Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Tributes flood in for Garstang champion Norah Hoyles

Countless tributes have been paid to community champion and former mayor, Norah Hoyles.

The team at Cobblers Cafe in Garstang town centre

Brilliant bistro gets a new lease of life thanks to new ownership

A much-loved Garstang cafe and bar has been taken over by new owners after receiving a huge injection of outside cash.

Garstang Show Field could soon be home to Garstang Rugby Union Football Club from September to April every year. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

Backlash over future Garstang rugby pitch on the town's show field

Garstang Rugby Union Football Club’s plans to create a new pitch have been greeted with opposition from members of the town’s community.


WATCH: First of its kind ice cream festival is coming to Garstang

Yes, you read that correctly! An ice cream festival is coming to town in what appears to be a first of its kind festival for the red rose county.
County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

Council tax

Why Lancashire residents are set to count the cost of Government cuts

A financial squeeze is set to be passed on to Lancashire residents from April as cash-strapped authorities firm up their budget plans.

Joyce Blagbrough, 71, of knott End, was left laying in the mud for 3 hours waiting for an ambulance after she fell while walking her dog. Neighbours had to give her blankets and hot water bottles to keep warm in the freezing cold.

Grandma’s three-hour 999 wait

A Knott End grandma was forced to endure agonising pain and freezing winds during a three-hour wait for an ambulance after falling and tearing a tendon in her leg.

News 2
Tony and Kate Billington are closing their electrical and hardware shop in Garstang after two decades in the town.

It's an end of an era as the Billingtons call it a day

A long-standing hardware shop in Garstang is closing its doors after its popular owners decided to retire.

Mayor of Garstang, Coun Peter Ryder (second from left) re-opens the shop.

Garstang recycling shop re-opens bigger and better than before

A new and improved recycling shop has re-opened its doors after expanding due to popular demand.

Traffic lights at the A585 Fleetwood Road to Garstang New Road. Photo: Google.

Drivers face delays on major Wyre A-road

Motorists have been hit with delays on the A585 near Windy Harbour.
Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

Kabantu will take a journey on the high seas in Noisy Gallery

Things to do (February 16 to 19)

There's some great events happening this weekend.

Whats on
Mandy Richardson, Sharon Hartley, Ann Boardman and Emily Hanson

Catterall fund-raisers lead an army for The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund in Garstang

A team of fund-raisers will be taking on an epic climbing challenge in Yorkshire to raise funds for two local charities.
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

Pictured in 2010: Fr Paul Swarbrick.

Garstang's Paul Swarbrick named as the new Bishop of Lancaster

Pope Francis has today named Garstang-native Paul Swarbrick as the new Bishop of Lancaster.

The floors above Garstang Fine Art are set to be turned into a tattoo studio. Photo: Google.

Tattoo studio coming to Garstang 'will be great for the town'

One of Garstang’s busiest streets is set to be home to the town’s first tattoo studio after its owners were given the green light by council officials.

Firefighters from Garstang Fire Station turned up to fill the pond.

Garstang's millennium development showing its green shoots

Continued efforts are underway to enhance Garstang’s greenery as increasing sections of the town are taken up by new developments.

County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.


The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund screens its 1,000th person in Garstang

A fund-raising group in memory of a Garstang man who died of a sudden cardiac death has now screened more than 1,000 young people.

Stolen car stung in Garstang

A stolen car was stung and recovered following a police operation in Garstang.
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