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PROJECT UPDATE: Work begins on £17m town centre revamp

As work begins on a £17m facelift for Chorley’s town centre, we take a look at the latest updates on the scheme

Chorley
Eric Ollerenshaw lost the conservative seat for Lancaster and Fleetwood in 2015

Former MP announces bid to win back his seat

The former MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood has announced that he will attempt to regain his seat in the forthcoming general election.

Lancaster
Garstang residents protest against the potential development of the Community centre and its car park

Anger at homes approval in Garstang town centre

A concerned town councillor is hoping for a clear answer from Wyre planning bosses to explain why they ignored a 5,000-strong petition opposing plans for a major redevelopment in Garstang town centre.

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Don't lost your vote.

Six days to go until Lancashire County Council election

The elections will decide all 84 seats on the council.

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Peter Mullineaux, leader of South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Council too bogged down with ‘issues from its past’

South Ribble Council is in a “challenging place,” according to a review by the Local Government Association. Catherine Musgrove looks at where the authority is at now and what it must to do improve.

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Don't lost your vote.

Lancashire County Council elections 2017: Burnley

Lancashire County Council’s elections will take place on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Don't lost your vote.

Lancashire County Council elections 2017: West Lancashire

Lancashire County Council’s elections will take place on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Don't lost your vote.

Lancashire County Council elections 2017: Ribble Valley

Lancashire County Council’s elections will take place on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Don't lost your vote.

Lancashire County Council elections 2017: Lancaster

Lancashire County Council’s elections will take place on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Chris Hayward, Jim Carter, Caroline Baker and Neil Thornton at the launch of Preston's City Living Prospectus at the Harris Museum

Launch of City Living scheme gets underway

“The time is right to invest in Preston”.

Preston City Centre
The 40 Steps in Walton-le-Dale, pictured in 1905.
Photograph courtesy of Preston Digital Archive.

Call for action on historic steps

A 1,000 signature petition has been gathered calling for an historic right of way to be reopened.

Bamber Bridge
Proud Gibraltarian Nicky Danino

Why Gibraltar is proud to be British

Brexit has re-ignited the debate over Gibraltar’s relationship with Spain. UCLan principal lecturer Nicky Danino is a Gibraltarian and explains what being British means to people from Europe’s most famous rock.
Opinion
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Politics is such a mystery

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ll know that last week, Theresa May called a snap General Election, to take place in seven weeks, and it once more threw the country into politically charged chaos.

Opinion
Local election count at Chorley Town Hall

Parties scramble to put forth candidates for shock election

Politicians in Chorley have leapt into action at the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement of another General Election.

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Proposed access to land locked behind Fossdale Moss, Leyland
Image courtesy of Google

New fight over land-locked ‘scrubland’

Neighbours are set for a new fight over a proposed scrubland development behind Fossdale Moss in Moss Side, Leyland.

Leyland
Clive Grunshaw

Police cannot continue to 'pick up slack' from public service cuts

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed a national report highlighting the pressure on forces to ‘pick up the slack’ from other public services.

Crime
MP backs election call but business is worried

MP backs election call but business is worried

A Lancashire MP has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a General Election for June 8.

Politics
Prime Minister Theresa May is to make a statement in Downing Street after Cabinet on Tuesday

Shock as Theresa May announces June general election

Prime Minister Theresa May today called a snap general election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister has called an early general election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.
Offbeat
Major fire at Whitfire Shavings. Picture from Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Fears over wood mill plans

Serious concerns have been raised over redevelopment plans for a fire-ravaged wood mill.

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