Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Battle to save Bowland’s skydancers

A fourth Hen Harrier Day takes place in Bowland in August to highlight the plight of this disappearing bird of prey. FIONA FINCH reports on a local campaign to reclaim the AONB for this and other raptors.

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Roman Re-enactment weekend in Ribchester

See how the Romans lived during Ribchester’s re-enactment weekend

Ribchester Roman Festival weekend takes place on July 8 and 9 on the village’s recreation field.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Danceathon at Garstang Saint Thomas' Primary for NSPCC

Garstang school’s dance-a-thon to raise cash to fight child cruelty

A day-long dance-a-thon saw dozens of children help to raise money to fight against child cruelty.

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Crash near Esprick

Update: Biker left with multiple broken bones after 'serious' crash on Fleetwood Road

A "serious" crash has left a man with several broken bones.
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Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, June 26, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

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Forton’s Field Day leads the way

From fancy dress dogs to brass bands, Forton Field Day had something for everyone.

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Last year's Armed Forces Day on Preston Flag Market was a huge success

Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
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Peter Ward (front) out cycling on the Guild Wheel

Guild Wheel’s Peter in call for ‘respect’

The co-creator of the Guild Wheel has called on cyclists and motorists to show more respect for each other after he was injured in a “road rage” confrontation.

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Fire story.

Tractor fire in Garstang under investigation

A tractor set on fire on Croston Road in Garstang.

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Eating dog treats and sleeping in kennels helps raise cash for homeless hounds

Eating dog treats and sleeping in kennels helps raise cash for homeless hounds

Barking mad volunteers at a dog charity have taken part in an ‘I’m A Rescue Dog Get Me Out of Here’ challenge to raise much-needed cash for the pooches.

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The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

Not only are amateur dramatic group The Grimsargh Players celebrating their 75th anniversary, but for the first time in the group’s history, they are set to perform two plays written by one of their own members.

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Residents of Longmeanygate, Leyland, have been concerned about the progress of road safety measures

£2m extra for road repairs in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has received an extra £2m for road repairs from the Government.

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Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, June 19, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
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Activity at the Franklaw Water Treatment plant on Catterall Lane, Garstang, after news of water contamination

United Utilities to face prosecution over crypto crisis

United Utilities is to be prosecuted for the drinking water crisis that left thousands of Lancashire people without safe water.

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Crews arrived to find the digger 'well alight' 
Pic: LFRS

Arson investigation after digger fire in Wesham

A digger on a building site is believed to have been deliberately set on fire in an incident in Wesham, say fire services.
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Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Commercial operators could be brought in to run two of Lancashire’s countryside jewels in the crown - Beacon Fell and Wycoller country parks.

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Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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The Vander Wheel of Death is a top attraction at this year's Scorton Steam festival

Things to do this weekend (June 16 and 19)

Here's hoping for better weather this weekend to enjoy some of these great events.
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Police are warning residents to be vigilant

Police warning after attempted break-ins in Garstang and Great Eccleston

Police are warning residents in the Garstang and Great Eccleston areas to be vigilant following a number of attempted break-ins in the area.
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