Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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The majority of establishments across the area were rated as good or very good

Latest Food Hygiene Ratings - Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

Thinking of going out for a meal or ordering a takeaway? Make sure you check out your favourite eatery's food hygiene rating before you order.
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The majority of food establishments were rated very good or good

Latest Food Hygiene ratings - South Ribble

435 of South Ribble's food establishments are currently rated "good" or "very good" according to latest inspection results.
Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.

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Tarleton schoolgirl Saffie was at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22 with her mother and sister when she was tragically killed.

Single rose in memory of Saffie at funeral

The family of the youngest victim of the Manchester bombing are asking those who wish to bring a flora tribute to her funeral to bring a single rose in her memory.
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Nicholas Farrimond

Driver jailed over death of Nicholas Farrimond

A driver has been jailed for hitting and killing a man who was walking home from a party.

You can give your dog a pint at this Lancashire pub

You can give your dog a pint at this Lancashire pub

“And one for the dog, please”.

Sin Percival-Edwards, of Heartbeat, with a Gold Cardiac Smart award

Heartbeat in Preston wins third Gold Cardiac Smart award

Preston-based charity Heartbeat is celebrating after achieving its third Gold Cardiac Smart award.

The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
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The boy was walking along Golden Hill when the incident happened

WARNING: Reports of attempted abduction in Leyland

A warning has been issued to parents and children in Leyland after police received reports of a possible attempted abduction.
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Whittingham and Goosnargh Sports and Social Club

Lancashire recommends... sports and social clubs

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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Saffie Rose Roussos

Funeral date set for Saffie Roussos

The funeral of Saffie Rose Roussos, the eight-year-old killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack, is scheduled to take place next week.

Ken Duncan, former owner of Duncans Menswear on Fishergate, has helped raise  6,195 for Derian House Childrens Hospice in Chorley through his annual golf day.

Golfers club together for Derian House

A Preston businessman and a band of happy golfers took to the course for a milestone charity event to raise money for youngsters with life limiting illnesses.

Megan Bradley, from Leyland, will take part in a Superhero Series.

Leyland ‘superhero’ Megan to push through the pain barrier to complete triathlon

A 13-year-old ‘superhero’ says she will push past the pain barrier to complete a special triathlon.

Charlie Kelly

Bike legend set to try out Lancashire trails

One of the founding fathers of mountain biking is coming all the way from America’s Golden State to the market town of Chorley.

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Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UKs premier long-distance triathalon this weekend.
The Ironman will start with a wave as athletes begin their 2.4-mile swim taking in two laps of the lake at Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh.

UK’s premier triathlon to come to town

More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UK’s premier long-distance triathlon this weekend.

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