Pupils dig in to brighten up their school

Pupils at a Fylde coast school swapped the classroom for the great outdoors, digging in to improve their playgrounds and pathways.

Volunteers sorted through 45 bags of donations

Community has bags of support for blaze-hit charity shop

A community has rallied round to support a charity shop devastated by fire.


Biggest wooden boat built on the Fylde for decades

Proud boatbuilder David Moss proudly launched the biggest wooden boat to be built on the Fylde for generations.

Images of the crash were posted on Facebook

Rollercoaster ride comes to abrupt halt in middle of road

A road was blocked when a rollercoaster's ride came to an abrupt end.
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Thornton Medical Centre
Image: Google

'Malicious' fire alarms putting patients in danger

Nuisance teens have caused chaos at a Fylde coast doctors’ surgery – twice forcing the building to be evacuated.

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WATCH: Crash man's hunt for good Samaritan biker

A man involved in a three car smash on one of the Fylde coast’s busiest roads is desperate to track down a good Samaritan who came to his aid.
The accident happened in Amounderness Way
Image: Google

UPDATE: Amounderness Way re-opens after three vehicle crash

A crash involving three vehicles has blocked part of one of the Fylde coast's busiest roads.
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CCTV APPEAL: Bike theft from Thornton high school

Police have issued a CCTV appeal after a bike was stolen from a Thornton school.
Why not head to The Continental's 17th Beer and Cider Festival this weekend?

Things to do this weekend (May 13 and 14)

As the weather gets warmer, there's lots of things to do on Saturday and Sunday.
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UPDATE: Amounderness Way reopen after serious accident

UPDATE: Amounderness Way reopen after serious accident

Drivers were asked to avoid Amounderness Way after a 'massive' crash at the Norcross roundabout earlier.
Video emerged online showing the protest in Bourne Road

Four charged following anti-fracking protest

Three men and one woman were arrested following a five-hour standoff between fracking protesters and security staff at an industrial park.

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Coun Andrea Kay

Community deal to make libraries safer

A councillor who campaigned to save two libraries from closure is hoping community groups will continue with plans to take control of the properties.

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The Phoenix Strings prepare for 10th anniversary concert

Local ties celebrated by Strings

A local orchestra is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Footage posted online shows the lock-on protest in Bourne Road

Fracking protesters stage lock-on protest at business park

Anti-fracking protesters have blocked the main access road to a Fylde coast business park.

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Boats have been damaged at Skipool Creek

Police issue boat damage warning

Police have issued a warning to youth who have been damaging boats moored in Thornton and Fleetwood.

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Protests continue in Preston New Road

Anti-fracking protests at Thornton business park

Anti-fracking protesters brought traffic heading into an enterprise zone to a halt as they took their campaign on the road.
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A sign warning of an avian influenza outbreak, as restrictions have been put in place around a Lancashire farm

Avian flu found in chickens in Lancashire farm

Restrictions have been put in place around a Thornton-Cleveleys farm after bird flu was detected.

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Late night bedroom fire at Thornton bungalow

Late night bedroom fire at Thornton bungalow

A Thornton resident was treated for the effects of inhaling smoke after a blaze at a bungalow last night.
How the new retail park could look

Road concerns could delay new store plans

Highways England has called for a decision on a huge new retail park to be delayed due to concerns over the Norcross roundabout.
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How the Norcross development might look

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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