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Council leader re-bailed by police

The leader of Lancashire County Council, Geoff Driver, has been re-bailed by police as part of the long-running Operation Sheridan fraud investigation.

Crime
Lancashire County Council awarded the 104m contract to Virgin

Privatising county NHS contract 'will only save 0.07%'

A controversial move to privatise parts of Lancashire’s health services would save just 0.07 per cent, it has been revealed.
Health
Norah Hoyles

Tributes flood in for Garstang champion Norah Hoyles

Countless tributes have been paid to community champion and former mayor, Norah Hoyles.

News
County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

News
The bridge linking the bus station and Guild Hall

Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

News
Councillor Susie Charles

Voters aged 11 go to the polls to elect MPs

Children as young as 11 are being urged to cast their vote next month to elect Lancashire’s five members of the UK Youth Parliament.

News
Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

News
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

News
Elected MPs need to stand up for a free press and local democracy

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed.
News

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

Politics
County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

News
County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Education
Councillor Susie Charles

Festive advice service for youths now available all year round

A service offering young people advice over the Christmas period has been made permanent.

Politics
Potholes on Ringway, Preston

Speedy pothole repairs under new plan

Potholes on Lancashire’s busiest roads could be fixed quicker under new plans from Lancashire County Council.

Business
Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club.

Next step for nearly 100 homes at Garstang golf club is underway after developers clear first hurdle

Extensive plans to bring nearly 100 homes to Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club have been tabled by developers behind the project.

Business
Marie Dean (photo Change.org)

Transgender inmate on hunger strike in Preston Prison

A petition has been launched to “free” a transgender woman from all-male Preston Prison after she went on hunger strike.

News

Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
News
CGI plans of the site on land off Garstang Road, Barton.

North Preston's housing boom keeps on roaring with more than 70 new homes on their way

More than 70 new homes and a retail centre will soon be on their way as North Preston’s housing boom continues.

Politics
Preston Whit Fair on the Flag Market

Showmen’s anger as Whit Fair dispute spins round and round

Project update on the fight by fairground families to keep Preston’s traditional Whit Fair in the city centre.

Arts
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