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Former Garstang journalist creates waves with first book

Knott End library was packed for a nostalgia-packed presentation by village author Angela Norris. Angela's book, 'Dancing To The Beat Of The Tide’ tells the story of her years growing up in the Over Wyre area in the 1960s and 70s. To promote the book the

52 sec. ago in Regional North West
 

Hats off to Ladies Day fundraisers

Fund-raisers are betting on yet another fantastic trip to the Royal Ascot Ladies Day to help raise vital funds for local cancer patients and are inviting more people to join them. A group of ladies from Preston have made the annual three-day jaunt to the

36 min. ago in Regional North West
 

City lands Tom and Scoop for Prestfest

Two international stars will be topping the bill at this year’s Prestfest on the city’s Flag Market in July. Club favourite Tom Zanetti and Grammy award winner Fatman Scoop will be the joint headliners when Preston celebrates its status as Lancashire’s p

yesterday, 14:14 in Regional North West
 

Where are the best children's play centres in Lancashire?

From rolling around in a ball pit, to whizzing down a slide, youngsters love to be let loose in an adventure centre. Readers have submitted their suggestions. Vote here for your favourite one. Voting closes on Wednesday at noon. The top ones for each rea

yesterday, 10:28 in Regional North West
 

Long delays around the north of Preston after three-car crash on M6

Heavy delays are still affecting the many areas of Preston after a crash between three cars on the M6 northbound. Crews from Fulwood, Preston and Lancaster the crash between junctions 32 and 33, near Garstang at around 1.50pm. At the scene firefighters f

Friday, 16:55 in Regional North West
 

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research. The research from L&C Mortgages also discovered that 30 per cent or 3.4 million households do not know their...

Friday, 15:45 in Regional North West
 

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day Pupils have dressed up as their favourite cartoon characters, swapped their normal noses for funny red ones and played games to help raise funds for Comic Relief.

Friday, 15:23 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs. Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool Armenian Kebab House, in Harrowside, Blackpool, topped our online poll, with 30 per cent of the votes. It has been established since 1978, run by the Kish

Friday, 12:22 in Regional North West
 

Sights and Sounds celebrates all that makes our city great

Everything that makes our city special was gloriously celebrated and showcased at the sixth annual Sights and Sounds of Ripon event on Saturday. With over 30 attractions and hundreds of visitors from across all age groups, Ripon’s community spirit was at

Friday, 11:58 in Regional North West
 

Man impaled through chest in horrific car crash

A popular Ribchester barman was killed after he was impaled in the chest by metal debris in a horrific head-on crash. An inquest heard 28-year-old Dean Dewhurst was four-and-a-half times over the legal drink drive limit when the silver Volkswagen Golf he

Friday, 10:24 in Regional North West
 

Figures show huge rise in child sex abuse cases in Lancashire

Four children a day in Lancashire are reporting sexual abuse to police, heartbreaking figures show today. A total of 1,572 sexual crimes against youngsters in the county were recorded in the period between 2015 and 2016 – a startling 49 per cent increase

Friday, 08:16 in Regional North West
 

Sweet occasion in memory of Winnie

A mum who lost her baby girl eight years ago raised more than £5,000 through a heart-warming event with family and friends. Laura Palmer, of Broughton, and her pal Sarah Locker, of Grimsargh, organised a black-tie Sweetheart Ball at Bartle Hall Country H

Thursday, 16:57 in Regional North West
 

Last ditch attempt to save Barton pub the Boar’s Head

Residents have suffered a setback in their quest to save a village pub from demolition. The new owners of the Boar’s Head in Barton are planning to demolish it for houses. The local community thought they had see off that threat when they achieved a hard

Thursday, 14:23 in Regional North West
 

Delays in Garstang following crash

Drivers in the Garstang area are reporting delays following a crash. The accident happened at around 11am on 23 March at the junction of Preston Lancaster New Road and The Avenue. Traffic is reported to be queuing on the northbound carriageway back to Co

Thursday, 12:16 in Regional North West
 

Face of Garstang to drastically change after 600 homes approved

The face of a Lancashire town is set to radically change after plans for more than 600 houses were approved. Nine applications totalling nearly 800 homes were put before Wyre Council’s Planning Committee in one of the most important affecting the rural d

Thursday, 12:05 in Regional North West
 
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