Driver "may face disqualification" after being caught at the wheel on his phone

Lancashire Police have stopped a man on the M55 motorway while driving on the phone.
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The line between Bispham and Little Bispham was closed at around 6:20am this morning due to overhead wires on the tracks, with replacement bus services in placerunning from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.

Frustration after damage causes partial closure of Blackpool's tram network

Blackpool's tram lines were partially closed today, causing frustration for commuters enjoying the seaside sunshine.
The overturned car. Photo: Lancashire Road Police.

Driver of car that overturned on the M6 arrested for suspected drink driving

The driver of the overturned car that caused hours of delays on the M6 yesterday evening (Friday, April 20) has been arrested for suspected drink driving.
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The planning application for the signs has beenlodged by Mr Darren Rigby of One Stop Stores and is being managed by planning agents Innovative Signs.

Residents see red over convenience store's new signage

Conservation-conscious Garstonians are seeing red over the new signs on the former Garstang Co-op.

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Fleetwood to Knott End ferry is back in service

Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry takes to the waters today

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service was re-launched today to the delight of passengers on both sides of the estuary.

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Ferry back in action in Knott End

The ferry service between Fleetwood and Knott End has now resumed one year after fears arose for the service’s future.

The illness is making a comeback

Do you recognise these symptoms? Blackpool school issues alert to parents as feared Victorian illness makes comeback

Parents have been warned to keep an eye out for the symptoms of scarlet fever after 32 cases of the once-feared Victorian disease were recorded in Blackpool in the first 14 weeks of the year.
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Research ‘is the only way we can beat dementia’

Health bosses will look to Fylde and Wyre as they promote research for people with dementia, and their families.

The Mayor talks with Chairman Tim Cox and Team Leader Kevin Camplin.

North Lancashire rescue team get nod of approval from Garstang Mayor Peter Ryder

The Mayor of Garstang was full of praise as he took a grand tour of Garstang’s elite mountain rescue team base.
Vice chair of the Churchtown Flood Action Group, Siriol Hogg, presented with the award.

North Lancashire flood protection group scoop national environment protection award

They have worked ‘tirelessly’ to bring a community back from devastating flood damage and to ensure a disaster of this scale never happens again.

Wyre Estuary Country Park is a popular destination for dog walkers and families

Wyre's ‘Paint Means Poo’ pilot to be rolled-out in other areas of the borough

Wyre’s Paint Means Poo pilot – which saw dog muck at Wyre Estuary Country Park spray painted – will be rolled out elsewhere in the borough.

The delayed Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service could be up and running by the middle of the month.

Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry to set sail in mid-April

The delayed Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service could be up and running by the middle of the month.

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Did you take part this year?

LISTED: Fleetwood 10k 2018 race times

The first Fleetwood race of the year took place amid glorious spring weather conditions with 400 or so towing the line on the outer promenade.

Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 09-04-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
The Garstang Walking Festival will return in May (Picture: Michael Coleran)

Booting up for Wyre walking festival 2018

Forty walks between two and 16 miles will show off the beauty of Garstang during the town’s Walking Festival.

Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Do you want to have a say in your local NHS?

The search has begun for a resident of Fylde and Wyre to join the governing body of the local NHS decision-maker.

Tracey Jones and Angela Livesey (middle) from Garstang Community Academy receive the award. Photo: Les Gibbon.

Garstang Community Academy says 'thank you' after £5,000 funding boost

Garstang’s flagship academy has received thousands of pounds of external funding thanks to the enormous support from the local community.


10 pictures you’ll understand if you’re from Blackpool

There are many great things about being from Blackpool and the Fylde Coast that those born elsewhere will never understand.

Daniel Hoyle hounded his victim with messages

Stalker sent 130 texts in one day

A stalker who uploaded sexual images of a mum to social media and adult porn websites as he waged a shocking campaign of harassment has been jailed for 54 months.

Change afoot for practices in rural Wyre

Change afoot for practices in rural Wyre

Patients at two rural Wyre GP practices will ‘benefit’ when they fall under the remit of the local NHS commissioning group.

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