Blackpool Gazette

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The Blackpool Gazette
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TypeDaily newspaper (excluding Sundays)
FormatLocal newspaper
EditorNicola Adam
Political alignmentNeutral
HeadquartersThe Gazette Avroe House, Blackpool

The Blackpool Gazette (locally marketed as simply The Gazette) is an English daily newspaper based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Published every day except Sunday, it covers the towns and communities of the Fylde coast. It was founded as The West Lancashire Evening Gazette in 1929 before being renamed the Evening Gazette, and then Blackpool Gazette. The paper's history dates back to a weekly publication founded in 1873.


The newspaper is published by JPI Media (owned by National World), and is known locally as The Gazette. Two other weekly newspapers are also published - the Lytham St.Annes Express and the Fleetwood Weekly News It is online at and on Twitter as The_Gazette and Facebook as Blackpool Gazette.

Key staff include: Editor: Nicola Adam; Sports Editor: Andy Moore; News Editor: Simon Drury; Digital Editor (JPI NW): Colin Ainscough; Deputy News Editor: Michael Holmes; Blackpool FC writer: Matt Scrafton; Business Editor: Tim Gavell; Social Media Editor (JPI NW) Iain Lynn; Entertainments reporter: Nicola Jaques; Local Democracy Reporter: Shelagh Parkinson; News Reporter: Wes Holmes; News Reporter: Rebecca Beardmore News Reporter: James Graves; News Reporter (Lytham & St Anne’s) Tony Durkin; Reporter (communities) : Claire Lark; News Reporter (Fleetwood): Richard Hunt; Communities reporter (& also Editor, Lytham St Anne’s Express): Julia Bennett; Head of advance content (JPI NW) Mike Hill

The Gazette had a close link with local football club Blackpool F.C. until the club's relegation from the Premier League in 2011. In 2014, the newspaper decided to scrap club chairman Karl Oyston's weekly column "given such disgusting and offensive comments" he made to a Blackpool fan.[1] Oyston's response was to stop recognising the Gazette as local media, instead only allowing them to attend national news conferences. The Oystons left the club in 2019.


  1. ^ "Gazette comment: More shame on Blackpool FC" - Blackpool Gazette, 22 December 2014

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