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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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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Fire crews were called to a house fire in Morecambe.

Tractor fire in Garstang under investigation

A tractor set on fire on Croston Road in Garstang.

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.

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.
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.

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.

County Hall

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.
Whats on
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.
Kerry and Tracie Harrington, owners of the giftshop at Garstang

The birth of a truly gifted family-owned business

A mother looking for a new lease of life after being made redundant and a daughter seeking new challenges decided to take the plunge and go into business together.

ukulele group

Have a go at .... playing the ukulele

A member of the lute family, the ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument associated with folk singer George Formby.

Ruth Norbury

GENERAL ELECTION: Green Party expect to lose votes

The Green Party's Ruth Norbury says she expects to lose votes in the general election.
Candidates in Preston North and Wyre

Huge turnout expected in Preston North and Wyre for general election

A huge turnout is predicted for Preston North and Wyre in 2017's general election.

Ben Wallace, Conservative  Parliamentary candidate for Wyre and Preston North 2017

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Ben Wallace makes it three in a row in North Preston and Wyre

It’s a hat-trick for Ben Wallace as he is re-elected as Preston North and Wyre MP for the third consecutive general election.

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Join the crowds to see the 55th Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car run

Things to do this weekend (June 9 and 12)

There's a whole host of activities taking place this weekend... why not give one a go?
Whats on
Children in Lancashire sing at a previous event at Blackburn Cathedral

Pupils to sing at centenary event

Pupils from SS Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School in Garstang are to take part in a celebration service to mark 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.

Sharon Hartley, back left, with Helen Kennedy, far right, with daughters Ella Hartley, Nina Kennedy with Erin and Caitlin McNeil, all from Catterall at the One Love Manchester concert.

Family and friends ‘feel the love’ at Manchester One Love concert

Sharon Hartley said you could “feel the love” at Manchester’s One Love concert held in tribute to the 22 killed in a terrorist attack on the city last month.

Andrew Bradshaw, Paula Boscott School of Dance, receiving outstanding achievement award from Strictly Come Dancers performers AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt.

Strictly Come Dancing stars put on a show at school’s awards evening

A dancing school in Garstang had some very special guests attend its awards evening.

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