Plots already reserved on new retail park

Four major plots have already been reserved on a new Fylde coast retail park – before planning permission has even been granted.

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A silver Honda was left after smashing into a parked car.

Driver smashes into parked car before running away

A silver Honda smashed into a parked car before the dcriver ran off, police say.

Crime 1

Couple’s joy as tearful bridal firm bosses save the day

A Fylde coast couple were left stunned by the extraordinary effort bosses at collapsed outfitter Dan Kerr put in to ensure their wedding can go ahead.

Catch 22 is dropping its 23 route

'Unsustainable' bus route axed after trial run flop

Bus firm bosses say they have had no choice but to drop a route connecting several Wyre towns.

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In the doghouse... but all for a good cause!

Barking mad volunteers at a Thornton dog charity will soon be bedding down with the pooches to raise much-needed cash.

Hawthorne Park Trust and Wyre Countryside Rangers held an Easter funday in the Thornton park.
Start of the junior egg hunt. PIC BY ROB LOCK

Having a ball at park’s Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’

Children enjoyed playing family games and hidden egg hunts at an Easter-themed fun day at Hawthorne Park.

Thornton Library

Warning over library bid 'chaos'

A leading figure in the battle to re-open two Fylde coast libraries has branded Lancashire County Council’s bidding process as ‘chaos’.

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The crash happened in Trunnah Road                                               Image:Google

Woman hurt in three car smash

A woman has been taken to hospital following a three car crash in Thornton.

Transport 1
The car flipped over in Thornton

Driver arrested after car flips over in street

A driver was arrested after rolling his car on a main road.

Transport 1
Councillor Natalie Reeves has stepped down due to ill health (Image: Facebook/Natalie Reeves)

Labour ‘proud’ of ill councillor’s domestic violence work

A councillor who stepped down from her role – triggering a by-election – said she is proud of her achievements.

Julie Gyi

Help Julie Gyi raise funds for life saving cancer treatment

Preston businesswoman Julie Gyi tells NATALIE WALKER how a diagnosis of cancer inspired her to set up a blog to help other people by detailing her battle against the illness, and attempts to raise money for treament abroad
Buzz Hawkins, creator of the Bradshaws

Bradshaws creator is Buzz-ing about show

It’s hard to believe that one man, with three different voices, could inspire a generation of comedians. But that’s exactly what Buzz Hawkins has done.

Theatre and Comedy 2
The war memorial at Thornton

Search of for relatives of tragic soldier who inspired last-ditch protest

A search has been launched for relatives of a tragic soldier who was sent off to war in the face of a desperate last ditch protest.

Spiders on Mars

Bowie tribute share late singer’s sound and vision

A top David Bowie tribute act will be heroes, just for one night, when they play Thornton Little Theatre.

Thornton Library

Wait goes on for library answers in spite of promise

The bidders to take over the running of two Fylde coast libraries will have to wait longer to find out if they have been successful.

Politics 1
Firefighters were called to car blaze

Crew called to car fire

Firefighters from Fleetwood used a hosereel jet to deal with a Rover car on fire at the side of Amounderness Way, Thornton.

Nine headteachers signed the letter

School heads' warning to parents as jobs under review

Nine concerned headteachers have written a letter warning parents of a ‘bleak choice’ as they struggle to balance the books.

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Marie McKone at Waterloo Primary

Schools on Red alerts for charity fundraising

It was hard to miss pupils from schools across the Fylde coast as they raised cash for Comic Relief.

Thornton Little Theatre

Audience delight in ‘steampunk’ production

Macbeth – Poulton Drama, Thornton Little Theatre

Theatre and Comedy
Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs.

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