Raiders break into Lancashire prison

4:27pm Thursday 24th November 2011

Raiders broke INTO a Lancashire prison and made off with a haul of cigarettes.

Lancashire train delays after signalling problem

11:12am Monday 7th November 2011

A signalling problem near Preston led to delays on Lancashire's rail network this morning.

Baby's body found in Lancashire culvert

10:10am Sunday 2nd October 2011

A BODY of a baby has been found in a culvert in Lancashire by a dog walker. Although the child, who is believed to be around two months old, was found in Kirkham, police said there is no evidence to suggest that the child has links to the area.

Appeal for family members after woman dies in Lancashire crash

3:46pm Wednesday 10th August 2011

A woman in her eighties has been hit by a car and killed in Lancashire, police said.

Major roadworks begin on Lancashire motorway

4:23pm Monday 14th February 2011

A ROAD improvement scheme will see lanes of one of Lancashire’s busiest motorways closed from today.

‘Blow’ as Lancashire prisons project scrapped

4:58pm Monday 6th April 2009

A PIONEERING £1.4million prisons project aimed at reducing crime across the area is to be scrapped after its funding was cut.

Warton bogus callers warning

10:55am Monday 24th November 2008

Police are warning residents in the Fylde to be cautious after bogus callers have targeted residents in Warton over the past two weeks.

Weeton Barracks soldiers receive Queen's honours

Blackpool Citizen: HONOURED: Pictured left to right: Sgt Cockburn, Lt Col Downey and Maj Little, holding their awards after the ceremony in Buckingham Palace

10:32am Monday 24th November 2008

The courage and leadership of three Lancashire-based soldiers during operations in Afghanistan was marked by the presentation of Operational Honours by Her Majesty the Queen.

Lancashire train fares set to soar

Blackpool Citizen: Rail passengers are facing big increases in fares

2:49pm Friday 21st November 2008

FARES on trains in Lancashire are set to soar by well above the rate of inflation in the New Year.

Vomiting bug outbreak at Wesham hospital

4:35pm Monday 17th November 2008

Visiting times at Wesham Hospital Rehabilitation Unit have been restricted following a suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, Norovirus.

Broken down lorry causes M55 traffic delays

11:14am Monday 17th November 2008

One lane is closed due to broken down vehicle on M55 eastbound, between junction 3 A585 (Kirkham) and junction 1 A6/B6241 (Fulwood).

Fylde pool re-open hope after Kirkham baths closure halted

Blackpool Citizen: st_annes_pool.jpg

4:55pm Monday 10th November 2008

A plan to save Kirkham swimming pool that could also see the pool in St Annes re-open has been revealed by Fylde Borough Council.

Preston skip boss fined after teen crushed in Kirkham

5:40pm Wednesday 5th November 2008

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the recycling industry to keep pedestrians well away from vehicles or face prosecution.

TV fashion queens head to Kirkham for book signing

Blackpool Citizen: SIGNING: Trinny and Susannah will be in Kirkham tomorrow to sign copies of their new book What Do You Want To Be Today

4:02pm Wednesday 5th November 2008

TV fashion queens Trinny and Susannah will be in Kirkham tomorrow signing copies of their new book, and offering make-over tips.

Fatal crash Blackpool motorcyclist named

11:19am Wednesday 5th November 2008

A Bispham motorcyclist who died after falling from his bike in Wesham last Thursday has been named.

Worker injured following Kirkham building collapse

9:34am Wednesday 15th October 2008

Health and safety officers have begun an investigation after a worker was crushed when a building partially collapsed.

Relief for Lancashire commuters as rail strike suspended

3:50pm Friday 10th October 2008

UPDATE A 24-hour strike by around 100 Northern Rail drivers scheduled for Monday has been suspended following talks.

Campaigners fight major Wesham housing plan

Blackpool Citizen: PROTEST: Campaigners protest against housing plan in a bid to keep Wesham green

8:30am Friday 19th September 2008

Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, has backed a campaign against housing developments on Wesham’s and rural Fylde’s green spaces which local councillors claim is unnecessary.

Motorway crash victim named

12:07am Monday 15th September 2008

The 24-year-old man who was killed in a smash on the M55 at Kirkham has been named.

Man dies after Kirkham M-way crash

9:42am Sunday 14th September 2008

A 24-year-old man has died following an accident on th M55 at Kirkham in the early hours of yhis morning.

Kirkham jail inmate admits fleeing

2:33pm Tuesday 2nd September 2008

A man who walked out of Kirkham prison to comfort his girlfriend, was then at large for 43 days.

Grants for Kirkham shop improvements

9:24pm Monday 28th July 2008

KIRKHAM businesses are being offered fifty percent towards the cost of refurbishing their business, thanks to a new grant scheme.

New fencing for Kirkham pub

Blackpool Citizen: New fencing for Kirkham pub

12:40pm Sunday 27th July 2008

The Chimes pub in Kirkham is ringing in the changes as a new fence, provided by Fylde Borough Council, is now in place.

Kirkham and Wesham FC honoured

Blackpool Citizen: From left to right: Sir Tom Finney, Martin Booken from the PFA, team captain Dougie Shaw and Councillor Alan Whittaker, Chair of the county council

4:57pm Tuesday 15th July 2008

A VICTORIOUS Lancashire football team have been honoured at County Hall.

Work begins on Wesham skateboard park

12:59pm Wednesday 2nd July 2008

Work is to start today on a long awaited skateboard in the Wesham area of the Fylde.

Overturned caravan blocks M55 between Blackpool and Kirkham

12:40pm Tuesday 1st July 2008

An overturned caravan on the M55 between Blackpool and Kirkham has blocked all three lanes of the eastbound carriageway.

Pensioner, 88, suffers smoke inhalation following Wesham house fire

4:03pm Thursday 19th June 2008

An elderly grandmother had to be taken to hospital yesterday after her home in Wesham was almost completely destroyed by fire.

Lancashire rail firm is top of cancellation league

10:19am Thursday 19th June 2008

A RAIL firm which runs services in Lancashire has topped a national league of shame - after cancelling an average of 23 trains a day last year.

Road closures in place for Kirkham and Wesham Club Day

3:10pm Friday 13th June 2008

A series of road closures have been announced to accommodate Kirkham and Wesham Club Day, which takes place tomorrow.

Kirkham and Wesham councillor calls for more allotment plots

7:45pm Tuesday 27th May 2008

Councillor Simon Renwick, Conservative Councillor, Fylde Borough Council, today makes a call for more allotments to be made available in the Fylde.

Kirkham surveyors raise cash for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Blackpool Citizen:

10:32am Saturday 24th May 2008

A team of Kirkham surveyors raised more than £2,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by scaling the UK's highest peaks in 24-hours.

Ethel Austin stores saved from closure

Blackpool Citizen: Ethel Austin store, Chorley

3:19pm Tuesday 20th May 2008

Troubled high street fashion chain, Ethel Austin, has been saved from closure, it has been revealed.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association appeals for walkers

11:33am Sunday 18th May 2008

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is appealing for puppy walkers in Blackpool, Kirkham, Lytham St Anne's and Poulton le Fylde.

Fylde councillor fights for threatened GP surgeries

Blackpool Citizen: Councillor Simon Renwick

7:44am Sunday 18th May 2008

Councillor Simon Renwick, cabinet member on Fylde Borough Council, has voiced his opposition this week to Whitehall plans to replace local GPs' surgeries with impersonal super-surgeries.

Kirkham Grammar School meningitis girl recovering

12:25pm Thursday 15th May 2008

Parents at a Kirkham school are being urged not to panic after a pupil was diagnosed with meningitis.

Blackpool woman injured in M55 crash recovering

11:16am Tuesday 13th May 2008

A woman who was seriously injured in a bank holiday crash on the M55 last week is recovering.

Kirkham and Wesham celebrate FA Vase win with open top bus parade

9:53am Tuesday 13th May 2008

Thousands of fans lined the streets of Kirkham and Wesham as the Wembley heroes paraded the FA Vase in an open-top bus parade.

M55 closures could affect traffic between Preston and Kirkham

9:54pm Friday 9th May 2008

A series of short road closures will affect the M55 motorway from Sunday to June.

Convicted burglar missing from Kirkham Prison

Blackpool Citizen: WANTED: Mohammed Khan

10:03am Friday 9th May 2008

Police are hunting a man who has recently absconded from Kirkham Prison after being sentenced at Preston Crown Court for burglary.

Blackpool man in court over attempted wife killing on M55

9:11am Wednesday 7th May 2008

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife after a van he was driving left the M55 at high speed on Monday.

Woman injured in one of three M55 collisions

10:50am Tuesday 6th May 2008

A woman suffered chest injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday after the van she was travelling in crashed through a fence on the M55, near Blackpool.

Kirkham surveyors plan Three Peaks Challenge

Blackpool Citizen:

9:36pm Sunday 27th April 2008

Kirkham-based surveyors, Brewster Associates, are being put through their paces for the Three Peaks Challenge.

Ethel Austin set to close Preston store

4:53pm Wednesday 16th April 2008

UPDATE:The administrator for bargain clothing retailer Ethel Austin has announced the Preston store is to close.

Kirkham and Wesham FC donate club shirt to fan

Blackpool Citizen: Matt Walwyn, Jonathan Brook with mum Angela Brook are pictured with the treasured shirt

4:22pm Sunday 13th April 2008

On hearing that a young Kirkham and Wesham FC supporter was recently unwell, the club's goalkeeper coach Neil Mitchell organised a surprise visit to give the young fan a boost.

Man injured following road crash

9:20am Monday 31st March 2008

A man has been treated at the Royal Preston Hospital following a collision in Blackpool Road at Freckleton last night.

Councillor fights to scrap bin chips

Blackpool Citizen: Coun Simon Renwick

9:37am Wednesday 19th March 2008

A councillor is campaigning to have electronic chips removed from wheelie bins across the Fylde.

Students to compete in debating challenge

9:58pm Sunday 9th March 2008

Sixth-formers from Kirkham Grammar School are preparing to take on fellow students from the North West and North Wales in the Regional Final of the Institute of Ideas and Pfizer Debating Matters Competition, the national competition for sixth formers.

Axe wielding raiders rob jewellers

5:28pm Wednesday 5th March 2008

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a jewellers in Kirkham.

Design chosen for £40,000 skatepark

Blackpool Citizen:

3:54pm Wednesday 5th March 2008

The design for a new £40,000 skatepark has been agreed this week.

Reprieve for Kirkham baths but St Annes pool to close

Blackpool Citizen: CLOSING: St Annes pool

10:22am Tuesday 4th March 2008

St Annes Swimming Pool will close later this year after councillors voted through a range of cost cutting measures.






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