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'There was a bang and the wheel came through the doorway'

Police launched a manhunt after a shopkeeper and his daughter had a narrow escape when a 4x4 vehicle came within inches of ploughing into their premises.
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Collabro perform at the Lytham Christmas Lights switch on

Big switch-on ‘the best yet’

Lytham’s Christmas lights switch-on has been declared the biggest and best yet.

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Louise Martin of the Friends of Lytham Institute and Library present their petition for the restoration of servuces to Lytham Library to Lancashire County Council cabinet membetr Peter Buckley, with supporters and other county councillors looking on

Step forward in bid to save town library

Campaigners aiming to see Lytham’s library back in its traditional home have vowed to battle on after hopes of the service being restored to town took a key step forward.

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Owen Oyston at Bloomfield Road in the late 1980s

Looking back: Raised hopes and harsh realities of early Oyston years at Blackpool FC

Blackpool FC supporters are contemplating the end of an Oyston regime which has lasted nearly three decades. TONY DURKIN, who was The Gazette’s Seasiders writer in the early years of Owen Oyston’s stewardship,casts his mind back to those days and recalls an era of early optimism and some tough reality checks

Football
Lytham and St Annes town crier Colin Ballard

Retiring Colin set to carry on crying

Town crier Colin Ballard could carry on in some capacity after all, following the earlier announcement of his intended retirement.

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The plaque

Share your memories for Fylde school book

Photographs and memories are wanted for a planned new book on the history of a fondly-remembered Fylde school.

St Annes
Remembrance Day ceremony at Blackpool war memorial

‘Let’s turn out for those who gave their lives’

Fylde coast residents are being urged to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to the war dead at Remembrance Sunday services this weekend.

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Roadworks have started on Squires Gate Lane

Trade fears amid bridge work misery

The closure of a key road has prompted fears of a slump in pre-Christmas trade as well as peak-time traffic misery.

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Tiggis St Annes

DINING OUT: Tiggis’ qualities still as strong as ever

Tiggis is a St Annes institution.

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Lytham Halls outdoor theatre season

Lytham Hall’s open air plays in line for top tourism award

Lytham Hall’s outdoor theatre season will be among a number of Fylde hopefuls in various categories as it bids for success in the Lancashire Tourism Awards at the first attempt.

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Colin Ballard in full cry

Oyez, Oyez! Do you fancy being in with a shout as a town crier?

St Annes Town Council is looking for a successor to Colin Ballard, who is due to retire from the role on his 70th birthday next March after almost six years in the distinctive red coat.

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Work at St Andrews Road South, St Annes

Pavement power in town centre rebirth

Work is under way on the latest phase of improvements to St Annes town centre.

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Launch of the petition to revive Lytham's library

Library battle given timely online boost

A petition calling for the reopening Lytham’s library now has an online presence.

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Fylde's deputy mayoress Vivien Ivell,  Jenny Edwards, Lytham Rotary president-elect John Edwards, Rotarians Herbert and Joy Chatters, Rotary GB and Ireland President 2019-20 Donna Wallbank, Lytham Rotarians Robert Dunn, Ged Calveley and Roger McCann at the premier of the film Breathe at Lowther Pavilion.

Lowther screen premiere boost for polio fund

The red carpet rolled out and the corks popped as Lowther Pavilion staged its very own film premiere.

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Sir Stanley Matthews

Sir Stan’s exceptional and inspirational life comes to a small screen near you in exciting new documentary

He was football’s first superstar, considered by many the greatest player ever and the game’s first knight.
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Freda Gratton (second left) and Maureen Stancombe (second right) meet Ken Dodd, accompanied by Fylde mayor Coun John Singleton and mayoress Geraldine Singleton

How tickled we were to meet Doddy!

Two lifetime fans of Sir Ken Dodd achieved their wish to meet their idol – with more than a little help from Fylde’s mayor.

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Fylde mayor Coun John Singleton and mayoress Geraldine Singleton welcome long-time holidaymaker Barbara Johnson

Star Barbara is our top visitor!

Meet the holidaymaker who has been annual trips to Fylde for more than eight decades!

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Coun Cheryl Little, Fylde Council's arts development officer Samara Stott and Alex OToole of Fable Arts look forward to the Coastal Explorers event

Ideas for new attractions on public display

Proposed new attractions for part of Fylde’s coastline are to go on show for the first time this weekend.

Environment
Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre (right) headmaster Andrew Waller

Parents must wait for Fylde school sixth form review

Students and parents face a wait of several weeks yet before it is known whether sixth form education has a future at a Fylde school.
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The water cut off has affected homes and schools

School closes as taps run dry

A primary school closed early on Thursday afternoon after a water main burst in Fylde.

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