Team Josh ready to hit streets of London

A Paralympic hopeful’s punishing training regime will be put to the test on Sunday when he tackles his first London Marathon.

The historic St Michael's Church

Picturesque and historic Wyre village throughout the years

Take a trip back to a bygone era and relive some historic moments with our black-and-white archive photographs of St Michael’s On Wyre over the last century.


You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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.

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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 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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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.

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.

Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
Council scraps bus proposals

Council scraps bus proposals

Preesall Town Council has voted against proposals to replace a scrapped Sunday bus service with a small-scale transport plan.

Over-Wyre Medical Centre in Preesall

Medical centre is given top rating after inspection

The Over-Wyre Medical Centre in Wilkinson Way, Preesall, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the health service watchdog.

Jim Proctor

Neighbourhood Watch to shed light on scams

A new neighbourhood watch group will meet for the first time next week to discuss door to door scams and cyber crime.

Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

Emilio and Lucas Fallon, aged 11 and eight, will ride the 20-mile-journey from Blackpools Central Pier to Garstang with their parents Alastair and Claudia

Young brothers urgent cycle mission from Blackpool to Garstang to raise money for friend's life saving treatment

Bicycling brothers from Garstang are taking part in a sponsored ride next month to raise money for a young girl diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.


Olympic sport is coming to Lancashire

As the British curling team flies high at the Winter Olympics, with a place booked in the semi final, TOM EARNSHAW took a sneak peak behind the scenes at Wyre’s new rink

Norah Hoyles in one of her best-known guises, as a driving force behind the Garstang in Bloom organisation.

Tributes pour in for Bloom queen Norah

Countless tributes have been paid to community champion and former mayor, Norah Hoyles.

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Britannia to waive the rules

Dust off those trestle tables and dig out the bunting as the red tape around royal wedding celebrations has been cut.

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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.

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