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BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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Jamaican immigrants being welcomed by RAF officials at Tilbury after the Empire Windrush docked in 1948.

Windrush families to meet over scandal

Concerned families will gather in Preston next week hoping to unravel the truth behind the Windrush scandal in Lancashire.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Environment

Road repairs will end 'danger to lives' on major Longridge road

For more than six months staff at a major Longridge business have faced ‘danger to their lives’, just to pop into town and get a sandwich at lunchtime.

Transport
Charles Hadcock at his studios at Roach Bridge

Artist Charles Hadcock has great vision for honorary colonel role with the Lancashire Army Cadet Force

‘If you want something doing, ask a busy person.’ It’s a saying internationally renowned artist Charles Hadcock subscribes to.

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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A birds-eye view illustration of the proposed site. Image via MPSL Planning and Design.

Major plans for more than 250 homes in Longridge edge closer to approval

Hundreds of new homes planned for Longridge are edging closer to becoming a reality after the town council raised no objections to the freshly submitted detailed plans.

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Roulette played on a fixed odds betting terminal - or FOBT.

SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?

Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street...

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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
Environment

SPECIAL REPORT: Lancashire cranks up the heat in fight against the county's pothole epidemic

Prevention is as important as the cure.
Transport
A graphic illustration of the 123 homes developers want to bring to land behind Higher Road.

Decision looms over plans for more than 100 homes in Longridge

The ongoing battle to bring more than 100 new homes to Longridge rages on, with a full appeal hearing on the matter set to take place in the near future.

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Potholes are a major concern on Lancashire's roads

Major cash boost for pothole repairs

Lancashire is to get an extra £2.4m of government cash to tackle its growing pothole epidemic.

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Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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Half of car park fine appeals are granted

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

More than half of drivers who appeal parking fines on Preston’s council-owned car parks are having their tickets torn up, according to new figures.

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Nigel Evans MP has called for more to be done to rid Lancashire of its pothole problem.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans calls for more to be done about Lancashire's pothole problem

The MP for Ribble Valley has called for urgent action on Lancashire’s pothole problem.

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The Houses of Parliament. Photo: PA.

MPs' pay set to rise to almost £78,000 a year after latest wage bump

Members of Parliament in the UK are set for a pay rise from April 1 – and one Lancashire MP has said it is “absolutely right” that parliamentarians have no say on how much they are paid.

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Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

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Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

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Nigel Evans MP (centre) is backing the campaign to get a defibrillator into every school by 2020.

Lancashire MP calls for a defibrillator to be placed in every school by the end of the decade

A Lancashire MP has thrown his support behind every school having a defibrillator on site by 2020.

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