0
Melton pals recreate 1970s Blackpool photo 45 years on

‘Listen to the science and invest in clean energy’ says Mansfield anti-fracking campaigner after government’s lift of the ban

Anti-fracking campaigners have hit out after the Government lifted its ban on the controversial energy extraction method. Fracking involves drilling into the earth and directing a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals at a rock layer in order to fracture it and release the shale gas inside.

chad.co.uk ,  13 hours ago 1
‘Listen to the science and invest in clean energy’ says Mansfield anti-fracking campaigner after government’s lift of the ban

Blackpool boy, 9, dies after being found unresponsive in house

Police and paramedics were called to an address on Plovers Way on Saturday evening A nine-year-old boy has tragically died after being found 'unresponsive' at a house in Blackpool. Emergency services were called to an address on Plovers Way shortly before 6pm on Saturday (September 24).

lancs.live ,  16 hours ago 283
Blackpool boy, 9, dies after being found unresponsive in house