Plan to close libraries to be debated again after protests

County Hall chiefs are to look again at the controversial decision to close more than 100 buildings, including numerous local libraries, after protests from across Lancashire.

Jean Hunter, interim chief executive of South Ribble Borough Council

New council boss is a familiar face

South ibble Council has appointed Jean Hunter as its new interim chief executive.

South Ribble
Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt ‘too busy’ to meet Chorley A&E campaigners

Jeremy Hunt is accused of ‘putting lives at risk’ after rejecting an invitation to talks.

Ben Wallace

MP asks minister to intervene to stop Lancashire library closures

Wyre and Preston North MP Ben Wallace has asked Culture Minister Karen Bradley to investigate Lancashire County Council’s decision to close numerous libraries including Fulwood library.

Lancashire County Council's deputy leader County Coun David Borrow

Former MP David Borrow to quit county politics

The Deputy Leader of Lancashire County Council is to retire from county politics at the next election.

20mph Larches Lane in Ashton

New attempt to stop estate road accidents

A raft of new traffic calming measures are to be installed on a residential estate after a 20mph zone failed to stop serious accidents.

Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese  , Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and former Chancellor George Osborne

‘Wobble over powerhouse is now resolved’

Former chancellor George Osborne said the Government was now “100 per cent committed” to his Northern Powerhouse project, despite a “wobble” when Theresa May became Prime Minister.

Artist's impression of how the replacement of the Bailey Bridge could look

New bridge plan as part of Preston hotel revamp

A bridge is set to be built in Preston in a major redevelopment of part of the city.

New leader of council vows to turn authority around

New leader of council vows to turn authority around

The new leader of South Ribble Council has vowed to work “around the clock” to transform the authority.

South Ribble
Funding will be targeted at people at greatest risk of their health being affected by having a cold home

Extra funding to help fight the winter cold

Lancashire County Council is providing £1m to help those who struggle to afford to heat their homes, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and cut excess winter deaths.

Tanterton Village Centre, Kidsgrove

Village centre to continue after council funding boost

A community centre is to be run by an action group for another year, after leaders proved themselves to Town Hall chiefs.

County Hall

Bid for call-in on county council’s controversial library cuts

A cross party group of councillors is making an eleventh hour appeal to a county council scrutiny meeting next week in a bid to “call in” controversial decisions to close numerous council buildings.


MPs attack proposed changes to constituencies in Lancashire

THE political map of Lancashire is being redrawn - with the county set to lose two MPs.

A parking enforcement officer carrying out enforcement activity in the Church St area on Sunday

Parking warning for centre of Preston

Drivers parking on new pavements in the centre of Preston have been warned they could face a £70 penalty charge notice, after dozens were issued on Sunday.

Nigel Evans

Wyre and Ribble Valley to disappear from political map

The political map of Lancashire has been redrawn with major changes to MPs’ constituencies.

Wyre and Garstang

Taxigate: Council failed to respond to ‘child sex exploitation’

A DAMNING report has laid bare a catalogue of shocking failures behind the South Ribble taxi scandal.

An amnesty has been called to allow dog boarders time to apply for a licence

Council calls amnesty for dog boarders across Preston

An amnesty has been called by council bosses for kennels across the city to apply for a licence.

David Cameron who is to stand down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat

David Cameron stands down as Witney MP

David Cameron is standing down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat.

A development of 140 homes is to be built on land off Eastway in Preston. Picture: Google

No affordable homes on Preston housing site after blunder

An estate of 140 homes is to be built on green space with no affordable housing, following a blunder by planning bosses.

South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

‘My daughter has been let down and used as a political football’

The mum of a primary school girl whose alleged sex abuse started a taxi licensing investigation at South Ribble Council has spoken out for the first time.

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