'Drive to the conditions': Police warning after car flips in rural Fylde road

Motorists have been warned to 'drive to the conditions' after a car flipped onto its roof on a rural Fylde road this morning.

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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.

Summer Wrigley

Summer is six months in the clear

A young girl who underwent major surgery to remove two tumours from her brain has been given the six month all-clear.

Coun John Singleton and Hannah Peacock

Hannah’s poppies are charity success

The Mayor of Fylde has extended his thanks to a community-minded pensioner whose fund-raising efforts brought in more than £500 for his chosen charities.

Primary Schools league table

PRIMARY SCHOOL TABLES 2017: How primary schools in Blackpool and Wyre scored

The results are in – and this is how Blackpool’s primary schools have scored in this year’s league tables.
Dead otters found on Chain Lane and Mythop Road. Picture by Simon Fretwell

Dead otters a sign of growing numbers

Two dead otters have been found in Staining and Marton roads.

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Celebrating Coun Jayne Nixon's by-election win:
Alan Ashton, election agent, Jayne Nixon, Jayne's husband Darren, and Staining and Weeton councillor John Singleton

Fylde welcomes new councillor after landslide vote

Fylde Council has welcomed a new member to its ranks following the election of a new councillor.

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Albert Pounder during his time on Fylde Council

Villagers go to polls in Fylde by-election

A by-election is being held in Staining and Weeton on Thursday following Albert Pounder’s decision to step down after more than 14 years as a Fylde councillor because of ill health.

Remembrance Day ceremony at Blackpool war memorial

‘Let’s turn out for those who gave their lives’

Fylde coast residents are being urged to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to the war dead at Remembrance Sunday services this weekend.

Fylde mayor Coun John Singleton

Mayor’s Remembrance Sunday turnout hope

Fylde mayor John Singleton is urging residents to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to the war dead at Remembrance Sunday services this weekend.

The Cheerful Sparrows Bowling competion in Fairhaven

Spreading the cheer at club bowling event

These ‘cheerful sparrows’ have a lot to smile about as they celebrate the success of their weekend charity bowling competition.

Flooding in Staining village

£85k fund to put an end to flood problem

A Fylde coast village has been awarded £85,000 to conduct a thorough investigation into its local drainage system.

Mark Menzies celebrates his general election win in Fylde with Conservative supporters

ELECTION 2017: Menzies retains Fylde for Tories

Mark Menzies has held the Fylde seat forthe Conservatives with a slightly reduced majority.

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Summer Wrigley is back at Staining Primary after having surgery to remove two brain tumours

Brave girl is back at school after surgery

A young girl who underwent surgery after doctors found two tumours in her brain is today back in the classroom.

Wes Blundell, of Shaftesbury Avenue in Staining, has Downs Syndrome and has been given a new companion dog after the previous one had to be put down after only five months.
Wes with Ellie the German Shepherd.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Mum’s court fight over son’s disabled dog

A Fylde coast mum whose disabled son lost his companion dog to health problems has spoken out about her long court battle.

Summer Wrigley, eight, has had surgery to remove two tumours from her brain

Battling Summer’s brain tumour fight

A plucky young girl is recovering in hospital after having major surgery to remove two brain tumours.


Parish councillors stand up to housing scheme

Speakers from Staining successfully halted proposals to build houses on a country lane at a council meeting on Tuesday.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies with nominees, including winner Pam Young, at the 2016 Fylde Woman of the Year lunch

Deadline extended for woman of year awards

Nominations have been flooding in for the Fylde Woman of the Year awards, but the deadline has been extended a week to accommodate even more.

Police say an 83-year-old man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash

PICTURES: OAP cut free and taken to hospital after car overturns

This was the scene in a cold countryside field after a car left the road and overturned.

Chain Lane, Staining. Picture: Google

Elderly man cut free from car after crash in Blackpool

An elderly man was cut free from a car after a crash in Staining, Blackpool.

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