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Police cannot continue to 'pick up slack' from public service cuts

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed a national report highlighting the pressure on forces to ‘pick up the slack’ from other public services.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister has called an early general election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.
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County Hall

Lancashire County Council staff on six figure wage

Lancashire County Council pays the largest number of six-figure wages of any council in the North West, new figures reveal.

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Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life.

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Adlington residents step up their protest to save their local libraries with a walk from Adlington to Chorley Library

Government inquiry into Lancashire libraries not ruled out

The government says it is minded to hold an inquiry into Lancashire’s library closure programme – even though some of the buildings are in the process of being sold.

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County Hall, Preston

Remember to register right to vote in May elections

Remember to claim your right to vote - that is the message from County Hall with just two days left to register to vote in May’s county council elections.

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County Hall

Election battle begins for Lancashire County Council seats

The battlelines have now been drawn for Lancashire County Council’s elections on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Morecambe student Owen Lambert is treated after being hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. He was caught up in the terror attack at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: by Carl Court/Getty Images

Lancashire student hurt in London terror attack

A Lancashire student has been injured after being caught up in the terror alert at the House of Parliament.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Bid to stop Fulwood library sale fails

An eleventh hour bid to stop the sale of the former Fulwood library has failed.

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The Iraqi  military are being trained by Lancashire troops

Soldier teaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces to save lives

A Blackpool medic has told how she is helping train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the battle to defeat Islamic State.

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Ribble Valley Borough Council's leader, Stuart Hirst

Valley’s council tax remains the lowest in county

Ribble Valley Borough Council has announced that its share of the council tax will remain frozen for the seventh time in eight years.

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How Preston's Harris could look. Copyright Purcell Architects

‘Don’t disfigure glorious Harris’

Shakespearean actor Ian Fintoff believes it will be a tragedy if Preston “disfigures” the landmark Harris Library where his love of literature was born.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Council must review sale of Fulwood library

Just days after approving the sale of the former Fulwood library the county council’s deputy leader has been stopped in his tracks.

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Work progressing on the Broughton bypass

Be patient and plan for more delays around Broughton roundabout says council

Motorists have been warned they face a long spring and summer of delays as work continues on the Broughton bypass.

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John Asquith of Preston Bus

Council’s U-turn on bus station charges

Lancashire County Council has been forced to back down on plans to increase charges for bus operators using Preston and Chorley bus stations after it was warned bus companies would boycott the stations.

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Celebrations at the opening of the Bay Gateway, the new M6 link road. From left, Coun Janice Hanson, coun John Fillis and leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein.

£23m boost unveiled for Lancashire’s roads

County Hall has pledged to look at preventing road problems rather than shelling out on repairs as highways bosses sign off new £23m spending plans.

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Voters in Lancashire have had a dramatic Brexit rethink since the nation decided to quit Europe

Brexit: Three-quarters now want to remain

Voters have had a dramatic Brexit rethink since the nation decided to quit Europe, according to a Lancashire poll conducted by the Post.

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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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County Coun Ellard's leaflet

Councillor accused of a leaflet lie

The starting whistle has not yet been blown, but already politicians are at war over May’s county council elections.

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