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Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Top of the Tanks at Tatton Flower Show

Veterans joined forces with schoolchildren for a groundforce operation to create a blooming display at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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County Coun Keith Iddon

Walton le Dale Park and Ride saved

Preston’s Park and Ride service at Walton le Dale has been thrown a cash lifeline by the county council.

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Photo Neil Cross
Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Fishergate U-turn on camera plan

A controversial proposal to reintroduce traffic penalty cameras on Preston’s main shopping street has been shelved - while other plans are prepared to try and solve the city’s traffic problems.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Shock restructure for county council

Lancashire County Council’s new Tory rulers have unveiled plans for a major restructure of the council’s management team.

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Fulwood Library is now set to reopen. Photo: Neil Cross

Closed-down libraries will reopen

Many of Lancashire’s closed-down libraries are set to be re-opened within months.

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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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Royal preston hospital fulwood

Preston’s hospital to share in £21m cyber fund

Royal Preston Hospital is to share in a £21m package of government fundign to tackle cybersecurity.

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Saulo Cwerner co-ordinates the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programmes

Friendly Lancashire attracting more refugees

It was a simple gesture, but for frightened Syrian refugee Ahlam Hasan it meant the world.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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County Coun Susie Charles

Could you adopt siblings asks Lancashire County Council?

Lancashire County Council has launched an appeal to find people willing to adopt siblings.

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Motorist continue to ignore the new bus lane on Fishergate, Preston. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday November 05, 2016.

£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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County Hall

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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