Things to do this weekend (August 12 and 13)

There's a great range of indoor and outdoor events over the weekend to suit all tastes...

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Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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Emily Hankinson from Heysham is competing in Miss Galaxy England

Heysham disabled teen goes for top beauty pageant

A disabled teenager hopes to inspire others that anything is possible after achieving a place in a prestigious beauty pageant.

Spareparts Arts will be at Fleetwood Festival of Transport

Things to do this weekend (July 15 and 16)

There's surely something to suit all tastes in this pick of events:
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The young girl was rescued from Half-Moon Bay

Young girl rescued by lifeboat teams

A 12-year-old girl who became stuck in mud was rescued by RNLI lifeboat teams yesterday.
Vikings are set to descend on Heysham this month.

Countdown is on for Heysham Viking Festival

Dust off that horned helmet and raise a drinking horn, as Heysham’s Viking Festival returns to the village.

Preston Crown Court.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Heysham man raped vulnerable young woman twice in her home

A man who began to rape a vulnerable woman as she vomited in a loo after a night out has been jailed for four years.

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VIDEO: Meet the hero Heysham dog who will truly amaze

Christa the dog is not only man’s best friend but a lifelife for her owner.

Join the crowds to see the 55th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car run

Things to do this weekend (June 9 and 12)

There's a whole host of activities taking place this weekend... why not give one a go?
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If this had caught fire in an empty house, the damage could have been far worse, experts warned

Why you should never leave your tumble dryer on when go out

This picture shows why you should never leave your tumble dryer or washing machine on when you're not in, firefighters have warned.
Fire at Golden Sunrise, Morecambe

One hospitalised after fire in takeaway basement

One person has been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a takeaway.

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The Amazing Mr Bubble Man is on at Preston Guild Hall

10 things to do this weekend (April 8 and 9)

Looking for ideas to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained over the Easter holidays?
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Convicted paedophile Marian Dorobek, 68, was taken from HMP Wandsworth on March 10 and handed over to the Polish authorities

'Dangerous' paedophile deported after Lancashire arrest

A 'dangerous' paedophile who was convicted of seven offences against children in Poland has been deported after being arrested in the Lancashire last month.
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Investigation into Heysham shed fire underway

Investigation into Heysham shed fire underway

Firefighters were called to tackle a shed fire in Kingsway, Heysham, at 11.27pm yesterday.

Firefighters to return to scene of blaze

Firefighters to return to scene of blaze

​Firefighters were today returning to the scene of a ​major ​blaze in Heysham, near Morecambe​.


VIDEO: Shocking footage shows men giving drugs to hamster in Heysham

A video has been released from animal welfare charity, RSPCA, of two men giving drugs to a hamster at a house in Kingsway, Heysham.

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One of Ntembe's dogs found in the house in Heysham.

Jail sentence applauded in Heysham hamster drug case

Animal welfare officers have welcomed a prison sentence for a man who was charged with animal cruelty offences which included giving a hallucinogenic drug to a hamster.

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RSPCA cruelty - Mr Chow.

Jail sentence for Lancaster man who tortured hamster

A man who tortured a pet hamster by giving it a fizzy drink laced with drugs has been sent to prison for eight weeks.

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill visits Trumacar Primary School, in Heysham.

British Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill visits Heysham primary school

One of Britain’s greatest ever Olympians has visited a Heysham primary school.

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