Get up close to prehistoric puppets on daring adventure

Step back in time with a theatrical treat for all the family at the Grand Theatre this weekend.

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Nicola Clark

Garstang chip shop owner to take on London Marathon for The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund

A mum-of-four is running the London Marathon in memory of a young man who died of an undiagnosed heart condition.

Chris Hudson and Louise Wallace had their wedding vows blessed in the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Friday 13 is a nice day for a fright wedding

It is considered by most an unlucky day – but for one Fylde couple Friday 13 is destined to be one of the most memorable of their lives.

Alan Howson, of Cleveleys, with his nephew Charlie Jordan, who died of a rare brain cancer in February 2017

Uncle's Forever 11 fund-raising for Brian House in support of his nephew

A devoted uncle is organising 11 fund-raising events in honour of his young nephew who died of a rare brain cancer last year.
"Much more needs to be done to ensure that all women receive the appropriate level of medical care during pregnancy and birth."

Government’s midwife pledge falls short, warns birth injury and trauma expert

Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to train an extra 3000 midwives over the next four years. But is it really enough?

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Laura Goodbourn

Freckleton woman will remember her dad during the London Marathon

A Lancashire woman will be wearing a constant reminder of her dad when she runs in the London Marathon later this month.

WATCH: The best trampoline parks in Lancashire

Looking for somewhere to bounce and run wild?

WATCH: Thistleton couple to embark on epic world cycling tour for Prevent Breast Cancer

Gabriella Gratrix was about to embark on a year-long round-the-world cycle journey with her partner when she was hit with the news she had an aggressive cancer.

Vanessa Patterson, from Warton, raised more than 1,300 by selling cakes at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green, as part of The Brain Tumour Charitys Big Bandana Bake

Warton woman's Big Bandana Bake mission for The Brain Tumour Charity

A woman’s bake sale inspired by a family member who has a brain tumour has raised more than £1,300.


New Blackpool Pleasure Beach rollercoaster Icon powers up for the first time

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has unveiled the rollercoaster carriage for its new ride Icon, as the ride hits the track for the very first time.

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Comedy Legend Sir Ken Dodd has died just days after getting married

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.

WATCH: Jorgie Rae Griffiths has started her cancer treatment in America

A young girl who is fighting an aggressive cancer is back home from America after her first round of treatment.
Variety Children's Charity committee members, John Barnett MBE DL, Danielle Barnett, Coun Kerry Jones, Cameron Scott, Sandra Delbridge and Deni Middleton join David Jones far left, Chairman of Variety the Childrens Charity Lancashire Committee at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.

Variety Children's Charity to expand services across Lancashire

A children’s charity is celebrating after expanding its regional branch beyond Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde to help youngsters across Lancashire.

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WATCH: Race against time to get Jorgie Rae Griffiths of Wesham to the US for cancer treatment

A  young girl battling an aggressive cancer is ‘living in limbo and on hope’ as she faces a dramatic race against the clock to raise funds for potentially life saving treatment.
The 31-year-old told her fans on Twitter that Cass Mac Rooney - sibling to Kai, Klay and Kit, whose names all began with the letter K - was "beautiful".

Coleen Rooney has announced the birth of her 'beautiful' fourth boy

Coleen Rooney has announced the birth of her "beautiful" fourth boy - baby Cass.
Mandy Richardson, Sharon Hartley, Ann Boardman and Emily Hanson

Catterall fund-raisers lead an army for The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund in Garstang

A team of fund-raisers will be taking on an epic climbing challenge in Yorkshire to raise funds for two local charities.

The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund screens its 1,000th person in Garstang

A fund-raising group in memory of a Garstang man who died of a sudden cardiac death has now screened more than 1,000 young people.
English National Ballet's My First Ballet version of Swan Lake

Children's ballet treat promises to be en pointe

It’s one of the best known ballets there is, and this spring, young dancers and their families will be able to experience a new version of the classic production Swan Lake.

Former Blackpool tram driver John Nicholls, known as Jack (left) in the 70s.

Farewell to Blackpool tram driver and war hero Jack

A former Blackpool tram driver who was one of the Fylde coast’s last surviving Dunkirk veterans has died.

Rowan Sherriff, who shaved his head for CancerCare, with Graham Openshaw, Jane Sherriff, Megan Sherriff, and Sydney Openshaw

Scorton boy Rowan Sherriff shaves head for CancerCare

A young boy has shaved his head to raise funds for a cancer charity after losing one of his friends to the illness.
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