Sixth form axe at Carr Hill confirmed

The sixth form at Kirkham’s Carr Hill High School has been confirmed for closure next year.

Dan Farnworth

Two Lancashire residents awarded Churchill Fellowships to do research abroad

Lancashire paramedic Dan is jetting off to one of America’s most dangerous prisons to research how people in stressfull and dangerous jobs manage to cope with the demands of their work. NATALIE WALKER finds out more


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WATCH: Jorgie Rae Griffiths has started her cancer treatment in America

A young girl who is fighting an aggressive cancer is back home from America after her first round of treatment.
New average speed camera  to go live

New average speed camera to go live

A new average speed camera scheme on the A583 Preston New Road will go live from Tuesday March 6.

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.
Fleetwood Road near AFC Fylde's stadium (Picture: Google)

Main road off M55 closed by police due to 'medical issue'

Police closed a main road running off the M55 motorway because of a 'medical issue', a spokesman for the force said.
Picture: Lancashire Road Police

Driver arrested after police stop car on the motorway

One person was arrested after allegedly failing a roadside drugs test, police said.

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UPDATE: Eight charged after series of drugs raids on the Fylde coast

Eight people were charged by police investigating a suspected drugs gang on the Fylde coast.
Eight arrests were made

Police smash suspected Fylde coast drugs gang

A suspected drugs gang has been arrested.

Picture of traffic being diverted off the motorway

M55 shut as 'car hits central reservation' after woman 'collapses' behind the wheel

One side of the M55 was closed after a car hit the central reservation, emergency services said.
Josh Landmann in training - PIC: TIM MARNER

Team GB talent squad place for determined Josh

A young man who was partially paralysed in a freak swimming pool accident is one step closer to achieving his Paralympics dream.

Two sister involved in the anti-fracking movement have been found guilty of offences against police officers

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.

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