Lytham and St Annes cricket captains can't wait to get the ball rolling

Ben Saunders and Nathan Armstrong are looking forward to their first full season as captains of Lytham and St Annes respectively as the cricket campaign gets under way this Saturday for the Fylde clubs.

A previous cast of American Idiot, the Green Day musical

Don’t be an American Idiot and miss out as new Opera House show tickets go on sale

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Green Day’s American Idiot musical when it comes to Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Dinosaur World Live comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre

Get up close to prehistoric puppets on daring adventure

Step back in time with a theatrical treat for all the family at the Grand Theatre this weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
Daniel O'Donnell heads to the Opera House, Blackpool, this week

Daniel’s Irish eyes will be smiling over the crowd at the Opera House

He’s the only artist to have at least one hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, and this week Daniel O’Donnell is back in Blackpool.

Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval as the Macbeths

REVIEW: Macbeth, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

There seem to be more Macbeths around right now than you can shake a broomstick at, with productions running at the National Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Theatre and Comedy
Troubadour on stage

Troubadour on target to celebrate musical project

A project taking aim at bringing the excitement back to music download’s comes to a close with a celebration concert.

Fylde Council leader Coun Susan Fazackerley

New patrol service introduced by Fylde Council for great outdoors

Five new jobs have been created with the introduction of a ranger and coastal patrol service by Fylde Council.

Polish Under-11s v FC Rangers   Picture: KAREN TEBBUTT

Fylde coast youth football review: Hogan Cup and Plate semis, YMCA reports

There were plenty of Hogan Cup and Plate matches this weekend in the Blackpool and District Youth Football League with all Cup semi-finals at Squires Gate FC.

Eric The Dragon

Countdown on for big St George’s Day bash in Lytham

Organisers of Lytham’s St George’s Day Festival are looking forward to its 10th anniversary staging being the biggest and best yet.

The work ongoing at Blackpool North train station

Anger over rail delays lead to calls for clarity as bosses slam 'unfounded' rumours

MPs called for clarity over the progress on the huge rail upgrade project linking the resort to Preston and beyond.
The children's cast of Whistle Down The Wind by Junction 4

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

Theatre and Comedy
The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Playing the name game

What does your name mean? Choosing the name of a baby can be quite a difficult task, there are countless books and websites on baby names.

The Memento Workshop is based on the Lubaina Himid exhibition at the Harris Museum

Things to do (April 21 - 23)

As the weather brightens up, why not get out and about to some of these events?

Whats on

Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

Cubbins funfair at Lytham

Green for go for Lytham funfair

Lytham’s traditional summer funfair will go ahead on the Green after all – to the delight of Club Day officials.

Police probe

Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

North West
Official lifeboat naming ceremony in St Annes

Hundreds at lifeboat naming ceremony

The new Lytham St Annes lifeboat Barbara Anne was officially named and dedicated in a ceremony at the RNLI boathouse on St Annes Promenade.

Name a train

Your chance to name a Virgin train

Virgin trains is set to launch new electric train services for Blackpool via Preston and bosses want readers to come up with a name for one of the new trains.


Farmer Parrs visits Glenroyd Nursing Home in Blackpool

There was plenty of animal magic at this nursing home in Blackpool after it was visited by a group from Farmer Parrs in Fleetwood.

Dave Challinor

AFC Fylde boss warns of another tricky test against Solihull

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor admits Saturday’s home clash with a rejuvenated Solihull Moors will be far from straightforward.

AFC Fylde
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