Fylde coast’s Crufts champs bask in glory

Fylde coast pooches and their proud owners basked in the glory of Crufts success following big wins at the national competition.

May 1944, new fire engine in Blackpool

Brave Fylde coast fire-fighters pictured over the last seven decades

To mark the 70th anniversary of Lancashire Fire Service, we take a look back at the Fylde coast’s firefighting heroes over the decades.

St Hilda's Church of England Primary School in Carleton (Picture: Google)

Praise after primary school is visited by Ofsted

A Carleton primary school has once again been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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.

Stricklands Lane has been closed

Road closed after car crashes into gas main in Stalmine

A road was closed after a car crashed into a gas main on a busy rural route though Stalmine, say police.
Prezzo in Blackpool is set to close, according to information published by The Mirror Online

All three Fylde coast Prezzo restaurants to close

Prezzo restaurants in Blackpool, Poulton and St Annes are among those set to close as bosses battle to keep the business afloat.

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Robert Murgatroyd

Pilot faces charges over plane crash

A pilot from Poulton has been summonsed to court to face numerous charges over a plane crash which injured two men.

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.

Former Bispham High School

£3m grant will unlock land for 500 new homes in Blackpool

Blackpool has received £3m of Government funding which could help more residents get on the housing ladder.

Boat yard blaze leaves cylinders 'unstable and at risk of explosion'

Boat yard blaze leaves cylinders 'unstable and at risk of explosion'

A fire at a Wyre boat yard spread this afternoon, leaving cylinders in a shipping container at risk of exploding, the fire service said.

1Xtra rap show host Charlie Sloth

Star DJ Charlie Sloth to launch new Poulton club

A Radio 1 DJ is to help launch a revamped Poulton nightclub this weekend.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Violent dad jailed for attack on ex partner

A violent  dad who grabbed his former girlfriend by the ankles and pulled her to the floor while she had their baby son in her arms has been jailed.

The Truth Bar in the Market Place, Poulton

Poulton bar wants to extend its hours

The Truth Bar in the Market Place, Poulton, wants to extend its opening hours.

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Police would like to speak with these two men

Taxi driver racially abused in Poulton

A taxi driver was subjected to racist abuse after asking three men to leave his vehicle.


Where to do kettlebell training in Lancashire

Exercise and training programme using cast iron weights ranging from 5lbs to more than 100lbs, shaped like a ball with a handle.
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.

Mr James died last week

Tributes to 'the singing trucker' David James killed in horror motorbike crash

A biker killed in a crash near to the Windy Harbour junction in Larbreck will be remembered for his 'larger than life personality' and love of singing, his family said.
The accident happened on Garstang Road, between Great Eccleston and the Windy Harbour junction

UPDATE: Two arrested after Thornton man dies in horror crash on Garstang Road

A motorcyclist from Thornton has died from injuries he suffered in a horror crash, police confirmed this morning.
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