SUPPORTERS of charities in Blackpool are this month (May, 2013) being invited to nominate their organisations to be considered for a donation from a national firm.
Schumacher UK plans to select the charity or charities with the most votes to receive donations and will discuss the next steps with them regarding promoting their organisation. Ian Garwood, Director at Schumacher UK, which is [...]
According to a UK survey by the National Literacy Trust, young people are now more likely to read on their computer screens than pick up a printed book or magazine. As well as social networking and browsing websites, almost a thir
The National Literacy Trust studied almost 35,000 young people aged between 8 and 16 years old and their findings have painted a picture of a generation who are now immersed in a screen-based culture. The developments in mobile ph [...]
Lucky Fleetwood resident, Scott Hayton, is celebrating after driving away in a brand new limited edition Peugeot 208 GTi – one of only 29 manufactured in the UK.
To raise awareness of the new Peugeot 208 GTi and to commemorate the original Peugeot 205 GTi, which made its debut in 1984, Peugeot has created 29 vehicles - one for each year since its launch. Each limited edition Peugeot 20 [...]
BLACKPOOL folk who loved their garden trampoline as a child and have always secretly wanted to indulge their love of bouncing as an adult now have an excuse.
Bouncers young and old from the town are invited to join in with National Get Britain Bouncing Day on June 27 to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp, which is [...]
Are you and your family at your wits end with tantrums and bad behaviour? Can you no longer connect with your child? Is the dinner table a daily battle ground? Are you shattered from sleepless nights?
If you and your partner feel like you have exhausted the endless advice in blogs, forums, books and magazines and you've still not had the breakthrough you deserve, then perhaps we can help. In a groundbreaking new television s [...]
BLACKPOOL youngsters are being asked to learn the art of knitting and join in with a charity challenge from this month (May, 2013) to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Children are being invited to join forces with their parents or grandparents for a knitting project to help fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and its work. Chris Prentis, Managing Director of Super Tramp, explained: “Ou [...]
Dame Helen Mirren has defended her actions of scolding a group of drummers who interrupted her West End play The Audience this bank holiday weekend by saying she was ‘steaming’ with rage.
The actress who has won an Oscar and most recently a Laurence Olivier Award for her portrayal of the Queen emerged from London's Gielgud theatre on Saturday 4th May in full costume (minus the rumoured crown or tiara) to ask the gr [...]
Dove's brand new 'real beauty' campaign has posted a three-minute ad on YouTube that teaches a vital lesson about how we as women view ourselves, compared to how others see us. Trust us, it's worth your time.
Famous for its use of real women posing confidently, wearing nothing but white underwear and a big smile on their faces, Dove's 'Real Beauty' campaign has continued to reinvent female-focused marketing since its launch over a deca [...]
There are many ways Margaret Thatcher changed Britain, with no Prime Minister in living memory having such a far-reaching influence. From the economy to women's fashion, she divided the country and left a lasting legacy.
1 - The Decline of the North: When Britain's first female prime minister was in power for 11 long years, football fans from the north travelling to away games in London would be taunted by home supporters waving bundles of £10 [...]
Britain's first ever female Prime Minister and the first woman elected to lead a major western state has died aged of 87 after suffering a stroke.
The Iron Lady's son, Sir Mark, and daughter Carol confirmed that she died this morning at the Ritz hotel at around 11am after suffering a stroke. Her doctor and carer were with her at her bedside when she passed but her children w [...]
With little or no fanfare, and perhaps escaping your knowledge entirely, the mobile phone officially turned 40 with the first ever call made on April 3, 1973. Motorola engineer Martin Cooper rang a technology rival from downtown M
It took ten years for the first mobile phone to move from prototype to a commercially available product (and even then the first mobile contained 30 circuit boards, had a talk-time of 35 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge), it [...]
Whether your the next Annie Leibovitz or Ansel Adams, or just happen to have a picture that shows off your local town or city, why not submit your photo to TownTalk and be within a chance to win a Canon 650D!
Here at TownTalk we love nothing better then showing off your local town and city, and how better than to have you (the people who actually live there) submit your photos showing off your local area! You photo's will not only [...]
TownTalk is still your guide to your town but now it’s had a makeover. It's still as simple to use but now it’s even faster, even smarter and it looks amazing too!
With now over 190 sites (and an ever expanding network) we’ve got everything from local attraction and places to visit, to a directory of restaurants, bars and shops in your area. TownTalk is still the most comprehensive local new [...]
BLACKPOOL bouncers are being reminded it’s not too late (April, 2013) to submit a photograph of themselves making a shape on a trampoline for the chance to front a national campaign.
Get Britain Bouncing, which promotes trampolining while helping to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, is searching for a youngster to provide the shape of the campaign. Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Supe [...]
BLACKPOOL folk are this month (April, 2013) being asked to sign up to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by getting one million people nationwide bouncing on the same day.
Get Britain Bouncing is calling for clubs, schools, businesses and individuals in the city to take part in National Get Britain Bouncing Day on June 27 during Cystic Fibrosis Week. Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of [...]
CRAFT groups from Blackpool are being asked to take on a charity knitting challenge this month (March, 2013) and beyond to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Club members dedicated to the craft are invited to make legwarmers along with thousands of home knitters to fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and its work. Senior Corporate and Trust Fundraising Manager for the charity, S [...]
Pets at Home Blackpool is introducing a series of microchipping events over the coming months, following the introduction of Government legislation making it compulsory for all dogs in England and Wales to be microchipped by April
The new law, announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), details that it will be the responsibility of dog owners to ensure their pet is microchipped and there will be fines for non-compliance. It [...]
The National AGS Show at Loughborough on Saturday, 9th March, 2013 has had to be cancelled
A ruptured gas main at the Charnwood Community College has resulted in a total closure of all buildings and we have had to cancel the show. We are trying to contact all concerned, but please pass the word! Thank you [...]