The Vicar of Dibley’s triumphant resurrection

The Vicar of Dibley, ‘The Second Coming’ Thornton Little Theatre

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The Mayor of Wyre Councillor Terry Lees is assisted by prizewinners Alex Ayres and Olivia Clueit to officially switch on the lights

Youngsters in fine voice for Christmas switch-on

Carols, colouring and Christmas lights were the focus at this year’s switch-on event in Thornton.

Crossing patrols at Stanah in Thornton

School crossing safety warning

A headteacher has warned drivers and children to take extra care around his school after a lollipop woman was knocked down.

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Catch22 has been told its operating license will be revoked in January

Bus firm fights licence axe bid

A Blackpool bus firm is pressing ahead with plans to expand services despite being told its operating licence will be revoked.

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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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A power cut hit Thornton this morning

Power cut hits 500 properties

Electricity supplies have been interupted to hundreds of homes and businesses
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Thornton Little Theatre

Dibley resurrected by Poulton Drama

A brand new stage production of Vicar of Dibley will be returning to Thornton Little Theatre, tomorrow night.

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Staff at Inspirations, Preston

Children in Need madness

Schools, shops and business have been showing their fun side as part of this year’s big Children in Need fund-raiser.
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Batty operetta takes to Little stage

One of the most popular operettas in the world will be coming to Thornton Little Theatre, next weekend.

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Hillhouse site Thornton

Peak power plant is given the green light

A power station which will step in to keep the lights on at times of high demand has been approved.

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Two cars were involved in a collision in Amounderness Way

Car ‘spun around’ in crash

A motorist has been taken to hospital with suspected chest injuries following a crash on a major Fylde coast route.

Areal shot of the new waste recycling plant at Thornton.

Thornton recycling plant work is backed despite furore

Changes are to be made to a recycling plant in Thornton in a bid to improve working conditions at the site.

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Baines Endowed in Marton

Plans to honour schools’ founding father

Plans are being put in place to honour the man who helped found three Fylde coast schools

Woman punched in face on Blackpool bus

Woman punched in face on Blackpool bus

A teenage girl was punched in the face on a bus in Blackpool.

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11-year-old Ollie Alderson is back home after spending 10 months in hospital.   He is pictured with mum Anne.

The boy whose metal heart kept him alive for 10 months

A brave boy who fought the odds to survive a heart transplant has urged people to follow in the footsteps of his little brother and promise to make a priceless donation.

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Motown (Black and) Gold at Little Theatre

Eleven-piece Motown band Black and Gold will be playing at Thornton Little Theatre, tomorrow.

The Railway Children

Classic destination

If you’re looking for a fun way to round off the October half-term, then look no further than Thornton Little Theatre on Sunday night.

Theatre and Comedy
The We Are Lancashire stand at the MIPIM Conference London

United front puts Fylde enterprise zones in international shop window

A united front to show that Lancashire is open for business has been hailed a success at a major international conference.

A woman's body was found at The Towers this morning

Woman’s body found in woodland

An urban woodland was sealed off by police following the discovery of a woman’s body.

Crime 2
Paul Edensor hides his face outside court after the tram incident verdict

Man had indecent pictures of children

A former tram driver found with a stash of images of youngsters being abused has narrowly avoided an immediate prison term.

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