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Blackpool hospital worker held over 'poisoning' claims

Blackpool hospital worker held over 'poisoning' claims

Health
A healthcare professional at a hospital has been arrested over the alleged administration of poison or a noxious substance to patients. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust raised concerns over care to some patients on 8 November, Lancashire Police said.The allegations related to the alleged mistreatment and neglect of some patients on the stroke unit in November, police said.She has been bailed until 6 December.The worker has also been suspended from duty.'Reassure all our patients'The BBC understands officers are investigating the alleged incorrect administration of drugs.Det Ch Insp Jill Johnston said: "The inquiry is complicated and we have a team of specialist detectives working on this case who are also offerin...
Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool

Entertainment
There's a fibreglass donkey in the corridor, and someone's moving a glittery model tram across Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. Paralympian Jonnie Peacock is eating chips in the canteen with Mollie King from The Saturdays, and Holby City's Joe McFadden is looking for the physio in the rabbit warren that is the ballroom's backstage area (he'll eventually find him in a repurposed toilet cubicle). Meanwhile - past host Claudia Winkleman's dressing room and the row of clothes for the four judges - there is the thrum of sewing machines coming from the wardrobe department.Thirteen people are busy working away inside. Among them are costumiers hand-sewing tiny emerald green crystals onto a dancer's outfit. It can only mean one thing - Strictly Come Dancing has hit Blackpool for its annual special.Ther...
Blackpool owners, the Oyston family, accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’ by High Court

Blackpool owners, the Oyston family, accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’ by High Court

Sports
The owners of Blackpool, the Oyston family, have been accused at the High Court of treating the football club as "the family's personal cash machine".Lawyers for Latvian millionaire Valeri Belokon, the club's president, were launching what could prove to be one of British football's most expensive legal actions.Andrew Green QC alleged on Monday at the start of a five-week hearing that Owen and Karl Oyston, owner and chairman of the Lancashire club, had "improperly" extracted millions of pounds from its funds following promotion to the Premier League in 2010 and used the money for their own benefit.Belokon's company VB Football Assets, a minor shareholder in the club, was excluded from key decisions, information and any share of profits, said Green.VB Football is pursing a claim against the...