‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

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

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David Puffett.

Man jailed for seven years following vicious assault in Lancaster

A Carnforth man carried out a vicious drunken assault which left his victim with appalling injuries.

Crime 2
A competitor at last year's North West Puddle Jumping Competition

10 things to do next weekend... (February 11 to 12)

Looking to plan your weekend? We have 10 great things to do for you and your family...
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A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with cannabis production.

Two charged in connection with cannabis production in Arnside

Police have charged two people in connection with the production of cannabis at an address in Arnside.

The new baseball cap style police hat

Baseball caps now part of new Lancashire Police uniform

Traditional bobby on the beat police helmets are to become a thing of the past as new uniforms are rolled out across the county.

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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.

Emergency services were called to a gas leak

Man spotted walking on hard shoulder on M6 near Carnforth

A young man wearing dark clothing and carrying a dark rucksack was seen walking under a bridge on the M6 southbound this morning.

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Pigeon show

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.
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Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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AS IT WAS: The Gate of Bengal restaurant

Popular restaurant at Broughton crossroads set to reopen months after closure

A popular Preston restaurant is to reopen with its former team back in charge.

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Christopher Spelman

Manhunt launches to find wanted sex offender

A MANHUNT is underway across Lancashire to find wanted sex offender Christopher Spelman, 57.

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Christopher Spelman.

Appeal to find wanted sex offender convicted of offences in Carnforth

Police are appealing for help to find a wanted sex offender.

Crime 1

Where are the best micropubs?

A micropub, as described by the Micropub Association, is a small freehouse which mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Carnforth.

Three injured in crash in Carnforth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Carnforth in which three people were injured.

Bank announces shock closure of 14 branches

Bank announces shock closure of 14 branches

A raft of local Natwest branches are set to close after a shock announcement from the bank.

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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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Chorley lights switch-on

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
Abandoned baby otter rescued from garden

Abandoned baby otter rescued from garden

A baby otter has been rescued from a garden after apparently being abandoned by her parents.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

Cabinet dismisses pleas to save county libraries

It took less than two hours today for Lancashire County Council’s cabinet to sign the final execution papers for a host of Lancashire libraries and children’s centres - despite being forced to think again.

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