Blackpool benefits from ready-made rail revolution

The equipment which will bring Blackpool’s rail link into the 21st century is taking shape in a pioneering new way.

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Ian Entwistle of Newton was killed in a motorcycle accident in July 2015

How tragic Ian’s story is helping keep others safe

The story of a Lancashire biker killed in a crash is being used to help raise awareness of road safety.

Thomas Riley

Abuser brought to justice after 40 years

A pensioner who abused a little girl more than 40 years ago has been jailed for nine months.
Rich (left) and Dan open up about their experiences with mental health (Pic: Heads Together)

VIDEO: Blackpool paramedics open up in new film released by royals

Blackpool paramedics Dan Farnworth and Rich Morton were among several A list celebrities sharing their experiences as part of a new mental health video campaign this morning.
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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Margaret West with her trophy as Fylde Woman of the Year

Volunteer Margaret rewarded after 25 years of helping others

A dedicated volunteer who has spent 25 years improving the lives of hundreds of people has been named Fylde Woman of the Year.

RMT members on the picket line at Blackpool North last week

New rail strike announced for Grand National day

Rail Union RMT has confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North over the introduction of Driver Only Operations.

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John Sergeant, Lord of the Manor Kirkham

Residents told: ‘Don’t pay’

Residents have been advised to refuse to pay the Lord of the Manor of Kirkham the £50-a-year he is demanding from each household on two estates.

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John Sergeant Lord of the Manor Kirkham

Daggers drawn in rent rumpus

Residents on two Kirkham estates have been slapped with a £50 bill for living on the land.

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An anti-fracking rally at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Fracking decision ‘not lawful’, campaigners tell court

A Government decision to grant permission for a fracking site was not fair or lawful, campaigners have claimed at a High Court hearing.

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Fish and chips

Where are the best fish and chip shops in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite chippys in the area.

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Darren Price

Man on the run from Kirkham prison

Police have appealed for information after another prisoner walked out of HMP Kirkham.

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Where are the best Indian restaurants in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Lytham rail station

‘We need two trains an hour’

A fresh call has been made for a passing loop to increase frequency on the South Fylde rail line – as statistics show passenger numbers have almost doubled over the past decade.

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Michael Hudson

JAILED: Pervert drugged and sexually abused two schoolgirls

A pervert who drugged and sexually abused two schoolgirls has been jailed for 13 years.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies with nominees, including winner Pam Young, at the 2016 Fylde Woman of the Year lunch

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.

Kirkham prison

Tough punishment promised as 'dirty dozen' remain on run from prison

Ministry of Justice bosses insist offenders who abscond from Kirkham Prison will face tough punishments but are yet to answer questions over prisoners who remain at large.

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Kirkham Prison

Dozen inmates on the run from Kirkham prison

An armed robber and a drug dealer are among 12 criminals still at large after absconding from Kirkham Prison – but police won’t say who they are.

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Workers are redesigning the pool area at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green

Hi-tech slide part of £1.5m Ribby revamp

A Fylde coast tourist attraction is investing £1.5m in its popular pool.

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Peter Singleton

Manhunt as another prisoner goes missing from Kirkham

Police are appealing for help tracing a man who has been missing from prison since Sunday.
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