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Teen Jane Bond’s heading to cyber base

A group of Lancaster Grammar School pupils are heading to London to take part in a competition find the UK’s best cyber security talent of tomorrow.

Education
Coun Simon Blackburn

Devolution for Lancashire ‘on back burner’

Hopes of securing devolved powers for Lancashire look set to be put on the back burner for the timebeing.

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The Conservative MP also paid tribute to fallen policeman, Keith Palmer, in the House of Commons today, saying he was one of us.

Ribble Valley MP calls for 'lasting memorial' to victims of terror attack

Ribble Valley MP, Nigel Evans, has called for a "lasting memorial" to those who paid the "ultimate sacrifice" in yesterday's terrorist atrocity.
Ribble Valley
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Former Layland Truck Test Track Aston Way, Leyland

Test Track decision is deferred

A decision on the future of the former Leyland Test Track has been put on hold.

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MP for Chorley Lindasy Hoyle issued the defiant statement today

'Terrorism will not defeat democracy' - Chorley MP's defiant message

Chorley MP, Lindsay Hoyle, has issued a defiant message to terrorists this morning saying "terrorism will not defeat democracy".
Chorley
Artist's impression of the new Much Hoole Village Hall 2015

Tax hike of 250 per cent for village hall

A parish council has raised its local tax by a whopping 250 per cent to help to pay for a new village hall.

Business
Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, who has died aged 66.  McGuinness. Photo credit Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Dad of IRA bomb victim pays tribute

A man who lost his son to an IRA bomb attack has paid tribute to Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness.

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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Wyre Council to decide on new deal for Knott End ferry service

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

Wyre and Garstang
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Former Layland Truck Test Track Aston Way, Leyland

Public meeting over test track plans

A public meeting will take place today as plans for hundreds of new homes go before councillors.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Bid to stop Fulwood library sale fails

An eleventh hour bid to stop the sale of the former Fulwood library has failed.

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The Iraqi  military are being trained by Lancashire troops

Soldier teaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces to save lives

A Blackpool medic has told how she is helping train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the battle to defeat Islamic State.

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Military themed send off for army veteran

An army veteran was given a special send-off with a military themed funeral that also paid tribute to his Scottish heritage.

Deepdale
Keyworker Homes unveil the proposed plans for the Garstang Community Centre and Council offices

D-Day for Garstang community centre and 800 new homes which 'could change the face' of market town

Planning decisions which will radically change the face of Garstang and district - as well as the town centre - look set to be agreed next week.

Garstang

VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn praises ‘brilliant’ Lancaster project on city visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described a Lancaster social enterprise as a “brilliant local project” bringing hope to people who need it most.

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Sam Ud-din

Lancaster and Morecambe headteachers call ‘crisis’ meeting

A public meeting in Lancaster this month will address the “crisis” in the district’s school funding.

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David Morris MP.

David Morris: “I honestly believe not one MP is guilty of anything”

The MP for Morecambe has spoken out after he was interviewed by police as part of a probe into Conservatives’ 2015 election expenses.

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Coun David Howarth examining the pavement along Manor Lane, Penwortham, that has an unusual collection of imprints of footprints, paw prints

County’s footpaths are ‘definitely getting worse’

Urgent calls have been made to address the state of Lancashire’s footpaths.

Politics
The Queen will sign the Article 50 Bill into law on Thursday

Brexit: Article 50 Bill to be written into law tomorrow

The Queen will sign the Article 50 Bill into law tomorrow, clearing the way for Theresa May to formally start talks to leave the European Union.

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Ribble Valley Borough Council's leader, Stuart Hirst

Valley’s council tax remains the lowest in county

Ribble Valley Borough Council has announced that its share of the council tax will remain frozen for the seventh time in eight years.

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How Preston's Harris could look. Copyright Purcell Architects

‘Don’t disfigure glorious Harris’

Shakespearean actor Ian Fintoff believes it will be a tragedy if Preston “disfigures” the landmark Harris Library where his love of literature was born.

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