Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Mum warns parents to look out for hidden signs of cancer after daughter's shock diagnosis

A mum has told how her world was "torn apart" after doctors gave her the devastating news that her daughter was suffering from a rare form of cancer.
Health
County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
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Jack Moon pictured in his garden

Farewell to church organist who played for 66 years

A veteran church organist has died after a record 66 years of music making at a local church.

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Coun Viv Taylor died in September

Conservatives announce candidates for Wyre and Lancashire council seats

Rural Conservatives have selected prospective candidates for the two main local authority seats made vacant by the recent death of County Coun Vivien Taylor.
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Kevin Poynton, Sam Viera, Jim Wilson, Chairman of the Lancaster and District Masonic Group, and Peter Pemberton.

Cancer fund raising spearheaded by Goosnargh man raises more than £37,000

A prostate cancer research campaign spearheaded by a Goosnargh man has raised more than £37,000.

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Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

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Thomas Blundell (left) with his friend Tom Hardman who died of a sudden cardiac arrest in 2012

#Cry4Friends campaign for youngsters who have lost their friends to sudden cardiac arrest

Thomas Blundell and Joseph O’Neill share their grief after the death of a friend as part of a new support resource developed by CRY in recognition of the impact a young sudden cardiac death has on friends.
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The Wyre Viaduct at Scorton will have works on it this Christmas

Historic Lancashire rail viaduct works scheduled for Christmas

Work will begin to protect a historic Lancashire railway viaduct over Christmas.

Transport
The Garstang in Bloom team at the Floral Hall, Southport

Garstang is blooming marvellous

Green fingered enthusiasts from Garstang scooped a total of eight awards and medals at the Northwest in Bloom Awards held in the Floral Hall, Southport.

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MP Victoria Atkins is the new parliamentary under secretary of state at the Home Office

Victoria Atkins follows in her political parents' footsteps

The daughter of a well known Garstang political duo has been appointed a government minister following the resignation of Priti Patel.
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Former Wyre mayor Bob Williamson has died, aged 85.

Tributes paid to former first citizen Bob Williamson

Tributes have been paid to one of Wyre’s most popular mayors, Mr Bob Williamson, who has died, aged 85.

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St Michael & All Angels Church in Croston

Historic Lancashire church to reopen following major repairs

An historic village church is preparing for a celebration weekend after completing a major repair scheme with the help of national lottery funding.

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Garstang Community Aacdemy launched the Pitch In appeal for the new sports pitch

Great £100,000 victory for state-of-the-art Garstang sports facility

Garstang Community Academy will open the gates to the market town’s first state-of-the-art multi-sport, all weather facility next year after Sport England announced this week they would support their community bid for £100,000 of funding.

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Winmarleigh CE Primary School pupils Robin, Amy, Tom and Jasmine creating pastel pictures of Flanders Fields

Poppies and biscuits at Winmarleigh CE Primary School

Children at a Garstang school enjoyed a Remembrance Day morning to honour the sacrifice of soldiers who died or were injured in conflict.

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Pudsey Bear and Matt Baker stop off at John's Cross C of E School in Bilsborrow for the Rickshaw Challenge

Pudsey's Rickshaw Challenge visits pupils in Bilsborrow

Pupils at a Bilsborrow school were thrilled to meet Pudsey Bear as the famous charity mascot stopped off during The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.
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Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
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Photo Neil Cross. 
Preparations for the Goosnargh  St Mary's Church Nativity Crib Festival 
are being finalsied. Pictured l-r are organisers Fliss Pemberton, Delphine Burn, and Sylvia Smith.

Church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin to be filled with nativity cribs from all over the world

More than 150 nativity cribs from all over the world will fill the church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin for a four-day festival marking the start of Advent, also raising funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

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Police are asking for anyone who can help them identify the person in the above CCTV image to get in touch.

CCTV appeal after hotel break-in

An appeal has been launched following a break-in at a country hotel and restaurant in Scorton.

Crime
The Boathouse

Lancashire recommends.... Canalside pubs

If you are strolling along the Lancaster Canal or the Leeds Liverpool Canal, why not stop off at one of these pubs?
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