This week, Lytham has been in the national spotlight once again as thousands of people visited the town for the 1940s Wartime Weekend. As the marquees of Lytham Festival came down, they were replaced with a sea of camouflage as dozens of tents were pitched along the famous Green, in an effort to make the estuary-side open space resemble the former battlefields of northern France. Military vehicles and aircraft were out in force, with visitors having the opportunity to walk among the tents and speak to enthusiasts... Read more »

Mark Menzies urges new Minister to continue Typhoon support on visit to BAE Warton

Mark Menzies MP has urged the Ministry of Defence to continue its unwavering support for British-built aircraft during a Ministerial visit to Lancashire. Mr Menzies welcomed the new Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriet Baldwin MP, to BAE Systems in Warton where he showed her around the state-of-the-art hangers where the world’s most advanced combat aircraft – the Eurofighter Typhoon – is assembled. Following the visit, Mr Menzies said: “Typhoon is one of the true success stories of the British aerospace industry. It has performed admirably in various... Read more »

Fylde MP visits Cyprus to meet latest Weeton Barracks tenants

Mark Menzies MP has visited Cyprus to meet the new tenants of a Fylde army base. The Member of Parliament spent time at the Royal Air Force’s base at Akrotiri and had the opportunity to speak to some of the troops from the 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, who will be based at Weeton Barracks from 2018. They will replace the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, which has made Weeton its home for the last five years. Mr Menzies was visiting Cyprus as part of the... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP: Judges took a shine to Mohshina’s

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has hailed the quality of Fylde’s restaurants after a Lytham curry house was recognised in the finals of a prestigious Parliamentary competition to find Britain’s best South Asian restaurant. The Tiffin Cup sees establishments around the country nominated by their local MPs and Mr Menzies this year put forward Mohshina’s Taste of India on Henry Street. And the popular restaurant was named among the runners up after judges – including TV chef Ainsley Harriott – were impressed with the standard of its cuisine. Mr... Read more »


This week Lytham has celebrated another hugely successful festival, which brought thousands of visitors to the area and a great deal of fantastic publicity for Fylde. Having spent most of the week in Lytham I was extremely impressed by the amount of people the festival brought into the town, who all seemed to be happy to spend money in the surrounding shops, bars and restaurants. I am sure many local business owners have spent the week counting their takings, while those working in our hospitality industry had... Read more »
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