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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
Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

People across Lancashire have reported feeling an earthquake that hit Wales on Saturday afternoon.
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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A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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An artist's impression of the retirement village, on land west of Preston Road, Grimsargh.

Retirement village set for Grimsargh countryside

An all-inclusive retirement village – including a care home, bungalows and a GP surgery – is set for land in rural Lancashire amid concern over countryside development.

Politics
Gritters will be out in central and South Lancashire tonight

Gritters will be out after ice warning

A warning has been issued to drivers after forecasts of freezing temperatures tonight.

Environment
The Windmill, Craggs Lane, Preston, also known as Craggs Mill.

Preston's Grade II listed former windmill for sale at knock down price of £60,000

Is this former mill Preston’s most unwanted building?

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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

Business
Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
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Beacon Fell

Where are Lancashire's best ... woodland walks?

If you fancy taking a winter walk through the woods, why not check out these sites.
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Leaflets are handed out to commuters at Preston station. Photo: Great North Rail Project

More rail closures starting in January

Starting from January, the rail line between Preston and Manchester will be closed at weekends.

Business

Let there be lights - Spectacular aurora light up the sky in the north

Lighting up the night sky with greens and reds, these are the spectacular aurora by a photographer in the world's northern regions.

Environment
County Coun Andrew Snowden

Reminder to use city's park and ride at Walton le Dale

Shoppers are being urged to use the  county council’s park and ride  facility at Walton le Dale on the outskirts of Preston.

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Room for just one more?

REVEALED: The true cost of Santa’s Christmas Eve journey

He’s a real contradiction, that jolly old fella in the red clothing. An eccentric billionaire, generously giving presents to all the children (well, the ones that have been good), yet an unreconstructed drink-driver who seems to be single-handedly destroying the ozone layer as he breaks speed limits around the globe.

Environment
34 square miles of wrapping paper will be used this year

Weight of 3.3m Emperor Penguins in plastic packaging 'in the Christmas bin'

Plastic packaging weighing more than the equivalent of 3.3 million emperor penguins will be thrown away this Christmas, campaigners have warned.

Environment
The likelihood of a soaking by a summer storm can be gauged

Will it be a washout summer? Scientists think they have the answer

Washout summers can be predicted months before the UK and Ireland get drenched thanks to a weather forecasting breakthrough, scientists say.

Environment
It's doubtful we'll get Christmas card scenes this year

Dreaming of a white Christmas? The long-range weather forecast is out

It doesn't look like the spare carrots are going to be adorning snowmen's faces this year.
Environment
60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

Environment
Many Britons  are still nervous about clearing snow for fear of getting punished

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
Environment
County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

News
The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

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