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Quartet bid to fill vacant seat in Heyhouses

Sally Nash, daughter of the latest previous incumbent Barbara Nash, is among four candidates standing in next month’s Heyhouses by-election for a seat on Fylde Council.

Elizabeth Dee shows off her Swimarathon medal to  husband Justin and sons Oliver and William

The ‘Edward Effect’ boosts charity

A record fund-raising effort in memory of Fylde youngster Edward Dee has been saluted as ‘a really special community achievement’ by a charity’s founder.

The cast of The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, featuring Coleen Nolan (right),  prepare to bare all

Blackpool’s own Coleen Nolan goes the Full Monty to beat cancer

A group of female celebrities have signed up to bare all on TV to raise awareness of breast cancer. One of them, Blackpool’s own Coleen Nolan, talks about why the show hits particularly close to home for her.

Pervert’s face used on poster warning

Police have urged ‘restraint’ after vigilantes plastered posters of a local pervert around a Lancashire town.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details

Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.


Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Get running

Take part in Great Manchester Run for Heartbeat, in Preston

Preston-based heart charity, Heartbeat is appealing for people to become part of their team and join them for this year’s Great Manchester Run.

Norcross Cricket Club

The best cricket clubs in Lancashire

Thanks for your votes.

Mike Garson (at keyboards) on stage with David Bowie

Bowie band man scoop for Lowther

Fylde music fans are to be offered a rare insight into the life and music of the legendary David Bowie.

Son Of A Preacher Man plays the Grand Theatre this week

REVIEW: Son Of A Preacher Man, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

If ever a show needed the classic jukebox musical trick of a mega-mix finale to send its audience out happy, this is it.

Theatre and Comedy
The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Potent symbols of unity

A friend of mine has just come back from Belfast. He had gone there to look at communities and issues of division.

Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.


Oscar winner Emma Thompson joins women's protest at fracking site

Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson compared fracking companies to a desperate Looney Tunes character as she visited a drill site in Lancashire.

"This will be Blackpool's greatest season ever!"

Any other seaside resort would be proud to shout about a single new attraction at the start of the tourist season.

New Blackpool Pleasure Beach rollercoaster Icon powers up for the first time

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has unveiled the rollercoaster carriage for its new ride Icon, as the ride hits the track for the very first time.


Getting arty for bumper Lytham St Annes Festival

More than 500 youngsters took part in the speech and drama, music and singing sections of the biggest Lytham St Annes Festival of Performing Arts yet.

Enuff Z'Enuff

REVIEW: Bullet Boys, Enuff Z’Enuff and Budderside, The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool

From the moment the first chord powered out we knew we were in for something a little bit special.

Lucy-Mae Cain, from Warton, a student at Lytham Sixth Form College

Students get a taste of life as a paramedic

Students are being offered the chance to sample life as a paramedic in a new partnership between Lytham Sixth Form College and the North West Ambulance Service.

Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.

Sensory room is unveiled at Blackpool care home

A care home recently named as one of the best in the North West has unveiled a new sensory room for use by its residents.

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