St Annes

St Annes

Lifeboat sails into sunset after 19 years

Fylde’s RNLI volunteers have said a touching farewell to their long-serving lifeboat.

The fire came from wall insulation in a firstfloor bathroom

Fire engines descend on house fire in St Annes

Firefighters rushed to a house in St Annes this morning after reports of a bathroom fire.

St Annes Cricket Club. Pic courtesy of Google street View

Club all set for splash of colour at St Annes Cricket Club

Primary schools and sports teams are being invited to take part in a colourful new event being held at St Annes Cricket Club.


'Hero' found baby boy in long grass

A beach worker has spoken of the moment he found a baby boy lying in the sand dunes.


Tears and smiles for much-loved Fylde clown

It was a quarter of a century ago tomorrow, 1,000 people packed into Fairhaven’s White Church and its grounds to say their goodbyes to TV comic legend Les Dawson.

The reception room at Fylde town hall gets set to host its first wedding

Town hall now a wedding venue

Fylde’s town hall is being opened up as a wedding venue for the first time.

Susan Jones

Fylde foster mum’s delight at BEM award honour

A Fylde woman who was a foster mum to more than 100 children has spoken of her joy awarded the British Empire Medal.


Parents of baby found alone on sand dunes in St Annes are arrested

The parents of a baby boy who was discovered alone on the sand dunes in St Annes have been arrested.

Author Ian Williamson

Social media in spotlight at parents’ talk

Social media will be the subject of the latest in the Lytham Parents’ Speakers series of talks at AKS school in St Annes on Thursday, June 14.

Charlotte Dawson at her father's statue in St Annes

Daughter poses for touching picture 25 years on from dad Les Dawson’s death

The daughter of comedian Les Dawson has paid tribute to the legend 25 years on from his death.

St Annes businessman Ian Dollery, with his wife Andrea

Report says killer was a ‘high risk to others’

The brutal random murder of a businessman by a self-styled ‘son of Satan’ could not have been prevented, according to a report into the care of the psychotic killer.

James Drake

Fylde coast wrestler full of confidence ahead of rumble

Fylde coast wrestler James Drake will be heading to London’s Albert Hall to take part in the upcoming World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) tournament.

The Ormerod Convalescent Home, Todmorden Road, St Annes

Home sweet home in St Annes for many youngsters in the last century

It’s a building long-since gone.

Some of the litter volunteers collected over the bank holiday weekend

'If the bins are full, take your litter home with you' - Litterbugs blasted after Fylde beach shame

Members of a Fylde beach clean group have urged people to remember to pick up their litter after a bank holiday clean up.

Beaverbrooks Bike Ride 2018: Here's what you need to know - and what the weather forecast is

Beaverbrooks Bike Ride 2018: Here's what you need to know - and what the weather forecast is

It's almost that time of the year again! Here's a handy guide if you're taking part in the annual Beaverbrooks Bike Ride:

Head to the Fylde Coast for the annual Beaverbrooks Bike Ride

Things to do (June 1 - 5)

There's something for everyone happening in and around Lancashire over the weekend:

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A coastguard search and rescue vehicle.

Coastguard called to help find four missing children

Coastguard on the Fylde Coast were called this evening (Tuesday, May 29) after a mother reported four children missing.
Pupils in the library, at Queen Mary School, in 1951

Back in the school halls of Fylde’ past

They say your school days are the best days of your life. Just take a look at these wonderful archive photographs, taken across the last century at King Edward VII and Queen Mary Schools, to be transported back to the classroom.

Bev Sykes is presented with her award from PM Theresa May by Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Super Bev’s praise from Prime Minister

She’s long been a Just Good Friend, but Bev Sykes is now a Point of Light – by Prime Ministerial decree.

Jodie Prenger and Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff in Fat Friends

She's back home - Blackpool's Jodie heads cast of Fat Friends musical

Blackpool’s very own stage favourite Jodie Prenger will be among friends next week as she heads to the Opera House in her latest musical role.

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