Blackpool

Is Breastfeeding in Taxi Ranks Really the Problem in Blackpool?

Antonia Charlesworth | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Charlesworth

I wrote to Blackpool Council, incensed that I hadn't been simply moved on. The fact I was feeding at the time had magnified events and my humiliation. It's ironic, I thought, that Blackpool Council professes to encourage breastfeeding... While I waited for a response from the council (which I still haven't got directly) I became more indignant. The rude parking warden, his lack of sympathy and my own feelings of vulnerability and violation over the photos he took underlined how breastfeeding in public was a near impossible ask.

Blackpool or Dubai for the Bucket List But It's a Tough Choice

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

We all have a bucket list buried somewhere inside our heads. At least we all like to think we do. And, given the right set of circumstances, at some hopefully distant point in the future, out it'll come ready to be fulfilled.

Two Held After Toddler Dies In Blackpool

PA | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Two people are under arrest after the death of a two-year-old girl, police said. Officers were called by the ambulance service at 11.44pm on Tuesda...

Ince Sacked For The Third Time As Manager

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Paul Ince's reign as Blackpool manager has come to an end. The Seasiders have taken just one point since November during a run of nine defeats in 1...

9 Spectacular Pictures Of Waves Pounding The British Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Forecasters have warned that coastal areas could see more flooding as the heavy rain and gusts of wind continue to batter Britain while unsettled weat...

From 11 To Eight: Blackpool Have Three Sent Off In Five Minutes (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Paul Ince has said he will take disciplinary action against the three Blackpool players sent off during a crazy finale at Yeovil on Tuesday evening. ...

Charlene Downes Murder Mystery Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Detectives are reopening an investigation into the murder of tragic Blackpool teenager Charlene Downes, 10 years after she vanished. No trace of th...

Paul Ince, Blackpool Boss, Threatened To 'Knock Out' Official

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Sport

Blackpool manager Paul Ince received a five-match stadium ban for "violently shoving" a fourth official in an expletive-laden rant and threatened to "...

Blackpool Boss Ince Receives Five-Match Stadium Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Sport

Blackpool manager Paul Ince has received a five-match stadium ban and £4,000 fine following an incident after his side's Championship match at Bourne...

Recess Over, Back to School for UK Politicians

Mark Oaten | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Oaten

From this week onwards, a weird annual British tradition begins which involves the UK political establishment dragging itself to grey conference buildings across the country to face near-empty halls, drab bed and breakfasts and wall-to-wall gatherings of party activists - it's a politician's worst nightmare and it all takes place under the glare of the public eye with lobby correspondents hiding in every corner.

SPOILER: Roy And Hayley's Touching Blackpool Trip

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

There are sad times ahead for 'Coronation Street's favourite doddery-like couple Roy and Hayley Cropper, after Hayley was diagnosed with terminal canc...

Seaside Poverty Getting Worse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Britain's seaside towns have become 'a dumping ground' British seaside resorts are among the poorest parts of the country, according to an official...

Steward Trampled By Horse During PNE-Blackpool Pitch Invasion (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Sport

Preston North End's 1-0 Capital One Cup victory against rivals Blackpool was marred by a pitch invasion which resulted in a horse trampling on a stewa...

LOOK: Seaside Towns, Then And Now

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK

Britain's seaside towns have become 'a dumping ground' Crowds used to flock to Britain's seaside towns, with the likes of Blackpool and Great Yarmo...

Are Britain's Seaside Resorts 'Dumping Grounds'?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK

Britain's once-proud seaside resorts have become 'dumping grounds' for hard-up people and benefit claimants, according to an influential think thank. ...

2 Million Brits Set For Summer Getaway

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Around two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the school summer holiday getaway begins in earnest. Spain and its islands, including...

Southerners Live Up To NINE Years Longer Than Northerners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

The vast North-South divide has been laid bare by new statistics showing that those born in Dorset live more than nine years longer than those in Blac...

Samuel Luckhurst

'We Just Didn't Turn Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Sport

Thomas Ince claims Stuart Pearce was restricted as England Under-21 coach, after the juniors' dismal showing at the European Championship last month. ...

Which British City Has The Dirtiest Hotels?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The British tourist industry may have upped its game to encourage us to holiday at home, but some places are still finding it hard to shake the stereo...

Blackpool Elite Soccer Academy: Finding the Next Wayne Rooney

Kevin Blundell | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

A new 'Golden Generation' is said to be building in the country even considering the high amount of foreign imports currently plying their trade in the British Premier League. Key members at the top clubs are coming through their academies and among them are several young Englishmen.

The Guv'nor's Back

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Sport

Paul Ince has been named as the new manager of Championship side Blackpool, who his son Thomas already plays for. Ince has not managed for almost t...

Murder Inquiry After Woman's Body Found In Alleyway

PA | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

A murder inquiry is under way after the body of a young woman was found in an alleyway. The discovery was made behind Kirby Road in Blackpool, Lanc...

Man Swept Away To Sea In Blackpool

PA | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

Rescue crews were searching a stretch of coastline on Tuesday after a man was swept into the sea in gale-force winds. The 41-year-old was reported ...

Show Wonga the Red Card

Carl Packman | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

We must concentrate on the causes as well as the symptoms of the financial crash, debt and poverty in the UK. But this in no way means we should not criticise Wonga and pour scorn on Newcastle United for accepting their cash and granting them more legitimacy.

Chef Killed During Row Over Chips

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

A chef was killed by a single punch in a takeaway when he intervened in a trivial dispute over cheesy chips, a court has heard. Ricky Guest-Binns, ...