New group to help tackle flood woes

Residents whose homes have been flooded or threatened with rising flood water from the River Wyre are being urged to support a new action group.

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Jailed: Martin Ballantyne has been jailed after lying to police about his identity

Garstang man gave best friends details to avoid a driving ban

A 24-year-man is this week starting a seven month jail term for perverting the course of justice and several motoring offences – after blaming his misdeeds on his best friend.

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Goalkeeper Alanis Parkinson

Garstang beaten by early goal

Garstang Ladies Hockey Club 1sts hosted Pendle in a table-top North Division Two clash and it was the visitors who came away with a narrow 1-0 victory.

Brigade's hoax call plea

Tractor burst into flames

Fire crews were called after a tractor burst into flames in a field.

Garstang Musical Productions present Sister Act

Garstang Musical Productions present Sister Act

Thirty years treading the boards of amateur theatre and this week the cast of Garstang Musical Productions bring to the stageone of their most ambitious shows yet.

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Rev Ron October 12 2016 Broughton crossroads, Avenham Park and Knott End to Fleetwood Ferry

Transporting you back with happy memories

My first picture today is a view of the idyllic past at Broughton crossroads.

Lloyd Garratt, 32,  of Liverpool Walk, Chorley.

Teacher admits child sex offences

A DISGRACED music teacher accused of offences involving a child has formally admitted his guilt.

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Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Chris  "Jack" Horner  representing Great Britain at the  Zofingen Power Man Duathlon World Championships

Garstang fireman Chris aims to be man of the mountains

Super athlete Chris Horner is celebrating a year of international success - by gearing up for a gruelling two day mountain challenge in Scotland.

Hanna Leeson (far right) and Rebecca McGrath (third from right) with Katie Buckley (far right) 

The pair took part in a charity skydive in memory of Katie and to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Best friends reach for the sky in memory of Katie

TWO dare devils braved a once in a lifetime challenge in memory of their fun loving best friend in a bid to raise vital funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry

Oliver the cockerel accused of crowing too loudly

It looks like a picture postcard scene as Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry at her rural home at Claughton on Brock, near Preston.

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Head Dyke Lane in Pressall was left blocked after a crash between a white Fiat Ducato van and a recycling wagon.

Shocking pictures of crash which closed road

Head Dyke Lane in between Pressall and Pilling was left blocked after a crash between a white Fiat Ducato van and a recycling wagon, close to the junction with Green Dicks Lane at around 2.15pm yesterday, police said.

A 5 month old, hand reared, rare breed lamb has been missing now for 2 weeks from Dale Price's farm in Winmarleigh, Garstang.

‘Where is Remus the lamb?’, owner asks

A plea has gone out to find Remus the missing lamb.

North West Ambulance Service.

Boy, 5, suffers severe head injury after incident with gravestone

A 5-year-old boy has suffered a severe head inury after an incident involving a gravestone.

Nickie and Duncan Crosbie at Longridge's first micropub Tap & Vent.

Longridge’s first micropub set to open

The first micropub in Longridge is due to open tomorrow Thursday, October 6 at 4 Towneley Parade when locals Nickie and Duncan Crosbie open the door at the ‘Tap & Vent’.

KNIFE CHAMP: Tom Wood came second in an international competition

Lancashire butcher is a cut above his competition

A Lancashire butcher put his carving skills to the test as he came second in a world wide competition.

Lynne Hudson with her willow basket

Knitted fun and some jammy creations at annual WI show

Teddies, jams and flowers filled a Garstang hotel as Lancashire WI Federation held its annual show.

Flooding in St Michaels as seen from above. Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

Lancashire residents still suffering effects of flooding new report reveals

HUNDREDS of Lancashire residents are still unable to live in their homes following last December’s flooding. according to estimates in a new report.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

Cabinet dismisses pleas to save county libraries

It took less than two hours today for Lancashire County Council’s cabinet to sign the final execution papers for a host of Lancashire libraries and children’s centres - despite being forced to think again.

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Three retained firefighters from Garstang have successfully completed an Iron Man challenge, and have the tattoos to prove it!
Pic L-R: Chris and Kevin Horner, and Sammie Stuart.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Matching trio fight fire with iron

Three firefighters who pushed their bodies to the limit in a mammoth physical challenge have marked the occasion with matching tattoos.

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