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Will Brexit kill off Lancashire devolution?

Hopes of a pioneering Lancashire devolution deal being in place before 2020 could be killed off by Brexit, Preston’s council leader has said.
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County Hall

Lancashire County Council's £28m cost of care for region's ‘looked-after’ children

Lancashire County Council is spending more than £28m a year on outside agency placements for the county’s ‘looked-after’ children.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visiting a Lancashire foodbank

Support for plans to tackle holiday hunger

Preston councillors have backed plans to support disadvantaged children who go hungry during school holidays.

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Cuerden Valley Park

Camera plan to curb Lancashire beauty spot sex acts

Cameras look set to be used in a bid to stop lewd car park sex acts at a popular beauty spot.

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Mayor Peter Ryder will help to set up the new Garstang Town Council Facebook page

Garstang Town Council sign up to Facebook

Three media-savvy councillors want Garstang town council to enter the Facebook age.

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The scout and guide hut in Kepple Lane, Garstang

Ex-Garstang Mayor's scouts HQ proposals scrapped

Controversial plans unveiled by a former Garstang mayor to transform the town's scout and guide headquarters into a new state-of-the-art community facility, have been dumped - just days after the idea became public.
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Fylde Council says it was not approached to dispose of Ian Brady's body

Council says it was NOT asked to cremate Moors Murderer's body

Fylde Council has denied claims made in the national press that it was approached to dispose of Ian Brady's body at Lytham Cemetery.
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EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, welcomes British Secretary of State David Davis for a meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday July 17, 2017.

‘Reverse Brexit decision to save UK’

A second referendum that reverses Brexit would have a “positive” and “significant” impact on the UK economy, which is on track to be crippled by its EU divorce, an influential think tank has claimed.

Business
Lancashire MP’s vow over BAE jobs

Lancashire MP’s vow over BAE jobs

A Lancashire MP has added his voice for a call to start planning for a sixth generation fighter plane and to order replacements for the Red Arrows to help save aerospace jobs.

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Garstang Scout Hut on Kepple Lane

Proposals for Garstang Scout Hut unveiled

Pictures of how Garstang’s Kepple Lane scouts and guides base could look if councillors back a radical re think being mooted by a former town mayor have been revealed.

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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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Guildhall Street offices

Former wedding premises to become flats

A bid to convert former council offices in Preston city centre into apartments has cleared a planning hurdle.

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Drive for Justice

JUSTICE: Killer drivers face life behind bars after campaign

Killer drivers face life behind bars in a victory for bereaved families after a Johnston Press campaign highlighted the injustice of sentencing for those who cause death on the roads.
Crime
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will praise Preston in a speech on Saturday

Jeremy Corbyn praises Preston

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will single out Preston Council for praise in a major speech on public ownership and the economy. Here is an exclusive preview for the Post

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Preston Town Hall

Help for holiday hunger

A city councillor is highlighting the plight of disadvantaged children who face going hungry over holiday periods due to the absence of school meals.

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Trio of fundraisers and veterans of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Colin Gifford, Steve Tranter and Martin Hall endured a 47 mile walk from the pier head in Liverpool to Botany Bay

Volunteers’ walk helps raise funds for Queen’s Lancashire Regiment memorial

Volunteers at a veterans’ charity pulled on their walking boots for a gruelling trek to help raise funds for a lasting tribute in honour of a Lancashire regiment.

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Garstang Kepple Lane Scout Hut

Garstang councillor poses idea for new town community facilities

A suggestion for a radical re-think about Garstang’s community facilities has been made by a former town mayor.

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Lancashire care homes are to get a makeover

County care homes to get a £6m upgrade

Council-owned care homes for the elderly are to get a £6m package of improvements.

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Tim Farron, left, and Sir Vince Cable

Farron gets Northern Powerhouse role

​Former LibDem leader Tim Farron has been given a new role under Vince Cable.

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Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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