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Women’s group is bowled over by their drive to improve civil rights

Founded to fight for women’s rights, the Townswomen’s Guild is still as strong as the day it was formed.

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Ex chancellor George Osbourn at the launch of the Norther Powerhouse in 2014
Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Warning - Lancashire is ‘missing the boat on the Northern Powerhouse’

TWO years on from when George Osborne first unveiled his vision of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’, Manchester is pushing ahead with plans to devolve NHS funding and have an elected mayor with similar powers to London’s mayor.

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Ingol Golf Course, one of the appeals the council faced

Over-stretched council planners see improvement

Preston Council’s planning department is showing signs of improvement, after it was left on the brink of special measures because of a logjam of applications.

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A lorry parked in a residential area of Buckshaw Village

Fury as drivers use village as toilet stop

HGV drivers are causing concerns in a village by parking overnight and littering residential areas.

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GOING: Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

‘A good time to bury bad news’

That’s the damning accusation made after county council chiefs published recommendations to sell more than 100 libraries, children’s centres and other facilities across Lancashire – at 8pm on the Friday before a bank holiday weekend.

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Funding for refuges has been cut

Refuges’ cash cut – and support services axed

Funding for women’s refuges in Lancashire will be cut – and funding for ‘floating’ support, sheltered accommodation, and to a service providing help for elderly people with hearing impairments axed in cost-cutting proposals.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Row over latest county council cuts as Tories launch protest petition

LANCASHIRE Tories have been accused of “having the cheek of the devil” after they launched an online Save Our Services petition just days before the Labour run County Council is due to reveal details of its latest cuts.

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An event organised by the Red Cross for refugees from around the world, currently in Preston, where people could share food from their home countries

Preston set to welcome refugees in government programme

Five refugee families are to move to Preston as part of the Government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020.

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PROTEST: Wyre leader Peter Gibson

Combined authority plan for Lancashire sparks anger

Tory leaders have hit out at plans for all Lancashire’s councils to work together paving the way for an elected mayor for the county.

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The Judges'  Lodgings Museum,  Lancaster.

Five Lancashire Museums to close while transfer talks continue

Five Lancashire museums are to close at the end of September whilst negotiations continue over their future.

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PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS. Councillor Peter Mullineaux

Council in “freefall” over leadership woes

Troubled South Ribble Council was described as being “in freefall” this week as urgent action over its leadership was demanded.

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An artist's impression of how the regeneration work will look in Station Road, Bamber Bridge

Major regeneration scheme set to get underway next month

A multi-million pound scheme to regenerate the centre of Bamber Bridge will soon get underway.

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Proposal of how Market Walk, in Chorley town centre, could look

Plans to extend Market Walk nears decision

Plans to bring a six-screen cinema, restaurants and big name retailers to Chorley will be decided next month.

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Paul Foster, new leader of South Ribble's Labour group

Leader dismisses claims South Ribble Council is ‘rudderless’

Troubled South Ribble Council is described as being “in freefall” as urgent action over its leadership is demanded.

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Two former Preston city councillors are set to be made Honorary Aldermen in recognition of their dedicated work for the city

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Nigel Evans

Police slam MP for ‘hypocrisy’ over cuts

Police in Lancashire have accused MP Nigel Evans of “hypocrisy almost beyond belief” after he slammed the force for neglecting rural areas of the county.

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Vue Cinema at the Capitol Centre

Cinema complex to get new look after escaping the axe

A cinema complex is to get a state of the art facelift just a year after it was earmarked for demolition.

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Dinckley footbridge at the height of the December floods (s)

County council may build new bridge across Ribble

A LANDMARK bridge over the Ribble Ribble, which was damaged in the Boxing Day floods, looks set to be replaced.

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. Photo: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Farron: ‘Putting Boris Johnson in charge is like putting the Chuckle Brothers in charge of Newsnight’

Lancashire-born politician Tim Farron has taken a humorous sideswipe at the notion of Boris Johnson being left in charge of the country.

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A crackdown on beggars has been announced. Picture - Tony Johnson

Crackdown on beggars after research shows that many begging in Preston are not homeless

​A CRACKDOWN on beggars i​s being launched in Preston city centre.

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