Suspected drink and drug drivers caught travelling wrong way down a one way street

Police in Blackpool have arrested two people after stopping a car travelling the wrong way down a one way street.
Adam Lewis on the attack for Fylde

Match report: Fylde RFC 10 Darlington Mowden Park 13

This looked anything but a top v bottom encounter as Fylde continued their improvement by testing second-placed DMP to the limit.
Rugby Union
A yellow warning for Preston has been issued by the Met Office.

SNOW WARNING: Blackpool's hour-by-hour snow forecast for Sunday

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Blackpool on Sunday as sub-zero temperatures continue to sweep across the north west.
The words 'Ban fracking' were spray painted onto the windows of Barclays in Clifton Street. Photo: Michael Sayward.

Bank vandalised with anti-fracking gesture

A high-street bank has had its front windows vandalised in what appears to be an anti-fracking protest.
Ollie Alderson at last weeks fund-raiser at the village hotel

‘It’s amazing... he’s here and loving life’

A young boy who spent 10 months waiting for a heart donor has made an ‘amazing’ recovery – and will soon represent Great Britain in a worldwide sporting competition.
Waves lash Blackpool Promenade

Caroline short but not sweet

These were the blustery scenes as Storm Caroline buffeted the Fylde coast.

Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

The star of the Channel 4 programme The Supervet, will be taking his stage show, Welcome To My World, on an 18-date nationwide tour

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick to embark on first live tour

The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is going on the road.
Theatre and Comedy
Highfield Road in the 1960s

Then and now: Changing face of Highfield Road, South Shore

These two photographs, taken nearly six decades apart, show how little has changed in the Highfield Road area of Blackpool’s South Shore.

You what?

The most misused phrases - including ‘to be pacific, ‘an escape goat’ and ‘damp squid’

'To be pacific, 'an escape goat' and 'damp squid' are the most misused phrases or sayings, according to research.

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

Fairhaven Hotel, when the bulldozers moved in, in 1976

Serving up happy memories of a much-loved Fylde pub

Some readers may recall the old Fairhaven Hotel, on Clifton Drive, Fairhaven. The original building was constructed in 1895, by Boddingtons Brewery.

Falklands veteran Simon Weston at the Wodden Spoon annual Lunch

War veteran helps swell fund coffers

A Fylde fund-raising event raised £33,000 for charity.

An artists impression of how the new hotel and venue will look

PROJECT UPDATE: Last Christmas at the old Sands before five star transformation

Last Christmas at the old Sands before five star transformation.


Animal magic as hit movie goes on stage in Blackpool

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as Madagascar a Musical Adventure arrives at Blackpool’s Opera House.

Theatre and Comedy
Gary Numan

Gary Numan announces new tour

Gary Numan has released a video for new single ‘End Of Things’ from current album ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ and has announced a string of UK dates in March 2018  – including at Preston Guild Hall on March 19.

Lesley Garrett

Opera and a festive dinner

Acclaimed international opera singer Lesley Garrett, in the company of the Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, hosts a special proms evening at Preston Guild Hall next Tuesday night (December 12).

With less than three weeks to go until Christmas here's a look back at some of the UK's worst 'gift gaffes'

Most hated Christmas gifts revealed

A pair of marigolds, underwear from a boss, anti-cellulite cream and EVEN BOTOX are just some of the most HATED Christmas presents to have been received by Brits.

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