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Tuning up for festival

Fylde singer Tony Benedict and Gazette columnist Steve Canavan, who is organiser of St Annes Folk Club and a performer in his own right, will be among the more than 20 acts taking part in the St Annes Music and Arts Festival later this month.


Returning Hall to former glory

Restoration work at the Winter Gardens continues, with the Spanish Hall’s roof replacement well under way.

Lancashire university students could be eligible for a refund on their TV licence. (s)

Cash-strapped students could receive £50 TV Licence refund

More than 72,000 university students in Lancashire could be eligible for a £50 TV Licence refund.

Amanda Thompson speaking at the launch of the 16m Icon rollercoaster in May

Amanda’s honour at ‘Power 10’ listing

Blackpool Pleasure Beach boss Amanda Thompson has been named the world’s most influential woman in the theme park industry.


Rocco needs new home

Rocco is a loving boy who was taken to Blackpool RSPCA due to concerns for his welfare.

Travellers on YMCA playing fields on Seafield Road, Lytham

Council takes legal action to remove travellers

Court action is being taken to force travellers to move on from a Lytham sports field.

The Coustics on stage in Ashton Gardens, St Annes

Coustics delighted to home in on milestone gig

They have played countless iconic venues and appeared on the same bill as legendary acts including The Searchers and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Dr Tony Naughton

NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups both retain good ratings

For the second year running, both NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups were rated “good” in their annual assessment by NHS England.

Susan Evans, Andy Evans and Margaret Ashton of Lytham In Bloom watering the Old Tom tree and surrounding flowerbed in Lytham

Can you help dedicated volunteers battle the blooming drought?

Fylde’s In Bloom volunteers have made a plea for help as they battle against the effects of recent drought conditions.

School uniform doesnt need to be  a major issue. Schools are usually willing to be flexible, especially in extreme weather conditions

Uniform policies take a roasting in heatwave

Postmen are wearing their shorts to work and office staff have abandoned their ties.

Rehearsals underway for Clifton Academy Showcase 2018.

All set for Clifton Academy’s Showcase

The 2018 Showcase from the award-winning Clifton Academy begins tonight at Lowther Pavilion.

ABBA Mania opens at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, for the summer season, on Tuesday

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme a tribute to pop legends ABBA

The Grand Theatre is set for a Super Trouper summer as the West End’s original ABBA tribute show ABBA Mania comes to town.

Whats on
Venture out for a homemade picnic

10 cheap family hacks for fun in the sun

With the summer holidays just a week away penny-saving mums are compiling their top tips to help families save their cash on days out.

Jon Richardson

Old Man Jon’s ‘never been better’ than DVD show recording at Grand

Lancashire lad Jon Richardson will be coming back to his county roots with a show in Blackpool tomorrow.

Theatre and Comedy
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.

Rich Morton meets Theresa May

Theresa May gives Lancashire medics her seal of approval

Two paramedics who set up a group to help colleagues traumatised by the job have been honoured by the Prime Minister.
Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
Nick Bold

Pedigree band in debut at Port club

Three-piece Manchester band Nick Bold and The Raging Sea make their Fleetwood debut at the Steamer on Friday.

Celebrating the history of circus at Blackpools Grundy Art Gallery

Gallery celebrates circus anniversary

A programme of exhibitions at Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery this summer will celebrate 250 years of circus.

Theatre and Comedy
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.

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