Tory MPs reveal past Israel trips as Patel fallout goes on

Tory MPs on the Fylde Coast today revealed why they had travelled to Israel on fact-finding missions - and insisted they had done nothing wrong.

The Hillhouse plant

China gas plant deal welcomed on Fylde coast

A planned £500m gas-fired power plant in Thornton which backers say could bring a jobs bonanza to the whole of Fylde coast has been largely welcomed.
The cast of Sister Act by Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society

REVIEW: Sister Act, Marine Hall

Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society, now celebrating 81 years, are blessed to have secured the performance rights to this musical comedy.

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Wainhomes has applied for permission to build another 66 homes on land off Lambs Road in Thornton

Neighbour’s anger as new Lambs Road homes plan is lodged

Wainhomes has lodged another planning application to build homes on land off Lambs Road in Thornton.

Body of Light is being presented by Darren Pritchard Dance, in Lancaster

Things to do this weekend (October 21 and 22)

The events just keep coming. Why not pick one or two of these to try this weekend?

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Pupils at Northfold Primary are in with a chance of winning a playground made from recycled plastic thanks to their own recycling campaign.  Members of the the Junior Eco team hold a timeline of collected litter.

Recycling champs race for playground

A Cleveleys school is in with a chance of winning a new playgruond - made entirely out of recycled material.

Jazz men Pinto Beans will be in action at The Ale Emporium in Preston on Sunday

Things to do this weekend (October 13 to 16)

The weather is forecast to be pleasant this weekend, so why not head out to try one of these events?

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Horn and Hoof in Thornton

DINING OUT: Horn and Hoof kicks the humble burger into shape

Gone are the days when burgers were reserved for fast food outlets, served with a dollop of red sauce and a slice of plastic-looking cheese to disguise the layers of grease.

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Missing Andrew Eastham

Police 'urgently trying to find' man who vanished after leaving work

A police sergeant said he is 'very concerned' about a missing man who hasn't been seen since leaving work on Wednesday morning.
Officers have appealed for the public's help in findingPhilip Cookson, 46, from the 'Thornton and Cleveleys' area.

Officers 'concerned' about man missing for almost two days

A man hasn't been seen since Thursday evening, leaving his family and police 'concerned'.
Lancashire Honey Show is being held at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Things to do over the next few days (September 29 to October 3)

There's lots to do in Lancashire - take your pick from these great events:
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Terry James Barlow, 39 (left) and Jamie Giles, 26, were jailed for drugs offences

Drug dealer told he ‘should be ashamed’ after getting elderly dad arrested

More than £67,000 of ill gotten cash and thousands of pounds of drugs were found stashed in a caravan.

Marsh Mill Tavern

Lancashire recommends... places to go for dessert

From pubs, bars and cafes, here are the top five places to go for dessert, as voted by readers.

The man was found dead in his van, which was stationary close to the Thornton Medical Centre's car park in Church Road.

Man found dead in his van outside medical centre hours after appointment

A man was found dead behind the wheel of his van outside a medical centre, hours after being seen by staff there.

UPDATE: 'Slumped' driver found dead at wheel

A man who was found slumped over the wheel of a car following a minor collision in Thornton has been pronounced dead at the scene.
Robert Heywood would like to thank the people who came to his aid after he was bitten by a dog while out walking

Grandad, 77, left bloodied and injured in attack by out-of-control bull mastiff

A Fylde coast grandad who was knocked to the ground by a dog while out on a stroll has offered his thanks to the people who helped him.


Firefighters battle major barn blaze in Thornton

Around 30 firefighters battled a blaze in Thornton after a barn full of baled hay went up in flames, say fire services.
Pub of the year is back

The hunt is on to find the Fylde Coast's 2017 Pub of the Year

We all have different ideas of what makes a perfect pub. Do you prefer a cosy traditional ale house, with comfy seats, crackling fire, the happy hum of background conversation and a pint?

Arson suspected as the cause of two vehicle fires

Arson suspected as the cause of two vehicle fires

Fire investigators suspect arsonists caused two separate vehicle blazes on the Fylde Coast.

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Travellers move in on historic mill site

A group have travellers have moved onto land near Thornton's historic Marsh Mill.
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