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.
Grumpy Old Women is being presented at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (June 9 - 13)

Whatever the weather, why not try one of these events:

Whats on
The cannabis seized by police

Detectives seize smuggled cannabis with a street value of £4m

Seven men were arrested after detectives tracked a lorry carrying 400kg of cannabis to a Lancashire farm.

Emily and Francesca Clifford, of Newton, with their mum Denise

Newton and Kirkham sisters took on Rosemere's Walk in the Dark in memory of their mum

When two sisters joined the Girl Guides, they made their promise to do their best and serve the community – a vow that now stands as a shining tribute to their mum, a former division and district guide commissioner, who they lost last summer.

Ruth Naylor - Real Life Story

Preston and Kirkham mum marks end of cancer treatment by doing Race for Life

A Preston mum is celebrating being given the all-clear by doctors by taking part in Race for Life to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Woman cut free from crashed car

Woman cut free from crashed car

Firefighters had to free a driver from the wreckage of her car after it collided with a wall.

Wanted: Chris Bryson

Police hunt runaway prisoner

Police have appealed for help to trace an inmate who has absconded from Kirkham Open Prison.

Simon Rigby outside Premier House

Tycoon extends Guild Hall offer with plans for new studio space

Entrepreneur Simon Rigby is moving his office staff out of Preston’s Guild Hall - to make way for more entertainment events.
Dog grooming

Where are the best dog grooming salons in Lancashire?

Dogs love being pampered and groomed.

£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.

£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
Liz Simcock and CliveGregson

Folk star Greg has date at Willows

A songwriter and internationally acclaimed folk singer heads to The Willows Folk Club at Kirkham this month.

Search for missing Lancashire prisoner

Search for missing Lancashire prisoner

Police want the public’s help to track down absconded prisoner Paul Anthony Wharton.

Dominic Gething, Senior Paramedic, and University of Cumbria student (left), Susan Rhind and Dave Warrington, Senior Paramedic, with the new hat kits

Sue’s tiny hats help save lives

It’s hats off to paramedic Susan Rhind for her pioneering work to help save the lives of the region’s newborn babies.


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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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