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Blackpool Council has launched a vaccine bus in its fight against Covid-19. The bus will be used as part of the local walk-in site offer and will become integral over the winter months, allowing the vaccination programme to continue from an indoor mobile base, in the heart of local community areas. Which vaccinations are available?  The vaccination offers the best protection against COVID-19. All walk-in sites, including the van, bus and weekly clinic at the Houndshill Community Testing […]

Blackpool Council is asking ‘empty nesters’ and those wanting a change of direction to consider fostering. Many families in Blackpool will have seen their children leave home for university and may be experiencing what’s known as empty nest syndrome. This occurs when children have grown up to the point of becoming adults and ‘leave the nest’ […]

A new five year plan to care for the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site has been formally adopted, and will set the direction for collaboration on the biggest challenges facing the Lake District. Stephen Henwood, Chair of the Lake District National Park Partnership commented: “The key challenges identified in the plan are […]

With the rise of fuel prices and the looming flu season, generous Cumbrians are being asked to help local vulnerable older people keep warm and well this winter. To launch this year’s Winter Warmth Appeal, run by Cumbria Community Foundation, some of Cumbria’s most senior figures in business swapped a warm, comfortable bed for Honister […]

In an historic occasion on Monday (1st November) staff at Blackpool Airport gathered to celebrate the official transfer of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) licences back into the name and control of Blackpool Airport Operations Limited (BAOL). Following a lengthy review and intensive work behind the scenes by the Airport and Blackpool Council transition team over […]

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at Kirkby in Furness. Unknown persons have gained entry to a garage on the main road near the Moorland service station overnight Saturday 30th into Sunday 31st October. Handtools and a quantity of Dewalt and Bosch Power tools were taken. Officer are appealing for anyone with any information […]

DJ and music producer Ollie Crowe, 22, from Blackpool continues to be a rising talent in the entertainment industry with the help of Blackpool Council’s business advice and support service Blackpool Unlimited. Ollie had an early start in the business, producing and being a DJ from the early age of fifteen. After first talking to […]

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at Burnside Hotel and Spa, Kendal Road, Bowness On Windemere in early hours of Thursday (October 28th) Unknown suspect/s removed eleven high value electric bikes from a shed on the grounds of the hotel. These bikes are all “Cube 500” electric bikes worth a total of £40,000. […]

Drivers planning to use the northbound M6 in Cumbria are being advised it will remain closed at junction 36 near Kendal throughout this afternoon and beyond this evening’s peak travel period following this morning’s lorry fire between junction 38 at Tebay and junction 39 at Shap. The lorry fire has badly damaged the carriageway and […]

Recently published data from the Department for Education reveals that the rate of pupil attendance across Blackpool was above the national average throughout the first half term of the school year. Despite Blackpool being a COVID-19 hotspot with some of the highest rates in the country, attendance rates saw 93% of pupils in school which […]