Wrea Green

Wrea Green

Stefanie makes a splash with swimming venture

Lancashire mum Stefanie Thwaite knows all about the challenges of keeping afloat, managing a business and raising a young family.

Wrea Green Field Day

Fun in the sun at Field Day

Wrea Green’s annual Field Day brought a cavalcade of colour to the village – and is flourishing as it heads towards its centenary.

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David Hamilton in the cockpit during his time as an RAF pilot

Ex-fighter pilot reveals his air exploits

A former fighter pilot who retired to Fylde has gone into print with his life story.

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.

Politics 4
Angela Davies is taking part in Race for Life with her daughters ten-year-old Alyssa Davies (left) and seven-year-old Lauren Davies

Cancer survivor Alyssa guest of honour at Race for Life

A youngster who has battled leukaemia is rallying women to join the fight against the disease by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Margaret West with her trophy as Fylde Woman of the Year

Volunteer Margaret rewarded after 25 years of helping others

A dedicated volunteer who has spent 25 years improving the lives of hundreds of people has been named Fylde Woman of the Year.

Fire crews helped rescue a horse

Fire crews assist in horse rescue

Firefighters were called to help rescue a horse which had become trapped in mud

Tapas at Ziggy's

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire.
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.

Workers are redesigning the pool area at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green

Hi-tech slide part of £1.5m Ribby revamp

A Fylde coast tourist attraction is investing £1.5m in its popular pool.

Business 1
Coun Frank Andrews at the meeting with Iain Mathieson from the Oil and Gas Authority

‘Farce’ claims over frack info summit

More than 150 residents made the most of the opportunity find out more about the impact of fracking in Fylde at an information session held by the Environment Agency.

Environment 1
The bats at Ribby Hall's wild discovery area

Hall new hangout for flying fruit bats

Will you be making a blind date with a colony of flying fruit bats?

News 1
Fylde Woman of the Year winner 2016, Pam Young, with Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Woman of the Year search

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has launched his annual campaign to find Fylde’s Woman of the Year.

News 1
St Catherine's Hospice santa dash

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.

Environment 6
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.

Wrea Green
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

News 5
Wrea Green

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.

News 5
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.

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