Saturday May 18
Readers' views via SMS
TP, you speak of hatred. What do you say about those two cowards who assaulted my black brother and his dogs in his motherland? You must have something to say or you are also a coward? Remember that will destroy you.
Thu May 16, 2013
The tragic proof that sometimes love really can't conquer all...
The tragic proof that sometimes love really CAN'T conquer all: When Rick was horribly maimed in Afghanistan, Leanne insisted their wedding went ahead.
Wed May 15, 2013
A family could have died in a blaze in a rented house after the landlord broke fire regulations.
The family of eight, including a four-year-old boy, had to cover the child in a blanket to protect against the smoke and escape to safety after a fire started in the property on Clarence Street in Morecambe owned by landlord Graham Sawings, a district judge heard.
Tue May 14, 2013
'Our Promenade should go back to four lanes'
As revealed in The Gazette yesterday, Blackpool Council has announced it is looking at five possible options for the future of the town's Golden Mile - including a return to its previous four lane layout.
Vintage dancing girls take to the floor
Centenarians were invited to put on their dancing shoes and relive their youth as Blackpool's most famous attraction celebrated its birthday.
Mon May 13, 2013
Drunk man kicked down door of family home
A man was so drunk he kicked his way into a family's home instead of the new flat he had just moved into.
How would you solve the bottlenecks?
Five possible options for the future of Blackpool Promenade are exclusively revealed by The Gazette today after town hall chiefs agreed to a full-scale review of the layout which has been blamed for causing congestion.
Takeaway risks spark court fury
A landlord who put lives at risk by breaching fire regulations was slammed by a judge who told him he was guilty of "gross negligence". Mohammed Attique ran Tazy's takeaway on Church Street, Blackpool, where he had two members of staff staying in the flat above when the first of two fires broke out.
Fri May 10, 2013
Children get set to cheer on runners
More than 3,000 people will line up on the Promenade on Sunday, eagerly awaiting the start of this year's Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run.
Cannabis tin found by hot tub in garden
A strong smell of cannabis put police on the scent of a stash of drugs near a hot tub in a Blackpool garden.
Little Boots comes home
A Blackpool singer will pay a special visit to her home town tomorrow as excitement builds over the release of her second album.
Ripped mum takes on body beautifuls
Three years ago Blackpool mum Jackie Hague went to the gym just so she could get into her holiday bikini.
Wed May 08, 2013
Loop mix-up blamed for zip wire tragedy
An 11-year-old Blackpool schoolboy fell from a zip wire because he had been wrongly attached to the equipment, an inquest jury was told.
New training centre launches jobs hopes
A National training company has unveiled a new centre in Blackpool to help people get the skills they need for employment.
Tue May 07, 2013
Woman may have seen fire starter
Police are hoping to speak to this woman who may have seen someone involved in starting a fire at a flat in the centre of Blackpool.
A 10m care bill for children
Almost 10m has been spent on shipping vulnerable children out of Blackpool in the last three years because there are not enough suitable care facilities in the town.
Local listing to protect resort landmarks
The Mitre, the Pump and Truncheon and the Cedar Tavern are among favourite drinking holes judged important enough to be given a special 'local listing'. But there is no place for the former ABC cinema on Church Street which the council is proposing to demolish.
Optical giant buys out Fylde competitors
Two Fylde opticians have changed hands and another is to close as a national retailer moved to snap up stores in the county.
Staff join in beach clean up
Workers left their desks behind to go litter-picking on the sands to raise awareness about caring for our seaside.
Mon May 06, 2013