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Garstang Arts festival will be biggest and best yet

Organisers are promising the biggest ever Garstang Music and Arts Festival after announcing this year’s spectacular line-up.

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The affected fish at Cleverley Bridge in Forton

Outbreaks of deadly disease confirmed at Lancashire fishery sites

An outbreak of a deadly disease that affects Koi carp has been confirmed at two Lancashire fisheries.

Business
Women earning 30 per cent less than men in parts of Fylde Coast

Women earning 30 per cent less than men in parts of Fylde Coast

Women across the Fylde coast still trail behind men when it comes to equal pay, with females in some areas being paid a shocking 30% less than their male counterparts.

Business
The new village could provide homes for people looking to downsize ready for retirement

Plans revealed for Catterall retirement village

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a massive retirement village in the Garstang area

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Gavin Howard with his niece Pippa Cole, who died in February after suffering from a brain tumour

Peak challenges to honour little Pippa

A devoted uncle has tackled a tough peak to peak challenge in memory of his Wyre niece.

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VIDEO: Watch the 'superpipe' being laid at Anchorsholme

The UK’s largest outfall pipe has been laid under the sea at Anchorsholme.
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Fred Jackson said Eni will be asked to pay for the clean-up operation launched when oil began washing up at Bispham last month

Oil spill bill to be given to global firm

The oil company that admitted causing the spill that affected beaches across the Fylde coast will be given the bill for clearing it up, Blackpool Council’s environment boss Fred Jackson said.

Environment
Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 08-08-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Crime
People are being urged not to give personal details over the phone

Wyre Council chiefs warning over cold-calling tax scam

Council chiefs have urged people not to give personal details over the phone after reports of scammers claiming to be tax officials.

Politics
Tony  McGuire with his hamper for  best front door area in the Catterall in Bloom competition

Catterall residents rewarded for a blooming great effort

Two green-fingered Catterall residents who have brightened up their neighbourhood with their colourful displays have been rewarded by the Catterall in Bloom team.

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Council tax

Fresh alert over tax scam

Council chiefs have urged people not to give personal details over the phone after reports of scammers claiming to be tax officials.

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Rossall Beach

Sign up for 'biggest beach clean'?

Events are to be staged in Wyre as part of the “biggest beach clean series ever” in September.
Environment
Wyre Council is considering introducing fines for feeding seagulls in Cleveleys and Fleetwood.
A gull in flight. PIC BY ROB LOCK
2-8-2017

Are town’s chiefs right to declare war on seagulls?

Wyre Council could soon hand out £100 fines for feeding the birds. Would you agree with this or is it a step too far?

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Picture by Julian Brown 05/08/17

Winmarleigh Young Farmers pictured left, Izzy Eames, Lucy Raby, Rosie Hewitt, Tom Bennett and Abbie Hewitt with their Pygmy Goat "Mary"

Garstang Agricultural show

Families and farmers flock to Garstang Show

A packed day of all things agricultural and more kept the crowds entertained at Garstang Show.

Wyre
Canisters similar to these have been found in Poulton and Thornton

Laughing gas fears following canister discovery

Concerns have been raised over the potentially dangerous use of laughing gas by teenagers on the Fylde coast.

Crime
A seagull in flight

GULL WAR: Plan for a new order to fine seagull feeders

A Fylde coast authority could be set to declare war on seagulls - anyone caught feeding them facing a £100 fine under legislation designed to tackle anti-social behaviour
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Hunt for missing Lancashire prisoner

Hunt for missing Lancashire prisoner

Police are appealing for information after a prisoner absconded from HMP Kirkham.

Crime
Police issued the warning

Police issue tax scam warning

Police have issued a warning over scam phone calls claiming to be from the tax office.
Blackpool
Blackpool police station

Any death following police contact is 'regrettable'

Police chiefs say any death following contact with police is regrettable’ following new figures showing seven people died following contact with Lancashire officers last year.

Crime
'Zombie' caterpillars that have died after being taken over by a virus have been found in Lancashire at Winmarleigh Moss

Virus is to blame for horde of ‘zombie’ caterpillars spotted in Lancashire

Zombie caterpillars have been spotted in Lancashire.

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