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Prince’s city visit hint to MP Sir Mark

Prince William expressed an interest in visiting Preston when he knighted the city’s MP Sir Mark Hendrick at Buckingham Palace.

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Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
Health
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
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The A6 Garstang Road is already notorious for heavy traffic.

Third time lucky for homes plan - and some are not happy

It was a case of third time lucky for one controversial housing site plan just south of Garstang.

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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Lifestyle
Bin switch is branded as ‘rubbish’

Bin switch is branded as ‘rubbish’

A council has been accused of a “rubbish” service after bin collections were switched with only 24 hours notice.

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An hi-res blueprint of the business and retail units.

Decision looms for complex bringing new homes and business opportunities to Garstang

A mega-complex bringing 269 homes and business units to Garstang looks set to be finalised.

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William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.
News

Lancashire councils could get new terror alert from MI5

Councils and other public sector organisations in Lancashire could in the future receive information about potential terror suspects from MI5.
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Nazreen Ali and Gail Maudsley of Vincents Solicitors, Longridge, with their 'ghost soldier'. Photo: Martin Bostock.

Longridge head teacher's campaign to honour everyone from the town that died during the First World War

Businesses and community organisations are being encouraged to house one of 93 silhouettes honouring the men of a Lancashire town that died during the First World War.
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More problems on Northern trains

Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
Business
The Manchester Survivors Choir

Manchester Survivors Choir release charity single to mark first anniversary of Arena attack

The Manchester Survivors Choir has released a charity single to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing.
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Don't fall victim to the scam.

Council urging caution after homes are targeted with tax scam

Householders are being warned to be on their guard against an e-mail scam promising a council tax refund in exchange for personal details.
Crime
All the fun of the Whit Fair on the Flag Market in 2015

The show goes on - but not so much fun

Fairground families are warning they will turn their backs on Preston’s annual Whit Fair this weekend after it was controversially booted out of the city centre.

Whats on
Chief Petty Officer David McNamara, left, from Grimsargh and Chef Josh Danson from Larches in Preston

A sailor's life for submarine chef Joshua

A Preston sailor has qualified as a submariner, and is now hard at work feeding hungry Navy crews.

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Staff from John Turner Construction with Trussell Trust representatives

Thousands donated to Longridge foodbank charity

More than £1,000 of food and drink has been donated to foodbanks in Longridge and the Ribble Valley by a nearby construction company.

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Community groups Chipping Area Internet Network and Broadband for the Rural North have welcomed the news.

Council cash boost for Lancashire's rural broadband

Up to 180 more homes could be connected to superfast broadband thanks to a second injection of cash from Ribble Valley Council.

Business
Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
Business
An investigation has been launched into services on Northern

Probe launched into 'inadequate' Northern train services

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an official investigation into Northern Rail after being bombarded with complaints about its service from passengers since the start of the year.

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