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£8m to ease Preston jams partially caused by Fishergate scheme

Lancashire County Council has admitted that it will cost millions of pounds to cut congestion in Preston city centre following its controversial changes to traffic flow, including the much-maligned £3.4m Fishergate Central Gateway Scheme.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Commercial operators could be brought in to run two of Lancashire’s countryside jewels in the crown - Beacon Fell and Wycoller country parks.

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Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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Mrs Cath Dewhurst who died in November

Care bill hits family days before funeral

County Hall’s bereavement policy has been condemned as “heartless” for the second time in a fortnight after a daughter was hit with a cash demand three days before her mother’s funeral.

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Theresa May

Who's who in The Conservative cabinet reshuffle

Things can change very quickly in the political world.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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The RMT has staged several walkouts over the driver only plans

Rail union calls on minority Government to rethink threat to guards

Rail union the RMT has urged train operators to think again on plans to remove guards from their services in the light of the General Election result.

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Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

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Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Theresa May should consider her position after her snap election gamble failed, a Tory former minister has said.
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Mark Hendrick (Labour Co-operative)

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Mark Hendrick makes it six of the best in Preston

Mark Hendrick was returned to Westminster as Preston MP for the sixth time - and with an even bigger majority.

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Polls have now closed

Buckle up! You could be heading back to the polls this year

Don’t get too comfortable. We could all be heading back to the ballot box before the year is out.

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Votes being counted for the general election

General Election 2017: What time the results in Lancashire could be called

Find out what time your consistency will declare its result.
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Voters have been to the polls

Are young voters set to spring a surprise election result?

Young people could be a deciding factor in today’s crunch vote, although history suggests there are no guarantees about newer voters turning out.

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Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

The prospect of a hung Parliament would throw serious doubt over Brexit negotiations, due to begin in earnest in just 10 days.

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What is a hung parliament and what would it mean?

What is a hung parliament and what would it mean?

The exit poll has suggested the Conservatives could fail to win an outright majority in today’s crunch vote...and that could mean a hung parliament.

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GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Lancashire results

Yesterday saw Lancashire folk go to the polls to decide who will govern the country.
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Ben Wallace, Conservative  Parliamentary candidate for Wyre and Preston North 2017

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Ben Wallace makes it three in a row in North Preston and Wyre

It’s a hat-trick for Ben Wallace as he is re-elected as Preston North and Wyre MP for the third consecutive general election.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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We spoke to these voters ahead of the General Election

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Power to govern lies in the hands of voters

Today Lancashire will be going to the polls to decide who will govern the country. In an election that has been variously described as a foregone conclusion and a poll that will result in a hung parliament only one thing in certain - power is in the hands of the voters.

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