St Annes

St Annes

Celebrating a year of meets and matches

A group for people with learning difficulties is looking forward to celebrating a successful year running a course in dating and friendship for its members.

‘Misjudgement’ led to death of teenager

‘Misjudgement’ led to death of teenager

A ‘tragic misjudgement’ led to the death of a teenager.

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Les Dawson's widow Tracy and daughter Charlotte at the statue on St Annes seafront on the 20th anniversary of his death in 2013

Smi-les galore plan for prom

St Annes Promenade is to be given a bright all-year new look centred around the town’s famous statue of Les Dawson.

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Lytham Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

£10k appeal to boost town’s festive lights

Business chiefs in Lytham want cash help in a bid to ensure the town’s Christmas lights are their brightest and best yet.

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St Annes Carnival Queen Emma Hanson and members of her retinue at Starr Gate after completeing a sponsored walk through Blackpool Illuminations

Carnival team’s big walk for cash funds

St Annes Carnival Queen Emma Hanson and members of her retinue stepped out to raise an estimated £650 for Carnival charity Marie Curie.

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H.M.S Pinafore

In good voice for H.M.S Pinafore production

H.M.S Pinafore, Lowther Pavilion

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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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St Annes Carnival Queen Emma Hanson will be walking the Blackpool Illuminations with her retinue to raise money for charity.  She is pictured centre with Jenny Kelly, Bess Morrow, Josslyn Wibberley and Jolena Wibberley

Queen Emma stepping out to boost charity

St Annes’ Carnival Queen Emma Hanson is putting her best foot forward to help boost this year’s Carnival fund in aid of the Marie Curie charity.


Foggy day a dream come true for Katie, 78

Katie Crabtree had no hesitation when she was asked at a meeting of the Just Good Friends companionship group what would be her ultimate wish.

The Fairhaven pub

Bosses say closed pub will re-open

The owners of a landmark Fylde pub which suddenly closed its doors hope to have it open again by the end of the month.

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Trussell outside Preston Crown Court this week dressed in the riding helmet and black hat covering his face. Pic by Andy Kelvin

Army charity conman to ride off into prison!

A fake charity conman claimed to be helping injured Army heroes – but was lining his own pockets with generous public donations.

Left, Adrian Gregory CEO Atos UK&I and right Adrian Grace CEO Aegon
Aegon's Lytham staff will transfer over to Atos

Fylde insurance office team gets new owners

Hundreds of Lytham insurance workers have new employers following a deal.

The sand dunes will be the focus of specialist walks to find out about the area's  wildlife

Uncovering the secrets of the dunes

Walkers took to the sand dunes at St Annes for the first in a new series of walks.

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A group of bellringers at St Annes Parish Church

Ap-peal of bell ringers noticed

The Remembering World War One Awards recognise the many efforts around the country to remember the sacrifice of the Great War and the St Annes ringers are among four finalists in the Acts of Remembrance category.

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The Fairhaven

Shock pub closure

A landmark Fylde pub has suddenly closed its doors.

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers are at the Lowther tonight

This’ll be the day when Buddy’s at the Lowther

A globe-trotting Buddy Holly show that mixes music and comedy stops off at the Lowther Pavilion tonight.

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Pervert filmed up girls’ skirts at Blackpool McDonalds

A father used his mobile phone to film up young schoolgirls’ skirts as they queued up at McDonalds.

The missing bollard at the accident scene in Fairhaven

Mum’s fury at pavement smash driver

A Fylde mum says her son and husband had a lucky escape after a car came within feet of hitting them as they walked home.

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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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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Media help in capture of drinking fugitive

A man on the run who was caught after police made an appeal through the media has appeared in court.

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