Five stars lined up for Hall’s season

There’s a five-star boost coming to Lytham’s outdoor theatre programme this summer.

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Bumper attendance at a Lytham Hall outdoor play

Lytham Hall outdoor plays season set to grow

Lytham Hall’s programme of outdoor plays is to be extended to five.

Edward Dee

Lytham St Annes High to stage Edward Dee memorial concert

Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College is to host a concert in memory of Edward Dee, the Fylde youngster who died of meningitis in December 2016.

Green Ridges in Ballam Road, Lytham

Lytham art deco ‘gem’ set for bulldozer

One of Lytham’s most striking buildings is set to be demolished after all.

Ray Baker, new headteacher of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

New head eager for highest standards

High standards and the need for consistency will be crucial factors in ensuring Fylde’s biggest school continues to go from strength to strength, the new headmaster has told parents.

The recycling centre. Picture from Google maps

Man suffered head and back injuries after being knocked into skip

A van reversed into a man at a Lytham recycling centre, causing him to hit his head on a skip.

Last weeks fracking protest which marked a year since work at the site began.

Anti-frackers arrested and drivers delayed after 'lock-on' protest

Police made a series of arrests after anti-fracking protestors descended upon Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the Fylde.

David Gordon is wanted by police.

Police are searching for 'wanted' man David Gordon from St Annes

Lancashire Police are searching for wanted 52-year-old David Gordon.

Emergency services were called

Driver hurt in two-car crash

A road was closed and traffic diverted following a car crash in St Annes that left one driver with head injuries.
Fylde MP Mark Menzies

MP’s delight at investment in sea defences

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the start of work on the area’s new sea defences.

Lytham Lifeboat rescue

Stranded yachtsmen “lit rags” to warn other boats

Back in 1955, the Lytham lifeboat came to the rescue of a stricken yacht on the River Ribble.

What better way to start the New Year than with a walk around Brockholes Nature Reserve?

Things to do (January 5 to 7)

Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with this pick of events over the weekend.

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Of the homes within the Blackpool Council area, more than 90 per cent are rated good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission  and none have the lowest inadequate grade.

REVEALED: The postcode lottery of care home standards

The varying standards at Lancashire care homes means residents are faced with a postcode lottery when it comes to social care, a Gazette investigation has revealed.
Retiring headyeacher Phil Wood (right) at the official opening of the new-look library at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College

Hi-tech legacy of retiring head

Fylde’s biggest school has a new-look library.

New Rotary House, Lytham, in 1952: Coun G H Smith, the president,  Mayor of Lytham St Annes Coun E Hoyle, JP

Laying the foundations for good work in Fylde

‘It was a unique occasion in the history of the Rotary movement,’ said Lytham Rotary Club’s president, Coun G H Smith in June 1952.

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.

Millie Hansford as Alice

Millie’s making the most of panto show

A former winner of a Gazette Education Award is back on the Fylde as she takes her latest steps towards a career on stage

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The Deacon has opened in Lytham square at the former RBS bank.  Pictured is assistant general manager Ben Jakes.

Jobs boost from old bank’s new guise

More than 30 jobs have been created with the conversion of a former bank into a plush restaurant and bar at the heart of Lytham.

A warning has been issued to residents in Lytham after a rogue trader attempted to scam a pensioner

SCAM ALERT: Police warn residents in Lytham over rogue traders

A warning has been issued to residents in Lytham after a rogue trader attempted to scam a pensioner, say police.
Phil Wood, headteacher at Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College. is retiring after 16 years

End of an era as head retires from Fylde’s biggest school

It’s the end of an era at Fylde’s biggest school.

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