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Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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MP Nigel Evans when he met President Trump at a dinner in Florida in 2012.

"Get over it" call from MP to Trump haters

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on people who are still struggling to accept that Donald Trump is the president of the United States to "get over it."

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Tom Jones, owner of The Whalley Wine Shop with operations Jen Nott at the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2016.

Fine wine has seen Tom build up a fine business

Located in the Ribble Valley in the picturesque village lives the Whalley Wine Shop.

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Mark Menzies at Preston Station

Rail firm rapped for great train ‘robbery’

Rail bosses have refused to back down over a Lancashire fares scandal being dubbed the “great train robbery.”

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Roadworks with traffic lights on Eastway, Preston, are causing misery to commuters

Preston’s Eastway roadworks will take longer - due to cold weather

Overnight road closures planned for this weekend in north Preston have been rescheduled due to the anticipated cold weather.

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Council tax to rise as Lancashire County Council approves budget

Lancashire County Council has approved a 4% rise in Council Tax and agreed to provide an extra £500,000 for road safety measures.

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The Cuerden Strategic Site between the A582 Lostock Lane near St Catherines Hospice, the A5083 Stanifield Lane, and the A49 Wigan Road

Plans submitted to bring Ikea to Preston area

Planning permission has been submitted for a major retail site that is set to bring Ikea to the outskirts of Preston.

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Consultants get go ahead for multi million pound “passport” to county council savings

Lancashire County Council has given the go-ahead for the second phase of a £7.4m contract to transform and cut the cost of its social care service.

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Potholes on Market Place, Longridge

Highways bosses vow to assess pothole ridden roads

Highways bosses at Lancashire County Council have responded to criticisms over the state of roads in Longridge and have vowed to survey areas of major concern.

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Upper Elements pupils from Stonyhurst St Marys Hall with Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines.

Holocaust survivor talks to school pupils

Pupils from Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall listened in amazement as Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, who was one of the 669 children who escaped from Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of the Second World War on one of the so-called Winton Trains, shared her childhood stories that included life growing up in Britain.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans, who has called for the UK to welcome newly elected US President Donald Trump, is pictured with him in Florida in 2012.

Defiant MP says he will welcome Donald Trump to the UK

A decision to ban US President Donald Trump from the UK would “backfire big time” according to Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans who has said he will welcome the controversial new leader.

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The demonstation in Preston against US president Donald Trump's ban on immigration from Muslim countries

Thousands call for ban on Trump

More than 28,000 people from across Lancashire have so far signed a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from making a state visit to the UK.

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Architect John Puttick, county council leader  Coun Jennifer Mein and Jerry Glover, senior consultant for Preston Youth Zone were joyful   about the   bus station revamp but now  a customer says the station is a very public inconvenience

Bus station bosses blasted for sexism in loo row

Preston Bus Station may be getting a £23m revamp, but its present loo facilities have been branded a disgrace by one city traveller.

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Longridge residents are furious with the state of repair of many of the town's main roads

A hole lot of misery

“We’ve waited long enough!” Longridge residents are continuing their battle against Lancashire County Council over the ‘dangerous’ pot holes peppered on the market town’s main roads.
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Chris Grayling: My high-speed vision for future of Yorkshire transport

THIS is a region with a pioneering transport history. During the 19th century, not only did Yorkshire change the way we made goods – it changed the way we transported them too. Transport gave industry in Yorkshire the competitive advantage it required to flourish. It opened up labour markets. It slashed the cost of raw materials. And it brought customers closer.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

Waterboarding 'probably' OK if it saves lives, says UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he would "probably" support the use of waterboarding if it saved lives.

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The team from 2015 who worked with the same community in Uganda that Paul and his students will be with next month.

Teacher flies much needed resources to Ugandan slums

A PE teacher from Clitheroe is flying out to Uganda next month to provide much needed resources, education and even pre-loved bras to those living in the slums.

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The Job Centre Plus site in Preston has been earmarked for closure

Preston job centre to move to new premises

Preston's Job Centre Plus on Friargate has been earmarked to move to new premises in Preston, say the Department for Work and Pensions.
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Preston landmarks
County Hall

Probe into council’s One Connect deal has cost £2m so far

A police investigation into the One Connect deal at Lancashire County Council has run up a bill of almost £2m, it has been revealed.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is calling on the government to respect the wishes of the British people to leave the EU.

MP calls for government to listen to the wishes of the people on Brexit

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on his government to listen to the British people and respect their wishes to leave the EU.

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