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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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?
Firefighters arrived to find the car well alight after it had flipped over and landed back on its wheels in the front garden of the property.

Woman taken to hospital after car crashes into house

A 19 year-old woman was taken to hospital after the car she was driving crashed into the wall of a house, say fire fighters.
This photograph was taken in the Talbot Meadow, off Garstang Rd, Chipping, now the site of the village hall, football fields and childrens play area. During the WW1 women were needed to work on the land. This photograph shows training in ploughing.

Stories of WW1 soldiers to be told at exhibition in Chipping on Remembrance Sunday, also of the community left behind

On Sunday, November 12 (Remembrance Sunday) Chipping Local History Society is holding an exhibition from noon at Chipping Village Hall, marking the centenary of the First World War.

Mike Barnes in Malawi with some of the children.

Headteacher from Goosnargh takes his IT skills to Africa to help the less fortunate

‘I know most people think you are bonkers including me’, comments one of Mike Barnes’ friends on a post from his blog, Mike’s Mad Malawian Idea 2017.

Garstang Festival Queen 2017 Lottie Hulme and her retinue

Applications open for the next Garstang Children's Festival Queen

The Garstang and District Children’s Festival committee are on the search for the next candidate to become the 2018 festival queen.

Pub by the canal

Where are the best canalside pubs in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

High Street car park in Garstang hosts the Garstang Lions annual bonfire and fireworks night. The proposed development (bottom) on the site has made event organisers worry for the night's future.

Future of town's bonfire night celebrations is 'in doubt'

Organisers behind long-running Guy Fawkes’ Night celebrations have expressed concern over its future, stating that this weekend’s show could be the last one.
David and James Tomlinson.

Bilsborrow farmers in running for Gold Cup

A Bilsborrow farming family have been named as finalists in the farming Gold Cup competition.

Last year's Preston Sports Fest participants taking part in a basketball session hosted by Preston Pride Community Basketball Club.

Sports Fest aims to get us more active

Here’s our chance to all get a bit more active!
Gartstang Youth Council with new youth mayor Nathan Halford centre
PICTURES: Lynn Harter

Garstang Youth Council unveil new mayor

Garstang Youth Council held their annual meeting where youth councillor Nathan Halford took over the chain of office from outgoing youth mayor Lucas Brown.

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