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.

DJ Vince Williams with the young DJs he trained at Evoque nightclub. Left to right: Anthony Fisher, Vince Williams, Isaac Holden, James Fisher

Family’s tribute to ‘top guy’ DJ

A popular DJ who brought R&B to clubs in Blackpool and Preston has died.

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The accident happened close to AFC Fylde's Mill Farm stadium

Man, 55, dies after being found 'unresponsive' following car crash close to football ground

A 55-year-old man from Blackpool died after being found unresponsive following a car accident, police said.
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.
Three fire crews were in attendance

Man injured after wall collapse

A man required hospital treatment after becoming trapped when a wall collapsed on him.

Mary Dowling

Key NHS meeting open to public

Residents of Fylde and Wyre have been invited to see local NHS decision-making in action.

An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

Nine in 10 back moving two doctors’ surgeries into new £6m health centre

Eighty-nine per cent of 1,191 people surveyed by health bosses backed the moving of two doctors’ surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham into a new £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

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.

Medlar with Wesham Church of England Primary School pictured earlier today

Raiders cause 'extensive mindless damage' during burglary at primary school

Raiders have caused 'extensive mindless damage' at Medlar with Wesham Church of England Primary School, police said.
Jorgie Rae in hospital

Bradley Lowery fund helping brave Jorgie, two, in fight with rare cancer

The love of her parents, the fund-raising efforts of friends and help from the family of tragic tot Bradley Lowery are all helping a little girl in her cancer battle.

Stefanie with her son Toby at 12 weeks old

Stefanie makes a splash with swimming venture

Lancashire mum Stefanie Thwaite knows all about the challenges of keeping afloat, managing a business and raising a young family.

An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

GP practices set for £6m move to new ‘state-of-the-art’ building

Two doctor’s surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham could move into a £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

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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Campaigners at a recent street stall

School budgets focus of meeting

Union leaders are holding a public meeting tomorrow to discuss their concerns over cuts to school budgets.


Diabetic teen thanks strangers for saving his life

A diabetic teen who collapsed in the street has today thanked three strangers whose quick thinking saved his life.

Margaret West with her trophy as Fylde Woman of the Year

Volunteer Margaret rewarded after 25 years of helping others

A dedicated volunteer who has spent 25 years improving the lives of hundreds of people has been named Fylde Woman of the Year.

Wesham Post Office

Postmaster’s appeal as thief swipes £1,000 haul

A postmaster faces being left £1,000 out of pocket after a bundle of cash was swiped from behind the counter of his store.

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.

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