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Fulwood library officially re-opens 14 months after closure

Christmas came early for users of one Lancashire library this week.
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A yellow warning for Preston has been issued by the Met Office.

SNOW WARNING: Preston's hour-by-hour snow forecast for Sunday

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Preston on Sunday as sub-zero temperatures continue to sweep across the north west.
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The Walton le Dale Park and Ride service has been given a two month reprieve

Use it or lose it warning as Walton le Dale Park and Ride gets a two month reprieve

A failing park and ride facility in Preston has been offered an extra two month lifeline.

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Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Business
Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

Business
Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

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One in three employers surveyed said that men will never take an equal role in caring for children.

Managers reluctant to hire women who may have children, survey finds

One in seven employers admit they would be reluctant to hire a woman who might have children, according to a new study.

Business
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
Transport
Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
Business
Do you have a small fortune stashed away in your attic?

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

Offbeat
Children under 13 are banned from Facebook but this new app targets children aged 6 and up

Facebook launches messaging app for under-13s

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.
Offbeat
One in five of those polled books a day off after their office bas

Fifth of workers book day off to recover from office Christmas bash

Half of workers have a "civilised" three-course dinner in a restaurant followed by drinks in a bar for their office Christmas party, a new study reveals.
Business
Google has been named the best place to work in the UK

Free food and medical costs make Google the best place to work in the UK

Internet giant Google has been named the best place to work in the UK, offering benefits including free food and medical costs.
Business
Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Transport
Toys R Us

Read more at: https://www.lep.co.uk/news/business/toys-r-us-puts-800-jobs-at-risk-amid-plans-to-close-26-stores-1-8891387

Full list of Toys R Us stores set to close

Toys R Us has put forward plans to close at least a third of its UK stores, putting up to 800 jobs at risk.

Business
Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.
Transport
The "best before" date is about quality, not safety

Co-op stores to sell stock after 'best before' dates for 10p to cut food waste

A supermarket chain is to sell food that is past its "best before" date for just 10p in a bid to cut down on food waste.
Business
Nationwide has apologised after customers were unable to access their online and mobile banking services

Nationwide apologises for online glitches as customers frozen out of accounts

Nationwide has apologised after customers were unable to access their online and mobile banking services.

Business
Flowers

Where are the best florists in Lancashire?

Where do you get your fresh bouquets and festive wreaths from?
News

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

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