Spreading the cheer at club bowling event

These ‘cheerful sparrows’ have a lot to smile about as they celebrate the success of their weekend charity bowling competition.

Flooding in Staining village

£85k fund to put an end to flood problem

A Fylde coast village has been awarded £85,000 to conduct a thorough investigation into its local drainage system.

Mark Menzies celebrates his general election win in Fylde with Conservative supporters

ELECTION 2017: Menzies retains Fylde for Tories

Mark Menzies has held the Fylde seat forthe Conservatives with a slightly reduced majority.

Summer Wrigley is back at Staining Primary after having surgery to remove two brain tumours

Brave girl is back at school after surgery

A young girl who underwent surgery after doctors found two tumours in her brain is today back in the classroom.

Wes Blundell, of Shaftesbury Avenue in Staining, has Downs Syndrome and has been given a new companion dog after the previous one had to be put down after only five months.
Wes with Ellie the German Shepherd.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Mum’s court fight over son’s disabled dog

A Fylde coast mum whose disabled son lost his companion dog to health problems has spoken out about her long court battle.

Summer Wrigley, eight, has had surgery to remove two tumours from her brain

Battling Summer’s brain tumour fight

A plucky young girl is recovering in hospital after having major surgery to remove two brain tumours.


Parish councillors stand up to housing scheme

Speakers from Staining successfully halted proposals to build houses on a country lane at a council meeting on Tuesday.

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.

Police say an 83-year-old man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash

PICTURES: OAP cut free and taken to hospital after car overturns

This was the scene in a cold countryside field after a car left the road and overturned.

Chain Lane, Staining. Picture: Google

Elderly man cut free from car after crash in Blackpool

An elderly man was cut free from a car after a crash in Staining, Blackpool.

Coun David Angel, chairman of Staining Parish Council, Christine Eastwood and Co-op manager Stuart Cook.

New cameras to crack down on fly-tipping

Fly-tippers beware – and smile for the camera.

Staining and Weeton Cllr on Fylde Council John Singleton

Opposition to plans to build 25 new homes

Proposed plans to build new houses in Weeton have been met with opposition from a local councillor.

Pictures Martin Bostock. Free Christmas lunch for the local community at the Newton Arms, Staining.  The staff who cooked and served the lunches.

No one should be alone at Christmas

For many people, Christmas is a time for giving, for curling up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate and their family by their side.

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.

Entertainer Joe Longthorne at Brian House Children's Hospice with tragic Charlie, who was 10 months' old at the time

Hospital ‘not to blame’ for child’s death

A coroner has ruled it is ‘not possible to say’ whether keeping a young boy in hospital before he died would have saved his life.

A previous Remembrance Day at St Annes war memorial

Services to honour Fylde’s heroic fallen

Fylde folk are being urged to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in conflict at remembrance services being held across the borough on Sunday.

Alan Blakeley Clerk to Staining Parish Council

Village clerk takes on top national role

A village clerk from the Fylde has been honoured with a top national job.

Woman trapped by chip pan fire

Woman trapped by chip pan fire

Fire services have appealed for people to brush up on fire safety involving chip pans after attending two blazes in 24 hours.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Commissioner’s new victim support role

A support service for victims of crimes is set to expand as Lancashire Police anticipate 60,000 more referrals in upcoming years.

Travellers living on the Hardhorn site off Fairfield Road in Singleton have been granted official permission to live there

Angry backlash in traveller row

The decision to allow travellers to remain on a plot of public land in the Fylde countryside has sparked controversy among residents.

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