Leyland soldier to receive special award from Prime Minister

A Leyland man is set to receive an award from the Prime Minister tomorrow for his efforts to combat loneliness, as Downing Street launches a push to tackle social isolation.

Lancashire County Council's SEND services have been criticised

Inspectors slam Lancashire's SEND services

Vulnerable youngsters across Lancashire are being failed by vital support services, a scathing report has said.

Tory candidate Matthew Salter was victorious.

Tories triumphant in Wyre by-elections

Conservative Party supporters across Wyre were celebrating last week after retaining two seats in Wyre.

Nine council seats vanish after review

Nine council seats vanish after review

Preston is to lose nine councillors in a new slimmed-down authority recommended by the Local Government Boundary Commission.

Photo Neil Cross
Demonstration against car parking charges being introduced at the public car park on Worden Park, Leyland

Protest calls for car parking fees rethink

Residents turned out in force to demand Leyland’s prized Worden Park remains free for everyone.

Hoyles Lane where residents objected to the proximity of the new development

Homes plan on hold as neighbours object

Councillors have deferred plans for 119 houses in Cottam after neighbours complained the development would be too close to their homes.

Ham and Jam Cafe in Preston

Pop-up restaurant coming to Preston’s Ham and Jam cafe in February

A city centre coffee bar is being transformed into a pop-up restaurant next month.

What University Square will look like

£60m UCLan plan gets council green light

The £60m University Square project in Preston has been given the green light - but only if its “shared space” road layout can be used by people with sight problems.

Coun Claire Hamilton

Green demo to keep park free

Campaigners battling to keep one of Lancashire’s best parks free to all visitors will stage a “green protest” on site tomorrow.

Preston Railway station

Preston railway station's future under scrutiny

The ambition to upgrade Preston Railway station and get it ready for high speed trains took a step forward this week.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

Tim Farron ‘regrets’ saying that gay sex is not a sin

Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said he regrets saying that gay sex is not a sin.
Lostock Hall
Preston Western Distributor road

New Preston Western Distributor road cost soars by £57m

Soaring costs mean a planned new super highway serving north west Preston is going to cost £57m more than first anticipated.
County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Nic Fogg (Labour), Matthew Salter (Conservative) and Sue White (Green)

Wyre goes to the polls

More than 10,000 voters in rural Lancashire are eligible to go to the polls on Thursday, January 11) in the first by-election in the county of 2018.

Cat Smith and Ben Soffa. Photo by Nick Dagger.

Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith announces pregnancy

Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith and her husband Ben Soffa have announced they are expecting their first child this summer.

CGI of the Ellel Artisan Village. Image courtesy of developers MCIP.

Is a 'village of the future' on its way in north Lancashire?

Substantial plans to bring a ‘village of the future’ with almost one thousand homes and a range of business opportunites could soon be on its way to land north of Garstang.
A CGI mock up of the incoming houses.

Green light given to £13 million homes plan in Chipping

Plans for a major housing development have been given the go-ahead by council officials.

The blaze at a multi-storey car park near to the Echo Arena on Liverpool's waterfront

Cutting fire services 'putting lives at risk'

A major fire at a Liverpool car park should be a warning that cutting the region's fire service is "putting lives at risk", an MP has warned.

County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

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