Some ‘reel’ interesting pictures of historic Fylde textile mill at work

These wonderful pictures show a piece of Kirkham’s rich past as a mill town.

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Arran Hunter with his great grandfather Jim Ball, a former Naval Seaman who has inspire Arran to follow in his footsteps

Hero Jim inspires Arran to join Navy

A young Navy recruit is following in the footsteps of his war hero great-grandad.

Harvey's in Kirkham      Image: Google

Five arrested in takeaway drugs raid

A man is awaiting deportation and four others are on police bail following a drugs raid on a takeaway

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General view of A583 Preston New Road, Kirkham Bypass - where average speed cameras will be installed.

High-tech speed cameras are being installed on two of the Fylde’s most dangerous roads

Average speed cameras are to be installed on two key Fylde coast link roads for the first time, The Gazette can reveal today.

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Elaine Silverwood at her revamped shop, Book, Bean and Ice Cream, in Kirkham

A new chapter for Fylde coast book store

A new chapter in the life of one of the county’s best known book stores is well under way after the author of a successful formula returned to town.

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The Lytham branch of NatWest bank

‘Bankers don’t give a fig for communities – just profits’

It’s the age old story – we want them on our high streets but fewer and fewer of us use them.

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Picture by Julian Brown 06/12/16

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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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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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.

The blessing of the crib at Town End, Kirkham from a previous year

Town set for festive sparkle

Kirkham residents and business owners are eagerly looking forward to festive sparkle galore – thanks to a Christmas lights switch-on tomorrow evening which is the result of a concerted community effort.


Ten weekends of rail line closures ahead as vision revealed

The railway between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for 10 weekends starting in January
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CCTV from Escape Cafe in Kirkham

Own up plea to night-time plant vandal

Cafe bosses are calling on a woman behind a seemingly random night time attack to own up.

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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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Eddie Bowkett, former Lytham St Annes town crier

Pallbearers’ tribute to town crier Eddie

Tribute has been paid to former Lytham St Annes and Kirkham town crier Eddie Bowkett, who has died at the age of 83.

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Police appeal as two prisoners flee HMP Kirkham in 24 hours

Police are appealing for information after two prisoners absconded from Kirkham prison in just one day.

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Robber absconds from Kirkham prison

Police are appealing for help to find a prisoner who absconded from Kirkham prison.

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German firm moves to buy Fylde nutrition specialists

A Fylde coast nutrition company has been sold to a German firm.

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