Kirkham

Kirkham

You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Kirkham Prison

Bungling prison plumber jailed after accidentally recording incriminating footage of himself

A bungling prison plumber who took his mobile phone into a jail accidentally recorded incriminating footage of himself helping an inmate recover another smuggled phone.
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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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WATCH: Thistleton couple to embark on epic world cycling tour for Prevent Breast Cancer

Gabriella Gratrix was about to embark on a year-long round-the-world cycle journey with her partner when she was hit with the news she had an aggressive cancer.

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Vanessa Patterson, from Warton, raised more than 1,300 by selling cakes at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green, as part of The Brain Tumour Charitys Big Bandana Bake

Warton woman's Big Bandana Bake mission for The Brain Tumour Charity

A woman’s bake sale inspired by a family member who has a brain tumour has raised more than £1,300.

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Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

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Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

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County Coun Paul Greenall puts his amendments during  the County Hall debate

County Councillors' expenses slammed as "gravy train for fat cats"

Lancashire’s county councillors totted up an expenses and allowances bill of nearly £1.3m in the last financial year.

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Rosemeres Cathy Skidmore (far left) and central area fundraising co-ordinator Rebecca Hall (far right), who are with, from the left, Tracey Jackson, Fiona Gee, Fallon Cottam-Howarth, Donna Finn and Bav Modessa - all from Royal Bank of Scotland

RBS in Preston hosting events for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Staff from a Preston bank are organising a calendar of events to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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WATCH: Race against time to get Jorgie Rae Griffiths of Wesham to the US for cancer treatment

A  young girl battling an aggressive cancer is ‘living in limbo and on hope’ as she faces a dramatic race against the clock to raise funds for potentially life saving treatment.
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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.

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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.

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County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Education
Gizmo needs a home

Cats left “on the shelf” because of their colour says animal sanctuary

A black cat may be lucky for some.

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Fire crews tackle Fylde caravan blaze

Fire crews tackle Fylde caravan blaze

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a caravan on the Fylde.

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‘Not the best start to the weekend’

‘Not the best start to the weekend’

Emergency services were tonight dealing with an accident on the M55 near Kirkham.

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How do you solve Lancashire's £7.7m pothole problem?

This week Lancashire County Council invited the media to see its pothole repair service in action.
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