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Work set to start on £17.5m Penwortham Bypass

Work is ready to start on the long-awaited £17.5m Penwortham Bypass - although it will be summer 2019 before the first vehicles can use it.

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An artist's impression of the new trams

Work on Preston’s £19m Guild Tramway could start next month

Work on bringing trams back to Preston for the first time in more than 80 years could be on track as early as next month.

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Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

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Preston's Indoor Market

Festive fury over market rent blow

Stallholders planning to quit Preston’s indoor market after the Christmas rush claim they are facing rent demands for January – even though they won’t be trading there.

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Workmen construct a new junction between Lune Street and Ringway

Pop goes the city’s worst bottleneck

The latest piece of Preston’s jam-busting jigsaw was set to be put in place today, aimed at uncorking one of the city’s worst bottlenecks.

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Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver

Geoff Driver: My vision to tackle funding black hole

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver CBE has been underfire over plans to shake-up County Hall. Here he explains the steps he is taking to change the authority.

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The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is "sick of elections"

Lord Archer: Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year

Lord Jeffrey Archer has predicted the Conservatives will lose the next election if it takes place in 2018.

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The development off Inglewhite Road in Longridge

Decision due on Longridge housing plan designs

The final designs of a 190-strong housing development set to expand a Lancashire village may be approved this week.

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At the end of last year, there were nearly 56,000 "declared absconders"

56,000 foreign nationals disappear off Home Office radar

Tens of thousands of foreign nationals including convicted criminals and illegal immigrants have disappeared off the Home Office's radar, it has emerged.

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The Fishergate cones

Watch out for the Fishergate cones

First it was the Fishergate bollards, now meet the Fishergate cones.

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The group is calling for childcare to be subsidised from when a child is six months old

Campaigners protest to improve rights for working mothers

A campaign to improve rights for working mothers is being stepped up with a series of protests across the UK.

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Edwina Currie, junior health minister in the 80s

You can't ban making a pass at someone from workplace - Edwina Currie

A former Conservative junior minister has said people need to learn how to reject advances at work "without upsetting people".
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Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the UK's lead test pilot, using a specialist fighter jet simulator at BAE Systems in Warton

Role of simulator hailed in preparing pilots for flying new fighter

A specialist fighter jet simulator facility, where a cost-saving landing method was developed, is a "critical piece of the puzzle" for pilots preparing for flight trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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Halal meat

Non-stunned halal meat banned in Lancashire schools

Lancashire councillors have decided that in future any halal meat served in schools must be butchered from pre-stunned animals, with the exception of poultry.
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The debate resumes at County Hall, Preston,  today

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver could face a no-confidence vote today

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver could face renewed calls for his resignation today
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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Will unstunned halal meat stay on Lancashire school dinner's menu?

A decision on whether Lancashire schools will in future serve halal meat butchered only from  pre-stunned animals is to be made by county councillors today.
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County Coun John Fillis, Deputy leader of the county council's Labour group

No mayor for Lancashire

The dream of appointing a mayor for the whole of Lancashire has died.
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Workmen construct a new junction between Lune Street and Ringway

No right of way for Preston bottleneck

Traffic planners have resisted the temptation for a continental solution to Preston city centre’s congestion nightmare.

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Labour's deputy leader County Coun John Fillis highlights the problem of roads where marking will not be renewed

Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim.

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Lune Street will become two-way

Work starts to free up city bottleneck

Work has begun on uncorking a notorious bottleneck in Preston city centre.

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