Claughton village band night raises thousands for research

A family who launched a fundraising mission to help find a cure for their teenage son who suffers with a rare kidney disease have helped raise nearly £3,500 towards their cause.

Preston Town Hall

Prestonians rush to register right to vote

Queues formed at Preston Town Hall today as people made a last minute bid to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election.

Matilda Hadock from Bleasdale is on tour with the National Youth Dance Company

Dreams come true for NYDC dancing starlet Matilda

A Bleasdale college student with her sights set on a career in dance has made her premiere with National Youth Dance Company at the iconic Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

Try a water adventure for National Go Canoeing Week from May 27 to June 4

Have at go........canoeing

Fancy a water adventure? Check out your local canoe club for National Go Canoeing Week from May 27 to June 4
Enjoy a weekend of dancing and fun at the Vintage Festival being held at the Canberra Club, Samlesbury

Things to do this weekend (May 20 and 21)

A great selection of events happening on Saturday and Sunday in Lancashire.
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Ribchester May Market

Ribchester’s spring bank holiday May Market set to be ‘bigger and better’

Organiser of Ribchester’s annual spring bank holiday Monday May Market promised this year’s event would be “bigger and better” and it promises to be just that.

Dominic Bridson is a hip-hop artist from Garstang under the name WizDom.

This hip-hop artist says writing lyrics cured his depression

A hip-hop artist says putting pen to paper helped him overcome depression.

Fun fair rides

Win ride tickets for Garstang Children's Festival

Spring Bank Holiday is fast approaching and with it the annual Garstang Children’s Festival and supporting fun fair from Stanley John Cubbins.
Some of the damage at Ribchester Football Club pavilion.

Ribchester footballers fear for future after vandal attack at club

A break in at the home of amateur football club, Ribchester Rovers has left them fearing for the future after items were stolen and damage caused to the pavilion.

Blacksticks 10K in Whitechapel

The hills are alive in Whitechapel for Blacksticks Blue 10k

Enthusiastic runners took to the scenic roads of Whitechapel and beyond for the annual Blacksticks Blue 10K Road Race in celebration of fun, fitness and road racing.

Police are focusing on rogue traders and cold callers this week.

Focus on cold callers

Police are focusing on rogue traders and cold callers in the Garstang and Over Wyre area this week.

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June Baker singers will perform their tenth concert in aid of the Longridge branch of the Brittle Bone Society

June Baker Singers back for tenth charity concert

The tenth anniversary concert by the June Baker Singers, entitled ‘Welcoming the Spring to Longridge’ at the town’s Civic Hall on Saturday, May 13 promises to be an entertaining one, not to be missed.

Event organiser Chris (also known as Jack) Horner (left of the bear) promotes the Garstang Gallop, a charity run to raise funds for The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, pictured with friends, members of Garstang Running Club and the charity mascot.

Miles of smiles from Garstang club members who love to run

It started with an advert in the local paper in which friends Clive Bruce and John Winder sent out a call to all running enthusiasts to come and join them in starting a new club.

Churchtown District Children's Festival Queen elect for 2017 Isobel Wilkinson

Countdown is on to Churchtown festival for new queen Isobel

Churchtown and District Children’s Festival Queen elect Isobel Wilkinson is on the countdown to her big day.

Wyre and Garstang
Picture: Lynn Harter
Garstang Youth Council with MP Ben Wallace and Kepple Lane park trustees for the unveiling of the new poppy sculptures

Garstang Youth Councillors unveil new poppy sculpture at community park

Trustees of Kepple Lane Park and the Garstang Youth Council welcomed MP Ben Wallace and local dignitaries for the official unveiling of the new poppy sculptures in the award-winning community park.

Hoghton Tower is the venue for a Motorcycle Sprint on Sunday, May 7

Things to do this weekend

Here's just a taste of events happening in Lancashire...
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County Hall

Could Lancashire County Council elections this week hold key to general election?

As Lancashire prepares to go to the polls on Thursday a politics expert says the county could provide a key to the forthcoming general election.

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Labour’s new North West candidates for general election

Labour’s new North West candidates for general election

Labour North West has announced the selection of 22 North West candidates to fight regional seats in the general election.

Carr Jewellers, Garstang

Lancashire recommends.... independent jewellers

Readers have voted. Here are the top jewellers in the region.

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