Lifestyle 

Coronation Street’s Lucy Fallon lifts the lid on Bethany Platt’s shocking double-life

GETTY Lucy Fallon opens up on some shocking developments for Bethany For while Coronation Street viewers are about to discover that Bethany Platt is secretly working as a private dancer, Tom has had plenty of time to get used to his girlfriend’s hard-hitting stories. Last year Bethany was groomed and then abused by her older boyfriend and his friends. And previously she’s been bullied at school, collapsed after taking diet pills and developed an obsession with her mum’s boyfriend. “When I told Tom about my latest storyline he was a…

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Sport 

Match of the Day AXE: Trevor Sinclair given boot by BBC after racially abusing policeman

Sinclair, who has worked for anti-discrimination charity Show Racism The Red Card, was ordered on Tuesday to do 150 hours’ community service and given a 20-month drink-driving ban after being found twice over the limit. He asked the officer if he was being arrested because he was black and accused the police of racism before urinating in a patrol car, Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard. He then called the officer a “white” followed by an offensive word, as the police van doors were slammed on him. A BBC spokesman said on…

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Entertainment 

X Factor winner revealed TODAY: Where are ALL the previous champs? The scary reality

Grace Davies, Rak-Su and Kevin Davy White battled it out this weekend, with White already eliminated yesterday The newly-crowned champ or champs will be desperately hoping they can break the X Factor curse that has left many previous winners tumbling from their thrones with tarnished crowns. For every Leona Lewis there has been a Leon Jackson and last year’s winner Matt Terry quickly stumbled with Sucker For You after a promising start.   Grace and Rak-Su should look over this list and try to figure out who to emulate and…

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Entertainment 

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Alexandra Burke sends fans WILD with exciting confession

The popstar and musical theatre performer is currently a frontrunner to lift the Glitterball Trophy next month – but could she return to her roots once the series is done? Yesterday she sent heart rates pounding with a Twitter post that read simply “Studio” alongside half a dozen smiley emojis. Does this mean she’s plotting her pop comeback? “Pls make some quality timeless music that us DJs can play & celebrate ur vox on the dancefloor. Ur still my fav XFactor contestant ever,” one fan replied. “YES save pop music…

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Said & Done: ‘People think we’re asset-stripping. It’s absolutely ridiculous’

Quote of the week Karl Oyston: found to have “illegitimately stripped” Blackpool of £26.77m. The ruling came 10 months after he called fans protesting about asset-stripping “a busted flush … I’m sure they’ll get bored in time. You can only go on so long trotting out the same tired rhetoric. They’re naive, child-like … I pity them.” • Oyston’s other best efforts to change the narrative since 2014: calling a fan “a massive retard … special needs fuctard”; pledging to ban protestors “unless they sign acceptable behaviour orders”; and calling…

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Football League: Portsmouth win five-goal thriller while Bradford slip up

League One • Bloomfield Road started the day at the centre of increased attention and by full-time, it was much the same after Portsmouth ran out victorious from a five-goal thriller. It has not been a dull week at Blackpool. On Monday, the club’s owners, the Oyston family, were ordered to pay £31m at a high court ruling, and four days later, they put the club up for sale. In between all of that, the EFL removed the referee, Ben Toner, from the fixture, citing heightened scrutiny around the match-up.…

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Lifestyle 

House prices MAPPED: Value of property has soared in THIS area – be quick to snap it up

House prices in England and Wales have risen to an average price of £313,435. As of 7 October the average prince of a property for sale in the areas recovered from a 1.2 per cent drop in September. Rightmove’s house price index found that the average property price has risen £3,432 to £313,435 since September. So where do you have the best chance of selling your house for the best price. Those selling up in the North have the best chance to find a buyer before Christmas. Those in London…

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Entertainment 

X Factor winner Matt Terry new single out now: WHAT happened to all the other winners?

Terry is hoping he can break the X Factor curse that has left many previous winners tumbling from their thrones with tarnished crowns. For every Leona Lewis there has been a Leon Jackson and the odds are sadly not in Terry’s favour. Terry spoke of today’s single release and said: “The whole album is about my life over the last year and a half. It’s about being at the start of a relationship and how everything’s great, then it starts to crack, then Sucker For You comes in just after…

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Sport 

Clarke Carlisle: Ex-footballer ‘missing’ and last seen in Manchester

Carlisle’s wife Carrie tweeted that the ex-Leeds United and Burnley defender has not been seen since this morning. She tweeted: “#Missing Clarke’s last known whereabouts was Manchester City Centre at 6am. If you see him please get in touch” Lancashire police have confirmed they have received a report that was “missing from home” and are trying to trace him. Carlisle started his career at Blackpool before moving to QPR and then Leeds. In 2005 he switched to Watford and enjoyed the most successful period of his career at Burnley between…

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Lifestyle 

Liver disease warning: More people are dying from condition in THIS area of the country

There are more than a hundred different types of liver disease, and the condition affects two million people in the UK. However, the rate of people dying varies greatly across the UK, according to new data. Public Health England found that in some parts of England it was almost eight times higher than in other areas. Premature mortality rates – meaning dying before 75 – ranged from 3.9 per 100,000 in South Norfolk to 30.1 per 100,000 in Blackpool. This gap has widened over the past decade, and the data…

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