Witness appeal after football coaches attacked

Two coaches carrying football fans back to Lancashire were attacked with bricks and bottles.

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County Hall

Election battle begins for Lancashire County Council seats

The battlelines have now been drawn for Lancashire County Council’s elections on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Road smash causes hold-ups

Road smash causes hold-ups

The main Preston to Blackpool road was partially blocked by a collision near Kirkham causing rush hour hold-ups at teatime today.

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Last winner of The Longridge X Factor, Pete Bennett

The Longridge X Factor is back, with acts old and new - sign up now

After a long awaited return, ‘The Longridge X Factor’ is back and will be raising funds for cancer research through ‘Miles for Mitchie’.

Doting dog owners boost Kirkham firm’s sales

Doting dog owners boost Kirkham firm’s sales

Pampered pooches are enjoying anything but a dog’s life, with canine treat sales going through the kennel roof.

Michael Hudson

JAILED: Pervert drugged and sexually abused two schoolgirls

A pervert who drugged and sexually abused two schoolgirls has been jailed for 13 years.

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The Sellafield nuclear plant in Seascale, Cumbria, near to where a planned �10 billion power plant is to be built at Moorside

Lancashire nuclear jobs fears after Toshiba’s ‘sell-off’

The company building a new nuclear power station in Cumbria insists Toshiba “remains committed” to the multi billion-pound project despite doubts after the Japanese giant revealed a huge loss.

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County Hall

Consultants get go ahead for multi million pound “passport” to county council savings

Lancashire County Council has given the go-ahead for the second phase of a £7.4m contract to transform and cut the cost of its social care service.

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Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Have your say on Healthier Lancashire

Members of the public have been invited to attend the first formal public meeting of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria’s decision making committee.

County Hall

Why Lancashire County Council may be watching you

Lancashire’s trading standards service has admitted its staff sometimes fake Facebook accounts in a bid to trap persistent offenders.

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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

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Average speed cameras to be installed on two major routes in to Preston

Average speed cameras to be installed on two major routes in to Preston

AVERAGE speed cameras are to be installed at two major routes into Preston as part of a drive to reduce the death toll on Lancashire’s roads.

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Fracking work like this is on the way

Updated: Work starts at fracking site in Lancashire

Work has begun at a controversial fracking site in Lancashire, it was revealed today.

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Protesters outside  Freckleton Library

Lancashire County Council is selling more libraries off

Lancshire County Council is to sell off five more libraries.

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BATTERY DANGER ALERT: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and Dr Nicola Bamford have issued a seasonal warning about  button batteries

Christmas danger alert on button batteries

They look safe. They are safe. But medics are warning that button batteries could present a fatal risk to youngsters if misused.

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Jake needed life-saving surgery after swallowing the squeaker from his favourite toy

Puppy on the mend after swallowing toy squeaker

A mischievous puppy bit off more than he could chew when he accidentally swallowed the squeaker from his favourite toy.

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Coby Davenport, five, with mum Nikki

Fundraising thanks for Coby totals £14,000 for charity

Fundraisers from Kirkham have raised over £14,000 for charities that helped save the life of a five-year-old boy.

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Kirkham Christmas lights switch on in the market square.
A festive window display and lit tree on Poulton Street.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Festive spirit lights up Kirkham for the first time

Festive spirit was in the air when hundreds turned out to a Lancashire town’s first Christmas lights switch on.

CCTV from Escape Cafe in Kirkham

Own up plea to night-time plant vandal

Cafe bosses are calling on a woman behind a seemingly random night time attack to own up.

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