Garstang young writers nominated for national award after wowing through their words

Three Garstang schoolchildren have been shortlisted in a national writing competition championed by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.

New Garstang Show President William Gibson.

Garstang Show's new president 'honoured' to be given the role

The organisation behind the Garstang Show have appointed William Gibson as its new society president.

Annette McNeil and daughters Caitlin (centre) and Erin (right) were at the Manchester Arena during the attack last year.

Garstang mum Annette McNeil praises "fantastic" support services for her and her daughters in aftermath of the Manchester Arena Bombing

A mum and her two daughters who were at the Manchester Arena when it was the centre of a terrorist attack have praised local victim support and mental health services for their support in its aftermath.
Simon Rigby outside Premier House

Tycoon extends Guild Hall offer with plans for new studio space

Entrepreneur Simon Rigby is moving his office staff out of Preston’s Guild Hall - to make way for more entertainment events.
Joe Howard

Ashton grandad urges other men to volunteer at Cancer Research UK's Race for Life in Preston

A father-of-four is encouraging other men to offer their time as volunteers at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Witch Janey will take you on a guided tour of Samlesbury Hall

Things to do (May 18 to 20)

The weather is forecast to be good, so there's no excuse not to get out for these events happening in Lancashire over the weekend.
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The old Garstang Town Council offices in High Street are at the centre of ongoing redevelopment plans.

"Urgent meeting" called to discuss plans for former Garstang Town Council offices

Garstang town councillors and the community are being urged to move swiftly if the proposed sell-off of the town’s old council offices and community centre falls through.

Ellen Wellings with the Garstang Childrens Festival brochure

Ellen following in grandmother Mary's Garstang festival queen legacy

Garstang’s festival queen-in-the-waiting will be crowned exactly 80 years after her grandmother took on the same role.
Red Rose Road Runner Mark Willett took part in the race, which saw every runner donate 1 towards the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital (Ward 84) and Ronald McDonald House Manchester who, after their 18-month-old son Jacob was diagnosed with cancer, have been central in caring for the toddler.

Blacksticks 10 Road Race runners rally around little Jacob Willett

The sun was shining and smiles were gleaming as hundreds took to the streets around Beacon Fell to raise vital funds for ill infant Jacob Willett.

Community spirit shines as neighbours chip in to help Calder Vale fire victims

The Garstang and greater Wyre community has once again shown its true colours by rallying around house fire victims after flames engulfed their homes.

Former Garstang High School pupil Michael Elders, 25, will be out on the road this summer bringing a little slice of Italy to events across the North West.

A little fizz has helped bring young entrepreneur Michael's vespa back to life for a new Lancashire wine bar adventure

Following a bold vision has paid off for Michael Elders as his unique Michelino’s bar business is motoring along nicely......

Money raised will go towards the Society funded Rent Deposit Scheme for End Youth Homelessness.

Yorkshire Building Society in Garstang puts its support behind End Youth Homelessness Week

The Yorkshire Building Society agency in Garstang is backing End Youth Homelessness Week (14 - 20 May) as part of its partnership with the charity.

£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.

£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.

Eight fire engines called to blaze at homes in Calder Vale

Firefighters remain at the scene of a major fire in Calder Vale which raged through two terraced homes overnight.
Historia Normanis will be performing at Ormskirk Medieval Weekend

Things to do (May 9 to 13)

There's lots of events to choose from over the coming days:

Whats on
Sharon Rimmer, post mistress at Bilsborrow Post office, receiving a framed certificate from Guide Dogs from dogs Frank Noah and Willow andvolunteer dog handlers Janet Hilton, Sue Ballantyne and Russ Evans

Guide Dogs in Preston shows its appreciation for Bilsborrow Post Office's fund-raising efforts

Volunteers at Guide Dogs presented Sharon Rimmer, post mistress at Bilsborrow Post Office, with a certificate of thanks after helping to raise £550 for the charity.

Students at Garstang Community Academy celebrating the cash injection.

Cash boost for Garstang Community Academy's new sports facility

Garstang Community Academy has received a £2,000 cash boost towards its sport and leisure facility for residents of Wyre.

Revised plans of how the site will be laid out.

Former Garstang county council depot set for business hub rejuvenation

A former Lancashire County Council Depot on the north side of Green Lane West is being redeveloped with eight new business hubs coming to the site.

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith.

Fabulous folk duo Aldridge and Goldsmith are going Unplugged in Garstang

One of the country’s finest folk and acoustic duos are descending upon Garstang next week.

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