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Train disruptions announced across Lancashire today

Hundreds of trains across the North West have been cancelled today due to staff shortages.

Fleetwood to Knott End ferry crossing the estuary in 1961

Memories of life on the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Author Angela Norris has gathered the memories of travellers who relied on Lancashire’s best loved ferry to get to school or work during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, for a compilation of colourful tales. Here she tells some of their stories

Knott End ferry the Wyresdale

Memories of life crossing our coastal waters through foul weather and fair

Mention ‘Knott End’ and most people will think of the iconic Fleetwood to Knott End ferry – like fish and chips, the two are synonymous. Since the mid-1800s ferryboats have sailed across the Wyre Estuary, linking leafy Knott End and Over Wyre with the busy port of Fleetwood.
Mark and Laura Schofield

Ankle break did not spoil big day

Laura Reynolds and Mark Schofield had the most incredible day when they tied the knot on June 6, but unfortunately it ended with a trip to A&E when Laura broke her ankle.

Gill Kelly (Managing Director of M&Y Maintenance and Construction) and Fiona Coventry (Managing Director of Redwing Living) cut the ribbon of ther new development at Bluebrook in Hambleton

New housing development in Hambleton is open

Key figures from the Hambleton community were invited to the opening of a new housing development.
Engelbert Humperdinck "as the fans never see him" backstage in his dressing room in 1968 for a Gazette feature

Summer of romance as Hump tops the bill

The summer of 68 was a summer of romance for ladies of all ages, who swooned at the mere thought of the star of the Blackpool ABC Theatre’s summer show.
Duke of Kent RNLI visit to Lytham'Eye spy with my little eye, HRH Duke of Kent takes a closer look at Lytham lifeboat in the Ribble Estuary, during his visit to Lytham Lifeboat House in 1983

Right royal visits on the Fylde coast

We recently featured Carr Hill School and its 60th anniversary.
Andrew Nowell and a selection of some of the foods he and his wife ate during their vegan challenge

Going vegan isn’t hard, it just takes planning

How do you know if there’s a vegan in the room at a party? They’ll always make sure they tell you’.

Alyssa Davies on the throne

Wrea Green girl is a star at Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards

Brave Alyssa Davies was a guest of honour at the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards party, held in partnership with TK Maxx at a special venue in central London.

Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:

Lancashire recommends... the best places for an ice cream

It is still hot enough to treat yourself to an ice cream.

Ice cream

VOTE: Where is the best place for an ice cream in Lancashire?

The sun is blazing - the perfect time for an ice cream.


Oh we always did like to be beside the seaside

The sort of scenes we have been seeing the last few weeks, of packed Fylde beaches in the sunshine, are nothing new.

Blackpool Wake Park

Top five outdoor activities in Lancashire to enjoy during a heatwave

You don't want to be stuck indoors in this weather.

David and Gabriella Heys. Photos: Birlow Photography

Wedding was the cherry on the top

Staining Golf Club was the setting for the marriage of Gabriella Thompson and David Heys.

The sun sets over the Herbert Woods boatyard in Potter Heigham.

Travel: Broadly delighted with a holiday to picturesque and historic Norfolk

Historical records from the 12th Century reveal the Norfolk Broads are man-made waterways created by the need for fuel in densely populated East Norfolk.
The Grand Theatre, before the Royal Performance in May 1981

Barry Band: Hot and bothered about the old Church Street

Tuesday morning and it’s another hot one!


Stepping back in time on the wards to mark 70 years of the health service

As the NHS turns 70, we take a look back at some of the Fylde coast’s hospitals over the years.

Asda said it was expecting a 1,966% increase in sales of sausages

Supermarkets stocking up for sales bonanza of beer and barbecue food

Supermarkets are stocking their shelves for a bonanza weekend as peak summer barbecue weather combined with football fever look set to send tills ringing.

Fence, Burnley

Lancashire recommends... the best beer gardens during a heatwave

There will be plenty of people wanting a beer garden this weekend

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