Discussions to take place after 'deliberate' fire at Preston's derelict St Joseph's Orphanage

Discussions are set to take place between the council and fire and police services after a fire was started at Preston's old St Joseph's Orphanage.
Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:

One-woman rat protest at council offices

When the rat catcher wouldn’t turn out, one householder took her rodent problem straight to the Town Hall.

The funding is to help rough sleepers off the streets of Preston

Funding bid to help Preston's rough sleepers

Council bosses are waiting on a bid for vital funding that could ease Preston’s rough sleeping problems.

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Welsh Assembly committee launches pothole photography competition

A pothole competition has been launched by a Welsh Assembly committee.

Natalie Thomas of the Preston Salvation Army foodbank

Damming report ahead of Universal Credit roll-out in Preston

Universal Credit has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and it has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report.

Half of veterans feel that there are barriers for veterans accessing services.

Are Lancashire's health services failing our veterans?

Just six per cent of Lancashire veterans are confident that their GPs can meet their health needs, a new report shows.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
Moderation is the key

Prime Minister weighs in on row over World Cup flags

Theresa May has said she hopes that a way can be found for all England football fans to be able to show their support for the team by flying flags during the World Cup.
Peter Rankin

Details of the funeral for former Preston Council leader Peter Rankin have been released

Arrangements have been made for the civic  funeral for former Preston Council leader Peter Rankin.
The A6 Garstang Road is already notorious for heavy traffic.

Third time lucky for homes plan - and some are not happy

It was a case of third time lucky for one controversial housing site plan just south of Garstang.


Bin collection changes on the way in Preston

Stricter guidelines on missed bins are set to be approved by the council next week as part of a raft of waste collection changes.
Lostock Hall Academy students with their handcrafted butterflies.

Councillor's anger over "heartless" vandalism at Lostock Hall butterfly art display

A South Ribble councillor has hit out at vandalism that has plagued a borough park’s poignant arts project.
South Ribble
Former leader of Preston Council Peter Rankin

Labour leader's tribute to 'hugely respected' Peter Rankin

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has added to the multitude of tributes paid to honorary alderman and former council leader Peter Rankin who died at home on Sunday.
The campaign angered Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Lush 'spycops' campaign returns to shops across the UK

A controversial campaign criticising undercover policing methods has returned to high street cosmetics chain Lush.

Will Lancashire County Council go bust?

Will the Government be called in to run Lancashire County Council?
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
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'Peter always put the people of Preston first'

Tributes have been paid to the former leader of Preston City Council, Peter Rankin, who died on Sunday.

Former council leader Peter Rankin dies after cancer battle

Peter Rankin, the former leader of Preston City Council, died on Sunday, the town hall has said.

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