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Keep faith in Market Walk says council leader

Council bosses have urged residents not to lose faith in the development plans for Chorley’s Market Walk despite a major setback.

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A housing site off Hoyles Lane

Congestion fears as housing bids gather pace

Congestion is causing ongoing angst as a major Preston housing-building drive continues to gather pace, according to a community leader.
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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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Harris museum and art gallery

Backing for new Harris Lottery Fund bid

A renewed bid to get Heritage Lottery Fund support for Preston’s £18.6m Re-Imagining The Harris project has received the backing of two local councils.
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Coun Viv Taylor died in September

Conservatives announce candidates for Wyre and Lancashire council seats

Rural Conservatives have selected prospective candidates for the two main local authority seats made vacant by the recent death of County Coun Vivien Taylor.
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BUDGET 2017: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

Ahead of our live coverage and what the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will mean for Lancashire, we answer some of the key questions.
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Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
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Councillors will be given a list of dos and donts

Want to tweet? Just be careful!

Councillors in Wyre are being warned against making libellous comments and posting on social media after they have had a drink.

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"Longridge is becoming a town living in fear"

‘We live in fear without Longridge town police’

Longridge’s police station must be reopened in response to a ‘wave of crime and disorder’ says one town councillor.

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Persimmon Homes had planned to build 261 homes on land north of Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge.

Second bid for new homes turned down

Plans to build more than 250 new homes planned in South Ribble have been rejected by planners.

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MP Victoria Atkins is the new parliamentary under secretary of state at the Home Office

Victoria Atkins follows in her political parents' footsteps

The daughter of a well known Garstang political duo has been appointed a government minister following the resignation of Priti Patel.
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Former Wyre mayor Bob Williamson has died, aged 85.

Tributes paid to former first citizen Bob Williamson

Tributes have been paid to one of Wyre’s most popular mayors, Mr Bob Williamson, who has died, aged 85.

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Smiggle has moved into Preston this year

Preston bucks the trend as more stores open than close

Preston is bucking the trend as more stores are opening than closing.
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Top left, Flat Iron car park, bottom left, Market Walk development, right Chorley market trader John Brennand

Calls for Chorley Council to reinstate town’s Flat Iron car park

A leading Lancashire market trader is organising a petition calling on Chorley council to reinstate car parking spaces on the town’s Flat Iron site and halt its Market Walk development plans.

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Preperation work begins on the site of the new Penwortham Bypass

Work set to start on £17.5m Penwortham Bypass

Work is ready to start on the long-awaited £17.5m Penwortham Bypass - although it will be summer 2019 before the first vehicles can use it.

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Fulwood Library

Oliver is VIP guest at re-opening of Fulwood library

A young campaigner who sought to save Fulwood library will be a VIP guest at its re-opening next month.

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BAE's mighty Eurofighter Typhoon - built and developed on the Fylde Coast

Government urged to ‘help aerospace industry thrive’ in Lancashire

Council and enterprise chiefs have urged the Government to take action to support Lancashire’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing sector.

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An artist's impression of the new trams

Work on Preston’s £19m Guild Tramway could start next month

Work on bringing trams back to Preston for the first time in more than 80 years could be on track as early as next month.

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Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

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Preston's Indoor Market

Festive fury over market rent blow

Stallholders planning to quit Preston’s indoor market after the Christmas rush claim they are facing rent demands for January – even though they won’t be trading there.

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