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Saturday 04 April 2009
Sometimes even a Town Crier has to enlist technological help. When I encountered Blackpool's telegraphic thespian, Barry McQueen, he was on the phone – no doubt letting the wider world know the breaking news that Blackpool had triumphed in a survey to find Britain's most pleasurable airport.
Sunday 01 March 2009
Professor Germaine Greer will add her confrontational voice to the call by Prowess, the women's enterprise network, for more female entrepreneurs to lead us out of recession. Ms Greer, speaking at the Prowess international conference in Blackpool this week, will also back its campaign urging the Government to put more pressure on banks to help businesses by extending and renewing overdrafts and other facilities.
Sunday 15 February 2009
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson after a major blaze broke out in a shopping arcade, police said today.
Saturday 14 February 2009
Thursday 15 January 2009
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Leeds have confirmed the appointment of Blackpool boss Simon Grayson as their new manager.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
The man accused of kidnapping Shannon Matthews today denied pushing the young girl into his car.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Budget airline Ryanair is to stop services from one of its departure airports in protest at a £10 charge being introduced there in the New Year.
Wednesday 17 September 2008
David Weir waited 12 years to become a Paralympic wheelchair champion – now the Briton is celebrating a second success in three days at the Bird's Nest Stadium.
Saturday 16 August 2008
Wednesday 06 August 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Monday 07 July 2008
Ellery Hanley's Doncaster were on the receiving end of 10 tries as Salford took the first major trophy of the season with a 60-0 win in the Northern Rail Cup final at Blackpool.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Harlequins and St Helens have contrasting fortunes at half-back for their meeting at The Stoop this evening. Saints are able to bring back Leon Pryce, who was rested last weekend after starring for England in Toulouse. But Quins, beaten in four of their last five matches, are without an equally important player in Danny Orr, who is out with a hamstring injury.
Friday 28 March 2008
The Rolling Stones said it was only rock 'n' roll, but the people of Blackpool didn't like it and promptly banned them from the town. But now, 44 years after their gig at the Empress Ballroom ended in a riot, Blackpool has lifted the ban on the Stones playing a gig in the town and apologised to the band.
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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