12th March 2014
Blackpool teen: I haven’t lied about homophobic attack, I didn’t know I just fell over 24
9:08 PM — A Blackpool teenager who was thought to be a victim of a homophobic attack has denied making it up, after police unearthed evidence that he injured himself by falling over.
Police: Blackpool teen who claimed homophobic assault actually just fell over 46
12:11 PM — A Blackpool teenager, who claimed he was the victim of a violent homophobic attack, had in fact fallen over and injured himself, police have revealed.
28th February 2014
UK: Police appeal for information over ‘nasty’ and violent attack on bi teen 14
6:41 PM — Police have launched an appeal for information over an alleged homophobic attack on a student in Preston.
Blackpool teen has teeth smashed and face pummelled in alleged homophobic attack 52
12:48 PM — A student from Blackpool suffered damage to his teeth and face in an assault which he claims was motivated by homophobia.
31st December 2013
Blackpool: Gay nightclub owner receives MBE for services to the LGBT community 9
11:39 AM — A gay nightclub owner in Blackpool has been recognised with an MBE in the New Year Honours list.
12th May 2013
Police release image of man in connection with homophobic train abuse case 20
1:54 PM — Lancashire Police have released the image of a man linked to the case of three women who were subjected to homophobic abuse and attacked by a gang of men on a train in Lancashire.
12th November 2012
Manchester: Train passenger apologises for anti-gay rant 28
6:49 PM — A 56-year-old man who shouted homophobic abuse and several expletives at two gay men on a train has apologised.
7th November 2012
Video: Train passenger’s anti-gay tirade caught on YouTube 112
5:00 PM — A 56-year-old man has been cautioned after shouting homophobic abuse and several expletives at two men on a train.
3rd October 2012
UK: Anti-equal marriage conference held in Blackpool 66
11:12 AM — The director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) has attacked government proposals to legalise same-sex marriage at a conference in Blackpool.
15th August 2012
Same-sex ballroom championships come to Blackpool 5
10:05 AM — Same-sex international ballroom dancing championships are to be held in Blackpool this autumn.