Petrol near me: The cheapest places to buy fuel in Blackpool today, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Texaco and Esso station prices ranked

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These are the cheapest places to buy fuel in Blackpool as prices hit record highs.

 

Record fuel prices should be slashed to reflect a drop in wholesale costs, a motoring services firm has claimed.

The RAC called on retailers to “play fair with drivers” by reducing the price of a litre of petrol by 6p.

Average pump prices for petrol have risen by 3p per litre since the start of the month, reaching 147.27p despite a recent reduction in wholesale costs.

These are the cheapest places to buy fuel in Blackpool as prices hit record highs.

These are the cheapest places to buy fuel in Blackpool as prices hit record highs.

The failure to pass on savings is costing drivers around an extra £3.50 every time they fill up a typical 55-litre family petrol car.

Here is a round up of the cheapest places to buy fuel in and around Blackpool according to petrolprices.com (Monday, November 22, 2021).

ASDA | CHERRY TREE ROAD, FY4 4PF | Unleaded 145.7p (17/11/21) | Diesel 148.7p (17/11/21)

MORRISONS | SQUIRES GATE LANE, FY4 2AY | Unleaded 145.7p (20/11/21) | Diesel 148.7p (20/11/21)

TESCO BLACKPOOL CLIFTON EXTRA | CLIFTON ROAD, FY4 4UJ | Unleaded 146.9p (17/11/21) | Diesel 149.9p (17/11/21)

ESSO CENTRAL DRIVE | CENTRAL DRIVE, FY1 5HZ | Unleaded 147.9p (16/11/21) | Diesel 149.9p (17/11/21)

RSS COLLINGWOOD | COLLINGWOOD AVENUE, FY3 8BZ | Unleaded 147.9p (16/11/21) | Diesel 150.9p (18/11/21)

TESCO MARTON BLACKPOOL EXPRESS | WHITEGATE DRIVE, FY3 9JW | Unleaded 147.9p (17/11/21) | Diesel 150.9p (17/11/21)

ESSO YEADON WAY | YEADON WAY, FY1 6BF | Unleaded 147.9p (17/11/21) | Diesel 150.9p (18/11/21)

CUNLIFFES GARAGE | POULTON ROAD, FY3 7JJ | Unleaded 147.9p (17/11/21) | Diesel 152.8p (17/11/21)

ESSO DEVONSHIRE ROAD | DEVONSHIRE ROAD, FY2 0AJ | Unleaded 147.9p (17/11/21) | Diesel 150.9p (18/11/21)

ESSO PRESTON NEW ROAD | PRESTON NEW ROAD, FY4 4XQ | Unleaded 147.9p (17/11/21) | Diesel 150.9p (18/11/21)

 

 

Burglars raid Money Traders shop in Fleetwood

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Burglars broke into a second hand goods shop in Fleetwood at the weekend.

 

Thieves forced their way into Money Traders in Lord Street in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 21).

It is not known at this stage whether the burglars got away with cash or goods, but the shop has reassured customers that any pawned items in their possession are safe.

A spokesman for Money Traders said: “We have had an incident on Sunday (November 21) and we just want to assure everyone that any items on buyback or layby have not been affected by this.

The Money Traders shop in Lord Street, Fleetwood was burgled in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 21). Pic: Google

The Money Traders shop in Lord Street, Fleetwood was burgled in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 21). Pic: Google

“Sorry for any inconvenience with us being closed for the day.”

Lancashire Police said it’s been reported and is under investigation.

Money Traders has been approached for further details.

 

 

‘Exciting times’ as St Annes shapes up for regeneration

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Scores of people took the opportunity to have their say at a key public meeting as the town shapes up for an exciting future.

 

Veli Kirk, new chairman of the St Annes Enterprise Partnership, which represents the town’s traders and is popularly known as STEP, was delighted at the turnout for what was the first meeting since he took the reins, with standing room only as around 100 people attended at his Anatolia Sea View restaurant.

Key item on the agenda was the planned regeneration of St Annes for which consultants Building Design Partnership Ltd (BDP) have been appointed as part of a consortium to create a masterplan for the town centre and seafront Island site.

The masterplan is intended to act as the blueprint to define future development and a destination management plan, focusing on strategy and action for sustainable tourism.

St Annes town centre

St Annes town centre

Plans will be drawn up and funding sourced following the consultation process but Veli hopes St Annes will see major improvements within five years.

The work on the new sea defences at The Island is set to start in early 2023 and to be completed by the summer of 2024.

Fylde Council chief executive Allan Oldfield outlined the details of the regeneration consultation at the STEP meeting and introduced BDP representative Francis Glare, who said he was eager to hear as many views as possible.

Francis Glare of consultants the Building Design Partnership speaks at the STEP meeting

Francis Glare of consultants the Building Design Partnership speaks at the STEP meeting

The Council says that community and stakeholder engagement is a key element to the development of the masterplan and the STEP meeting was vital to that aim.

Mr Glare said: “We are excited to be working with Fylde Council to develop a masterplan for St Annes town centre and seafront, and a significant element of this project will be stakeholder engagement.

“Attending the STEP meeting so early in the process was very positive as it enabled me to understand first-hand how enthusiastic local people are about the Town Centre and seafront and to tap into their ideas for the future of St Anne’s.”

Veli Kirk said: “We had such a positive response to the meeting with more than 100 people attending and standing room only.

STEP chairman Veli Kirk

STEP chairman Veli Kirk

“This demonstrates the level of interest in our town centre and seafront and how, if we all work together, we can develop a positive vision for the future. Thanks to Francis and council officers for attending and sharing information on this important project.

“It’s great so many people came along – these are exciting times for St Annes and we plan public meetings every three months.”

Coun Richard Redcliffe, chairman of Fylde Council’s Town Centres Working Group added: “Our whole community has an interest in St Annes town centre and it’s important that they are engaged in the plans that will shape its future.

“BDP’s comprehensive community engagement plan was influential in their winning the contract to help Fylde Council develop its plans for the town centre and I am very pleased with the level of interest that has been shown by local businesses.

“I look forward to the events with other sectors of our community as the project develops.”

 

 

Blackpool’s giant Star Flyer ride loses power on opening day leaving thrill-seekers stranded in the air

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Thrill-seekers taking a spin on Blackpool’s massive new Star Flyer ride got more than they bargained for when the 260ft giant suddenly lost power, leaving families suspended high above the Promenade yesterday (Sunday, November 21).

 

The Star Flyer came to a sudden stop shortly before 5pm on its opening day, leaving dozens of passengers suspended in the air on a bitingly cold day.

The huge swing, which costs £7 for a 5 minute spin, was out of operation for around 10 minutes after its power reportedly cut out mid-spin.

Riders were left perched on their seats around 40ft above street level before they were lowered safely to the ground when staff took control of the ride’s manual system.

The Star Flyer came to a sudden stop shortly before 5pm on its opening day (Sunday, November 21), leaving dozens of passengers suspended in the air

The Star Flyer came to a sudden stop shortly before 5pm on its opening day (Sunday, November 21), leaving dozens of passengers suspended in the air

Event organisers Blackpool Promotions described the ride’s power outage as a “very minor issue”.

Today, a spokesman for the company, said: “The ride was not operational for a matter of minutes and fully open for around 9 hours on the day.

“All people were brought down safely by the rides manual system and exited the ride within a few minutes.

“This was a very minor issue in what was a fantastic day for Blackpool with many thousands of people coming and supporting the Star Flyer ride and wider Christmas offer in Blackpool.”

The huge swing, which costs £7 for a 5 minute spin, was out of operation for around 10 minutes after its power reportedly cut out mid-swing yesterday (Sunday, November 21)

The huge swing, which costs £7 for a 5 minute spin, was out of operation for around 10 minutes after its power reportedly cut out mid-swing yesterday (Sunday, November 21)

The white-knuckle ride – half the height of Blackpool Tower – opened at the Tower Festival Headland on Sunday after being moved from its original location in St John’s Square last week.

The largest of its kind in Europe, the giant swing was moved under orders from Blackpool Council on Thursday (November 18).

The Council expressed safety concerns after it realised the footprint of the ride “was significantly bigger than envisaged”, with workers told to dismantle the giant before a new space was found for it on the Prom.

The ride has been a huge hit since it welcomed its first riders onboard on Sunday morning, attracting hundreds of thrill-seekers to the resort for its first weekend.

A Blackpool Promotions spokesman added: “We are delighted to have the ride operating and providing a spectacular experience in Blackpool this Christmas.

“The next stage of the wonderland opens on Friday this week with food stalls in St Johns Square, traditional rides, Santa’s grotto, VR experiences inside the winter gardens and much more.

“All we want is for the town to have a successful Christmas, for businesses to be able to gain additional revenue after a horrendous 18 months, children to be excited for Christmas and for everyone to have a great time.”

 

 

Police swarm Blackpool street after ‘domestic incident’ in house

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Christopher Wignall has been charged and was due to appear before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today

 

Police on Gisburn Grove in Blackpool
Police on Gisburn Grove in Blackpool (Image: LancsLive/BplBible)

A large police presence was seen in a Blackpool street this weekend following reports of an alleged ‘domestic incident’ at a house.

At least six police vehicles were photographed in the area of Gisburn Grove and Jackson Street in the Layton area of the town on Saturday afternoon (November 20).

Lancashire Constabulary said a man then allegedly ‘became aggressive towards them and assaulted them’.

No details have been provided on injuries.

The road was closed off by police
The road was closed off by police (Image: LancsLive/BplBible)

A police force spokesperson told LancsLive: “We were called at shortly before 2pm on Saturday to a report of a domestic incident at an address on Scorton Avenue in Blackpool.

“Officers attended and a man became aggressive towards them and assaulted them. He was arrested a short time later.”

Christopher Wignall, 19, of Scorton Avenue, has been charged with criminal damage, assault on an emergency worker and obstructing police.

He was due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this morning (November 22).

 

 

West Brom to be without key figure for Blackpool clash after unsuccessful appeal over red card

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West Brom captain Jake Livermore will be suspended for tomorrow night’s clash against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

 

The veteran midfielder was shown a straight red card during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town.

The 32-year-old was dismissed by referee Tim Robinson in the 78th minute for a foul on Fraizer Campbell.

After the game, Baggies boss Valerien Ismael said: “It was never a red card.”

West Bro, who have lost their last four away games on the spin, appealed the decision.

But they have since been informed by the FA that their appeal has fallen on deaf ears.

The club said in a statement: “Albion have been unsuccessful in their appeal against the red card shown to Jake Livermore in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town.

Livermore was sent off during Saturday's defeat to Huddersfield

Livermore was sent off during Saturday’s defeat to Huddersfield

“The midfielder will now serve a three-game suspension and is next available for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Reading on Saturday, December 11”.

Despite their away day woes, West Brom remain in third place in the Championship table.

 

 

Fylde’s festive switch-ons in Lytham, St Annes and Kirkham – here’s what you need to know

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That most wonderful time of the year is approaching fast and Fylde’s three main towns are gearing up to get in the festive mood with their Christmas lights switch-ons.

 

Lytham and St Annes are both holding their ceremonies this Saturday, November 20, with feast of entertainment through the afternoon followed by tea-time switch-ons.

It’s all free – and bumper crowds are expected, especially after the events were ruled out by the pandemic last year.

Lytham’s event will run from 1.45pm until 6pm, with performances including Lytham Community Choir, dance school Dance Etc, party band 80s Rewind and St Annes band The Coustics.

Bumper crowds are expected for the ceremonies

Bumper crowds are expected for the ceremonies

Father Christmas will lead a procession setting off from the Assembly Rooms on Dicconson Terrace at 4pm and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Royle will switch on the lights along with a firework display between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

In St Annes, the fun will start around noon with music hosted by Emma Louise Jackson followed by local performers Paul Dobie, Peter Anthony, and Steve Canavan.

Father Christmas will tour the shopping areas before St Annes on the Sea Town Council chairman Gavin Harrison and deputy mayor of Fylde Coun Cheryl Little perform the switch-on at 5.30pm.

Kirkham’s big switch-on is the following Saturday, Novemver 27, and will see the town host its biggest -ever festive market.

Britain's Got Talent finalist Steve Royle will switch on the Lytham Christmas lights

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Royle will switch on the Lytham Christmas lights

More than 40 stalls will line Poulton Street and fill the Market Square as the Christmas lights are switched on.

The festive event will run between 11am and 7pm and feature live music from street performers including the Worldwise Samba Drummers performing two sets (between 1pm and 2pm), Santa Claus (between 2pm and 3pm), a snow machine, cartoon characters The Grinch and The Christmas Elves (between 2pm to 5pm) and Davey Dee children’s entertainer (between 11.30am and 12.30pm).

There will also be a festive firework finale at 6.30pm.

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St Annes Square lit up for a previous Christmas

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Karl Swan, Heidi Hopkinson and Jenni Conway of the Kirkham Christmas team with Father Christmas at the towns' switch-on in 2019.

Karl Swan, Heidi Hopkinson and Jenni Conway of the Kirkham Christmas team with Father Christmas at the towns’ switch-on in 2019.

This evening’s cancelled tram services between Blackpool and Fleetwood

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More tram journeys have been cancelled between Starr Gate, Little Bispham and Fleetwood today (Monday, November 22) due to an ongoing shortage of drivers.

 

A number of tram services have been cancelled this evening Monday (November 22) as Blackpool Transport struggles to find staff to run its fleet of trams.

“We apologise for the inconveniences this may cause and thank you for your understanding during difficult times,” a spokesman said.

This evening’s cancelled tram services (Monday, November 22)

7.19pm – Little Bispham to Starr Gate

8.30pm – Starr Gate to Fleetwood

9.33pm – Fleetwood to Starr Gate

A number of tram journeys between Starr Gate, Little Bispham and Fleetwood have been cancelled due to a shortage of drivers, say Blackpool Transport

A number of tram journeys between Starr Gate, Little Bispham and Fleetwood have been cancelled due to a shortage of drivers, say Blackpool Transport

Bus updates

Bispham Library Bus stop – Due to works in the area, the service 9 southbound Bispham Library bus stop is not in use until Wednesday (November 24).

Passengers can board at Bispham Village or Moor Park Pool stop.

 

 

The intriguing backstory behind the overseas referee who will take charge of Blackpool’s game against West Brom

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Blackpool will have the rare occurrence of having an overseas referee take charge of one of their games.

 

Neil Critchley’s side return to Bloomfield Road tomorrow night to take on high-flying West Bromwich Albion, who sit third in the table.

Jarred Gillett, the man who will officiate the fixture, has a fairly unusual backstory to how he came to referee in England.

The Aussie is now in his third season in the EFL, but Tuesday night’s game will be the first time he’s taken charge of a Blackpool game.

Gillett spent nine years working as an official in the A-League, which is the highest football competition in Australia, before making the move to England after taking up a postdoctoral research position at Liverpool John Moores University.

Since then, the 35-year-old has officiated games in League Two, League One, the Championship, the Carabao Cup as well as the Premier League.

He took charge of his first top flight game in September for the 1-1 draw between Watford and Newcastle United, becoming the first overseas referee to do so in the process.

Australian Jarred Gillett is the man in the middle at Bloomfield Road tomorrow

Australian Jarred Gillett is the man in the middle at Bloomfield Road tomorrow

The Queensland-born referee, who has worked as a VAR assistant in the top flight, also officiated Norwich City’s 2-1 win against Brentford earlier this month.

He was promoted to the top referee panel in the UK – the Select Group – by PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Having refereed a number of A-League finals matches during his time in Australia, Gillett has also found himself tasked with running the rule over big games in England.

For example, he presided over the second leg of the 2020/21 Championship play-off semi-final between Brentford and Bournemouth.

Gillett dished out 103 bookings in the 32 games he took charge of last season, but only showed three reds.

The highly-regarded official has dished out two reds and 23 yellows in the eight games he’s officiated so far this term.

A FIFA listed referee, Gillett has also taken charge of games in Japan, China, India and Saudi Arabia.

In 2019, he hit the headlines Down Under after being mic’d up for his final ever A-League game, a fixture between Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers.

 

 

Two of Blackpool’s retail veterans are set to step down, just after picking up a company award

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Blackpool retail stalwarts, Janet and Gordon Cox, have been awarded a lifetime achievement award, after almost 30 years’ running Cash Converters stores.

 

Husband and wife team Janet and Gordon were chosen from more than 50 Cash Converters franchisee holders, at its annual national award ceremony held at Mottram Hall in Cheshire.

The pair won for their commitment to the second-hand retailer, which is looking to grow its number of UK stores against a backdrop of other retailers opting to close or consolidate their retail footprint after Covid.

After 30 years at the helm, Janet and Gordon are now set to enjoy retirement, with the 28-strong franchise operation, including the Blackpool stores in Church Street and Waterloo Road, being taken on by son Ben.

Janet and Gordon Cox

Janet and Gordon Cox

Gordon said: “We’re delighted to be recognised for our long-standing commitment to the town, but also very privileged to have been part of Blackpool’s retail community and served hundreds of thousands of its residents.

“I know I speak for Janet and Ben when I say that our teams in our Blackpool Cash Converters stores are an absolute credit to us, to the company and to the customers they serve, and we’d like to share this recognition with them.

“Our stores and Cash Converters more broadly are all about people and relationships, and we’re lucky to have built some very special relationships with many people during the last 30 years.”

Ben said: “Cash Converters has been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember. Even at the dinner table when mum and dad were starting out as franchisees, we’d talk about the business, how we could improve things, and how we could help more people.

“Their achievements in business and as city retailers is an inspiration, and I’m looking forward to now helping to bring new ideas and innovation to our stores, as well as continue to grow the network even further.”