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Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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Paul Kilburn, who ran Manchester Paragliders, died on Sunday after crashing in Pilling

Clues into death of paramotorist who crashed in Pilling

A paramotorist was seen flying at a ‘low level’ before crashing in Pilling, investigators have revealed.

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Paul Kilburn ran Manchester Paragliders, and also offered training

Tributes to paraglider as son describes moment police knocked on his door

A paraglider killed after crashing into a field at Pilling has been described as ‘a top guy’ by his heartbroken family.

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Garstang Victorian Evening takes place on Monday and Tuesday December 11 and 12

Families can enjoy a taste of the old and new and a little festive magic at the Garstang Victorian Festival

The countdown is on to one of the district’s biggest events events in the festive calendar with people from all over the region joining locals for the GarstangVictorian evening.

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Firefighter Fraser Smith tweeted this picture of the scene (Pic: Twitter/@CrewMgr_Wesham)

Woman taken to hospital after being freed from car pictured on its side after crash

A woman in her 40s was taken to hospital after a one-car crash this morning.
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Flooding in Pilling,. Photo: Resident Liz Edmondson

Wyre residents get to have their say following last month’s floods

Wyre residents who were affected by last month’s floods have been invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday.

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Shard Lane in Hambleton, where two cars crashed head-on yesterday teatime (Picture: Google)

'Serious' smash involving Porsche forces major Over Wyre road shut for four hours

Motorists involved in a "serious head-on" crash in Hambleton escaped with minor injuries, police said.
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Shard Lane in Hambleton, where two cars crashed head-on yesterday teatime (Picture: Google)

'Serious' smash involving Porsche forces major Over Wyre road shut for four hours

Motorists involved in a "serious head-on" crash in Hambleton escaped with minor injuries, police said.

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The pilot was taken by ambulance to hospital where he later died

Paramotor pilot dies after crash

A paramotor pilot has died after crashing into a field at Pilling this afternoon.

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Will's work will be available to buy through Not on the High Street

Handy Will is carving out career he was destined for

From a very young age, William Firth was impressed with the intricate wood turning skills of his grandfather and his father.

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John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus

£1m boost for county bus services

Bus users in Lancashire are set to benefit from a raft of new and extended services from next month.

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The cast of Beauty and the Beast

Garstang Theatre Group all set for pantomime season

It’s pantomime time again – Oh yes it is and taking to the stage next week is Garstang Theatre Group with their latest production of Beauty and the Beast.

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Pat Ascroft with her grandchildren on their recent challenge in Croatia for the Mencap charity

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.
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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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