Lions’ Edward fund swim at St Annes set to make biggest splash yet

A record number of swimmers will make a splash to raise cash in memory of Fylde meningitis victim Edward Dee.

Organist Nigel Ogden

End of a radio era – but no rest for Lytham’s Nigel

Nigel Ogden’s stint of nearly four decades on national radio is coming to an end – but he has no intention of retiring.

Ray Baker, new headteacher of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

New head eager for highest standards

High standards and the need for consistency will be crucial factors in ensuring Fylde’s biggest school continues to go from strength to strength, the new headmaster has told parents.

Fylde councillor Barbara Nash, who has died, aged 66

Tributes to councillor who died on festive family break

Touching tributes have been paid to a ‘caring and passionate’ Fylde councillor who died suddenly.

Phil Wood, headteacher at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College. is retiring after 16 years

End of an era as head retires from Fylde’s biggest school

It’s the end of an era at Fylde’s biggest school.

Michelle Stannard and Meg Green of the Friends of the Estuary on the 'Rudolph and Sleigh' erected by the Friends at Seafield Road, Lytham

Rudolph and sleigh making lots of Friends

As Fylde folk eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus, a Rudolph and sleigh with a difference have already landed.

Carr Hill High School, Kirkham

Sixth form could be shut by 2019

The sixth form at Carr Hill High School could close within two years.

Brian Turner

Book tells the story of axe threat Lytham library

Amid the ongoing uncertainty over Lytham Library’s future, the focus has been put on its history in a new book.

Collabro perform at the Lytham Christmas Lights switch on

Big switch-on ‘the best yet’

Lytham’s Christmas lights switch-on has been declared the biggest and best yet.

Louise Martin of the Friends of Lytham Institute and Library present their petition for the restoration of servuces to Lytham Library to Lancashire County Council cabinet membetr Peter Buckley, with supporters and other county councillors looking on

Step forward in bid to save town library

Campaigners aiming to see Lytham’s library back in its traditional home have vowed to battle on after hopes of the service being restored to town took a key step forward.

Lytham and St Annes town crier Colin Ballard

Retiring Colin set to carry on crying

Town crier Colin Ballard could carry on in some capacity after all, following the earlier announcement of his intended retirement.

The plaque

Share your memories for Fylde school book

Photographs and memories are wanted for a planned new book on the history of a fondly-remembered Fylde school.

Remembrance Day ceremony at Blackpool war memorial

‘Let’s turn out for those who gave their lives’

Fylde coast residents are being urged to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to the war dead at Remembrance Sunday services this weekend.

Roadworks have started on Squires Gate Lane

Trade fears amid bridge work misery

The closure of a key road has prompted fears of a slump in pre-Christmas trade as well as peak-time traffic misery.

Colin Ballard in full cry

Oyez, Oyez! Do you fancy being in with a shout as a town crier?

St Annes Town Council is looking for a successor to Colin Ballard, who is due to retire from the role on his 70th birthday next March after almost six years in the distinctive red coat.

Work at St Andrews Road South, St Annes

Pavement power in town centre rebirth

Work is under way on the latest phase of improvements to St Annes town centre.

Launch of the petition to revive Lytham's library

Library battle given timely online boost

A petition calling for the reopening Lytham’s library now has an online presence.

Fylde's deputy mayoress Vivien Ivell,  Jenny Edwards, Lytham Rotary president-elect John Edwards, Rotarians Herbert and Joy Chatters, Rotary GB and Ireland President 2019-20 Donna Wallbank, Lytham Rotarians Robert Dunn, Ged Calveley and Roger McCann at the premier of the film Breathe at Lowther Pavilion.

Lowther screen premiere boost for polio fund

The red carpet rolled out and the corks popped as Lowther Pavilion staged its very own film premiere.

Sir Stanley Matthews

Sir Stan’s exceptional and inspirational life comes to a small screen near you in exciting new documentary

He was football’s first superstar, considered by many the greatest player ever and the game’s first knight.
Freda Gratton (second left) and Maureen Stancombe (second right) meet Ken Dodd, accompanied by Fylde mayor Coun John Singleton and mayoress Geraldine Singleton

How tickled we were to meet Doddy!

Two lifetime fans of Sir Ken Dodd achieved their wish to meet their idol – with more than a little help from Fylde’s mayor.

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