Van driver who caused death of loved St Annes dad escapes jail after pleading guilty

A van driver who admitted causing the death of a 'fantastic husband and father' has escaped jail.

Fylde’s summer days are here again

Just look at these archive shots for a trip back in time to summers from yesteryear in Fylde.


Rain pours but Freckleton Club Day keeps marching on

With gala season in full swing the annual Freckleton Club Day took to the streets of the village – much to the delight of crowds and those taking part.

Evie Knowles

Freckleton villagers look forward to a ‘special’ day

Village residents are eagerly looking forward to a weekend to remember as Fylde’s club day and carnival season continues with Freckleton’s big annual event.

The Plough at Freckleton held a family fun day in aid of The Space Centre in Preston

The Plough at Freckleton hold superheroes day for The Space Centre, in Preston.

Staff at The Plough at Freckleton turned into superheroes for the day to raise £1,000 for The Space Centre, in Preston.


'Obsessed' man stalked girl and sent her indecent messages

A man stalked a woman who spurned his advances and then turned his anger on her friend.

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Where are the best pubs to drop by during a walk in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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.

Laura Goodbourn

Freckleton woman will remember her dad during the London Marathon

A Lancashire woman will be wearing a constant reminder of her dad when she runs in the London Marathon later this month.
Lostock Memorial Band

Lostock Hall and Freckleton brass bands to go head to head in National Brass Band Championships

Lostock Memorial Band showed top brass to be named winners in the regional band championships, which alongside Freckleton Brass Band will see them take to the stage in Cheltenham for the first section national finals in September.


WATCH: Race against time to get Jorgie Rae Griffiths of Wesham to the US for cancer treatment

A  young girl battling an aggressive cancer is ‘living in limbo and on hope’ as she faces a dramatic race against the clock to raise funds for potentially life saving treatment.
The Co-op in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Picture: Google)

Armed robber threatens woman at Co-op in Freckleton before stealing cash

An armed robber waved a knife at a female shop worker before escaping with a bundle of cash, police said.

Scouts in Lancashire honoured with Chief Scout Gold Award: With video

Youngsters from scout groups across Lancashire received the highest award a young scout can achieve as they were presented with the Chief Scout Gold Award.
County Coun Paul Rigby and library manager Shivani Sinclair at the reopening with children from Freckleton CE Primary School from left, Sophie Hindle, nine, Rowan McGrady, nine, Alfie Hunter, six, and Lily Jones, eight

Delight as village’s library is reopened

Freckleton Library has reopened its doors – more than 15 months after it looked as though it had closed for good.

Coun Tony Ford (right) and Coun Carol Lanyon wth some of the trees collected after last Christmas

Discarded trees will help boost dunes

Householders are being urged to do their bit to help the environment after the end of the festive season – with a helping hand available for some.

Services are being boosted between Preston, Lytham and Blackpool

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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