Sixth form could be shut by 2019

The sixth form at Carr Hill High School could close within two years.

Harold Burnett

Jailed paedophile who abused 2,000 children dies in hospital bed

A pervert who sexually assaulted 2,000 boys and girls has died in hospital with prison officers by his bedside.

Here are all this year's bin collection times

When are the 2017 Christmas bin collections in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre?

It's almost that time of year when bins across the region will be overflowing with wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and empty bottles.
A previous Lytham St Annes Lions swimarathon at St Annes YMCA Pool

Lytham St Annes Lions' charity swim on course for a record entry

A charity swimarathon with a history dating back more than 30 years is on course for its biggest entry yet.

Sue Lowe, volunteer coordinator at Lytham Hall

New feature at Hall for winter walkers

A new walking trail has been launched at Lytham Hall – just in time for those who might fancy taking a break from Christmas preparations or walking off those festive excesses.

St Annes Square covered in snow, in the 1960s

Days of winter past with south Fylde under a blanket of snow

Temperatures may have plummeted over the weekend, but they still couldn’t quite match some of those in winters Fylde experienced in the last century.

James Luo is one of the UKs top-rated professional gamer

Fylde teenager James Luo racks up the big bucks as one of the UK’s top professional gamers

This Christmas millions of children will be unwrapping new games consoles.

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James Luo, who has previously received sponsorship from his local Domino's

Professional teen gamer wins £20,000 playing video games

A Fylde teenager is well on his way to earning a good living playing video games.

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Trevor Sinclair

Ex-Blackpool star due in court

Former Blackpool footballer Trevor Sinclair is due back before magistrates on Tuesday.

Narla with a PDSA vet

Warning after puppy eats liquer chocolates from under Christmas tree

Dog owners have been warned to be on their guard after a puppy needed emergency treatment after wolfing down a box of festive chocs.

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Stock image, courtesy of the RNLI, of a lifeboat in the sea off Blackpool

Teen in the sea opposite Blackpool Tower 'escorted to safety' as lifeboats prepared to launch

A 19-year-old man was 'escorted to safety' after being seen in the sea opposite Blackpool Tower in the early hours of this morning, the RNLI said.

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The car overturned in North Houses Lane

PICTURES: Nobody hurt as car crashes into ditch in St Annes

Nobody was injured when a car left the road in St Annes earlier, police said.
The man, who is in his 80s, was found wandering near to the YMCA swimming pool

Man rescued after being found lost and confused in St Annes

A "kindhearted" woman rescued a lost and confused gentleman in St Annes, say police.
Christmas Trees are planted in the sand dunes at St Annes by volunteers and staff from Fylde council and Lancs Wildlife Trust.  Pictured is Charlie Kay.

Fylde Council to set up collection point for your old Christmas trees

Discarded Christmas trees will again be used to help build up and preserve sand dunes in the New Year.

Primary Schools league table

PRIMARY SCHOOL TABLES 2017: How primary schools in Blackpool and Wyre scored

The results are in – and this is how Blackpool’s primary schools have scored in this year’s league tables.
James Krejzl, who died 10 days after being diagnosed with an agressive form of leukemia, with his son Ethan

‘Heartbreak’ as dad dies days before Christmas

Tributes have been paid to a tattoo artist who died just 10 days after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia.

Betsy Hindle from St Annes, who has qualified as a barrister at just 22

Lawyer Betsy called to the bar at just 22

Betsy Hindle has been called to the bar – and that’s not a reference to her work Christmas ‘do’.

HMP Kirkham

REVEALED: What inmates in Kirkham prison will be tucking into on Christmas Day

This year's Christmas dinner for HMP Kirkham has been revealed.
Crime 8

Updated: Body pulled from water at Blackpool's North Pier

A young man has died after a body was pulled from the sea at Blackpool's North Pier tonight.
Councillors Ed Nash and Peter Buckley take a look around St Annes Library which has been closed since August

Pledge over closed library

St Annes Library will open as soon as practically possible, a leading county councillor has pledged.

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