Garstang Pat's party at the palace

Garstang grandma and intrepid explorer Pat Ascroft took on a very Royal mission in recent celebration of her charity efforts.

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.

Three rescued as flash floods cause Fylde chaos

Three people were rescued as flash floods caused chaos across large swathes of the Fylde coast last night.
Daniel Munro and the discovered 50,000 of high purity class A drugs at a property on Rosemount Avenue, Preesall, in December 2015

Wyre dealer’s £50k haul - but only £300 left

A drug dealer benefited by £50,575.50 from his ill gotten gains, a court has found.

The community/council buildings in Garstang at the centre of the sale

Market town may miss out in £600k sale

Garstang may not gain anything from the sale of the town’s old council offices - with the cash potentially going to Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton or Cleveleys.

Coun Viv Taylor died in September

Conservatives announce candidates for Wyre and Lancashire council seats

Rural Conservatives have selected prospective candidates for the two main local authority seats made vacant by the recent death of County Coun Vivien Taylor.
Mary Dowling

Key NHS meeting open to public

Residents of Fylde and Wyre have been invited to see local NHS decision-making in action.

The Garstang in Bloom team at the Floral Hall, Southport

Garstang is blooming marvellous

Green fingered enthusiasts from Garstang scooped a total of eight awards and medals at the Northwest in Bloom Awards held in the Floral Hall, Southport.

MP Victoria Atkins is the new parliamentary under secretary of state at the Home Office

Victoria Atkins follows in her political parents' footsteps

The daughter of a well known Garstang political duo has been appointed a government minister following the resignation of Priti Patel.
Former Wyre mayor Bob Williamson has died, aged 85.

Tributes paid to former first citizen Bob Williamson

Tributes have been paid to one of Wyre’s most popular mayors, Mr Bob Williamson, who has died, aged 85.

Coun Peter Gibson, leader of Wyre Borough Council

Want to tweet, councillors? Just be careful!

Councillors in Wyre are being warned against making libellous comments and posting on social media after they have had a drink.

Which is your favourite?

The search begins for our Italian Restaurant of the Year

We are on the hunt for the best Italian Restaurant of 2017.

LCC gritters ready for action

Gritters ready for action as cold weather sets in

As Lancashire prepares for the coldest winter in years, £4m is being ploughed into keeping the county’s roads running smoothly.

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This chunk of suspected palm oil washed up on St Annes beach yesterday

Test results reveal what’s washing up on Fylde coast beaches

The stinking, yellow substance washing up on the beaches across the Fylde coast has been confirmed as ‘palm oil’, officials said this afternoon.

Garstang Community Aacdemy launched the Pitch In appeal for the new sports pitch

Great £100,000 victory for state-of-the-art Garstang sports facility

Garstang Community Academy will open the gates to the market town’s first state-of-the-art multi-sport, all weather facility next year after Sport England announced this week they would support their community bid for £100,000 of funding.

Pudsey Bear and Matt Baker stop off at John's Cross C of E School in Bilsborrow for the Rickshaw Challenge

Pudsey's Rickshaw Challenge visits pupils in Bilsborrow

Pupils at a Bilsborrow school were thrilled to meet Pudsey Bear as the famous charity mascot stopped off during The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.
This huge chunk of suspected palm oil was collected from the beach at Blackpool, and is part of a massive haul taken off the sand by council workers.
Around 1,200kg (around a ton) of the fatty, yellow, foul-smelling grease balls are being stored until test results come back, telling officials exactly what it is.

A ton of toxic ‘palm oil’ is removed - with health warnings still in place

This huge chunk of suspected palm oil was collected from the beach at Blackpool – and is part of a massive haul taken off the sand by council workers.

A generic photo of a woman lying with markings on her face in preparation for cosmetic surgery (Pic: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos)

Here’s how to have your say on plans to axe NHS ‘vanity’ boob jobs

Plans to stop routine funding for cosmetic ‘vanity surgery’ on the NHS in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre is out for consultation.

Some of the suspected palm oil at Cleveleys (Pic: Wyre Council)

Suspected palm oil confirmed to have washed up on Blackpool beach

The mystery substance that has sparked a health warning after washing up on beaches along the Fylde coast is confirmed to have been found at Blackpool too.
Wyre Council hopes to bring in the new measures next week

Fines plan to tackle fraud over benefits

Housing benefit claimants who are overpaid because they don’t tell the council about a change in personal circumstances face being hit with a £50 fine.
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