Pedestrian injured in car park collision

A pedestrian was treated for minor injuries following a collision in a supermarket car park.

Mark Robinson, MD Vantage Motor Group

Blackpool man was proud to have proven teacher wrong

A Blackpool entrepreneur said today he had achieved a boyhood dream and proved a teacher wrong by acquiring a motor dealership in the resort.

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MPs Mark Menzies and Gordon Marsden at Dahlia's Kitchen for Small Business Saturday

Fylde coast MPs back our small businesses

Fylde coast MPs from opposing parties teamed up to champion the wide variety of small businesses for Small Business Saturday – an initiative that is now in its fourth year in the UK.

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Have your say on new Fylde dog rule proposals

Have your say on new Fylde dog rule proposals

A survey over proposed major changes to dog control in Fylde is now live and residents are being invited to have their say.

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Fence at Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, St Annes.

March planned for tragic boy

A young boy who died from suspected meningitis at the weekend has been named.

A scene from the play The Adventures of Pom

Stage is set for Eco-Pod show

A new interactive sensory performance from one of the UK’s leading early years performers and storytellers comes to Fylde next week.

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WST Travel wins School Travel Awards award for the best schoolk tour operator in 2016

Blackpool school travel firm scoops award

Blackpool-based school travel company, WST School Travel, has been named the UK’s Best School Tour Operator in The School Travel Awards 2016/17.

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Sean OToole seated, with Operations Manager Tom Workman.

Fylde coast builders’ expansion plans

Fylde coast house builders James Carter Homes in association with Fylde Joinery and Building Services Ltd has expanded its team with the appointment of Tom Workman as Operations Manager.

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BAE Systems Jetstream, used for test flights on the pilotless aircraft programme

Pilotless aircraft to return to Fylde skies

Engineers at BAE Systems’ Warton site are set to carry out a new set of pilotless plane tests.

Kingsman Richard Fleming

Troops from Lancashire’s regiment head out to Iraq

As households across the Fylde prepare to get together for Christmas, soldiers from the county bade farewell to their loved ones and headed to Iraq.

Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, St Annes.

Schoolboy dies from suspected meningitis

A Fylde coast primary school pupil has died from suspected meningitis.

Bellringers from St Michael's Church, Kirkham with one of the 170-year-old bells recently dismantled ahead of being replaced. From left: Keith Cookson, Terry Williams, Geoff Speight and Ken Jagger.

Time to ring out the old

It was the opportunity of a lifetime for the bellringers and parishioners of a rural Fylde church - a close-up look at the original bells which have rung out across town for 170 years.

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Customers’ dismay at bid to shut down banks

Customers’ dismay at bid to shut down banks

A bank’s plans to shut four branches will have a severe effect on customers and businesses, it has been claimed.

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Blackpoool-born artist Danielle Vaughan with her portrait of Leicester City FC boss Claudio Ranieri

Blackpool woman making the headlines into art

A Blackpool-born artist has achieved national attention with her ripped paper portrait of Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri.

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HMRC is reminding people to fill in their tax forms

Fylde coast gets self assessment tax reminder

HM Revenue and Customs is urging the North West’s 985,000 Self Assessment (SA) customers to register for a Personal Tax Account (PTA), and see how easy submitting a tax return really can be.

Fylde Council leader Sue Fazackerley, and director of resources Tracy Morrison (holding scissors) at the official openingh of the new North Promenade toilet block with (from left) Gareth Matthews, waste prevention and enforcement officer at Fylde Council, Danfo general manager Andrew McIlduff and site manager Ray Humphries.

10-year toilet break over at seafront site

A seafront toilet block has reopened after 10 years - with plenty of spadework required.

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Bank closes 14 branches in shock announcement

Bank closes 14 branches in shock announcement

A raft of local Natwest branches are set to close after a shock announcement from the bank.

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Kirkham Christmas lights switch on in the market square.
A festive window display and lit tree on Poulton Street.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Festive spirit lights up Kirkham for the first time

Festive spirit was in the air when hundreds turned out to a Lancashire town’s first Christmas lights switch on.

Edwin Booth and Francis Egan at the launch of Putting Lancashire First

Fracking firm’s benefits pledge to the Fylde coast

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla has pledged to put Lancashire First when it comes to getting the benefits from a shale gas industry.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Baseline monitoring near frack sites starts

Environmental monitoring has begun near proposed shale gas sites on the Fylde as the Government faced demands to ensure the process was robust.

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