A celebration of Catterall’s forgotten history

Garstang’s southern neighbour, sometimes in the shadow of its northerly big brother, has stepped into the limelight with the publication of a book firmly focused on the village of Catterall.

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Wyre Councils standards monitoring officer Mrs Liesl Hadgraft

‘Dysfunctional’ Council under spotlight

Preesall Town Council, several of whose feuding members have been cleared of breaking standards rules following an inquiry, has been criticised as “dysfunctional.”

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The A588 has a poor safety record

DANGER ROAD: A588 earmarked for Government cash to boost safety

A rural road which has claimed numerous lives has been earmarked for a share in a Government road safety pot.

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Catch22 has been told its operating license will be revoked in January

Bus firm fights licence axe bid

A Blackpool bus firm is pressing ahead with plans to expand services despite being told its operating licence will be revoked.

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Luke Watson, managing director of GB Energy

Shock as Lancashire energy firm ceases trading

More than 135,000 customers were reeling today after the sudden closure of a Preston-based energy supplier.

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Reverend Paul Critchley playing the role of  Rev (Maj) Christopher Chavasse in Brothers in Arms multimedia production

Inspired Reverend follows in the footsteps of soldiers for milestone

Turning 40 brings with it new life challenges but for Reverend Paul Critchley it was an emotional and gruelling test as he lined up with a group of adventurers to walk 100km of the Western Front from France to Belgium raising funds for soldiers and their families.

Paul G Smith (local historian and co-author), Dave Brewin (Garstang poppy appeal organiser), and Garstang mayor, Coun Alan Cornthwaite. Photo credit: Christine Smith.

War hero book boosts appeal

Garstang’s poppy appeal has been given a pre-Remembrance Day boost from the sale of a book commemorating the town’s First World War heroes.

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Duck Street, Pilling (Google)

Updated: Paraglider killed in crash in Lancashire

A paraglider has plunged to his death in the Lancashire countryside, it has been revealed.

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Robert and Emma Butler

Couple land £25,000 as village wins Lottery again

A second Knott End postcode has been drawn as a winner this year – landing a lucky couple £25,000.

The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

New group to help tackle flood woes

Residents whose homes have been flooded or threatened with rising flood water from the River Wyre are being urged to support a new action group.

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Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

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Improvements have already been made at Windy Harbour

Time is running short to have a say on bypass bid

Time is running out for people to have their say on a proposals for a huge new dual carriageway.

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Vivien Taylor: leadership ambition

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Dog fouling, parks and beaches – what do you think?

Residents are being urged to share their views on life in Wyre.

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Amateur filmmaker Gaz Coward faces prison after being convicted of two counts of raping a woman over the age of 16 at Preston Crown Court

Ghosthunter faces jail after being found guilty of two rapes

An amateur ghosthunter faces prison after being convicted of rape.


Traffic jams after recycling wagon and van crash

Head Dyke Lane in Pressall was left blocked after a crash between a white Fiat Ducato van and a recycling wagon, close to the junction with Green Dicks Lane at around 2.15pm today, police said.

Remus, the hand-rear Soay lamb, which has gone missing from Winmarleigh

Have you seen this ‘very rare’ hand-reared lamb missing from home?

A hand-reared lamb has gone missing, leaving his owner devastated.

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Flood-hit homes and businesses still need help

Wyre residents are among hundreds in the county still unable to live in their homes following last December’s flooding. according to a new report.

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Sarah Lal with her foster carer Gaynor Brown

Prestigious honour for young woman in foster care

A young woman who is in foster care has been awarded for her tenacious nature in battling through her hearing difficulties.
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