Stores set to close at Travis

Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins is to close more than 30 branches in a move affecting 600 jobs.

The VW Caddy was towed away after a package containing drugs and cash amongst other things was found by police

UPDATED: Police smash suspected smuggling operation at Kirkham open prison

Police have smashed a suspected drugs and contraband smuggling operation at Kirkham open prison.

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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Killer Christopher Hannon,  burlar Paul Bogin, and drug dealer Anthony Donnellan

Trio abscond from jail in a week

The disappearance of three prisoners from Kirkham open prison in the space of a week has sparked concern.

Milano Restaurant at AFC Fylde

Fylde’s restaurant creates 15 new jobs at complex

A new restaurant launching at the AFC Fylde Mill farm scheme has created 15 new jobs.

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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.

Christopher Hannon

Do not approach warning over killer on run

A convicted killer serving a life sentence has absconded from an open prison.

Managing director Janet Thornton at Inspired Energy in Kirkham.

Fylde energy firm back on the acquisition trail

An expanding Fylde energy procurement business has snapped up a neighbour for a price which could rise to more than £4m

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The White Church at Fairhaven

Preserving Fylde’s gems for generations to come

The public’s help is wanted to ensure Fylde’s historic landmarks are preserved for future generations.

Kim Cook, chief executive of Citizens Advice Fylde.

Fylde’s CAB has eyes set on new recruits

Fylde Citizens Advice, boosted by the extension of its premises earlier this year, is looking for new recruits.

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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Charlotte Rossall, 14, and Rev Rick Bunday, vicar of St Michael's Kirkham, on fixed bikes in church to raise funds for Malawi ahead of Charlotte's trip there in 2017.

Pedal-powered mercy trip

A Fylde community is rallying round to help send a teenager on a two-week mercy mission to Africa.

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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.


Firefighters rush to tackle blaze at two-storey mill

Fire crews arrived at a Lancashire mill to find it well alight early this morning.

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The goat was led into a children's park

Goat on loose? You must be kidding me

What a silly billy!

Goat in Kirkham Memorial Park

Police give chase as goat goes on the run

Police were left puzzled after a goat brought traffic to a halt.

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Kayleigh Ferrie with her one year-old daughter Shayla-Jayde who is her "Rainbow Baby" after she lost baby Ben at 34 weeks

Our beautiful rainbow after heartbreak storm

Aafter a storm comes a beautiful and bright rainbow signifying hope and of things getting better.

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