Promotion prompts football club’s bid for hotel at stadium

Plans are being considered for a hotel to be built inside the main stand of AFC Fylde’s stadium in Wesham.

An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

Nine in 10 back moving two doctors’ surgeries into new £6m health centre

Eighty-nine per cent of 1,191 people surveyed by health bosses backed the moving of two doctors’ surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham into a new £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

Photo Neil Cross. 
Preparations for the Goosnargh  St Mary's Church Nativity Crib Festival 
are being finalsied. Pictured l-r are organisers Fliss Pemberton, Delphine Burn, and Sylvia Smith.

Church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin to be filled with nativity cribs from all over the world

More than 150 nativity cribs from all over the world will fill the church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin for a four-day festival marking the start of Advent, also raising funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.


PICTURES: Skies filled with brightness as Lancashire celebrates Bonfire Night

The skies above Lancashire lit up with fireworks as county folk celebrated Bonfire Night.

The 10 protesters before the court hearing
Photo: SWNS

CLEARED: Anti-fracking protesters found not guilty

A judge has today acquitted 10 Greenpeace activists involved in an anti-fracking protest in Lancashire.

Clay pigeon shooting

Have a go at... Clay pigeon shooting

Also known as clay pigeon shooting, and formally known as Inanimate Bird Shooting, is the art of shooting a firearm at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets.
Party time at animal products firm’s HQ

Party time at animal products firm’s HQ

More than 500 guests from across the UK agricultural, equine and pet product industry gathered in Lancashire for the grand opening party of Trilanco Ltd’s new headquarters.

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.
Staff are demanding for better parking facilities at Royal Preston Hospital

Lancashire nurse demands better hospital parking facilities

Staff at Royal Preston Hospital have described parking facilities as ‘unsafe and unfair’, with demands for improvements made to hospital bosses.
Blaze damages combined harvester

Blaze damages combined harvester

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a combined harvester in a field at Wesham near Kirkham.

Rev Ivan Walters is welcomed to St Michaels Church, Weeton

Lancashire church welcomes permanent priest

A Lancashire church has welcomed a new priest.

Caroline Wareing

Kirkham mum with paralysis nominated for Just Giving Award

A Kirkham woman, who has raised more than £22,000 for Cancer Research UK by cycling 900 miles on a hand-cycle after being paralysed, is in the running for a prestigious national award.

There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

Police are appealing for the dog's owner to get in touch

Appeal after boy attacked by dog in Kirkham

A teenager suffered a leg injury after he was chased and bitten by a dog in Kirkham, say police.


PCSO beats McGravy to the World Gravy Wrestling title

A police community support officer has shown that when it comes to wrestling in costume, it’s all gravy!

Jorgie Rae-Griffiths with dad Barry Griffiths and mum Lauren McCabe at the charity fun day at The Queen's Arms, in Kirkham

Kirkham community raises thousands for Wesham cancer tot Jorgie

Members of the community have raised more than £20,000 during a weekend of events to help a cancer-stricken tot get life-saving treatment.
British man Steven Weare, 49, has gone missing in Barbados. Photo issued by Royal Barbados Police Force

Hunt for Lancashire man missing in Barbados

Police in Barbados are searching for a Lancashire man who has gone missing on the Caribbean island.
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