Roy Edmonds: Don’t miss true joys of taking part when you're hitting the winning shots

With an eventful Wimbledon – and World Cup – just past, it’s rewarding to reflect on that sage advice from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’, once voted our nation’s favourite poem.
Affinity shopping centre, right, Amanda Daniels

Menswear outlet at Fleetwood's Affinity retail park set to close at the end of the month

A menswear shop at a popular Fleetwood retail park is set to close at the end of the month.
Katie has been able to speak since returning from Tenerife

‘Miracle holiday has cured my mutism’

A schoolgirl has spoken to her sister and schoolfriends for the first time ever – even though she is eight years old – after a ‘miracle’ holiday cured her selective mutism.


Royle visit to declare Thornton gym open!

Pupils at Great Arley School in Thornton are hop, skip and jumping for joy after community groups and the PTFA helped raise £14,000 for an outside gym.
Fylde Coast Players present The Thirty Nine Steps

REVIEW: The Thirty Nine Steps, Lowther Pavilion

Fylde Coast Players come up with a witty spoof of a spoof in this stylish production.

Theatre and Comedy
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
Former Fylde Council leader David Eaves

Funeral of former Fylde Council leader David Eaves to take place next week

The funeral of former Fylde Council leader David Eaves will take place next Monday at the White Church, Fairhaven.

The cast of Top Hat in rehearsal

REVIEW: Top Hat, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Top Hat will be forever Fred and Ginger’s show and this stylish performance by St Annes Musical Productions does them proud.

Theatre and Comedy
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 01-06-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Beaverbrooks Bike Ride 2018: Here's what you need to know - and what the weather forecast is

Beaverbrooks Bike Ride 2018: Here's what you need to know - and what the weather forecast is

It's almost that time of the year again! Here's a handy guide if you're taking part in the annual Beaverbrooks Bike Ride:

Pictured top left: MP Paul Maynard. Pictured right: Artist's impression of the new Cleveleys McDonald's

Meeting held over plans for new McDonald’s in Cleveleys

Fast food giant McDonald’s met residents to discuss plans to open a new drive-through restaurant at Morrison’s in Cleveleys.
People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of the passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine.

Another step closer to justice for Blackpool's Glenn Thomas

The nephew of a Blackpool man killed when his plane was blown out of the sky said he is “inching closer to justice” following news the missile came from a Russia-based military unit.

John Verity

REVIEW: The John Verity Band, Waterloo Music Bar

“The cream will always rise to the top” – a passing comment from an audience member during John Verity’s performance at the Waterloo Music Bar perfectly summed up the night.

Trampolene to play Bootleg Social on Friday

A spring in their step as Trampolene head north

With a debut album released in September and a tour underway, Trampolene lead singer Jack Jones says it’s ‘happy days’ as things are ‘as good as they could be’.
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.

Theatre and Comedy
Trampolene are playing Bootleg Social on April 27

Welsh rockers will bounce at Bootleg!

Fans of The Libertines were left disappointed last year when the band were forced to cancel appearances at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Did you take part this year?

LISTED: Fleetwood 10k 2018 race times

The first Fleetwood race of the year took place amid glorious spring weather conditions with 400 or so towing the line on the outer promenade.

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Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 09-04-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Blackpool magistrates' court

Double life drove Blackpool woman to steal

A woman who had been desperate for a baby went off the rails when she discovered her husband was living a double life and had a child with another woman.

Lauren Sommerside, Poppy Wild and Sue Mellor

Chips ahoy for Harrowside crowned Blackpool’s best chippy!

They are the kings of the fryer!

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