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Lord Waddington dies aged 87

Lord David Waddington, who was Ribble Valley MP for seven years, has died aged 87.

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Councillor Martyn Rawlinson

Council tax raised again in Preston as budget set

Council tax is to increase in Preston once again as councillors rubber stamped their budget proposals for the coming year.

News
Row erupts over claims of anti-Semitism

Row erupts over claims of anti-Semitism

A row has erupted after a pro-Palestinian meeting, due to be held at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), was cancelled.

Education
Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

Business
Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

News
Donald Trump

MP calls for respect over Trump’s visit to UK

Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, has called for the UK to respect the result of the American election and allow the planned state visit of Donald Trump (pictured) to go ahead.

Politics
Plans for garden waste collections in South Ribble

Garden waste charge on the way

South Ribble Council wants to start charging for the collection of garden waste.

South Ribble
Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

News
Fishergate towards Debenhams

UPDATE: Two weeks for a decision on future of Fishergate bus lanes

Six appeals, which could decide the legality of Preston’s controversial Fishergate bus lanes, are being heard today.

Transport
Photo Neil Cross
Landlady Marilyn McDonald of the Sumpter Horse, Penwortham, faces being made homeless, just after losing her husband

Planning decision calls time on pub

Work is set to start on a £46m housing development on the former Penwortham Mills site - after an inspector approved controversial access plans for the site on appeal.

Penwortham
The Leyland Project youngsters

Cash is splashed for youngsters’ free pool swim

Youngsters from Leyland had a splashing time in the pool – all for free.

News
Recycling depot

Lancashire council earns £22m from your rubbish

Lancashire is proving where there’s muck there’s brass.

Your lancashire
Sofia Vinaccia enjoying the slide with members of The Friends of Conway Park, who have finalised plans for the park in a joint project with Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council

Friends step up campaign to transform Preston park

A group of neighbours looking to transform a Preston play park are stepping up their fundraising to help the project.

Fulwood
Penwortham Leisure Centre and Priory Pool

Watchdog wades in on leisure plans

The way South Ribble Council is handling a review into the future of its leisure centres has been put under the microscope by authority bosses.

South Ribble
Photo Ian Robinson
Preston landmarks
Preston Town Hall

Free wi-fi for all visitors at Town Hall

Preston visiters will be fully connected from today, after free wi-fi at the Town Hall was switched on.

Preston
Rory Bremner to perform in Preston with MP Harriet Harman

Rory Bremner to perform in Preston with MP Harriet Harman

The UK’s most famous impressionist is to come to Preston on Monday making sense, “and nonsense”, of the current political landscape.

Comedy
Coun Pat Greenhough was found to have breached Preesall Town Council code of conduct rules

Preesall Council ex-clerk cleared over ‘missing cash’ allegations

A Preesall town councillor has been found to have breached code of conduct rules after making a series of unsubstantiated claims about a “missing” council bank account allegedly containing £2,000.

Politics
The metric signs in the Brun Valley Forest Park

Walker claims metric signs are "kick in the teeth for Brexit Burnley"

A Cumbrian man has accused Burnley Borough Council of betraying those residents of the town who voted for Brexit by installing new “metric” direction signs.
News
Ukip leader and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election candidate Paul Nuttall delivering a major health policy speech at the North Stafford Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 30, 2017. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UKIP leader’s website taken offline

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall’s website has been taken offline days after he faced criticism over posts which wrongly claimed he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster.

Politics
Photo Ian Robinson
Preston landmarks
County Hall

Woman stole £14,000 from her grandmother’s care home fees

A woman who ripped off her grandmother and Lancashire County Council when she helped herself to care fees has narrowly avoided jail.

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