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Falls car in Fylde and Wyre to be scrapped from Friday

A health service launched in a bid to keep people out of hospital will be scrapped at the end of the month.

Health

Scramble! Season takes off at Blackpool airport museum

Tally-ho chaps! Spring is here and the people behind the Fylde Coast Museum of Aviation and Aircraft Manufacturing threw open the doors to Hangar 42 to the public for the first open day of 2017.

Business
The MIPIM International exhibition in Cannes 2017.

County deems International investment conference a success

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has reported that the county’s first visit to MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes each March, has been a huge success.

Business
Managing director Janet Thornton at Inspired Energy in Kirkham.

Profits power up at Fylde energy firm

Fylde-based Inspired Energy has grown its profits for the sixth year on the trot and welcomed a new non-executive director.

Business
Cinderbarrow Miniature Railway is perfect for all the family.

10 things to do this weekend (April 1 and 2)

Spring has arrived, so why not try something different this weekend.

Whats on
Coun Tony Ford on his allotment

Applications invited for allotments opportunity

Do you fancy having a go at growing your own fruit and vegetables?

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Bez from the Happy Mondays joins fracking protesters at the Preston New Road site

Bez joins campaigners in fight over fracking

Green campaigner and ‘Madchester’ music personality Bez has joined in the fight against Fracking on the Fylde.

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The mirror that caused the fire

Mum’s horror as her MIRROR sparks a blaze at her St Annes flat

A mirror on a bedside cabinet caused a St Annes flat fire after it reflected the spring sunshine onto a pair of curtains.

News 1
Adam Harrison

Drugs man disappears from Kirkham prison

Police are appealing for information after a 33-year-old man failed to return to prison.

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Atlanta Haley-Jefferson (centre) with other team members at Viva Blackpool

Atlanta wins Viva Blackpool’s star prize

Viva Blackpool has taken employee incentivisation to new heights by creating a Star of the Season award.

Business
Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre.  Pictured are Jessica Hesketh and Courtney Hesketh with Ruben Lear.

Lanterns and smiles at Blackpool Carers’ Centre

Lights, fire pits and tales on mystery and imagination were all part of the fun when Blackpool Carers’ Centre enjoyed a lantern festival.

Business 1
Pictures Martin Bostock.
TVR rally from Pontins to the factory on Bristol Avenue, Bispham. Weekend organised by TVR owners for the redundant TVR staff

New owners to get sneak preview of new TVR

The long-awaited new model from former Blackpool-based sports car firm TVR is set to be unveiled to people who have put down a deposit to buy one.

Business
Katie and Patricia Fieldhouse, and Janet Wardell.

Guests gather to honour Fylde’s top woman

Dedicated volunteer Margaret West, who spent 25 years helping improve the lives of hundreds of people, was named Fylde Woman of the Year at a luncheon at the Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham.

News
A peregrine falcon in flight

Falcons’ feathers will boost BAE jets

Britain’s warplanes of the future could be faster, more compact and safer after taking inspiration from the world’s fastest bird.

Business
Floyd Mayweather with Jamie Ramsden of Sheath UK

Top boxers aid Blackpool man’s specialist underpants firm

A Blackpool man has teamed up with boxers to market... his boxers.

Business
Stuart King chief operating officer of VetPlus

Awards success for VetPlus

Following a year of global growth, VetPlus is celebrating once more after picking up the Best Medium Sized business award at the Red Rose Awards.

Business
Dickens Great Expectations  staged by Fylde Coast Players

Unusual adaptation is poignant and well acted

Great Expectations – Fylde Coast Players, Lowther Pavilion

Theatre and Comedy
Singer Josef Locke

Infamous singer who made hits, court appearances and headlines

Josef Locke had a charismatic personality and was a huge success but no stranger to controversy.

News
Police and protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site

Fracking site to see 20mph speed limit

Anti-fracking campaigners have welcomed moves to impose a temporary speed limit on the road near a Fylde fracking site.

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Patients’ data ‘not breached’, health boss confirms

People living across Blackpool and the Fylde coast have been reassured that recent potential security breaches in GP patient records have not affected the area.

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