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 cricket

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

The Galloways Driving Day at 3 Sisters Race Track.

Driving day for people with sight loss

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is now able to host its annual Driving Day for blind and partially sighted people following disappointment earlier this year.

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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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Liverpool Road, Penwortham

Man cut from van after crashing into tree in Penwortham

A man had to be cut from his car after driving into a tree.
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An impression of what the development would look like

Lostock Hall housing bid to be raised at council

South Ribble residents are seeking assurances from senior councillors over a controversial housing bid on land designated as public open space.

Priory Academy headteacher Matt Eastham  and his family

Penwortham school boss chosen for ‘Generation Deepdale’ campaign

School boss Matt Eastham really is ahead of the game when it comes to supporting his favourite soccer team.

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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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Teen musician Connor Banks

Connor’s nod to pop star Ed raises funds

A Preston teen’s homage to pop superstar Ed Sheeran has raised vital funds for a Lancashire boy fighting a cancer battle.

Artists impression of how the new Penwortham store will look

Work on Penwortham Tesco store to begin soon

Work on building a 24-hour Tesco store in the centre of Penwortham could begin this summer, with an opening date of next spring, according to the UK’s biggest supermarket chain.

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Aaron Green and Macauley Titley, both 17, 25-year-old John Shuttleworth and George Dears, aged 16.

Four Penwortham golfers tackle 72 holes for charity

Four young golfers spent more than 15 gruelling hours completing 72 holes to raise cash to help fight cancer.

sponsored by Intersys Micronics: the Frank Whittle Partnership from Preston receiving their eyecan award hosted by Galloways

Galloway's EyeCan awards recognise inspirational people

Inspirational people living with sight loss have been celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony set-up by Preston based charity Galloway’s.

WaterAid's loo crew volunteers lunch with Michael Eavis at Glastonbury 2017. L-R: Sam Wareing, John Wareing, Michael Eavis, Caroline Grasmeder and Joseph Rochford

Glastonbury toilet cleaner; ‘They don’t smell as bad as you think’

Think of festivals and disgusting toilets are not far from most people’s thoughts. But thanks to an army of volunteers that image is slowly changing.

8th Penwortham St Teresa`s Scout Group: Daniel Cunningham, Harry Sale, Milly Corbishley, William Gaughan, Will Cooper and Eleanor Gaughan

8th Penwortham St Teresa’s Scout Group are the best in the North West

Members of 8th Penwortham St Teresa’s Scout Group are celebrating after winning the Lord Derby North West Scouting Competition.

Nine complaints were considered by the monitoring officer

Councillor ignores request to apologise over conduct complaint

On two occasions a Preston councillor refused to apologise over code of conduct allegations, according to a town hall report.

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.

Chris Walton and daughter Francesca's spooky house in Penwortham.

Scariest house in the country

A family of Hallowe’en enthusiasts from Penwortham have scooped a top ‘scare’ award.

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Gary Gibson as John Lennon entertains the crowd in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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