Burglar 'with cleft lip and speech impediment' absconds from HMP Kirkham

A convicted burglar has absconded from HMP Kirkham.

Barbceues banned by Fylde Council

Barbecue ban follows weekend blazes

Barbecues on grassland are being banned by Fylde Council during the current heatwave.

Thomas Welch

Burglar who walked out of prison caught

A man who absconded from HMP Kirkham has been caught.

Thomas Welch

Tattooed burglar walks out of HMP Kirkham

A burglar with tattoos reading 'Mum' and 'The Saint' has absconded from Kirkham prison.
Carr Hill pupils pack a special time capsule, made by GEC Plastics, watched by Fylde MP Michael Jack, before burying it in the school grounds, in 1990.

Back to school in Kirkham – to celebrate 60 years

We are heading back to the classroom in Kirkham to mark six decades of Carr Hill High School.

The crash has now been cleared

Delays after accident near Kirkham

A major road was closed and traffic is queuing due to an accident near Kirkham.
Kirkham and Rural Fylde FC

Storyhomes donates funds to charities in Kirkham, Preston and Lancaster

A housebuilder has committed to supporting six North West charities and community groups which applied for funding.


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.

FIGHTING FIRE: from left Paul Barrett, material supply supervisor, Graham Pearson, departmental manager, Andrew Errington, departmental manager and Stefan Durkot, departmental manager

Biscuit factory workers save family from blaze in Kirkham

Staff at the Fox’s Biscuits factory in Kirkham, have been hailed as heroes after coming to the rescue of a family after a fire broke out at a nearby home.

Carriageway reopens on M55 after crash

The Westbound carriageway of the M55 has re-opened after it was closed following a two-vehicle crash, say police.

Six churches lead procession at Kirkham and Wesham Club Day procession

What a difference a year makes.

AFC Fylde

Football coach bailed again in text probe

A football coach at AFC Fylde arrested after sending “inappropriate” messages to one of the club’s youth players has been bailed again.

Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Mystery person donates £44,000 to help Wesham girl Jorgie Rae Griffiths get cancer treatment

The family of a three-year-old with cancer is now almost half way to their fund-raising target for life saving treatment, following a mystery donation of £40,000.

Vote: Where are the best town centre cafes in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
Kendall Rae Knight announced that she will be taking part in the ITV2 programme

Former Blackpool beauty queen to join Love Island 2018 line-up

A former Blackpool beauty queen is hoping to make a splash in this year's Love Island.
Dog grooming

Where are the best dog grooming salons in Lancashire?

Dogs love being pampered and groomed.
Members of the public reported "flames shooting" through the roof of the cabin on Thames Street.

Firefighters battle blaze in Newton

Firefighters battled a blaze which severely damaged a log cabin in Newton overnight, say fire services.

VIDEO: 40 firefighters battle major fire at house in Newton

More than 40 fire fighters battled a major blaze at a home in Newton overnight, say fire services.
The Bowling Green, Charnock Richard

The best pubs with a children's play area in Lancashire

When taking young ones out for a meal, a play area is a welcome treat.

Play area

Where are the best pubs with children's play areas?

Have you ever tried these child-friendly pubs, with play areas?
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