Potholes unearth Lancashire's past as cobbles emerge again

History is emerging as the great pothole saga crumbles on in Lancashire.
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Dan Farnworth

Two Lancashire residents awarded Churchill Fellowships to do research abroad

Lancashire paramedic Dan is jetting off to one of America’s most dangerous prisons to research how people in stressfull and dangerous jobs manage to cope with the demands of their work. NATALIE WALKER finds out more

Rev Ron March 13 Garstang cubs and scouts in 1940 did their bit for the war effort in collecting salvage, old Kodak box camera with the caption on it, 13th Preston St. Thomas' Scout Whit camp to Wray Castle in the Lakes, true to life picture of Windy Street, people responding in 1941 to a WVS scrap metal for aircraft and general salvage campaign. 'L'plate

REV RON GREENALL: Lancashire weather, scouts, cubs and sayings

I never know what to expect from you when I ask for loan photographs in our wide readership area.

Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
Phoebe and her brother Woody

Brother saves life of poorly sister with rare premature ageing disease

A five-year-old girl with a one in a million disease has had her life saved thanks to the selfless actions of her seven-year-old brother.
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A graphic illustration of what the complex may look like. Image via Hollins Strategic Land.

Housing designated for the older generations in the pipeline for Garstang

Garstang is set to welcome a plot of housing for older people on the site of an old farm as the town learns to cope with Wyre’s higher than average retired population.

Catherine Butterworth, Head of Income Generation at St John's Hospice, nurse Sophie Hudson, Vincents Solicitors' Natalie Littlefair, Karen Crossley, Community Fundraiser at St John's Hospice, and Lisa Lodge, head of the Vincents Garstang office.

St John’s Hospice to host its first ever Garstang Colour Dash

Garstang is to host its first ever Colour Dash fun run next month, raising money for St John’s Hospice in Lancaster.

Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

A cyclist knocked off his bike suffered serious injuries on the A6 Garstang Road today.

Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being knocked off bike on A6 Garstang Road

A cyclist knocked off his bike suffered serious injuries on the A6 Garstang Road today.

County Coun Paul Greenall puts his amendments during  the County Hall debate

County Councillors' expenses slammed as "gravy train for fat cats"

Lancashire’s county councillors totted up an expenses and allowances bill of nearly £1.3m in the last financial year.

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Emilio and Lucas Fallon, aged 11 and eight, will ride the 20-mile-journey from Blackpools Central Pier to Garstang with their parents Alastair and Claudia

Young brothers urgent cycle mission from Blackpool to Garstang to raise money for friend's life saving treatment

Bicycling brothers from Garstang are taking part in a sponsored ride next month to raise money for a young girl diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.

REV RON GREENALL: Tall stories from Lancashire but always true

REV RON GREENALL: Tall stories from Lancashire but always true

I’m asked if I tell you tall stories in these articles – the answer is no, for I deal in facts not fiction.

Norah Hoyles

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.

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.

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