Over-Wyre

Over-Wyre

New regulation proposed for doggy day care businesses

The growing doggy day care industry is set to be brought into line with commercial kennels should Wyre Council approve new proposals.

Politics 3
Coun Pat Greenhough was found to have breached Preesall Town Council code of conduct rules

Preesall Council ex-clerk cleared over ‘missing cash’ allegations

A Preesall town councillor has been found to have breached code of conduct rules after making a series of unsubstantiated claims about a “missing” council bank account allegedly containing £2,000.

Politics 1
The road was closed following the crash

Road out of village closed after crash

Blackpool Road leading out of St Michaels towards Great Eccleston was closed following a crash earlier this afternoon.

News
Postcards depicting the original route of the Garstang rail line through rural Wyre

Reviving a ‘forgotten’ Lancashire rail route dream

Campaigners on track to try and restore parts of old Garstang to Knott End line

News 2
Aged in Oak Wine Company owners Alex Buxton and Emma Bailey

Wine shop is barred by law from selling alcohol

Did you hear the one about the wine shop that couldn’t sell alcohol?

Business 3
Members of the Garstang and Knott End Light Railway group at Hackensall Crossing, Knott End, with the part of the route to Knott End behind them

All aboard for Garstang rail line revival

Railway revivalists are to launch a campaign which could see part of an almost forgotten rail route restored.

Wyre 5
Work continues on the Broughton Bypass plan

Traffic report could shape Lancashire housing plans

A detailed traffic report into the A6 could shape the future of housing in and around Garstang.

News 2
Mandy Richardson, Sharon Hartley, Ann Boardman and Emily Hanson are walking 100km in 24 hours in the Trough of Bowland in aid of five charities

Four pals’ mega mile challenge

Four mums have taken on the monumental challenge of walking 100km in 24 hours.

News
Thousands of pheasants have already been culled

Government orders cull of 63,000 more birds to halt spread of bird flu

Tens of thousands more birds are to be culled after Government vets were unable to rule out the spread of avian flu.

Health 4
Coun Peter Gibson

New deal for Citizen's Advice service

An arrangement which has given thousands of people access to free advice will continue for another three years.

Politics
Students at Blackpool Sixth Form College on results day in August

REVEALED: Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde school performance tables 2017

As secondary school and college performance tables are published today parents are provided with more information than before.

Education 2
The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

Bids are being invited to keep a vital ferry service afloat.

Transport 4
Alice takes reins for awards bid

Alice takes reins for awards bid

Leyland horse care expert Alice Middleton has been named as one of the UK’s star employees in the equine industry – and could be crowned later this month with the national title.

Business
Daniel Sutcliff

Coach’s Aussie skydive in honour of pal

A football coach from Garstang currently working in Australia is planning a sponsored sky-dive down under to raise funds for a Lancashire-based charity set up following the death of a friend.

Education
Fleetwood lifeboat at sea

RNLI tees off 2017 with golf club gift

Volunteers at Fleetwood Lifeboat had a positive start to the new year when they were handed a cheque for £125 from Knott End Golf Club.

News 1
Protect Wyre Group chairman Ian Mulroy, Fleetwood Civic Society chairman Margaret Daniels and Coun Lorraine Beavers

Protest group calls it a day

A campaign group which fought a tireless battle to prevent a gas storage facility being granted has decided to wind down its activities.

News 1
Luke Carter

Family’s thanks for £16k operation cash

An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is set for a life-changing operation.

News
Sophie Ward and her friend Matthew during the Route 66 trip

USA food inspires Lancashire author

Travelling down the famous Route 66 has given one author an idea for a food-inspired book.

Lifestyle
Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

Business 4
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