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Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

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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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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County Hall

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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Around 20 customers called in the fault at around 8.45am this morning from the Peel Street, Edisford Road and Newton Street.

Over 1,000 properties without power in Clitheroe

Over a thousand properties were left without power in the Ribble Valley this morning.
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Licensed lay reader Delphine Burn, who came up with the idea of staging what is believed tobe the north's first Nativity Crib Festival.

A Goosnargh Church is appealing for nativity cribs for what is believed to be a unique event

What is believed to be the north’s first Nativity Crib Festival is coming to a Goosnargh church this December.

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Jay Rayner is appearing York Theatre Royal on Thursday at 7.30pm.

Sharp tonged food critic Jay Rayner to give his verdict on Lancashire grub

Sharp tongued food critic Jay Rayner will be casting his vote on Lancashire grub at a major food and drink conference.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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County Coun Susie Charles

Could you adopt siblings asks Lancashire County Council?

Lancashire County Council has launched an appeal to find people willing to adopt siblings.

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Terry Pickford ringing  a pergrine falcon - another endangered bird

Battle to save Bowland’s skydancers

A fourth Hen Harrier Day takes place in Bowland in August to highlight the plight of this disappearing bird of prey. FIONA FINCH reports on a local campaign to reclaim the AONB for this and other raptors.

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Leighton Hall in Carnforth is host to a Classic Car and Bike Show on Sunday

Things to do this weekend (July 1 and 2)

Here's the pick of events happening in Lancashire this weekend:
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Roman Re-enactment weekend in Ribchester

See how the Romans lived during Ribchester’s re-enactment weekend

Ribchester Roman Festival weekend takes place on July 8 and 9 on the village’s recreation field.

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The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

Not only are amateur dramatic group The Grimsargh Players celebrating their 75th anniversary, but for the first time in the group’s history, they are set to perform two plays written by one of their own members.

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Residents of Longmeanygate, Leyland, have been concerned about the progress of road safety measures

£2m extra for road repairs in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has received an extra £2m for road repairs from the Government.

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Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Commercial operators could be brought in to run two of Lancashire’s countryside jewels in the crown - Beacon Fell and Wycoller country parks.

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County Hall

Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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ukulele group

Have a go at .... playing the ukulele

A member of the lute family, the ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument associated with folk singer George Formby.

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Children in Lancashire sing at a previous event at Blackburn Cathedral

Pupils to sing at centenary event

Pupils from SS Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School in Garstang are to take part in a celebration service to mark 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.

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