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Deadline extended for woman of year awards

Nominations have been flooding in for the Fylde Woman of the Year awards, but the deadline has been extended a week to accommodate even more.

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Roger Batty, from Freckleton, was given �15,000 by his dentist after taking legal action over poor treatment he received.

Patient’s £15,000 payout after ‘losing four teeth’

A pensioner who lost four teeth after his dentist allegedly failed to treat decay has been paid £15,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

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999 call-out was a 'false alarm'

999 call-out was a 'false alarm'

Firefighters were called out to a sounding smoke alarm at a property in Westway, Freckleton at 4.38pm today.
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The scene of the accident on the Freckleton bypass

One taken to Blackpool hospital after two car crash

Two men were hurt after being involved in a road smash on the Freckleton bypass.

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Ellen Mason with her family

Happy 102nd birthday Ellen

Ellen Mason enjoyed being the centre of attention at her 102nd birthday.

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Fylde Woman of the Year winner 2016, Pam Young, with Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Woman of the Year search

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has launched his annual campaign to find Fylde’s Woman of the Year.

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Identical Twins, pictured left, Marie Townsend and Stella Kyarsgaard in Penwortham, Preston.

“Measles saved our life”

Marie Townsend and Stella Kyarsgaard should have been at the school one day in August 1944 when an American Air Force bomber crashed into their classroom killing their reception classmates. But the sisters were kept home that day due to being ill with measles. AASMA DAY talks to the Lancashire twins about their miraculous escape.

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Police probe 6am hit-and-run

Police probe 6am hit-and-run

Police are appealing for information after an Audi A3 was left badly damaged in a hit and run.

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Dog walkers on Lytham Green

Have your say on new dog rules

Major changes to dog control in Fylde are on the cards – and residents are being invited to have their say.

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Has this man had his foot run over for telling a driver to slow down?

A man had his foot run over after he told a fellow driver to slow down, police believe.

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Lytham In Bloom chairman Carol Wildon (left) and vice-chairman Susan Evans receive the town's gold medal award from RHS judge and council member Jon Wheatley

What a blooming brilliant year for our golden area!

Fylde has celebrated a golden hat-trick at the Britain in Bloom awards.

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Britain In Bloom judges Geraldine King and Andrew Jackson in Freckleton to judge it for national best small town awards, with Sue Lee, chairman and Christine Graham, secretary

Fylde scores hat-trick of bloom golden delight

Fylde has celebrated a golden hat-trick at the Britain in Bloom awards.

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Britain In Bloom judges Geraldine King and Andrew Jackson in Freckleton to judge it for national best small town awards, with Sue Lee, chairman and Christine Graham, secretary

Blooming marvellous! Lancashire takes clutch of Britain in Bloom awards

It is official – Lancashire has some of the most beautiful spaces in the country.

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Lytham Library's gates closed on September 30

A lifeline for doomed libraries?

Central government intervention could provide a lifeline for Fylde’s doomed libraries.

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Fracking campaigner: “This Government neither listens nor can it be trusted”

Anti-fracking campaigners have blasted the government for overturning three councils’ decisions to reject fracking in Fylde.

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Rev Jim Percival

Baby death referred to legal chief

An inquest into the death of a baby boy at a vicarage has been halted by a coroner, who referred the case to the director of public prosecutions.

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Rev Jim Percival

Inquest into death of baby boy at Freckleton vicarage to begin today

The death of a baby boy at a vicarage will be probed today at the child’s inquest at a coroner’s court.

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Richard Wooldridge of Harrison Pitt Architects

Fylde five star caravan park gets go-ahead

The Fylde coast is set to get a new touring caravan park after planning permission was granted by Fylde Council.

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Lytham Library

Final chapter for Lytham and Freckleton libraries

It’s the final chapter for two Fylde libraries - and two others are set to follow in their present form in the coming months.

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Louise McLaren, chairman of the Friends of Ansdell Library, at a protest against it closure with Friends members (from left) Catherine Baxendale, Ian Lowe, Carmen Lowe, Graham Holroyd and Gail Norris.

Libraries axe plan up for special scrutiny

The next crucial step in the quest to save Fylde libraries takes place at County Hall this afternoon.

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