Ex-Garstang Mayor's scouts HQ proposals scrapped

Controversial plans unveiled by a former Garstang mayor to transform the town's scout and guide headquarters into a new state-of-the-art community facility, have been dumped - just days after the idea became public.
Garstang Scout Hut on Kepple Lane

Proposals for Garstang Scout Hut unveiled

Pictures of how Garstang’s Kepple Lane scouts and guides base could look if councillors back a radical re think being mooted by a former town mayor have been revealed.

Lune Street will become two-way

Work starts to free up city bottleneck

Work has begun on uncorking a notorious bottleneck in Preston city centre.

Trio of fundraisers and veterans of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Colin Gifford, Steve Tranter and Martin Hall endured a 47 mile walk from the pier head in Liverpool to Botany Bay

Volunteers’ walk helps raise funds for Queen’s Lancashire Regiment memorial

Volunteers at a veterans’ charity pulled on their walking boots for a gruelling trek to help raise funds for a lasting tribute in honour of a Lancashire regiment.

Garstang Kepple Lane Scout Hut

Garstang councillor poses idea for new town community facilities

A suggestion for a radical re-think about Garstang’s community facilities has been made by a former town mayor.

Lancashire care homes are to get a makeover

County care homes to get a £6m upgrade

Council-owned care homes for the elderly are to get a £6m package of improvements.

Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

Coun Peter Gibson who was axed as the Wyre Council leader in September

Ousted leader Peter Gibson speaks out on Garstang controversies

The recently deposed leader of Wyre Council has spoken publicly for the first time since his ousting on a number of controversial Garstang issues which affected his time in office.
County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

Coun Graham Jolliffe, Chairman of Barton Parish Council, is campaigning for a reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on the A6 through  the village of Barton, near Preston

Urgent plea to cut speed limit on A6 through Barton

How can a council give the go-head for traffic to drive through Broughton village at 20mph and neighbouring Barton at 40 mph?

The author, playwright and broadcaster Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett urges public funding of 'indispensable' libraries

Libraries are a vital community service and should be publicly funded, Alan Bennett has said.

D'Urton Lane blocked off

Rat run drivers are caught on the hop

Residents on the most exclusive rat-run in Preston claim they are the first casualties of the newly-opened Broughton Bypass.

Prime Minister Theresa May

What would trigger a Tory Party leadership contest?

As speculation mounts over the Prime Minister's future, here is a look at how Theresa May could be replaced.

Park House in Broughton

New plans for murder ‘house of horrors’

The scene of one of Lancashire’s most horrific murders could be turned into a mini housing development.


BROUGHTON BYPASS: On the road to prosperity as new £32m route opens

The new £32m Broughton bypass will provide a massive boost to central Lancashire – lifting the economy and attracting developers.

The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

Part of plans for new Preston Western Distributor, Cottam Link and East West link roads, showing new motorway link to M55

Green light for Preston Western Distributor and link roads

Major new roads for north Preston were given planning approval today, despite an eleventh hour appeal by local residents.
Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference

May vows to end 'rip-off' energy bills

Energy firms will face a price cap on "rip-off" bills under plans announced by Theresa May.

Photo Neil Cross
Preston Whit Fair

Whitsun fair showmen in defiant stand

Showmen have sent a defiant “We shall not be moved” message to Preston Council over the future of the historic Whitsuntide Fair.

Councillor Peter Gibson

Deposed council leader vows to fight on

The deposed leader of Wyre council has vowed to stay in politics, saying he may set up his own political party.
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