Anti-fracking sisters guilty of offences against police

Two sisters involved in the anti-fracking movement have been found guilty of offences against police officers after a trial at Preston Magistrates’ Court.
Lancashire Police launched a search after Simon Kierans, formerly of Industry Street, Rochdale, reportedly absconded from HMP Kirkham

UPDATE: Prison absconder wanted by police

A 33-year-old man who absconded from prison has been arrested, say police.
Carr Hill High School in Kirkham

‘Hasty and ill-considered’ actions at school led to ‘negative impact’ on results

‘Hasty and ill-considered’ actions at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre had a ‘negative impact’ on results for pupils, Ofsted said.

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Simon Kierans

Scarred burglar walks out of prison

A man jailed for burglary has absconded from Kirkham open prison.
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A view of Kirkham looking along Poulton Street from the Market Square in the 1950s with the spire of the United Reformed Church in the distance.

Taking a trip back in time to the Kirkham and Wesham of the past

This week in pictures we focus in on Fylde neighbours Kirkham and Wesham.

Men jailed for drugs and burglary offences walk out of Kirkham prison

Men jailed for drugs and burglary offences walk out of Kirkham prison

Two convicted criminals have absconded from HMP Kirkham.

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Ella - Grace Gregoire is appearing  in a movie with Bill Nighy

Kirkham student lands feature film role with top stars

A Fylde student has been rubbing shoulders with a host of top actors after landing a role in a new film.

The man was on a prison licence for wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous harm in 2005.

Husband who stamped on wife's head is jailed

A husband who stamped on his wife’s head and kicked her in a nasty attack at their home has been jailed for a year.

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.

Christine Newsham presenting a trophy to Brett Winstanley, the UK clay pigeon champion at a charity clay shooting event for Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Clay pigeon shoot raises £8,000 for Jorgie Rae Griffiths

A clay pigeon shoot event has raised more than £8,000 to help a two-year-old fund potentially life saving cancer treatment.
The crash on Ribby Road, Wrea Green

Two taken to hospital after head-on horror crash

Two motorists have been taken to hospital after a head-on crash which has closed a rural Fylde road.

Carr Hill High School, Kirkham

Sixth form could be shut by 2019

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

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.
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Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre (right) headmaster Andrew Waller

Councillors further sixth form closure plans

Councillors have given the go-ahead to plans which will kick start the closure process for Carr Hill High School’s sixth form centre at Kirkham.

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WANTED: Gary Spilsbury disappeared from Kirkham open prison yesterday, police said

Manhunt for drug dealer and robber who went missing from Kirkham prison

A convicted drug dealer and robber went missing from Kirkham open prison yesterday, police said.

Sweet Pea Florist

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The scene of the crash yesterday. Picture by Stuart Caddick

Blackpool man pulled crash victim from wrecked car on M55

A Blackpool man jumped into action after witnessing a shocking car crash on an infamous motorway turn-off.

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Billie Stedman in hospital

Father warns Fylde revellers after daughter collapses amid fears her drink was spiked

A father has warned revellers to be on their guard after his daughter collapsed and was taken to hospital amid fears her drink was spiked.

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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.

The closure is affectingtraffic heading between Kirkham and Wharles.

Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning.
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