Archive for March, 2009

Search for missing Skelmersdale teenager who fell from Blackpool’s North Pier

March 31, 2009 Leave a comment

HOPES were fading today for a Skelmersdale teenager missing in the sea off Blackpool overnight.

A search and rescue operation was launched following reports a 19-year-old man fell off the North Pier at 1pm yesterday.More than 30 firemen were stationed as lookouts while the police helicopter, Coastguard, and life boats searched the water nearby.

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Boyzone at the Opera House Blackpool

March 23, 2009 1 comment

Event: Boyzone Venue: Opera House, Blackpool  image of Boyzone Date: Thu 04 Jun 2009 Time: 19:30    guide times only

Blackpool Yates Fire update 21 March

March 21, 2009 Leave a comment

It has been announced that Cahoots nightclub will have a £500k  facelift and will be the new home for Yates’s and should be ready for the new season. The owners say they are committed to returning to the old site in Talbot Square.

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag

March 21, 2009 3 comments

These stars of Strickly Ballroom performed at Blackpool Tower Ballroom earlier this week.

They have been training a dozen young teenagers from an inner london school (Eltham Green) to ballroom dance over the last few weeks. The process has been filmed for Sky One. Following a show dance from Anton and Erin, the youngsters danced in pairs in front of a Big audiance  and live on camara. It was agreat evenings entertainment and should make a great TV show. It is due to be broadcast on 9th May.


The beautiful countryside of England’s Northwest

March 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Radio 2’s Stuart Maconie has been busy discovering (and rediscovering) the beautiful countryside of England’s Northwest. A selection of new stories and podcasts are now available on the website, including an adventure on Hadrian’s Wall, a ride on the Cumbrian Coast Fellsman and an encounter with some giant horses in rural Cheshire.


stuarts stories book cover


All 15 of the stories from this series are available in a specially bound book which is free of charge and can be ordered through the website – remaining stock is limited though so don’t delay.

More stories and podcasts will be added to the site in the coming weeks.

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Crocus at St Chads, Poulton le Fylde – 6/3/09

March 6, 2009 1 comment

Crocus Display 1

Crocus Display 1


Spring display early this morning.




Dancing Fountains Blackpool Pleasure Beach

March 6, 2009 2 comments

Had a chance to see the new Dancing fountain display at the Pleasure beach yesterday. Impressive. Continuous displays to different tunes.