Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Have a go.........at alpaca walking

The Alpaca from Peru may well be known as pack animals and their fleece highly valued for its silkiness but they make great pets too and animal lovers are taking advantage of getting up close and personal with these lovable, sensitive and intelligent creatures

News
Police are now appealing for members of the public to help them identify two men who they believe may be able to help them with their investigation

CCTV APPEAL: Fake £50 note warning for residents in Garstang

Residents in Garstang are being warned to be on the look out for fake £50 notes after fraudsters attempted to use them at a local pub.
Crime

PICTURES: Residents enjoy 'glorious' St Michael's Gala despite the Great British weather

Villagers of St Michael’s enjoyed another ‘glorious’ gala despite the British summer cutting short their fun.

News
Graham and Nicola Hall.

Garstang couple are top national slimmers

A super-slimming couple from Garstang are seeing a lot less of each other after losing 13st 6lbs between them and making it to the semi-finals of Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2018 competition.

News
The bike was left outside Garstang Police Station.

Police in Garstang appealing to unite lost bike with its owner

Lancashire Police are appealing to the general public to unite a road bicycle with its owner.
Garstang
Aaron Whitney. Have you seen him?

Man, 20, wanted in connection to 'serious domestic violence incident' that saw a woman held captive

Police are looking to speak to a Lancashire man in relation to a serious domestic violence incident that saw a woman held in captivity, handcuffed and threatened with a knife.
Crime
Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
News
The A6 Garstang Road is already notorious for heavy traffic.

Third time lucky for homes plan - and some are not happy

It was a case of third time lucky for one controversial housing site plan just south of Garstang.

Politics
Phoebe Roskell with brother Woody.

Hospital team take to muddy fun run to raise funds for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell

Hospital staff are gearing up to take part in a 5km muddy run fun to raise money for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell.
Athletics
Lyndon in the video he posted to Facebook. Photo via Facebook.com/LyndonPoskittRacing/

Salvation for Wyre biker Lyndon Poskitt ahead of Austrian rally

A top Wyre motorcyclist, who was left on the verge of tears after heartless thieves stole thousands of pounds of expensive equipment, has been spared race misery.

Garstang

IN PICTURES: Calder Vale Children’s Festival 2018

Around 50 queens and retinues from Wyre towns and villages descended upon Calder Vale for its annual Children’s Festival.

News
The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Health
Have you got a noisy neighbour?

New noise app lets you report nuisance neighbours directly to the council

Wyre Council has launched a noise application to help residents record and report noisy neighbours.
Politics
Last year's grand opening of the new play area.

Huge cash boost for Catterall's community playing fields

Catterall residents are celebrating major grant funding for improvements to the village’s playing fields.

News
Flashback to the launch of the first edition

Second edition for rambling book telling Catterall's forgotten industrial history

A paperback book telling the story of Catterall’s forgotten industrial history has proved so popular it has gone into a second edition.

Business
An hi-res blueprint of the business and retail units.

Decision looms for complex bringing new homes and business opportunities to Garstang

A mega-complex bringing 269 homes and business units to Garstang looks set to be finalised.

Politics
William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.
News
Wyre Civic Centre, the home of Wyre Council

Council's 'borough lottery' to fill financial hole left by government cuts

Plans are underway to bring a ‘local lottery’ programme to the Wyre district to counter reduced central government funding.

Wyre and Garstang
Opening of the new One Stop Shop and Post Office in Garstang with pupils from Garstang St Thomas Primary School.

Grand opening for Garstang Post Office's new headquarters

There were smiles all around as the family behind Garstang’s newly combined Post Office and convenience store officially opened their shop to the public.

Business
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