Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Fresh appeal after van driver dies following motorway smash

Police have issued a new appeal for witnesses after a man died following a collision on the M6.

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The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

New group to help tackle flood woes

Residents whose homes have been flooded or threatened with rising flood water from the River Wyre are being urged to support a new action group.

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Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Derian Danni meets Lucy Carter (specialists manager) and Kevin Fitzgerald (duty manager) at the Booths store in Chorley

Pop to the shops and help Derian House

One of Lancashire’s leading supermarket chains has teamed up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to sell its popular audio bedtime story collection.

Jailed: Martin Ballantyne has been jailed after lying to police about his identity

Garstang man gave best friends details to avoid a driving ban

A 24-year-man is this week starting a seven month jail term for perverting the course of justice and several motoring offences – after blaming his misdeeds on his best friend.

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Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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Goalkeeper Alanis Parkinson

Garstang beaten by early goal

Garstang Ladies Hockey Club 1sts hosted Pendle in a table-top North Division Two clash and it was the visitors who came away with a narrow 1-0 victory.

Youth councillor Nathan Halford, 14, a pupil at Ripley St Thomas CE School in Lancaster received the Garstang Young Citizen of the Year Atkins trophy presented by Lady Dulcie Atkins Picture: Lynn Harter

Community stars step out for youth awards

Unsung heroes of the Garstang community have been rewarded for their efforts with a special ceremony in the town’s new community hall.

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A fracking rig at the Cuadrilla gas site, Preese Hall in Weeton.

Businesses queue up for Fylde coast shale gas work

Firms are lining up to grab a slice of the action in the shale gas revolution, say business leaders.

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Left to right:  Simon Iredale, Anthony Mayall and Steve Ormand of Switchmy.com

New energy firm launches

A former energy expert from Fylde coast-based Inenco has teamed up with two directors at a Preston digital marketing agency to launch a new brand into the SME energy switching space, with plans to create 50 jobs.

The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

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Brigade's hoax call plea

Tractor burst into flames

Fire crews were called after a tractor burst into flames in a field.

Garstang Musical Productions present Sister Act

Garstang Musical Productions present Sister Act

Thirty years treading the boards of amateur theatre and this week the cast of Garstang Musical Productions bring to the stageone of their most ambitious shows yet.

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Rev Ron October 12 2016 Broughton crossroads, Avenham Park and Knott End to Fleetwood Ferry

Transporting you back with happy memories

My first picture today is a view of the idyllic past at Broughton crossroads.

Lloyd Garratt, 32,  of Liverpool Walk, Chorley.

Teacher admits child sex offences

A DISGRACED music teacher accused of offences involving a child has formally admitted his guilt.

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Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Chris  "Jack" Horner  representing Great Britain at the  Zofingen Power Man Duathlon World Championships

Garstang fireman Chris aims to be man of the mountains

Super athlete Chris Horner is celebrating a year of international success - by gearing up for a gruelling two day mountain challenge in Scotland.

Lancashire Police are to get new recruits

Police ready for new recruits

Lancashire Police is ready to begin a recruitment drive in a bid to find 160 new officers.

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Hanna Leeson (far right) and Rebecca McGrath (third from right) with Katie Buckley (far right) 

The pair took part in a charity skydive in memory of Katie and to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Best friends reach for the sky in memory of Katie

TWO dare devils braved a once in a lifetime challenge in memory of their fun loving best friend in a bid to raise vital funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry

Oliver the cockerel accused of crowing too loudly

It looks like a picture postcard scene as Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry at her rural home at Claughton on Brock, near Preston.

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