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Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
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County Coun Geoff Driver Leader of Lancashire County Council

New consultation on Cuerden

New consultations will be held next week on the planned new multi-million pound Cuerden Strategic development as concerns are raised it could impact on Preston’s prosperity.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim

Tory MEP: Britain's 'ridiculous Brexit mess'

Sajjad Karim is a Conservative member of the European Parliament for the north west. Here he explains why he believes the nation is on a path to 'disaster' and argues his colleagues need to change their approach to leaving the EU.

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European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker

Juncker and Brussels team spent £24,000 on 'air taxi' for one-night trip to Rome

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and his team racked up a 27,000 euro (£24,450) expenses bill for European Union taxpayers by chartering a private jet for a one-night visit to Rome.
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People are being urged not to give personal details over the phone

Wyre Council chiefs warning over cold-calling tax scam

Council chiefs have urged people not to give personal details over the phone after reports of scammers claiming to be tax officials.

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Electricity is a rip-off

OPINION: Electricity is a rip-off – we need a truly radical intervention in the energy market

British Gas has raised electricity prices by 12.5% and its rivals are likely to follow suit. Another round of inflation-busting increases has put calls for an energy price cap back on the agenda.

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The flooding from the garden in Mr Robin Watson's home in Clematis Drive in Garstang, part of the Redrow Canal View development

Garstang buyers of new build homes reveal their property horrors

Residents living in one of Garstang’s newest luxury developments have revealed their ‘horror stories’ from inside their newly built homes.
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Tony Blair

High court rejects Iraq general's bid for Blair war prosecution

The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.

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One PSPO could ban dog walking, public singing and loitering in one area.

Concern at 'busybody' council powers targeting swearing, dog walking and busking

Councils have accelerated their use of "busybody" powers to criminalise acts such as swearing, dog walking and busking in public spaces, according to a civil liberties group.
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Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Top of the Tanks at Tatton Flower Show

Veterans joined forces with schoolchildren for a groundforce operation to create a blooming display at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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The former Garstang Council Offices and business centre

Autumn start date for Garstang business centre re-development

Work on Garstang’s biggest town centre development since the building of the Booths store nine years ago is expected to begin this autumn.

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The senior activist, who was an MP for Preston North19791983, andSouth Ribble, 19831997and an MEP for 15 years, did not name the ministers who he blames for a rash of leaks from Cabinet.

Former Preston MP blasts 'childish and disloyal' cabinet ministers

A Conservative former minister for Preston North and South Ribble has called on members of Theresa May's Cabinet to "shut up, grow up and concentrate on doing the job for which they were elected - namely, running the country".

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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