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Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
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Up to 12.4 billion of means-tested benefits were left unclaimed in 2015-16

Britain’s unclaimed benefits: four million families miss out on £12.4 billion

Up to £12.4 billion of means-tested benefits – including pension credit, housing benefit and jobseekers and employment support allowance – were left unclaimed in 2015-16, according to new data released by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.

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The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

Environment
Complaints can involve multiple allegations

Police receive 100 complaints a day from public, figures reveal

Police are receiving nearly 100 complaints from members of the public every day, new figures show.

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The scheme is being "significantly underused"

Little take-up for shared parental leave initiative

Fewer than 1% of eligible mothers and fathers took advantage of the shared parental leave system in the past year, a new report says.

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Should Trump be welcomed to the UK?

Queen should not have to face 'racist' Donald Trump on state visit, says Cable

The Queen should not have to face the embarrassment of hosting "racist" US president Donald Trump on a state visit, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said.
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Hannah Binns - young farmer from Downham chosen to take part in the Lord Mayor's Show

Young Lancashire farmer Hannah Binns is invited to Lord Mayor’s show

A young farmer from Lancashire has been chosen for a starring role in the 802nd Lord Mayor’s show in London.

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County Hall in Preston

Councillor collapses at extraordinary meeting of Lancashire County Council

An extraordinary meeting of Lancashire County Council was abandoned today after a councillor was taken ill and collapsed.
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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Union slams jobs axe plan as councillors call for County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver’s resignation

A leaked report has lifted the lid on union anger at plans to axe top jobs at County Hall.

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There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

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Confusion reigned when the new bus/taxi only lane on Fishergate was introduced

Fishergate motorists face new bus lane fines after camera switch on

Motorists taking a wrong turning in Preston face new fines after councillors agreed to turn enforcement cameras back on.

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George Osborne

George Osborne reveals his true feelings about our Prime Minister

George Osborne has reportedly claimed he will not rest until Prime Minister Theresa May is "chopped up in bags in my freezer", according to a profile of the chancellor-turned-newspaper editor.
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The government has agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap for police officers, nurses and teachers

Pay cap is scrapped for public sector workers

Public sector workers in Lancashire could be in line for a pay rise after the government agreed to scrap the 1 per cent pay cap.

Education
How Preston’s new market hall building is coming together

How Preston’s new market hall building is coming together

It will be the best Christmas present traders in Preston’s old indoor market hall have had for years.

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Stuart Clayton

Leaders told to ‘walk a mile in our shoes’

Campaigners against shared space schemes have invited councillors to walk in the shoes of blind and partially-sighted people around Preston city centre to experience the dangers they face.

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The troubled Fishergate bus lane

Bus lane cameras to return on November 6

Fishergate’s controversial bus lane cameras will be switched back on in time for the Christmas shopping rush if county councillors give the go-ahead next week.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
Business
County Coun Geoff Driver

Will new winter care plan ease bed-blocking in Lancashire hospitals?

Lancashire County Council has unveiled its plans to help reduce hospital “bed blocking” and meet spikes in demand for social care over the winter period.

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Brain drain puts schools at risk

Lancashire’s 775 schools are facing a growing teacher shortage as pupil numbers rise and recruitment falls, says a major new report.

Education
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

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