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Council tax to be reduced

There’s good news for residents of Longton - the parish council is reducing its part of the council tax bill.

Longton

Anger and alcohol courses for councillor

A councillor who launched a tirade of foul-mouthed abuse at pub bouncers is to undertake anger management and alcohol awareness courses, and has stepped down from his role as a licensing boss.

South Ribble
Black bin bags of rubbish and a mystery green "dye"  in a stream off Cottam Lane, Ingol, are creating  a local eyesore  and a possible health hazard, says campaigner Bill McGrath

Mystery of luminous green stream in Ingol?

CITY residents are calling for action to discover the identity of a mystery green substance which they fear is polluting a local waterway.

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A scene from the Hillsborough disaster

Calls for Preston shops to stop selling The Sun

Shops across Preston could stop selling The Sun newspaper, if a bid from councillors is successful.

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Lancashire County Council leader County Coun Jennifer Mein

County Council leaders lobby MPs at Westminster

A cross party delegation from Lancashire County Council travelled to Parliament today to spell out to county MPs the financial crisis looming at the council.

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Fulwood Barracks

Guns fall silent in battle for city’s historic barracks

The big guns have fallen silent in the battle to save Fulwood Army Barracks from closure.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Council staff offered £500 to help recruit social workers

Lancashire County Council workers are being offered an unexpected “bonus”.

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Photo Neil Cross
The funeral of Preston Councillor Tom Davies at St John's Minster

City elders don their robes to say farewell to a ‘good guy’

Preston turned out the civic regalia to say farewell to one of the city’s best-loved councillors.

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Cat Smith MP is backing Small Business Saturday.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith backs Small Business Saturday

Lancaster MP Cat Smith is celebrating the contribution of small firms in Lancaster as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday on December 3rd and visiting small businesses around her constituency to mark the day.

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Syrian asylum seekers and local residents held a Syrian People's Cafe at Marsh Community Centre in the summer.

Lancashire praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees

The Government has thanked Lancashire’s local authorities for their role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees across the UK.

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Wyre Councils standards monitoring officer Mrs Liesl Hadgraft

‘Dysfunctional’ Council under spotlight

Preesall Town Council, several of whose feuding members have been cleared of breaking standards rules following an inquiry, has been criticised as “dysfunctional.”

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Bus services are being subsidised for another year

£2m set aside for bus routes

County Hall looks set to spend £2m to carry on providing subsidised bus services for another year.

Transport
CLOSED: Lostock Hall Library

Last chapter for a 50-year-old Lostock Hall Library

A village library – opened more than 50 years ago – was closed down yesterday.

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The reopening of Winckley Square Gardens after redevelopment

Winckley Square Gardens: A £1.2m oasis of peace

THE jewel in the crown of Preston’s city centre regeneration programme is sparkling brightly again today after a £1.2m re-polish.

Preston
Hope: Freda Turner of Rutland Street has been waiting for years for  her damp, mushroom-filled house to be fixed

Misery hit Preston residents to have homes repaired after botched energy efficiency work

A solution could be just weeks away for unfortunate Preston residents who were victims of a botched home improvement scheme.

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Chris Grayling

Road repair fund to fill thousands of potholes

Transport chiefs on the Fylde coast will get money to repair thousands of potholes over the next year.

Transport
8,000 motorists were fined for flouting the new bus lane rules in just one week.

READER REACTION: Fury over council’s £500k Fishergate fines bonanza

Fishergate fury has erupted in Preston city centre after the Evening Post revealed more than 8,000 motorists were fined for flouting the new bus lane rules in just one week.

Preston
Delivered: The delegation outside Number 10

Massive Chorley Hospital petition gets Downing Street delivery

A 23,000-name petition was handed in at Number 10 Downing Street by Chorley Hospital campaigners this week.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
North West
Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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