School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
From left, Emma Lowe with Alfie and Arthur, Pete Marquis and Sarah Kiley of High Five Lancashire at the Hand and Dagger Charity Day

Fund-raiser for Alfie and Arthur Lowe from Salwick

A family fun day organised by a businessman to support two disabled boys has raised more than £5,000.

New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

Play area

VOTE: Where are the best children's play parks in Lancashire?

Finding a play park to keep the young ones entertained is one step closer to a quieter life.
Fleetwood to Knott End ferry crossing the estuary in 1961

Memories of life on the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Author Angela Norris has gathered the memories of travellers who relied on Lancashire’s best loved ferry to get to school or work during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, for a compilation of colourful tales. Here she tells some of their stories

Knott End ferry the Wyresdale

Memories of life crossing our coastal waters through foul weather and fair

Mention ‘Knott End’ and most people will think of the iconic Fleetwood to Knott End ferry – like fish and chips, the two are synonymous. Since the mid-1800s ferryboats have sailed across the Wyre Estuary, linking leafy Knott End and Over Wyre with the busy port of Fleetwood.
Engelbert Humperdinck "as the fans never see him" backstage in his dressing room in 1968 for a Gazette feature

Summer of romance as Hump tops the bill

The summer of 68 was a summer of romance for ladies of all ages, who swooned at the mere thought of the star of the Blackpool ABC Theatre’s summer show.
Duke of Kent RNLI visit to Lytham'Eye spy with my little eye, HRH Duke of Kent takes a closer look at Lytham lifeboat in the Ribble Estuary, during his visit to Lytham Lifeboat House in 1983

Right royal visits on the Fylde coast

We recently featured Carr Hill School and its 60th anniversary.
Andrew Nowell and a selection of some of the foods he and his wife ate during their vegan challenge

Going vegan isn’t hard, it just takes planning

How do you know if there’s a vegan in the room at a party? They’ll always make sure they tell you’.

Whats on
Alyssa Davies on the throne

Wrea Green girl is a star at Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards

Brave Alyssa Davies was a guest of honour at the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards party, held in partnership with TK Maxx at a special venue in central London.

Sue Jones

Wrea Green and Lytham church goer awarded BEM honour

A former church warden has been honoured with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to fostering and to the clergy.


Lancashire recommends... the best places for an ice cream

It is still hot enough to treat yourself to an ice cream.

Ice cream

VOTE: Where is the best place for an ice cream in Lancashire?

The sun is blazing - the perfect time for an ice cream.


Oh we always did like to be beside the seaside

The sort of scenes we have been seeing the last few weeks, of packed Fylde beaches in the sunshine, are nothing new.

Blackpool Wake Park

Top five outdoor activities in Lancashire to enjoy during a heatwave

You don't want to be stuck indoors in this weather.

The Grand Theatre, before the Royal Performance in May 1981

Barry Band: Hot and bothered about the old Church Street

Tuesday morning and it’s another hot one!


Stepping back in time on the wards to mark 70 years of the health service

As the NHS turns 70, we take a look back at some of the Fylde coast’s hospitals over the years.

Fence, Burnley

Lancashire recommends... the best beer gardens during a heatwave

There will be plenty of people wanting a beer garden this weekend

Avenham Park, Preston

Top five picnic spots in Lancashire to enjoy during the heatwave

The weather is scorching hot - perfect for a picnic.
The Canal Turn, Carnforth

Best pubs to stop by during a walk in Lancashire

It's the perfect weather for a stroll in Lancashire's countryside or coastal areas.

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