The hunt is on to find the Fylde Coast's 2017 Pub of the Year

We all have different ideas of what makes a perfect pub. Do you prefer a cosy traditional ale house, with comfy seats, crackling fire, the happy hum of background conversation and a pint?

Serious Sam Barrett and James the Fang will be appearing upstairs at The Adelphi on Saturday

Things to do this weekend (September 15 to 17)

There's a great mix of events happening in Lancashire over the weekend, and even some heading into next week.

Whats on
Peter Gibson

Left in limbo by shake-up at town hall

Mystery surrounds two senior cabinet positions on Wyre Council after two councillors were ousted.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Nitrous oxide canisters

Thornton, Cleveleys, and Poulton Police warning over laughing gas dangers

A number of used laughing gas canisters have been found in various spots across Poulton in recent weeks, police said, sparking a warning to parents.

Dave Cryer, Simon Nugent and Harry Robinson prepare for their bike ride from Scarborough to Blackpool Tower in aid of Brian House in Blackpool

Emmerdale star to join Scarborough to Blackpool ride for Brian House

A Fylde man will be joined by several cast members from Emmerdale on a biking adventure to raise funds for a children’s hospice.
Crews called to fire which ‘gutted’ derelict farm house

Crews called to fire which ‘gutted’ derelict farm house

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a Poulton leisure park last night.

A file image of the Cube bar in Poulton

Objections after Poulton bar bids to stay open until 3am

Cube, in Breck Road, Poulton, wants to vary its licence so it can open for longer on weekends, documents revealed.

News 2
Three people were taken to hospital following the fire

Four taken to hospital after 'suspicious fire' in Poulton

Three adults and a child were taken to hospital suffering with smoke inhalation following a "suspicious fire" in Poulton, say fire services.
McCarthy & Stone assistant site manager Simon Leakey and Coun Alf Clempson looking over the plans for the new development on Station Road, Poulton

Project update: Retirement village will help older folk downsize their homes

Work is well underway on a scheme to build 50 retirement apartments in Poulton aimed at the over 70s.

David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

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.

Whats on
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.

Firefighters battle blaze at industrial skips in Poulton

Firefighters battle blaze at industrial skips in Poulton

Firefighters used an aerial ladder to battle a blaze in Poulton overnight.

Nottingham Tuneless Choir

Tone deaf? No problem at this choir

What would you do if I sang out of tune...?

Picture by Julian Brown 14/08/17

The area where the hedge has already been cut down

Residents are angry that a developer wants to cut down an historic hedge that has been at the back of their properties for 100 years in Poulton

Backlash grows in battle over hedge

Residents on a Poulton road were dismayed by the partial destruction of an historic hedgerow behind their homes.

Amy Banks from Poulton has won the opportunity to take part in the Superhero Series with Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock.

Amy wins chance to be a real superhero

Not everyone gets the chance to be a superhero but Poulton teenager Amy Banks will be giving it a go this Saturday.

Picture: Gemma Wilson

Lightning storm causes panic across the Fylde Coast

People took to social media last night to react to a lightning storm as it lit up the skies in parts of the Fylde coast.
County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

Normoss Road

Horse got head stuck in fence

Fire crews were called to free a young horse which got its head stuck in a fence.

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