Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Top cop Darren awarded renowned New Zealand bravery award

The heroics of a former Preston police officer have seen him awarded New Zealand’s highest police bravery award.
Mark Aspinwall, Graeme Moore, William Foster and Jordan Catterall.

Lancashire cyclists take on 140-mile challenge in honour of Wigan dad Chris Cowley

A team of Lancashire cyclists have taken on a daunting bike ride for in honour of a man who died of bone cancer.

Woodplumpton A team winners of the Over Wyre and District Ladies Bowling league 2017

Woodplumpton A-team are Over Wyre District champions twice -over

The ladies of Woodplumpton Bowls team have celebrated the double after being crowned champions of the Over Wyre and District Ladies Bowling League Division One and the Natwest Trophy.

Pumpkins at the Garstang market cross

Garstang turns orange for third year running

Garstang’s commercial community is aiming for a colourful Halloween spooktacular later this month…

Mayor Peter Ryder will help to set up the new Garstang Town Council Facebook page

Garstang Town Council sign up to Facebook

Three media-savvy councillors want Garstang town council to enter the Facebook age.

The scout and guide hut in Kepple Lane, Garstang

Ex-Garstang Mayor's scouts HQ proposals scrapped

Controversial plans unveiled by a former Garstang mayor to transform the town's scout and guide headquarters into a new state-of-the-art community facility, have been dumped - just days after the idea became public.
Left to right: Simon Mulholland and Chris Vaughan cycled 170 miles for two charities

Office to office cycle ride for CRY in memory of Stevie Wiggins

Two Lancashire men have raised more than £2,000 for two great causes.
Madelaine enjoying success in Scotland earlier this month

How gymnast Madelaine is going for gold

Outstanding international gymnast Madelaine Routledge and her mum Angela are making a new start following the sudden death of dad and husband Chris.

Garstang Mayor Coun Peter Ryder

Garstang Town Council to launch Facebook page?

Three media-savvy councillors want Garstang town council to enter the Facebook age.

Garstang Scout Hut on Kepple Lane

Proposals for Garstang Scout Hut unveiled

Pictures of how Garstang’s Kepple Lane scouts and guides base could look if councillors back a radical re think being mooted by a former town mayor have been revealed.


Garstang hypnotherapist recognised with top industry award

A Garstang mum who re-trained in hypnotherapy after turning to the treatment to help manage her own chronic pain has had her work recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Wind warning

Weather warning extended to Lancashire

A warning about high winds on the way has been issued for Lancashire.

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Pupils at Calder Vale St John's CE Primary School receiving the Church School Distinctiveness Award from Heather Henderson (wife of Bishop Julian Henderson) from Blackburn Diocese.

Calder Vale pupils celebrated for unique community project

Pupils at Calder Vale St John’s CE Primary School have received a special award from the Blackburn Diocese for their successful ‘Come with Us’ project.

Garstang Kepple Lane Scout Hut

Garstang councillor poses idea for new town community facilities

A suggestion for a radical re-think about Garstang’s community facilities has been made by a former town mayor.

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Police have issued a warning about scam calls from HMRC.

Warning after HMRC scam calls

Police have issued advice to residents in Garstang after a number of people received scam calls from someone claiming to be from HMRC.

Fly-tipping at Preston Cemetery

SPECIAL REPORT: Councils taking on the fight against fly-tippers

New powers given to councils across Lancashire have seen fines of hundreds of pounds issued to flytippers.

Council officers are monitoring river levels

Flood alert issued in Garstang

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for Garstang.
Broughton village jams should be a thing of the past thanks to bypass

YOUR VIEW: Broughton Bypass opening

The new Broughton Bypass  has been open for almost a week now and it continues to  divide opinion amongst drivers and villagers.
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members from Garstang and the surrounding area  have completed the Girlguiding North West England engineering challenge badge Clever Cogs, as part of an activity day held for the Garstang District.

Guides prove they’re real clever clogs

Garstang Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and senior section members turned science engineers for their latest challenge.

Helen Stuart and Sarah Crossley from Farm Creative

Garstang marketing firm scoops UK’s best ‘rural’ award

A Bilsborrow businesswoman, who set up her marketing agency from her family’s working farm has been crowned Britain’s best rurally-based creative business at the Rural Business Awards 2017.

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