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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business
Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

News

Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Transport

VIDEO: Beech's Fine Chocolates in Preston is making Easter eggs after three decades

After more than 30 years, Easter eggs are back on the table for Preston firm Beech’s Fine Chocolates.

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An EE engineer in a rural area

Broadband service boost to Lancashire's rural areas

EE has unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect around 8,000 homes in Lancashire – especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps.
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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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L-R: Chelsea Pickup, Nigel Haworth of Northcote, Paul Heathcote MBE and Anna Modrzejewska.

Goosnargh farmer Reg honoured in the search for the next batch of top Lancashire chefs

A competition to find the next generation of Michelin-starred chefs has been launched in conjunction with a Longridge chef in memory of much-loved Goosnargh farmer Reg Johnson.

Business
Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

Health
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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VIDEO: Watch LCC highways councillor Keith Iddon walk blindfolded through Fishergate's shared space with Galloway's

The shared space scheme in Preston city centre has not always hit the right note with motorists and pedestrians.
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The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
Owner Peace Townsend (left) and barmaid Lucy Gillhespy their trophy.

Pint-sized watering hole Hoppy Days lands top ale prize

A prestigious award given to pubs championing real ale has made its way back to Longridge following a 21-year absence after a town micropub scooped the distinguished gong.

Business
Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

Politics

Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Music
County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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A Virgin pendolino train

Row as Virgin is given year long extension for West Coast train service

Lancashire rail travellers will get improved wifi and mobile phone coverage on pendolino trains after Virgin was controversially given an extension to its West Coast Main Line franchise.

Transport
Runshaw College alumni Lloyd Cole is still able to create a big commotion

Runshaw College alumni Lloyd Cole is still able to create a big commotion

It was during some background reading ahead of an interview with Buxton-born singer and songwriter Lloyd Cole I hit on an interesting topic via his Facebook page relating to his thoughts on streaming services and his distaste for iTunes.

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The Forrest Arms, Longridge.

The Forrest Arms is set to re-open after £50,000 refit

A long-established Longridge pub is set to re-open its doors next month following a major investment.

Business
REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

I was definitely interested when I came to hear about a new cocktail, coffee bar, restaurant setting up in Broughton. When someone mentioned there would be a breakfast menu and specialist coffee I was all ears -so I had eagerly awaited the opening of Chameleon in autumn of last year.

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