Wyre and Garstang

Wyre & Garstang

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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Two fire engines from Garstang and Lancaster were called out

Rescue operation after swan gets feet stuck in canal

A rescue operation was launched in at Garstang Marina after a swan got its feet stuck in a canal, say fire services.
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Landlord Matthew Myers with staff from The Crown pub

Victorian jamboree a festive smash

Garstang’s annual trip back in time was in full swing on Monday and Tuesday evening as the market town’s Victorian Christmas Festival kicked off.

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The 1st Garstang Rangers (top) had their collection box stolen from the Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival, which included a marching band and procession (bottom).

Youth group hit by thieves at Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival

The first night of the Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival was marred when one of the stalls was targeted by thieves.
Crime
Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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The Walton le Dale Park and Ride service has been given a two month reprieve

Use it or lose it warning as Walton le Dale Park and Ride gets a two month reprieve

A failing park and ride facility in Preston has been offered an extra two month lifeline.

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Captain John Beatson

Former Second World War sea captain from Garstang and Blackpool dies

Tributes have been paid to a former Second World War sea captain who has died aged 91.
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Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

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Meet Santa on the Western Train tram in Blackpool

Things to do (December 9 to 12)

There's a great mix of events happening this weekend... Take your pick!

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The Wyre Business Awards 2017

Blue skies over town thanks to its traders

Garstang has been hailed as one of the area’s biggest business success stories - after collecting a haul of gongs at an industry awards ceremony.
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Hodgson Academy, where a warning was sent to parents and guardians about the video

Lancashire school warning as ‘highly sexual’ video of children is shared

A Lancashire school is warning parents to keep their children safe online after a ‘highly sexual’ video of two children was shared on social media.

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St Michaels on Wyre was badly affected by flooding after Storm Desmond in winter 2015

Massive electricity investment two years after Storm Desmond

Two years ago the county was suffering from severe flooding after one of the worst storms in recent memory.

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Garstang Victorian Evening takes place on Monday and Tuesday December 11 and 12

Families can enjoy a taste of the old and new and a little festive magic at the Garstang Victorian Festival

The countdown is on to one of the district’s biggest events events in the festive calendar with people from all over the region joining locals for the GarstangVictorian evening.

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The Preston and District branch of the Parkinson's Society has been running for more than 45 years, members share social outings, experiences and advice at their monthly meetings at St Cuthbert's Centre

Preston Parkinson's Society group is helping sufferers live fulfilling lives

When Hilary Wheale was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, she says there was a small part of her that ‘just wanted to give up.’

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Flowers

Where are the best florists in Lancashire?

Where do you get your fresh bouquets and festive wreaths from?
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A driver braved the floods on Longmoor Lane near Garstang and subsequently got stuck. Photo: Neil Cross.

Flash flooding re-energises action group

Campaigners in Garstang are calling for focused action to shore up the town’s defences after another round of crippling flooding.
Environment
Will's work will be available to buy through Not on the High Street

Handy Will is carving out career he was destined for

From a very young age, William Firth was impressed with the intricate wood turning skills of his grandfather and his father.

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John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus

£1m boost for county bus services

Bus users in Lancashire are set to benefit from a raft of new and extended services from next month.

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Christmas tree

Where is the best place to go for a Christmas tree?

December is nearly upon us, so it's time to think about putting up the tree.
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