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Extra county cash will bring new bus services

Major improvements to bus links across Fylde have been promised by Lancashire County Council after it awarded contracts for new services.

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Priti unsurprising: Priti Patel has now resigned

Tory MPs reveal past Israel trips as Patel fallout goes on

Tory MPs on the Fylde Coast today revealed why they had travelled to Israel on fact-finding missions - and insisted they had done nothing wrong.

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Londis store in Naze Lane

Knifeman hunted after raid on Freckleton store

Police are hunting a man who threatened a convenience store cashier with a knife and demanded cash.

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Blackpool magistrates court

Ban for Fylde coast driver who ran over man’s foot

A motorist who drove off after he seriously injured another driver in broad daylight has been given eight months in prison, suspended for 15 months.
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Stephen Snape with an anniversary banner celebrating his grandad Fred, who founded the club

Golden celebration at club

A thriving Fylde club has celebrated its golden anniversary – with its chairman proud to be carrying on a family tradition.

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Lytham Library closed on September 30, 2016

Rallying call to reopen library

A group looking to see Lytham library reopen has issued a rallying call ahead of a public meeting next week.

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Brenda Naughton having her head shaved at Croft Court, Freckleton, to raise money for Macmillan

Cancer support fund-raisers prove they’re young at heart

‘Golden oldies’ at an independent living complex got into the community spirit for charity.

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Kodi brought the ride to an end by dipping his bike wheel in the North Sea, while wearing his Brian House t-shirt

Keen Kodi, six, pedals his way into the history books

A six-year-old has become the youngest to cycle from coast to coast unaided – raising hundreds of pounds for Brian House Children’s Hospice at the same time.

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Overgrown weeds in Preston city centre

Grass verges to be cut more often

Grass verges could be cut more frequently as part of new proposals to be put before County Hall next week.

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The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

Dashcam plea to find raiders

Police are calling for people to come forward with dashcam footage as they hunt for the gang responsible for a raid on a Fylde coast post office.

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The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
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Rev James Percival

Open verdict in vicarage baby death case

A coroner has recorded an open verdict at the inquest into the death of a baby boy born in the bathroom of a vicarage.

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Police at the vicarage in Freckleton during the police investigation

Ex-vicar told daughter: ‘You can’t put a baby in the bin’

A former vicar has told an inquest how he tried to revive his daughter’s baby after she gave birth in a bathroom.

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Freckleton Club Day

Sun shines on village Club Day

Visitors soaked up some rays as the sun shone on Freckleton’s Three Churches Club Day.

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Freckleton Club Day 2016

Freckleton set to revel in Club Day fun

The Fylde club and carnival day season spotlight this weekend turns to Freckleton.

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Mark Menzies celebrates his general election win in Fylde with Conservative supporters

ELECTION 2017: Menzies retains Fylde for Tories

Mark Menzies has held the Fylde seat forthe Conservatives with a slightly reduced majority.

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Jonathan Lee, pictured with his wife Susannah and their two young daughters Madeleine, two, and Francesca, four.

Wife’s moving tribute to husband killed cycling home

A dad-of-two who was killed in a crash as he cycled home from work will be remembered as a ‘fantastic husband and father’, his wife has said.

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Ian Entwistle of Newton was killed in a motorcycle accident in July 2015

How tragic Ian’s story is helping keep others safe

The story of a Lancashire biker killed in a crash is being used to help raise awareness of road safety.

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Margaret West with her trophy as Fylde Woman of the Year

Volunteer Margaret rewarded after 25 years of helping others

A dedicated volunteer who has spent 25 years improving the lives of hundreds of people has been named Fylde Woman of the Year.

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Miss Percival told detectives that following the birth, she thought the baby was asleep or deceased.

'Insufficient evidence' for charges over baby's death at vicarage

The Crown Prosecution Service has said there remains "insufficient evidence" to charge anyone over the death of a baby boy at a vicarage.
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