Sean back to beef up TV special

Sean Smith is back on TV’s Take Me Out – just weeks after having his hopes of a date thwarted by his weakness for an unusual snack.

An all day board game event is being held in Penwortham

Things to do (Feb 24 to 26)

There's a great selection of events happening in Lancashire over the weekend.

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Emergency services attend the scene of the crash PIC: Georgie Taylor

Cyclist taken to hospital after crash in Cleveleys

A cyclist was taken to hospital following a collision with a van in Cleveleys, say ambulance services.


Police issue update after tram and Poulton woman, 72, collide in Cleveleys

A Poulton pensioner airlifted to hospital after colliding with a tram in Cleveleys suffered 'a number of serious head injuries', a police sergeant said.
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Pensioner suffers 'major trauma' in collision with tram in Cleveleys

An elderly woman was badly hurt in a collision with a tram in Cleveleys this morning, emergency services said.
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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

Frank Fox celebrating his 100th birthday at the Autumn Leaves rest home, Bispham. He is staying at the home after being evacuated from his bungalow due to the flooding last year. He's a former fireman who was the only member of his crew to survive a second world war bombing.

Blitz hero celebrates 100 years

A Second World War firefighter who survived a devastating bomb attack has celebrated his 100th birthday.

County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP hails new action on high interest loans

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has welcomed fresh action by the Financial Conduct Authority to tackle high cost lending.

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RIVERDANCE 10 YEARS ON: Readers relive their memories of Riverdance

It has been 10 years since the Riverdance ferry washed up on the Fylde coast during a storm, leaving 23 people stranded on board.

Sophie Gorner was 14 when she took this Riverdance photo

RIVERDANCE 10 YEARS ON: Still concerns over how hauliers secure their cargo

Almost a decade after calling for changes in the way truckers ship their cargo, it remains a ‘concern’, the boss of Riverdance’s owner said.

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Michael Holmes reports on the Riverdance drama of 10 years ago

Salvage crews working on the Riverdance

RIVERDANCE 10 YEARS ON: Dismantlers, gawkers and plunderers are next to come

After the whir of the three Sea King helicopters faded and as the stricken Riverdance settled in the sand at Cleveleys, the plunderers, gawkers, tourists, and excitable locals  arrived.

Staff at Specsavers in Cleveleys spent two weeks collecting food, clothing and toiletries which were donated to Streetlife and the Bridge Project to help the homeless

Opticians’ boost for homeless charities

Two Fylde coast homeless charities have been boosted with donations from a local business.

The crowds arrive to see the stricken Riverdance

RIVERDANCE 10 YEARS ON: Crowds arrive to see beached behemoth

The low winter sun bounces off the photo frames as Martin Hunns remembers the tourist boom of a decade ago.

Then Mayor of Fylde Coun John Prestwich handed over a letter of commendation from the Chief Executive of the RNLI to members of the St Annes Lifeboat, who were called out when the ferry Riverdance ran aground in January.  Crewmembers L-R: Matt Atkinson, Al Sleet, Gary Bird, John Atkinson and Tim Edwards with Coxswain Martin Jaggs holding the letter.

RIVERDANCE 10 YEARS ON: Heroes of dramatic Riverdance rescue honoured

RAF winchman paramedic Rich Taylor, and Royal Navy winchman Kevin Regan were both awarded Queen’s Gallantry Medals at Buckingham Palace for their role in the dramatic rescue.
Andy Mitchell in the Radio Wave studio

RIVERDANCE 10 YEARS ON: Mob of journalists from across the country descend on Fylde to cover story

The Riverdance brought a cargo of biscuits, timber, and plastic glasses; a huge crowd of onlookers; and a mob of journalists sent from across the country to cover its stranding.
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RIVERDANCE 10 YEARS ON: The frantic final minutes aboard the ill-fated ferry

The captain of the Riverdance ferry, which ran aground a decade ago this week, has spoken of the frantic final minutes on board for the first time.

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