Grandma’s three-hour 999 wait

A Knott End grandma was forced to endure agonising pain and freezing winds during a three-hour wait for an ambulance after falling and tearing a tendon in her leg.

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Mayor of Garstang, Coun Peter Ryder (second from left) re-opens the shop.

Garstang recycling shop re-opens bigger and better than before

A new and improved recycling shop has re-opened its doors after expanding due to popular demand.

Traffic lights at the A585 Fleetwood Road to Garstang New Road. Photo: Google.

Drivers face delays on major Wyre A-road

Motorists have been hit with delays on the A585 near Windy Harbour.
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More medicine prescriptions face being axed as part of huge cost-cutting mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

Fylde and Wyre saw the overall crime rate increase by 12.1 and 9.6 per cent respectively

Crime rate in Blackpool soars and police resources dwindle

Crime has soared by more than 16 per cent in Blackpool in the last year, the latest figures reveal.

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The Environment Agency said it is working hard to reduce pollution incidents at Lancashire farms

‘No farmer likes to see pollution’

A farm is involved in a serious pollution incident at least once a month in Lancashire.

Doctors are appealing for parents to take up the free flu vaccination

FLU: Warning as cases double in Lancashire - with alert issued over ‘deadly consequences’

The number of people going to see their GP with flu symptoms has doubled in recent weeks, sparking a warning from health bosses.

The A585 near Windy Harbour.

Work set for A585 - but only at night

A new programme of works is set to begin on one of the Fylde coast’s busiest roads, which is already plagued by chronic congestion.


Revealed: The seven Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde restaurants with zero-star food hygiene ratings

They were inspected in 2017.

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Staff and students at Blackpool Sixth celebrate success in the performance tables.

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre league tables 2016-2017: how did your school or college perform?

Blackpool’s centres for higher education have fared well in this year’s school performance tables.

Photo of the incident courtesy of passerby Luke Daniels.

Road closure due to overturned lorry

A Wyre road has been closed by police following an incident which saw a HGV overturn.

Scouts in Lancashire honoured with Chief Scout Gold Award: With video

Youngsters from scout groups across Lancashire received the highest award a young scout can achieve as they were presented with the Chief Scout Gold Award.
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Women who can’t have babies may only get one cycle of IVF as Fylde coast health bosses propose fresh cuts

Health bosses on the Fylde coast have revealed plans to half the number of IVF treatment cycles on the NHS.

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Wyre proposes new DBS checks on taxi drivers

Wyre proposes new DBS checks on taxi drivers

Taxi drivers in Wyre could be required to register with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)’s update service, documents have revealed.

Barbara Richardson, chairman of Roseacre Awareness Group.

Fracking road plan opposed by council

A traffic safety scheme for a revised bid by Cuadrilla to frack at Roseacre Wood has been rejected by Fylde Council and has been recommended for refusal by experts at County Hall.

Fly-tipped rubbish.

REVEALED: Blackpool's fly-tipping crackdown working as incidents fall

Blackpool is cracking down on people who illegally dump waste - and new figures show that the tactics are working.
County Coun Peter Buckley

Fines and fees could rise at Lancashire’s libraries

An increase in fees and charges at libraries, museums and archives in Fylde and Wyre could be on the cards.

Rev reflections january 8 2018 - Parkinsons pills, spacehopper, Turner's coal horses, Bilsborrow Sunday School 30 years ago, Blackpool Central Pier 1870s, Blackpool Opera House 1947, GKER model train

REV RON GREENALL: Holidays in the real Coronation Street of Blackpool

It is a long time since I had sugar soap applied to scuffed knees, but it always worked in moving the grit and impurities from the wounds.

June Jackson was a determined anti-gas storage campaigner

‘Wonderful and determined’ activist and former Stalmine councillor dies after short illness

A popular community campaigner, activist and former parish councillor has died.

Nic Fogg (Labour), Matthew Salter (Conservative) and Sue White (Green)

Wyre goes to the polls

More than 10,000 voters in rural Lancashire are eligible to go to the polls on Thursday, January 11) in the first by-election in the county of 2018.

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