Psychiatric patients sent out of Lancashire cost the NHS £4m last year

A lack of beds at Lancashire’s mental health trust saw patients being sent as far away as Somerset, it can be revealed.

Temporary traffic lights at St Annes Road East for roadworks by Electricity North West

Power firm’s vow over roadworks at key St Annes gateway

The company behind roadworks at a major Fylde junction has vowed to do all it can to minimise delays as it updates the power network.

Benjamin Brooks

Tribunal rules on Lytham pervert doctor

A perverted doctor who admitted sex attacks on young girls faces being struck off.


For sale: Former Blackpool chapel on Whitegate Drive is now a luxury pad

A giant fish tank sits in an alcove which formerly housed an organ, while a swimming pool has been built where the altar once stood.

Shaun Michaels as Francis Rossi and Dave Crawte as Rock Parfitt

The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre

Hailed by one of the Quo’s own drummers, The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre this spring.

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Fylde's sands

Vet’s warning after dogs collapse

An investigation has been launched after the collapse of three dogs following walks on the beach prompted a warning from a Fylde vets’ practice.

Chippy of the year 2018

Top 10 revealed in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Chippy of the Year 2018

We’ve got our top finalists for the Chip Shop Of The Year 2018 and now the competition is all about finding who will be number one

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Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

A dog

Beach warning for Fylde dog owners

A Fylde vet has issued a warning after three dogs became ill after beach walks.
Morecambe RNLI lifeboat crews on a previous call to rescue a swimmer. Picture @ArtDecoCoast

Lifeboat crews called to Fleetwood after reports of people stranded in mud

Lifeboat crew from Morecambe were called to Fleetwood after a group of people got stuck in mud.

Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
Lytham Hall

Dr Dolittle date is a perfect medicine for Hall’s season

The prospect of animal magic on stage at Lytham Hall has been welcomed by theatre enthusiasts.

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Two fire engines from St Annes attended the scene onChristal Avenue

Tumble dryer sparks emergency near Squires Gate

A fire started in a tumble dryer at a property near to Squires Gate, say fire services.

The Hotel Majestic in its early days, when it was known as the Imperial Hydro, St Annes

Grand old St Annes hotel was both majestic and imperial

It was once one of St Annes’ most powerful landmarks. The Majestic Hotel can no longer be seen, but at one time it was the symbol of the resort in its Edwardian heyday.

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Town crier Colin Ballard

Town crier to fly high in Kuwait

Oyez, oyez! One of Fylde’s most familiar faces – and voices – is off to climes a far cry from our current winter chills.


Family treat at Fox’s Biscuits

Following in the footsteps of Willy Wonka, one of the nation’s leading biscuit makers opened the doors of its factory for a family fun day’.

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More medicine prescriptions face being axed as part of huge cost-cutting mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

Frank Bruno

Bruno’s coming to St Annes

Former world champion boxer Frank Bruno is heading to St Annes for a knockout event.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Ballam Road at the junction of Peel Road just after 9pm on Tuesday, February 13.

Man taken to hospital after two-vehicle smash in Lytham

A man was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Lytham, say Ambulance Services.

Tracey Graham

Mother of missing Ansdell man targeted by text troll

The mum of an Ansdell man who disappeared two years ago was targeted by a cruel texting troll who claimed her son was sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester.

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