Bumper crowds predicted for popular festival

Thousands of visitors are set to flock to Lytham next month for the eighth annual 1940s Festival Wartime Weekend.

The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
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Lytham and St Annes town crier Colin Ballard, who is set to retire next year

Have a shout at being the next town crier

Oyez, Oyez! Do you fancy your chances of being in with a shout as town crier?


Flash floods across the Fylde coast as storm hits

Motorists faced difficult conditions during their evening commutes as stormy weather pelted the Fylde coast.
Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College headteacher Phil Wood, who retires later this year

‘Stronger field’ needed in hunt for new headteacher

The headteacher vacancy at Fylde’s biggest school is to be readvertised.

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Marianne Blaauboer at a broken window at  Lytham Hall, with some of the golf balls collected

Golf yobs using Hall as target practice

Security measures are being stepped up at Lytham Hall after a spate of vandalism.

Fund-raiser for Janet Colgan

Night with the stars for cancer fight mum

Entertainers have joined forces in the latest fundraising bid for seriously ill grandmother’s treatment at a private clinic in Germany.

Businesses count cost of burst underground pipe

Businesses count cost of burst underground pipe

Businesses in Blackpool and St Annes have told how they have been left out of pocket after a burst water pipe forced them to close their doors.

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The man tried to climb over the counter

CCTV appeal over attempted robbery at newsagents

Detectives have released new CCTV images as they hunt for a man who tried to hold up a Lytham newsagents.

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Graeme Park with Hacienda Classical

House fans are older, but can still have fun

One of the godfathers of House, legendary DJ Graeme Park, has lost none of the enthusiasm for the “electronic disco” that he championed in the 80s.

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Olly on stage at Lytham Proms in 2012

COMPETITION: Your chance to meet star Olly Murs!

We have two fantastic tickets to meet and greet pop superstar Olly Murs ahead of his headline Lytham Festival performance on August 2!

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Water on Wheels delivers to Clifton Road, Lytham

UPDATE: United Utilities to pay compensation for lack of water

United Utilities says it will pay compensation to households and businesses which have been without water today.
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808 State

808 State to appear on Festival bill

Techno pioneers 808 State will support Haçienda Classical at Lytham Festival

Olly on stage at Lytham Proms in 2012

Festival is Right Place Right Time for Olly

A ‘day off’ in Olly Murs’ world isn’t quite what most of us would expect.

A previous years show

Classic car show in tenth year

A classic car show returns to the Fylde coast for its tenth year later this month.

Lewis Dugdale from St Annes is congratulated on his national BTEC award by  Jo Catlow-Morris, programme leader in performing arts and art and design at Lythan Sixth Form College

Top honour for teenage acting student Lewis

A Fylde student is celebrating winning a prestigious national award.

Marti Pellow will be at Lytham Proms this August

Marti Pellow to star at Proms festival finale

Wet Wet Wet star Marti Pellow has been added to the bill at this year’s Lytham Festival.

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Lytham Festival hub opens in Lytham Piazza.  Hub assistants Gemma Westgate and Ellie Wylie with Hub designer Greg Anderton of Leafy Lytham, Paul Heywood (Hub Manager), Eadie Sowden (Hub assistant) and Joe Robinson of promoters Cuffe and Taylor

Rising singing sensation to appear at fest

A young singing star who wowed viewers on Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) has been added to the Lytham Festival bill.

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Spareparts Arts will be at Fleetwood Festival of Transport

Things to do this weekend (July 15 and 16)

There's surely something to suit all tastes in this pick of events:
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Coun David Eaves, chairman of Fylde Council's operational management committee, Tracy Morrison, Fylde Council's director of resources at and Steve Fletcher, customer support manager for Glasdon UK with an example of a new bigger bin on St Annes seafront

Bins go supersize for litter on Prom

Bins are ‘going large’ in St Annes and Lytham to tackle seafront litter.

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