Fylde Coast

Fylde Coast

Inskip and Hambleton couple Elsie and Jim celebrate platinum anniversary

As Jim and Elsie Clark’s paths crossed many times, it was the sight of Elsie on stage that marked the start of a great love story.

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Lesley Garrett

Opera star Lesley’s love for Lytham rings out in message

Opera star Lesley Garrett has hailed the musical production of The Mikado coming to Lytham Hall next month.

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Preston New Road - closed after protesters climbed onto wagons

Preston New Road closed due to fracking protest

Preston New Road is currently closed due to a fracking protest, say police.
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Kirkham Prison

Prisoner finally back behind bars after 17 years on the run

Good things, so they say, come to those who wait.
Crime 6
Welsh officers will no longer be helping out at the site

Welsh officers 'will not facilitate Cuadrilla's business', Police and Crime Commissioner says

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales Police, Arfon Jones, said officers from the force will no longer 'facilitate Cuadrilla's business' in Little Plumpton.
Environment
Olly Murs: Will be performing at Lytham Festival

House band wanted to play live on Lytham Festival’s online TV channel

Budding pop and rock stars are being offered the opportunity to perform live on Lytham Festival’s dedicated online TV channel – LF:TV.

Music
Wands at the ready for Wizard Academy at Leighton Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 29 and 30)

Make the most of summer with some of these events...

Whats on
Family fun

Where are the best family days out - with entry fees?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Stuart Bastik and Maddi Nicholson, co-directors of Art Gene and lead artists on the Coastal Explorers project

Your thoughts wanted on our coast’s delights

A £22,000 community project to promote the coast and its protection in the Fylde community will get under way this on Saturday with a drop-in refreshment session.

Nostalgia 2
Police search for prisoners who absconded from Kirkham Prison.

Man hunt after duo abscond from Kirkham prison

A man hunt for two men who had absconded from prison unfolded in Burnley today.

Crime 4
A white Mercedes was found in a ditch off Lodge Lane. Picture from Lancs road police

£21k Mercedes abandoned in country lane ditch

Police have locatedthe owner of a £21k A-class Mercedes-Benz that was found abandoned in a ditch.

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Lowther Pavilion

Stirring musical well cast

Review : Fiddler on the Roof, Lowther Pavilion

Theatre
Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
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Police used 'preemptive tactics' to bring the car to a stop on Fleetwood Road

Police sting car in Wesham

Two men were arrested last night after the car they were travelling in failed to stop for the police.
Crime

Road closures, celebration and deep suspicion - three hours at fracking protest site

Few issues have divided opinion like the ongoing protests at Preston New Road, where energy firm Cuadrilla is currently constructing a fracking well.
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The Coustics

Eyes of the world on town as music and arts festival starts

St Annes Music and Arts Festival, Ashton Gardens

Music 2
The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
Whats on
Charles Kendrick

Fourth prisoner reported missing from Kirkham

Police have released their fourth appeal in the space of a week for a prisoner missing from Kirkham

Crime 13
David McConnell

Third prisoner goes missing from open jail

Police have launched a fresh appeal to find a prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham - the third in the space of a week
Crime 3
A megafarm has 2,000 or more pigs

The rise of the vast ‘megafarms’ of Lancashire

Vast, USA-style ‘megafarms’ are on the rise in Lancashire, new statistics have revealed.

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