Latest news and information for Garstang in the Wyre, a market town and surrounding villages to the north of Preston in Lancashire

90 minute delays on M6 at Preston after major crash

Queues from the M55 trying to join the M6 southbound Pic: Traffic England Motorists on the M6 near Preston are being warned of severe delays. A crash involving a number of vehicles took place shortly after 4pm on Sunday (19 May). National Highways […]

3 days ago
Garstang footballer’s raise thousands for Royal Preston Hospital’s life-saving work

The team took five hours to climb Ben Nevis. A team of former Garstang football players have raised over £7,500 for the children’s fund at Lancashire Teaching Hospital.  Joe Miller, 34, ex-centre half and former reserve team co-manager planned […]

6 days ago
Tractor pulling festival to go ahead at Scorton Showground this weekend 

A range of tractors will be on display at the Showground. A tractor pulling event, organised by the Whittinghams will go ahead this weekend despite the family calling time on their popular steam fair. Earlier this year, organisers Paul and Craig […]

2 weeks ago
Major Garstang housing development gets final approval

A controversial planning application for 251 homes on the edge of Garstang has finally been approved by councillors. The proposal, which includes 75 affordable homes and also commercial units on […]

2 weeks ago
Garstang rallies in memory of woman who died on the M6

Mandy Holmes died on the M6 last week Pic: Tracy Davies/Justgiving A fundraising page in memory of a mother and wife who died after an incident on the M6 has been set up to support her grieving family. Mandy Holmes, 50, […]

3 weeks ago
Woman dies after fall from bridge on M6 near Preston

Traffic being diverted off the M6 at Junction 32 around 5pm on Tuesday (23 April) Pic: Blog Preston A 50-year-old woman died after falling from a bridge onto the M6. The five-hour closure of the motorway was put in place from Junction 32 northbound on Tuesday 23 April. […]

4 weeks ago
M6 Junction 32 northbound re-opens after crash involving pedestrian

The police diverting traffic off the M6 at Junction 32 during Tuesday afternoon Pic: Blog Preston All lanes have been reopened on the M6 northbound after a crash involving a pedestrian and a car near Preston. National Highways North West confirmed the motorway was reopened between […]

4 weeks ago
Garstang toilet block partially destroyed in crash

The scene of the crash just off the High Street in Garstang during Saturday evening Pic: Moscowasadog A toilet block in the centre of Garstang was driven into during Saturday evening. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Fulwood and its urban search and rescue team […]

1 month ago
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