Closure threatened police counters cost nine times more per caller

Police bosses insist they have no other option than to close down front counter services as they face the need to cut yet more cash from the force’s budget.
Crime 4
An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

GP practices set for £6m move to new ‘state-of-the-art’ building

Two doctor’s surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham could move into a £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

Health 3
Mark Holloway [left] and Paul Phazey raised cash to allow Headway to launch new sessions for brain injury survivors on the Fylde coast

Boost for brain injury survivors on coast

Brain injury survivors will be able to access support closer to home thanks to the gruelling effort of two men.

Coastguard staff at Lytham carrying out mud training recently

Rescuers show off their dirty tricks in mud training

Coastguard staff practiced their life-saving skills during a recent training exercise, on the mud off the end of Lytham jetty.

St Annes Police Station

Fylde police station front counter closures shock

The number of police stations open to the public on the Fylde coast could halve under new cost-cutting proposals.

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Banner promoting Lytham St Annes Lions' new treasure hunt at Fairhaven Lake

Lions target more treasure for charity

A charity cash-boosting treasure hunt app designed to appeal to visitors and local residents is growing fast.

Northern Rail services will be hit by strike action

Union announces fresh strike action on Lancashire rail services

Rail passengers face more misery as guards prepare to stage a three day strike as part of an ongoing dispute.

Transport 6
Start of first Lytham Beer Run 2016

Extra cheer at town beer run

Lytham Beer Run is set to bring even more cheer than on its debut last year.

Resort GPs will turn away hay fever sufferers with no ‘clear clinical need’

Resort GPs will turn away hay fever sufferers with no ‘clear clinical need’

Hay fever sufferers have been told to buy treatment over the counter – and told their GP won’t prescribe it unless there is a ‘clinical need’.

Health 3

Lytham puts on feast of fun for Club Day

This year’s annual Lytham Club Day has been described as “amazing”.

A car found off the road in Catforth. Photo: Lancs Roads Police

Police drink drive warning

The driver of this car has been arrested after a positive breath test.

Crime 1
The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
Police raided a home in Lytham

Drugs police raid Lytham home

Police have carried out drugs raids on a home in Lytham.
Domestic Abuse victims are given specialist support

Lancashire's Victim Support service is helping those most in need

“I could not see beyond the darkness...”

Last year's Armed Forces Day on Preston Flag Market was a huge success

Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
Whats on 1
The Sitting Goose, Bartle

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire.
News 1
David Haythornthwaite is presented with the Montgomery Bowl by ABF The Soldiers' Charity trustee WO1 Sergeant Major Glenn Haughton

David’s delight at charity award

A Fylde businessman has earned a top national award for his services to charity.

Ed Nash, president of Fylde Veterans, outside the former Garden Cafe in Wood Street, St Annes which is being converted into a NAAFI Cafe to benefit forces veterans

Veterans to benefit from a NAAFI cafe

Fylde forces veterans are set to benefit from a new town centre cafe.

News 1
West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

Transport 8
Virgin Trains wants to operate three Pendolino trains to Blackpool every day

New London rail services would boost Blackpool tourism

An increase in direct rail services between Blackpool and London could boost tourism and investment in the resort.

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