Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Tale of smallest hero in the world to be told in Lancaster

The epic tale of the smallest hero in the world, Tom Thumb will be told at The Dukes, Lancaster on April 15.

Theatre
All or Nothing - the smash hit musical theatre sensation coming to Blackpool in May.

Sixties mod nostalgia as band’s tale is told in Blackpool, as part of UK tour

All or Nothing, the smash hit musical telling the story of 60s rock band The Small Faces comes to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre from May 15-17.

Music
Staff from The Kings Arms, Garstang, doing a parachute jump for St John's Ambulance

Sky dive for St John's Hospice

Staff and customers at a Garstang pub braved the skies to raise money for St John’s Hospice.

News
Knott End to Fleetwood ferry

Knott End ferry decision sparks anger

A decision to delay the launch of a new contract to run the trouble-hit Knott End to Fleetwood ferry until after May's county elections has caused a political storm.

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One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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Last winner of The Longridge X Factor, Pete Bennett

The Longridge X Factor is back, with acts old and new - sign up now

After a long awaited return, ‘The Longridge X Factor’ is back and will be raising funds for cancer research through ‘Miles for Mitchie’.

News
Former journalist Angela Norris who has written her first book 'Dancing To The Beat Of The Tide

Former Garstang journalist creates waves with first book

Knott End library was packed for a nostalgia-packed presentation by village author Angela Norris.
News
Iain with mum Jean at his passing out ceremony in 1986

Preston mum tells of son’s death at hands of IRA 30 years ago - only weeks after Zebrugge near death experience

When fate led to Jean O’Connor’s son Iain narrowly missing being one of the victims of the Zebrugge ferry disaster, she was gripped with an overwhelming sense of relief. But only weeks later, Iain, 23, was killed by two IRA blast bombs when he went on duty to Northern Ireland in March 1987. Jean tells Aasma Day how 30 years on, her pain at losing her son is still as raw.

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Children's play centre

Where are the best children's play centres in Lancashire?

From rolling around in a ball pit, to whizzing down a slide, youngsters love to be let loose in an adventure centre.
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Fire crews rushed to the three-car crash on the M6.

Long delays around the north of Preston after three-car crash on M6

Heavy delays are still affecting the many areas of Preston after a crash between three cars on the M6 northbound.

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Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

News
Drivers in the Garstang area are reporting delays following a crash.

Delays in Garstang following crash

Drivers in the Garstang area are reporting delays following a crash.

Garstang
Keyworker Homes unveil the proposed plans for the Garstang Community Centre and Council offices

Face of Garstang to drastically change after 600 homes approved

The face of a Lancashire town is set to radically change after plans for more than 600 houses were approved.

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Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

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AS IT HAPPENED: Prince Charles visits Lancashire

The Prince of Wales visited Lancashire today, with planned stops in Clitheroe, Samlesbury and Garstang.
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Ann Boardman, Emily Hanson, Sharon Hartley, and Mandy Richardson.

Four mums embark on 100km walk in 24 hours to raise £13,000 for five causes

Four intrepid mums have raised more than £13,000 after taking on the mammoth challenge of walking 100km in 24 hours.

Garstang
The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Wyre Council to decide on new deal for Knott End ferry service

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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Participants took to the Lancaster canal to complete the Age UK Lancashire 25 miles Canoe Challenge

Age UK's Canoe Challenge

Brave participants took to the Lancaster canal to complete the Age UK Lancashire 25 miles Canoe Challenge, all to raise money to support vulnerable older people.

News
River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

Flooding alerts were ​lifted today ​after Lancashire emerged largely unscathed from last night’s high winds and heavy rain.

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Members of the RMT on a picket line at Blackpool North

Thousands back petition to keep guards on all Northern trains

More than 11,000 people have signed an online petition calling on train operator Northern Rail to scrap plans for driver only operations (DOO).

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