London Marathon mission for IT manager from Lytham

An IT manager from Lytham is taking is taking on his biggest challenge to help raise funds for a Blackpool charity that supported his grandfather.
Chris Bevan

Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

Lytham Library has been closed since September 2016

Lytham library plan launched by friends group

A group lobbying for the reopening of Lytham library hopes its campaign has taken a major step forward.


6 beer gardens in the Fylde coast to enjoy during this week's 'mini heatwave'

With the arrival of some very welcome warm weather, you'll surely want to make the most if it.

Fylde Council leader Coun Susan Fazackerley

New patrol service introduced by Fylde Council for great outdoors

Five new jobs have been created with the introduction of a ranger and coastal patrol service by Fylde Council.

Eric The Dragon

Countdown on for big St George’s Day bash in Lytham

Organisers of Lytham’s St George’s Day Festival are looking forward to its 10th anniversary staging being the biggest and best yet.

The children's cast of Whistle Down The Wind by Junction 4

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

Theatre and Comedy
The Memento Workshop is based on the Lubaina Himid exhibition at the Harris Museum

Things to do (April 21 - 23)

As the weather brightens up, why not get out and about to some of these events?

Whats on
Cubbins funfair at Lytham

Green for go for Lytham funfair

Lytham’s traditional summer funfair will go ahead on the Green after all – to the delight of Club Day officials.

Official lifeboat naming ceremony in St Annes

Hundreds at lifeboat naming ceremony

The new Lytham St Annes lifeboat Barbara Anne was officially named and dedicated in a ceremony at the RNLI boathouse on St Annes Promenade.

British Naturisms St Annes Beach Day is being held on May 5

Beach bum crew ready to strip off on St Annes beach!

Naturists will be letting loose on St Annes beach next month as they take the plunge into the cold Irish Sea.
Mayfield Primary School, St Annes

School told to improve after Ofsted inspection

Inconsistency saw a primary school lose its rating of ‘good’ following a visit by Ofsted.

Bruce Goodridge took this picture of a blow-up doll during a beach clean in St Annes. He said it was 'something a bit different'.

Blow up doll is one of ‘strangest finds ever’ on St Annes beach

The sight of litter washing up on the beach is sadly still all to common – but one man helping to keep our seafront tidy was rather surprised to stumble across this blow up doll.

Clifton Hospital

A £13k project that uses arts to help elderly

Older patients across the Fylde coast are set to benefit from a £13k arts programme to boost creativity.

Keith and Ben Simmons

Double trouble from family panto pair

The latest act added to the billing at Lowther Pavilion’s Christmas pantomime is father and son comedy duo Simmons and Simmons - making their second trip to the Fylde in as many years.

Whats on
Martin Heald from Wesham on ITV's Ninja Warrior

Martin’s a Ninja hero

A Fylde sports star was hailed a hero after tackling the Ninja Warrior UK assault course on national TV.

Waste being burnt at the site off Preston New Road, Freckleton

Preston man burnt rubbish and drove at officer

A 46-year-old man who deliberately drove his car at an Environment Agency officer after running an illegal waste site has been sentenced.

The illness is making a comeback

Do you recognise these symptoms? Blackpool school issues alert to parents as feared Victorian illness makes comeback

Parents have been warned to keep an eye out for the symptoms of scarlet fever after 32 cases of the once-feared Victorian disease were recorded in Blackpool in the first 14 weeks of the year.
Mill Farm

Sacked AFC Fylde football coach re-bailed

A football coach at AFC Fylde arrested on suspicion of illicit contact with one of the club’s youth players has been re-bailed to June.

Volunteer Liz Thomas with ranger Andrew Mills

Digging deep for hidden gems at Lake

Archeologists and volunteers have been digging deep to help take Fairhaven Lake back to the future.

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