Kirkham

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
2-12-2016

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.

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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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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Chico

It's Chico time.... to help Children in Need

Former X Factor star Chico will certainly have a lot of time on his hands as he takes part in a 24-hour marathon of fitness classes in aid of Children in Need.

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Fears for missing teenager

Fears for missing teenager

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned about a 17-year-old boy missing from Kirkham.

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Thomas Henderson

Prisoner goes missing

Police are trying to trace a 44-year-old prisoner who has absconded from Kirkham Open Prison.

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Long delays after motorway crash

Long delays after motorway crash

Commuters were stuck in long queues after a collision blocked one lane of the M55 motorway this afternoon.

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The VW Caddy was towed away after a package containing drugs and cash amongst other things was found by police

Kirkham smugglers could face two years inside

Those involved in a smashed smuggling ring at Kirkham open prison face an extra two years inside, the Ministry of Justice said.

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Dr Matt Baker, senior chemistry lecturer, who has developed a blood based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours

Lancashire dad brings new hope for early diagnosis of brain tumours

A Lancashire man has been honoured for developing a blood-based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours, which could lead to thousands of lives being saved worldwide every year.

AASMA DAY talks to senior lecturer Dr Matt Baker to find out more

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Anthony Donnellan, 38, missing from Kirkham Prison

Man missing from Lancashire prison

An appeal has been launched to help police find a man missing from Kirkham Prison.

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Sophie Warden is crowned champion by Linford Christie

Spectator Sophie runs off with title

Athletics spectator Sophie Warden was meant to be just a face in the crowd, but she came home with a national title.

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