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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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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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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The former Ridings Depot, Whittingham Road, Longridge

Longridge homes proposals given green light

Detailed plans for the first phase of a housing development have been given the green light by councillors.

The former Ridings Depot, Whittingham Road, Longridge

Details for controversial plans in Longridge set for green light

Details of homes on a controversial housing estate look set to be given the green light, despite objections from community representatives.

Motivated Fitness, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... top independent gyms

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular independent gyms in the area.

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Dianne Ngoza from Congo is living with Tom and Kathryn Clay in Clitheroe after they paid her bail as she is currently waiting on a judicial review on whether she can stay in the country.

‘Don’t deport me from my home,’ pleads mum.

A Zambian-born nurse who has been living in Lancashire could be on the brink of being deported.

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Running machine at the gym

Where are the best gyms in Lancashire?

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular gyms in the area.

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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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White Bull, Ribchester

Landmark Ribble Valley village pub is up for sale for £385,000 plus

An historic Grade II listed Lancashire village pub/restaurant has gone on the market for more than £385,000.

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English breakfast

Where is best to go for a full English breakfast?

Nothing like a good fry-up to ease a hang-over, or to set us up for the day.
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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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Security services were alerted to the intruder by an alarm, say police

Police called to attempted burglary at primary school

Police were called to an attempted break-in at a local primary school on Wednesday (28 December).
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Proud: Stephanie Slater picks up her award from Coun Rupert Swarbrick

Paralympian Steph Slater delighted to get freedom of her hometown

One of the country’s top swimming stars has been given the freedom of her hometown.

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Fatal crash outside the White Bull pub in Preston Road, Alston. Image courtesy of Google.

Driver charged over horror crash which killed 80-year-old

A 25-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash that killed an elderly man.

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Police would like the woman who helped the cyclist to come forward

Appeal to trace woman following cyclist accident in Longridge

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who may have some information about a cyclist who fell off his bike in Longridge.

CRISIS AVOIDANCE: social workers will be working on site at hospitals this Christmas. Inset, County Councillor Tony Martin

New £500,000 fund set up to avoid winter care crisis in county

Lancashire County Council is set to spend nearly £1m to help provide more winter care and crisis support for county residents and ease pressure on local hospitals.

Jack Godwin, of Market Ale House, Leyland

Lancashire recommends... great micro-pubs

Readers have voted - here are the best micro-pubs in Lancashire.
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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