Park welcomes Colin the monkey

These two marmoset monkeys have been welcomed to their new home in Williamson Park, Lancaster.

Norah Hoyles

Tributes flood in for Garstang champion Norah Hoyles

Countless tributes have been paid to community champion and former mayor, Norah Hoyles.

A design image of the housing plan

Heritage asset retained in rural Preston housing plan

The future of a historic house in rural Preston has been secured as part of a new development plan.

County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

The bridge linking the bus station and Guild Hall

Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

Council tax

Why Lancashire residents are set to count the cost of Government cuts

A financial squeeze is set to be passed on to Lancashire residents from April as cash-strapped authorities firm up their budget plans.

Conservative Jim Marsh, who is also a South Ribble Borough Councillor, is facing backlash over the comment

Councillor investigated over remark on teenage girl's Facebook page

A councillor is being investigated over claims of a 'creepy' comment posted on a teenage girl's Facebook page.
Brown bin for garden waste

Garden bins take-up is just one in four

Less than one in four households in South Ribble could have their garden waste collected when the council brings in a £30 charge in April, it has been revealed.

Some of the local buildings suggested for the heritage list include the Leyland Commercial Vehical Museum. Pictured is Lennon Park, five, at the  museum

Nominate your top heritage buildings in Leyland and Farington

Folk are being asked their opinions on their town’s architecturally, archaeologically, or historically-significant buildings.

The flats plan for Guildhall Street

Bid to build loft-style flats with cafe in Preston city centre

A £2.5m apartment block plan that is hoped to give a boost to Preston’s city living aspirations is back before council officials after a design tweak.

Henry Bolton. Photo: Aaron Chown/PA Wire.

NATIONAL: Ukip leader ousted after less than six months in the job

The leader of political party Ukip, Henry Bolton, has been removed after a no confidence motion.
Lorraine Norris will stand down

Wanted: new Preston Council boss

The committee to find Preston City Council’s next chief executive officer will meet next week, starting the process to replace Lorraine Norris.

Councillor Susie Charles

Voters aged 11 go to the polls to elect MPs

Children as young as 11 are being urged to cast their vote next month to elect Lancashire’s five members of the UK Youth Parliament.

One of the development sites near Broughton

Preston housing supply dispute revealed during inquiry

A planning wrangle over Preston’s supply of housing sites could have far-reaching implications.

Brown rat''Image from British Pest Control Association

Funding cuts leave Preston’s rat catchers struggling to cope

Funding cuts mean that council rat catchers are struggling to deal with Preston’s colossal vermin problem.

Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

Blackpool link road, watched by civic officials in 1986. The road follows the old railway line to the site of Central Station and is named after Lancashire County Council surveyor Harry Yeadon (far left), it was opened on the 3rd January 1986. Louise Ellman in light coloured coat

Today's suffragettes: ‘I was very determined to make a difference’

Voting Louise Ellman into office was a ground-breaking moment for women in the North West - the first female leader of Lancashire County Council.
Run Preston 10k and 5k

Sports promoter steps in to bring back Preston 10k

Preston’s leading long-distance race is coming back with a bang after what looked like the end of the line.

The Key Fold Farm development plan

Housing development bids in Broughton part of appeal

A public inquiry into the decision to reject two major housing bids in rural Preston will draw to a close this week.

Patricia Varty handed a 4,500 signature petition calling for memorial flexibility to Coun Saksena and Coun Swindells

Preston Cemetery group demand answers to 'overdue' memorial consultation review

A Preston cemetery group is demanding answers to a long-running dispute over memorial decorations.
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