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Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of what is happening this weekend.
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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Former X Factor star Chico takes a BlockFit class at a FitCamps event at Ribby Hall

Chico Time for charity challenge

From belly dancing, star jumps and a Chico dance, fitness fanatics were put through their paces for a 24-hour work-out for Children in Need.

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Preston North End player Paul Gallagher with his wife Hayley and their children Madison, 11, Ava, four and Rocco, two. The couple say their son Luca, who was Ava's twin but was stillborn at 30 weeks, will always be part of their family too.

‘I was still grieving and football came second. We are not robots’

Preston North End player Paul Gallagher and wife Hayley went through the tragedy of losing their son Luca who was stillborn at 30 weeks of pregnancy while his surviving twin sister spent her early weeks fighting for life.

The couple talk to AASMA DAY about their heartache and why they are hosting a charity ball in memory of Luca and in celebration of Ava’s life

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Villagers’ fears over green belt homes approval

Parish councillors in a Fylde village are keeping a close eye on the implications of the latest housing development there after its objections to it were overturned at appeal.

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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.

Diane Cottam, senior manager, with Michaela Strachan at the recent opening of the Wild Discovery Centre at Ribby Hall Village

Profits up and green award at Fylde tourist attraction

Staff at a Fylde tourist attraction are celebrating after strong financial results and an award for efforts to go green.

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Gold medal win for Fylde tourist village

A Fylde tourist attraction has won the top Investors in People award for the second time.

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TV presenter Michaela Strachanat the opening of Ribby Hall Village's new Wild Discovery Centre

Michaela Strachan’s wild adventures at new attraction

​TV presenter Michaela Strachan had a wild time at a Lancashire visitor attraction.

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Mark Mullen, 22, was missing from The Harbour for several days before being found in the woods (Pic: Blackpool Police)

Missing Harbour patient found in woods

A mentally ill patient who failed to return to hospital has been found.

A previous Wrea Green Field Day procession

Village gears up for Field Day fun

The Fylde community fun focus is on Wrea Green Field Day this weekend.

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Ashley Swarbrick and Louise Coyle tied the knot at Wrea Green. Picture by John Grayston

Blackpool best man’s speech...featuring Bear Grylls, Barbara Windsor, Alesha, Alan Shearer and more!

A dedicated ex-serviceman lived up to his title of ‘best man’ after pulling out all the stops to bring a special celebrity-packed message to his lifelong friend’s wedding.

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Global well-being day at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green

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Laughter therapy, mini massage and aerial relaxation all proved to be big hits at a special event at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green.

Simon Rigby

Fantastic four honoured by Queen

A businessman, lifeboat stalwart, a pioneering nurse and a former student of Kirkham Grammar School who now works in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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A birthday honour for Fylde coast notables

A businessman, lifeboat stalwart and champion of the homeless and vulnerable adults have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Esplanade Llandudno which is run by Safehands Holidays of Fylde

Fylde firm praised in surveyor awards

A Fylde specialist holiday firm has won high praise in a national competition for its renovation of an iconic seaside hotel.

Julie Gaukrodger, member of the year for 2016 at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green

Hard work earns Julie top gym title

This year Julie Gaukrodger is not only taking part in a half-marathon, she is also taking part in no fewer than SIX triathlons.

BAE Systems sons and daughters at work event

BAE Systems opens doors for Fylde workers of future

Potential young aircraft engineers of the future were given a peak behind the scenes at BAE Systems to see what their parents’ job is all about.

Fylde councillor Frank Andrews during his visit to Pakistan

Frank’s fond memories of Pakistan trip

A Fylde councillor has returned from a humanitarian visit to Pakistan – with fond memories of the warmth and friendship of the many people he met.

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