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Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

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Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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SS Mary Michael pupil Oliver Billington winner of the Garstang Show's programme cover with mum and sister show chairman Mark Gorst and headteacher Cathryn Wilkinson

Oliver's showstopping design for Garstang Show’s guide gets thumbs up from directors

An aspiring young artist’s work will grace the front cover of this year’s Garstang Show guide after wowing directors with his design.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Have a go at cricket

Have a go...........at cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

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More than eight crews attended the blaze on Moss lane in Garstang. Pic: Andrew Moreland

Building 'substantially damaged' after blaze in Garstang

An investigation has been launched after a 'suspicious' fire started at a disused building in Garstang, say fire services.
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Probe into “suspicious” Garstang blaze

Probe into “suspicious” Garstang blaze

Thick smoke was billowing through the centre of Garstang tonight after a “suspicious” blaze.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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The former Garstang Council Offices and business centre

Autumn start date for Garstang business centre re-development

Work on Garstang’s biggest town centre development since the building of the Booths store nine years ago is expected to begin this autumn.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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Ryan Desposiers of Seattle at work

It’s Ribchester Re-visited for UCLan team

The village of Ribchester is located on and around the site of a Roman fort and this summer a dedicated team of archaeologists from UCLan returned to dig out more secrets about its historic past. FIONA FINCH finds out more

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Members of Garstang and Preston Motor Club Andrew Richmond., Samantha Richmond, Margaret Duckworth, Dave Nolan and Ian Richmond have revamped the garden at the Space Centre

Garstang and Preston Motor Club members revamp The Space Centre garden

Members of a car enthusiast group are swapping their spanners for spades to revamp a run-down garden belonging to a sensory centre for children and young adults with disabilities.
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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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Choir of children from St Barnabas Church of England Primary School, Darwen, Chatburn Church of England Primary School and SS Mary & Michael Catholic Primary School, Garstang at the Rotary Centenary Celebrations

Garstang and Over Wyre Rotary Club leads Centenary Celebrations of the Rotary Foundation

Rotarians across Lancashire joined together to mark 100 years of their charity - the Rotary Foundation.

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Licensed lay reader Delphine Burn, who came up with the idea of staging what is believed tobe the north's first Nativity Crib Festival.

A Goosnargh Church is appealing for nativity cribs for what is believed to be a unique event

What is believed to be the north’s first Nativity Crib Festival is coming to a Goosnargh church this December.

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The Garstang Fairtrade steering committee with Garstang Mayor Peter Ryder

World's first Fairtrade town Garstang renews Fairtrade status

Garstang’s status as a Fairtrade Town has been successfully renewed following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.

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Stephens dad Andrew told the inquest that his son could be as mentally intelligent as an adult, with a remarkable ability to process information, yet emotionally he was like talking to a pre-pubescent child.

Father of tragic teen says 'son was not heard'

The father of an autistic teenager who tragically took his own life has said he believes his son was not  listened to.
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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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Region Chief Commissioner Julie Bell and Katie Morton, 25, from Garstang,  who was nominated as a Guiding Idol

Garstang Girlguide Katie has been recognised as an ‘inspirational role model’

A Girlguiding volunteer has been recognised as an “inspirational role model” by her fellow members.

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