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Fylde Coast

£4m spent sending mental health patients out of Lancashire

A lack of beds at Lancashire’s mental health trust saw patients being sent as far away as Somerset, it can be revealed.

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For sale: Former Blackpool chapel on Whitegate Drive is now a luxury pad

A giant fish tank sits in an alcove which formerly housed an organ, while a swimming pool has been built where the altar once stood.

Business
Shaun Michaels as Francis Rossi and Dave Crawte as Rock Parfitt

The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre

Hailed by one of the Quo’s own drummers, The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre this spring.

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Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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A dog

Beach warning for Fylde dog owners

A Fylde vet has issued a warning after three dogs became ill after beach walks.
Fylde Coast
Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
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Lytham Hall

Dr Dolittle date is a perfect medicine for Hall’s season

The prospect of animal magic on stage at Lytham Hall has been welcomed by theatre enthusiasts.

Theatre
Picture of traffic being diverted off the motorway

M55 shut as 'car hits central reservation' after woman 'collapses' behind the wheel

One side of the M55 was closed after a car hit the central reservation, emergency services said.
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Dan Murphy and Joe Appleton celebrate being winners of Channel 4's Hunted

TV prize delight for song duo

A pair of singing milkmen are celebrating after scooping £25,000 on a TV game show.

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The Co-op in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Picture: Google)

Armed robber threatens woman at Co-op in Freckleton before stealing cash

An armed robber waved a knife at a female shop worker before escaping with a bundle of cash, police said.
Crime
A Virgin pendolino train

Row as Virgin is given year long extension for West Coast train service

Lancashire rail travellers will get improved wifi and mobile phone coverage on pendolino trains after Virgin was controversially given an extension to its West Coast Main Line franchise.

Transport
Ribby Hall Village

Fylde pupils star in village advert

Fylde schoolchildren are featuring in a new national tele-vision advert for Ribby Hall Village.

Theatre
Sister Act, by Sound Of Musicals Theatre Company

REVIEW: Sister Act, Lowther Pavilion

This 70s-themed musical is quite different from the well-known film, but from the first sequin-filled number, the Sound of Musical Theatre Company set the standard for the rest of the show.

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Lytham Hall

Animal magic will make for a wonderful outdoor theatre finale at Lytham Hall

An animal extravaganza will be the finale to the open air theatre season at Lytham Hall in the summer.

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A section of the A586 Garstang Road is currently closed.

'Serious accident' between car and motorbike closes Fylde road

Lancashire Police have closed a section of road after an accident on the Fylde.
Transport
Legendary dance DJ Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley at Lytham Festival

Ibiza Classics complete Lytham Festival 2018 line-up

Dance music fans will be transported from leafy Lytham Green to the sunny shores of Ibiza as Pete Tong presents the Heritage Orchestra performing Ibiza Classics - in the final headliner announcement for Lytham Festival.
Music
George Ezra headlines Friday night at Lytham Festival

George Ezra, Emeli Sande and Rae Morris join Lytham Festival line-up

From Budapest to Lytham Green - George Ezra is the latest star announced to headline Lytham Festival this year.

Music
Spa at Stanley House

The best spa breaks in Lancashire

From thermal experiences to relaxing facials, readers have chosen the best spa breaks in Lancashire.

News
Josh Landmann in training - PIC: TIM MARNER

Team GB talent squad place for determined Josh

A young man who was partially paralysed in a freak swimming pool accident is one step closer to achieving his Paralympics dream.

News
Top jazz band Pinto Beans are in action at the Ale Emporium

Things to do (February 3 to 6)

The first month of 2018 may have already flown by, but there are lots of events happening during the first few days of February for you to try.

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