Did Hitler want to make resort his playground?

It’s a story that has been told many times before, but the airing of a new TV series has seen it resurface: Hitler loved Blackpool so much he spared it from the wrath of the Luftwaffe and planned to turn it into his own personal holiday destination.

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The Food Agency will not charge home bakers up to �300 for inspections

Inspections relief for home bakers

Charity bakers can breathe a sigh of relief after it was confirmed they will not be charged for kitchen inspections.

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Arthur Askey, the famous comedian, opened the annual garden party at St Annes College for Girls, at Northwick, Clifton Drive South, St Annes.
 Here he is seen sharing a joke with Miss J Foden (right) one of the principals and Sheila Dent, head girl

“Before your very eyes” – comedian appeared at garden party

It’s hard to imagine these days a famous celebrity attending a small, local community event like a garden party.

Tapas at Ziggy's

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire.
How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
Gin Festival is coming to Blackpool

National gin festival will be quite the tonic

Gin lovers of Blackpool rejoice, the UK’s original Gin Festival is visiting the town for the first time ever.

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Fun in Ashton Gardens. The sack race at St Annes Carnival.

Children’s festival sparks big interest

Organisers of a children’s festival planned for St Annes have been encouraged by the backing it has received from the community.

Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Brendan Cole All Night Long

Brendan Cole All Night Long

I may not have been alone on this Valentine’s date with a difference but my evening with Brendan Cole was certainly one to remember.

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Arnold Villa and Westover

The story behind two historic Blackpool villas

150-year-old tales of intrigue surround a pair of elegant homes built on South Shore’s Lytham Road.

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

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Day of Sunshine

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted. Here are the top charity shops in the area.
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Joanne Kendall, Christine Howe and founder Bev Sykes at a Just Good Friends awareness event

‘Effect of loneliness must never be underestimated’

The founder of a companionship group which has quickly proved a massive hit in St Annes is looking to expand it across the whole of Fylde.

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Valentines Day card published in 1907. Image courtesy of

St Valentine's Day through the ages

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at how Lancastrian lovebirds celebrated St Valentine's Day in years gone by

Charity shop

Where are the best charity shops in Lancashire?

As more and more people are turning to charity shops for buying furniture, electrical goods and clothes, we want to know where the best ones are.

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George Best in action against Lytham FC in a special fund-raising match at Ballam Road.

How a footballing legend joined in the match of the day in Fylde in the 80s

It was simply the best of times at Lytham FC’s Ballam Road ground nearly 35 years ago.

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How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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Michael Wan's Mandarin

Lancashire recommends... Chinese restaurants

Readers have voted. Here are the best Chinese and Cantonese eat-in restaurants.
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Members of the Friends of Blackpool Road North Playing Fields, St Annes, with workmen at the Health Path being constructed at the playing fields thanks to �12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme

Bags charge boosts park

A Fylde recreation area is set for a whole new look – thanks to the 5p charge for supermarket bags.

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Postcards depicting the original route of the Garstang rail line through rural Wyre

Reviving a ‘forgotten’ Lancashire rail route dream

Campaigners on track to try and restore parts of old Garstang to Knott End line

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