'My Oxo cube fetish cost me a date on Take Me Out!'

He never got to enjoy the island of Fernando’s with the woman of his dreams, but Sean Smith wouldn’t swap his appearance on TV’s Take Me Out for anything.

Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

Whats on
Patrick Monahan

Funnyman Patrick Monahan’s ‘outsider’ comedy going down a storm

Comedian Patrick Monahan has an unusual, some might say unique, cultural take on life.

Whats on
Huge Global Renewables plant at Thornton.

U-turn at Fylde coast waste recycling centre

Part of a Fylde coast waste recycling centre could be re-started – just two years after scores of jobs were lost there.
Fears for safety of missing elderly man

Fears for safety of missing elderly man

An 89-year-old man has gone missing from Cleveleys.

The Thornton tuneless choir in action over the recent festive period

Tuneless choir to broaden its range

The opportunity to sing in a tuneless choir is proving a big hit on the Fylde coast.

Firefighter Stuart Higson with the rescued border collie (Picture: Bispham Fire Station/Twitter)

PICTURE: Border collie rescued by firefighters after getting trapped near to railway line

A border collie believed to have escaped from its owners garden was rescued by firefighters.
Beacon Fell

Where are Lancashire's best ... woodland walks?

If you fancy taking a winter walk through the woods, why not check out these sites.
Keeley Farrer, 15, is missing

Teen girl disappeared amid New Years celebrations

A 15-year-old girl has gone missing amid New Year's Day celebrations.

The Baines Rose tree was planted and a time capsule buried at Baines Endowed VC School, in Thornton, to bring to a close a year of celbrations for the school's 300th anniversary.

Pupils’ year of celebrations ends in style

A bumper year of birthday celebrations has finally drawn to a close.

Primary Schools league table

PRIMARY SCHOOL TABLES 2017: How primary schools in Blackpool and Wyre scored

The results are in – and this is how Blackpool’s primary schools have scored in this year’s league tables.
Firefighters rescued the occupants of a car which was stuck in sinking sand in Thornton last night.

Car occupants rescued from car stuck in sinking sand in Thornton

Firefighters rescued the occupants of a car which was stuck in sinking sand in Thornton last night.

The cast of Dick Whittington at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

REVIEW: Dick Whittington, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

Theatre and Comedy
Blackpool magistrates court

Thornton woman could not control temper

A 53-year-old woman lashed out and cut open her partner’s cheek with her fingernail.

Anchorsholme Lane East. Photo: Google.

Ambulances on the scene after two car collision

A road was closed after a two car collision near a school, police confirmed.
A memorial could be put up close to Thornton library

Joy as libraries are to reopen

The battle to reopen Thornton Library has been won.

Ollie Alderson at last weeks fund-raiser at the village hotel

‘It’s amazing... he’s here and loving life’

A young boy who spent 10 months waiting for a heart donor has made an ‘amazing’ recovery – and will soon represent Great Britain in a worldwide sporting competition.
Photo Neil Cross
Thornton Festive Lights 2017

Special guest at switch-on event

Twinkling fairy lights lit up the streets of Thornton at the town’s annual Christmas switch-on.


Festive family fun at Marsh Mill in Thornton

The spirit of Christmas was on show early at Marsh Mill when hundreds of families turned out for a  festive fair and lights switch-on.
The incident took place at the AGC Chemicals plant in Thornton in 2014

Deadly chemical leak in Thornton factory changed worker’s life

A worker who was left severely burned when he was drenched by a deadly chemical in a factory accident told a court: “I’ll never be the same person again.”
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