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Man found dead in his van outside medical centre hours after appointment

A man was found dead behind the wheel of his van outside a medical centre, hours after being seen by staff there.
Health
Police

UPDATE: 'Slumped' driver found dead at wheel

A man who was found slumped over the wheel of a car following a minor collision in Thornton has been pronounced dead at the scene.
Thornton
Robert Heywood would like to thank the people who came to his aid after he was bitten by a dog while out walking

Grandad, 77, left bloodied and injured in attack by out-of-control bull mastiff

A Fylde coast grandad who was knocked to the ground by a dog while out on a stroll has offered his thanks to the people who helped him.

News

Firefighters battle major barn blaze in Thornton

Around 30 firefighters battled a blaze in Thornton after a barn full of baled hay went up in flames, say fire services.
News
Pub of the year is back

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?

Business
Arson suspected as the cause of two vehicle fires

Arson suspected as the cause of two vehicle fires

Fire investigators suspect arsonists caused two separate vehicle blazes on the Fylde Coast.

News
Marsh Mill

Travellers move in on historic mill site

A group have travellers have moved onto land near Thornton's historic Marsh Mill.
Thornton
Foster carers Jean and Brian Adams, from Thornton

Urgent call for fosterers on the Fylde

A kind-hearted couple whose care transformed the lives of children from troubled backgrounds have urged others to try their hand at fostering.

News
Bat Walk Night is being held at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Things to do this weekend (September 8 to 12)

Here's some things to try this weekend, and even extending beyond the weekend:
Whats on
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.

Crime
Nottingham Tuneless Choir

Tone deaf? No problem at this choir

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

News
Ringmistress Petra Jackson (right) with Kachana the camel

Families visiting circus targeted by ‘vile’ abuse from animal rights campaigners, ringmistress claims

Families heading to a circus visiting town were subjected to a torrent of abuse from animal rights protestors, the ringmistress has claimed.

News
Thornton Library

Joy as library to re-open

Thornton Library will re-open under Lancashire County Council control following a decision made by the authority’s cabinet.

Blackpool
Lorries in Thornton

Warning over lorries on village roads

Campaigners are calling for heavy goods vehicle drivers to stick to the bypass rather than drive through the streets of a Fylde coast village.

News
Norcross Vets had a welcome visit from a baby Bactrain camel called Kachama from the visiting Circus Mondao in 2015

Circus’s ringmistress hits back at animal rights group

The ringmistress at a circus in town until early next month said the welfare of animals there is a top priority.

News
Arson probe into Thornton flat blaze

Arson probe into Thornton flat blaze

An arson probe is under way after a fire at a flat in Thornton.

Crime
Thornton Library

Library plans moving forward as new group set up

Proposals to reopen Thornton Library are to be considered by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet this month.
Politics
Thornton Library

Volunteer dream fading but library will still re-open

Thornton Library is likely to reopen under Lancashire County Council control rather than being run by volunteers.
Politics
Crews from Fleetwood and Bispham attended

Car collides with traffic bollard in Cleveleys

A motorist required medical treatment after their car collided with a traffic bollard in Cleveleys.
News
Andrea Kay

Bus route could return to estate cut-off by cutbacks

Hopes are high of restoring bus services to a Fylde coast estate left in the lurch by the axing of County Council funding.

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