Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Gifted Alex is on a mission with new music

Garstang singer Alex Hulme will be returning to the Lancaster stage next month to debut his latest works.
Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

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Sarah Page, who is off to the Arctic to complete a marathon to help breast cancer sufferers.

Arctic beckons for a Longridge grandma’s marathon walk

A Longridge grandmother is off to the Arctic to complete her fourth marathon walk as part of a 10 year charity challenge.

Rachel Baines

Lancashire Police failing stress test

Around half of police officers in Lancashire have suffered health issues as a result of on the job stress

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Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Macmillan cake sale 2016

Could the much-loved charity cake bake be under threat?

Fears have emerged for the future of the charity bake sale amid changes to food regulations across the county.

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Scottish folk trio North Sea Gas

Scottish folk trio set to play at Garstang Library

One of Scotland’s most popular folk bands will take to the stage at Garstang Library next week.
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Coun Pat Greenhough was found to have breached Preesall Town Council code of conduct rules

Preesall Council ex-clerk cleared over ‘missing cash’ allegations

A Preesall town councillor has been found to have breached code of conduct rules after making a series of unsubstantiated claims about a “missing” council bank account allegedly containing £2,000.

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Tarnacre Lane, St Michael's. Picture: Google

Hunt for two men after car overturns in St Michael’s

A man has been arrested after a car overturned in St Michael’s.

Jason Wheeler

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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The Hudson family Lee, Thomas and Joanne from Cabus, near Garstang, celebrate raising enough money to book Thomas' SDR surgery.

Five-year-old boy set for life-changing surgery

Thanks to the “amazing” support from the friends, family and the community, an five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is set for a life-changing operation.

Sewing is a great way to switch off from a busy lifestyle

Have a go.....at learning to sew

There are a number of reasons on why it pays to be nifty with a needle
Members of the Garstang and Knott End Light Railway group at Hackensall Crossing, Knott End, with the part of the route to Knott End behind them

Garstang to Knott End rail revival plans back on track

Railway revivalists are to launch a campaign which could see part of an almost forgotten rail route restored.

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Dog trainer Keith Rowley, from Garstang, with his red setter Paddy.

A dog whisperer has moved to Garstang and vows to help all canine conundrums

A dog behaviourist who claims to be able to cure dogs of bad behaviour and has worked with the likes of Russell Brand, is now practising in Lancashire.

Thieves broke into the holidaymakers' room

Burglars target Garstang golfing hotel

Holidaymakers at a popular golfing hotel in Garstang lost over £600 worth of electrical items after thieves broke into their hotel room, say police.
County Hall

County Council sets Council Tax and warns of more cuts to come

Lancashire County Council meets today to set its Council Tax and budget for 2017/18 with a warning that yet more multi million pound cuts could lie ahead.

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Gravy wrestling

County’s ongoing appetite for weird and wacky events

For some parts of Britain, sporting activity extends to football, rugby or perhaps a little cricket - but here in Lancashire we like our events a little more unusual.

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Co-owners Alex Buxton and Emma Bailie, of the Aged in Oak Wine Company

The story of the Garstang wine shop which isn’t allowed to sell alcohol

Did you hear the one about the wine shop which couldn’t sell alcohol?

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Ranger Andy Greenwood and his dog

Musical tribute to the beauty of Bowland

A new choral work has been commissioned to celebrate Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland.

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