How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

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Man arrested on suspicion of grooming

Man arrested on suspicion of grooming

A 49-year-old man from Cleveleys was arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming.

From left: Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services, Deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn meets with WASPI women (Women Against State Pension Inequality) and listens to their concerns at Cleveleys Community Centre.

Corbyn’s pledge during Fylde coast visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to bring better jobs and wages to Blackpool if his party gets into power at Westminster.

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Give blood? Bosses say you may not be able to donate anymore as sessions face cancellation

Every hour, of every day, an average of 250 blood donations are used in hospitals across the country by medics battling to save people’s lives.

Donna Hartley outside court

Besotted pupil told driving instructor ‘you can hurt me’ as she tried to woo him

A besotted pupil who obsessed over her driving instructor to the extent he feared leaving his home has been convicted of stalking him.

Gulls in Cleveleys

Going to war with seagulls on a wing and a prayer?

A bird brained scheme or a long overdue crackdown on persistent flying pests?

The scene of the crash

Road blocked and two hurt in car crash

A two-car crash left Anchorsholme Lane East in Cleveleys blocked.
The pipe has been transported from Norway

Giant pipe set to arrive on Fylde coast

A huge pipe which will help protect the Fylde coast’s bathing waters is due to arrive today.

Ellis with his parents at home

Mum fears fire which destroyed disabled son’s toys was deliberate

Toys belonging to a disabled three-year-old boy were destroyed in a suspicious fire at his family home.

The Glasshouse

Bar knocked back in later licence bid

A cocktail bar has been knocked back in its battle to extend opening and drinking hours.

Fears for young woman seen sitting in road

Fears for young woman seen sitting in road

A woman spotted sitting in the middle of a Cleveleys road sparked concerns for her safety.

A dead porpoise washed up on the beach at Cleveleys in 2016

Dead porpoises discovered on Cleveleys beach

Two dead porpoises were discovered on Cleveleys beach this morning.
Kim, left, with daughter Karley and husband Carl

Family vows to keep mum’s memory alive

A loving wife and mum ‘never stopped smiling’ as she battled a deadly brain tumour, her family has said.

The man was caught on camera

Appeal to trace shoplifter

Police have received CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to after a shoplifting spree in Cleveleys.

Pupils at Northfold Primary will be donating their shoes to charity.  Pictured are Ethan Brook, 10, Sam Gardner, 9, Lizanne Fernandes, 10, Emily Dennehy, 10 and Sarah Lees, 10.

Shoeless gang go barefoot in Africa mission

These youngsters put their old and worn-out shoes to good use on their last day of school.

Oil continues to wash up in Wyre

LATEST: Oil spill 'continues to wash up' on Fylde coast beaches

Oil and tar that leaked from an off-shore storage tanker almost two weeks ago continues to wash up on beaches in Wyre, the council said.
Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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