The Blackpool Gazette is an English evening 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 before being renamed the Evening Gazette, and then Blackpool Gazette.

Background

The newspaper is published by Blackpool Gazette & Herald Ltd, and is known locally as The Gazette. Two other weekly newspapers are also published - the Lytham St.Annes Express and the Fleetwood Weekly News, and one free weekly newspaper, the Blackpool Reporter. All are owned by Johnston Press.[3]

The Gazette also publishes a daily online version in Polish, Witryana Polska - Polish Gazette to cater for the local Polish community.[5]

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.[6] Oyston's response to stop recognising the Gazette as local media, instead only allowing them to attend national news conferences.