Fylde Coast

Fylde Coast

M55 CRASH: Lorry driver surrenders passport as case begins into fatal m-way crash

A man has made his first appearance at court charged with causing a death by carelessly driving a large articulated lorry which was involved in multi vehicle pile up on the M55.

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An audience at last year's Lytham Hall outdoor theatre season

Merchants of Lytham give backing to outdoor season

The ever-popular Lytham Hall Outdoor Theatre season returns this summer - and tickets go on sale on Thursday.

Theatre
Stately home

Where are the best historic halls and stately homes in Lancashire?

The county has many halls and stately homes which carry historical interest.

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The children's cast of Whistle Down The Wind by Junction 4

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Lowther Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical, set here in 1950’s Louisiana, triumphantly breaks new ground for Lytham Amateur Operatic Society, renamed as Junction 4.

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The Memento Workshop is based on the Lubaina Himid exhibition at the Harris Museum

Things to do (April 21 - 23)

As the weather brightens up, why not get out and about to some of these events?

Whats on
Keith and Ben Simmons

Double trouble from family panto pair

The latest act added to the billing at Lowther Pavilion’s Christmas pantomime is father and son comedy duo Simmons and Simmons - making their second trip to the Fylde in as many years.

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Martin Heald from Wesham on ITV's Ninja Warrior

Martin’s a Ninja hero

A Fylde sports star was hailed a hero after tackling the Ninja Warrior UK assault course on national TV.

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Waste being burnt at the site off Preston New Road, Freckleton

Preston man burnt rubbish and drove at officer

A 46-year-old man who deliberately drove his car at an Environment Agency officer after running an illegal waste site has been sentenced.

Crime
Mill Farm

Sacked AFC Fylde football coach re-bailed

A football coach at AFC Fylde arrested on suspicion of illicit contact with one of the club’s youth players has been re-bailed to June.

Crime
Transport consultant David Bird gave evidence today

Road safety for routes to Roseacre Wood where Cuadrilla hopes to drill for shale gas comes under the microscope

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla fleshed out how HGVs would travel to its proposed site if it is granted permission to drill at Roseacre Wood.

Fylde Coast
Longridge Fell

The best views in Lancashire

If you fancy a walk out somewhere to take in the best views, here is a list of the best places, as voted by readers
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Second day of inquiry into Cuadrillas plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde is underway

Second day of inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde is underway

The second day of a public inquiry is underway into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde.

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Shale gas firm Cuadrilla wants to drill at Roseacre Wood

Fracking inquiry into Cuadrilla's Roseacre Wood plans gets underway in Blackpool

The opening arguments have been made in a fresh planning inquiry into plans for a second fracking site in Lancashire.

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A contraflow has been put in place to allow traffic to pass safely .

Campaigners 'lock-on' at Cuadrilla site

Campaigners have "locked-on" outside the Cuadrilla fracking site, say police.
Environment
Barbara Richardson will be giving evidence at the inquiry

Protests planned at anti-fracking inquiry

Today sees the start of a second public inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood.

Environment 1
Mill Farm

Football coach arrested after sending ‘inappropriate’ messages to a 17-year-old youth player

A football coach at AFC Fylde has been arrested after sending “inappropriate” messages to one of the club’s youth players.

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Charlotte Dawson with a cardboard cut out of her comedy legend dad Les at launch of fashion range Fredafunk in Manchester. Picture: Dave Nelson

Charlotte Dawson launches clothes line - with cardboard cut out of dad Les watching on

Reality TV starlet Charlotte Dawson - famed for her ‘too glam to give a damn’ approach to life - has launched her own fashion range, giving fans a chance to channel her distinctive style.

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Steve Royle as Dan Leno

Comedian Steve steps into panto hero’s clogs for premiere

A world premiere of a new play - starring comedian Steve Royle - will take place as part of this year’s Lytham Festival.

Theatre
Laura Goodbourn

Freckleton woman will remember her dad during the London Marathon

A Lancashire woman will be wearing a constant reminder of her dad when she runs in the London Marathon later this month.
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Stunning views

Where are the best views in Lancashire?

Lancashire is full of stunning views.

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