Refugees cook up a feast in Preston

Asylum seekers in Preston have cooked up their favourite dishes from home to share with neighbours.

South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

Senior management ‘need to answer taxi scandal questions’

Questions about South Ribble Council’s taxi licensing scandal must not end now the leader has stepped down, according to Labour.

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South Ribble Council leader Margaret Smith

Council leader quits ‘due to ill health’

The embattled leader of South Ribble Council has quit in a shock move this evening.

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Councillor Margaret Smith

Police end investigation into South Ribble councillors

Lancashire Police has announced it has concluded an investigation into allegations two South Ribble Councillors failed to declare business interests.

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South Ribble council leader 
Margaret Smith

Police probe South Ribble Council leader for alleged failure to declare business interests

THE leader of South Ribble Council is being investigated by police and her own staff over allegations she failed to declare business interests.

File photo dated 30/01/02 of the Royal Navy's submarine Vanguard which carries trident missiles. Theresa May will tell MPs not to gamble with the safety of British families ahead of a Commons vote on whether to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 18, 2016.  MPs are set to vote tonight on renewal, which is estimated to cost around �40 billion, and Mrs May will tell them it would be "grossly irresponsible" not to back Trident. See PA story POLITICS Trident. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Lancaster MP abstains from ‘ludicrous’ Trident vote

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has described the Parliamentary vote on the renewal of nuclear weapons systems as a “ludicrous exercise” held only to sow divisions within the Labour Party.

Ben Wallace arrives in Downing Street  for talks Prime Minister David Cameron where he was made Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 12, 2015. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Wyre MP given new role in PM reshuffle

A Lancashire MP has been given a promotion as part of new Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle.

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Paul Wharton

UPDATED: Four Tory councillors quit group in leadership row

South Ribble Council has been left with no party having overall control, following the resignation of four Tory councillors from the group.

REVEALED: Food hygiene ratings in Preston - latest results

REVEALED: Food hygiene ratings in Preston - latest results

Three Preston businesses were told they must make major improvements in the latest round of food hygiene inspections.

Demonstration calling for Chorley Hospital's A&E unit to be reopened

Council slammed over hospital delay

South Ribble Council has been slammed for not appointing a member to sit on a hospital governance committee - at a time when the areas A&E department has closed.

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Coun Claire Hamilton and Coun Paul Wharton

Taxigate investigation costs £71,000

COUNCIL bosses have been slammed for spending three times more than approved investigating the South Ribble taxi licensing scandal.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council underspent by more than half a million pounds

Lancashire County Council’s latest economy drive has left it with an underspend of more than half a million pounds on services, councillors were told this week.

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David Cameron talking to Gazette reporter 
Joe Robinson at the Marine Hall Fleetwood.

It’s goodbye Mr Cameron but thanks for coming...

As David Cameron bids farewell to Number 10, we take a look back on his visits to the red rose county over the past six years.

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Land off Garstang road in Barton, where Wainhomes wants to build 72 homes.  View south across site from north western corner

No fight by Preston Council against ‘inappropriate’ rural homes proposals

Town Hall chiefs have not fought a planning appeal against homes in rural Preston, after it emerged the council did not have a five-year supply of housing land.


Brexit means I’ll spend more time in Brussels says MEP

Lancashire MEP Sajjad Karim has predicted he will be spending more time in Brussels as a result of the Brexit vote.

Meet Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister ...

Meet Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister ...

Britain is to have a new prime minister in the form of Theresa May, currently the home secretary.

Home Secretary Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom (right)

Andrea Leadsom pulls out of Conservative leadership race

Andrea Leadsom has announced she is pulling out of the race to become Conservative leader.

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Catterall House Residential Home is being placed in special measures

Care home boss fined after inspectors found dirty kitchen and mouse droppings

A CARE home boss has been fined £14k over a catalogue of hygiene offences – including mouse droppings being found where food was stored.

Lib Dems Tim Farron will be in Preston

Preston Leave voters reveal why they voted ‘out’

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron returns to his roots on Monday to hear why Preston voted “Out” – and he wants you to join in, as he tells us here in his own words.

Protestors outside Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. Photo: Lindsay Hoyle

Protests continue at hospital over A&E closure

Rain failed to dampen the fires of protest outside Chorley’s hospital this morning.

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