Get lost in sisters’ music at festival

A one-off show’s been added to this year’s Lytham Festival with the return of disco divas Sister Sledge.

The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Echoes of history all around

There are some places where history is felt stronger than others.

Alice DJ are heading to Bongo's Bingo at Blackpool Tower

Bongo's Bingo's back!

The latest Blackpool party night from the Bongo's Bingo team has been announced.

Whats on
Bronte Barbe stars as Carole King in Beautiful

REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Story, Opera House, Blackpool

With stunning sets and hits from the Sixties, Beautiful - The Carole King musical took its audience on a nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.
Theatre and Comedy

VIDEO: Kane England win the World Cup?

Captain fantastic Harry Kane helped England get off to the perfect start on Monday in their opening World Cup match.
North West
The ouija board planchette refused to budge

Eyes down for Empire Bingo hall spirits!

Ghost hunters gathered with torches in hand at the Empire Bingo, long after the historic building closed its doors to the public, in the hopes of catching a glimpse of one of the ‘spirits’ rumoured to wander its halls.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

New beds at Fylde Coast hospitals could stop infections

The trust which runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the Clifton Hospital in St Annes is replacing 800 beds and 600 mattresses.

Mental health in crisis as police officers care for ill with no beds available

Police officers are looking after mental health patients instead of going out on the beat due to a shortage of psychiatric beds in Lancashire, a senior officer has revealed.

Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Hayfever sufferers on the Fylde Coast have been reminded to buy their medication over the counter instead of bothering their GP.

Amelia White

Amelia’s Americana sound is unplugged

‘Well-worn smoky’ vocals will be on display at this month’s Garstang Unplugged as Amelia White comes to the club.
Little Women, at Lytham Hall. The death of Beth

Big success for start of open air season at Lytham Hall

Having lived overseas I know a bit of what it’s like to be in a minority - and at times I felt echoes of that during the first open air performance of the year at Lytham Hall.

Theatre and Comedy
David Alacey as Frank Sinatra, Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr and Paul Drakeley as Dean Martin, with special guest Charley Toulan as Marilyn Monroe

Kings of swing pack in special pier dates

One of the UK’s top tribute acts will play a special residency at Blackpool’s North Pier Theatre this summer.

No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Joey Barton oversees training   Picture: Daniel Martino

More players on Fleetwood Town's transfer radar thanks to Joey Barton says chairman Andy Pilley

“The footballing world knows something exciting is going to happen at Fleetwood Town” – so says chairman Andy Pilley, who believes the Joey Barton effect has had a positive impact on their transfer window plans.

Fleetwood Town
The Mighty Revelators

Uptempo sets with Mighty Revelators

The Mighty Revelators are playing at The Steamer on Friday as part of the 2018 Fleetwood R ‘n B Club programme.
Fleetwood school children who are part of Rotakids have planted summer blooms in tubs and baskets at the town's Pocket Park

Pocket Park is Blooming thanks to Rotakids efforts

Fleetwood’s popular ‘pocket park’ is set to come into full bloom shortly when the much appreciated efforts of the town’s primary school children come to fruition.

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer.
Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Final preparations are now underway for the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North.
Alpacasare part of the Camelidae family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas from South America.

Have a alpaca walking

The Alpaca from Peru may well be known as pack animals and their fleece highly valued for its silkiness but they make great pets too and animal lovers are taking advantage of getting up close and personal with these lovable, sensitive and intelligent creatures

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