Tone deaf? No problem at this choir

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.
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.
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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.
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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Wands at the ready for Wizard Academy at Leighton Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 29 and 30)

Make the most of summer with some of these events...
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Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
6-year-old Megan Hanson had to have stiches after cutting her foot on a discarded BBQ on Blackpool beach

Brave Megan back in classroom after horror injury

Kieran Jones was working in Australia

Teen's threat hours before fatal plunge

A Thornton teenager on a dream gap-year trip to Australia plunged 150 feet to his death from his top floor apartment just 24 hours after he told an ex-girlfriend he planned to jump off a balcony.

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Emma Ellison with Paul Maynard MP at Thornton Library

Library team prepared to hand back control to county

The team which successfully bid to take over Thornton Library could be prepared to give up it’s plans and support Lancashire County Council in re-opening the centre.

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Congestion on the A585

Blue route is not an option say roads chiefs

Roads bosses have said there is no money and no will to build a road touted by many as the answer to north Fylde’s congestion problems.

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Jacqueline Ford

Dentists pay out over diagnosis failure

A Thornton woman has been awarded a four-figure payout from her former dentists after her gum disease went undiagnosed.

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Kirk Brandon (right) with master cellist Sam Sansbury

Make a date with destiny singer

With more than 15 studio albums to his name, Kirk Brandon is sure to create a special night at Thornton Little Theatre.

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Spareparts Arts will be at Fleetwood Festival of Transport

Things to do this weekend (July 15 and 16)

There's surely something to suit all tastes in this pick of events:
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