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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Have a go at cricket

Have a go...........at cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

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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Jo Smith Wareing begins her treatment

“Life is tough, we face many challenges and we have to find strength to pick ourselves up and fight like a warrior... I will do this”

Lancashire mother and health worker Jo Smith Wareing is facing the hardest months of her life.

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Les Darlow from Blackpool draws Jeffrey Hill at the 'Create Longridge' art festival

Artists descend into Longridge to compete for cash prize

More than 80 artists descended into a Ribble Valley town to compete for a big cash prize.

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Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, July 17, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

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Ryan Desposiers of Seattle at work

It’s Ribchester Re-visited for UCLan team

The village of Ribchester is located on and around the site of a Roman fort and this summer a dedicated team of archaeologists from UCLan returned to dig out more secrets about its historic past. FIONA FINCH finds out more

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Clive "Wiggy" Donaldson

Put on dancing shoes for city audition

City dancers are being invited to take their first steps to a professional career in entertainment via a tribute to a hit TV show.

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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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Spareparts Arts will be at Fleetwood Festival of Transport

Things to do this weekend (July 15 and 16)

There's surely something to suit all tastes in this pick of events:
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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.

Firemen tackle Longridge boiler blaze

Firemen tackle Longridge boiler blaze

Firefighters tackled a commercial blaze involving wood and two boilers.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We attended a garden fire where a disposable barbecue was left on top of a wooden structure.

Disposable barbecue sparks emergency call out

A disposable barbecue discarded against a wooden bar in a garden sparked an emergency call-out in Goosnargh, say fire services.
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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Bamber Bridge motorcyclist killed in Longridge crash is named

Bamber Bridge motorcyclist killed in Longridge crash is named

The man killed in a crash at Longridge has been named as motorcyclist David Bennett.

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Preston New Road

More details released about Bamber Bridge motorcyclist killed in Longridge crash

Police have revealed more information after a 53-year-old motorcylist died in a road crash.

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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.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the fatal accident on Preston Road.

Motorcyclist dies after crash in Longridge

A motorcyclist has died after his bike crashed during an incident in Longridge, say police.
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