Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Luke Carter

Family’s thanks for £16k operation cash

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

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.

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”.

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Garstang popular 10k race a success once again

Holy smoke!

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Oakland's nursing home in Dimples Lane, Garstang

Lancashire care home nurse admitted errors

A nurse has been found guilty of misconduct after admitting putting patients at risk of harm, and inappropriate language.

Maisie the horse which was at the centre of the legal action

Judge rules in dispute over horse trading

A judge has ordered a Fylde equestrianist to pay damages of more than £16,000 following a legal dispute over the sale of a horse.

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Twin brothers Donald and Geoffrey Oates, 93, were reunited in Garstang

Emotional reunion for long-lost twins

They feared they would never see each other again – but now 93-year-old twin brothers have been reunited.

Coun Pat Greenough

Don’t forget to get your slice of £500k

Preesall town councillor Pat Greenough is encouraging community groups, schemes and organisations in the FY6 postcode to claim a slice of £500,000 this year - and funds will be up for grabs for the next 25 years.

Politics 5
BATTERY DANGER ALERT: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and Dr Nicola Bamford have issued a seasonal warning about  button batteries

Christmas danger alert on button batteries

They look safe. They are safe. But medics are warning that button batteries could present a fatal risk to youngsters if misused.

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John McVan, 66, of Hambleton

CHILD ABUSER JAILED: Over Wyre man found guilty of rape and indecent assault

An Over Wyre man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for a catalogue of sexual offences including the rape and indecent assault of children.

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Coun Greenhough sat on Preesall Town Council

Councillor's 'sheer hell' during standards probe

The councillor at the centre of a standards inquiry has spoken for the first time about its impact on her, saying she has gone through “sheer hell.”

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The Boar's Head pub, Barton near Garstang

Petition to save village pub from demolition

A petition has been set up to save a popular village pub which developers want to demolish.

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Supporters of the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Funds with copies of the new book on Catterall, Matthew's mum Paula Hesmondhalgh, second from right

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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