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Strictly Come Dancing: How (and why) it moves to Blackpool every year

Image caption Blackpool Tower Ballroom being prepared for its annual big night The judges get dressed in broom cupboards, the physio’s treatment room is in the disabled toilet, and the props won’t fit through the…

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Blackpool photo wins Weather Photographer of the Year

Image copyright Stephen Cheatley Image caption Stephen Cheatley had to contend with “pretty extreme” conditions to bag his winning shot A British photographer has scooped a global prize with his shot of lightning over Blackpool….


Arrest in hunt for Blackpool ‘Ross from Friends’ lookalike

Image copyright David Schwimmer/Blackpool Police Image caption David Schwimmer (left) posted a video response to the widely shared image of a theft suspect (right) A man has been arrested after a police appeal for a…


David Schwimmer: Blackpool Police identify Friends lookalike theft suspect

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe one with the doppelganger: Many thought the suspect (left) bore a striking resemblance to David Schwimmer Police searching for a Ross Geller “lookalike” thief believe they…


David Schwimmer: ‘I didn’t steal beer’ from Blackpool shop

Image copyright Blackpool Police/Getty Images Image caption The one with the doppelganger: People thought the suspect (left) bore a striking resemblance to actor David Schwimmer A UK police force’s search for a Ross Geller “lookalike”…


Blackpool Police hunt Ross from Friends ‘lookalike’

Image copyright Blackpool Police/Getty Images Image caption The one with the doppelganger: People thought the suspect (left) bore a striking resemblance to actor David Schwimmer A UK police force’s image of a Ross Geller “lookalike”…


Lampard and Blackpool team-mates see red – EFL round-up

Newcastle were losing to Aston Villa when Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer fell out in 2005 The English Football League was back to full strength on Saturday, with the return of Championship action after the…


Charlton & Blackpool fans stage EFL protests

Charlton and Blackpool supporters joined together to protest outside the EFL’s office in London Supporters from Charlton Athletic and Blackpool have staged protests outside offices of the English Football League, claiming its inaction is failing…


Blackpool monkeypox case confirmed as second in UK

Image caption The patient has been transferred to the Tropical and Infectious Diseases Unit at Liverpool University Hospital A second case of monkeypox has been identified in the UK, just days after the first was…


Garden shed houses pub and Blackpool Tower model

A man has transformed his garden shed into an Irish pub with a model of Blackpool tower perched on the roof. Doug Smith has entered his elaborate ale house, called O’Smithers, into the Shed of…


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