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.

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A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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.

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.

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.

Gizmo needs a home

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

A black cat may be lucky for some.

Fire crews tackle Fylde caravan blaze

Fire crews tackle Fylde caravan blaze

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a caravan on the Fylde.

‘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.


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.
Carr Hill High School in Kirkham

‘Hasty and ill-considered’ actions at school led to ‘negative impact’ on results

‘Hasty and ill-considered’ actions at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre had a ‘negative impact’ on results for pupils, Ofsted said.

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Preston Railway station

Preston railway station's future under scrutiny

The ambition to upgrade Preston Railway station and get it ready for high speed trains took a step forward this week.
County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?

VIDEO: Paralympic hopeful Josh becomes a star on hit US chat show

A determined young man’s dream of competing in the Paralympics has been given an astonishing boost – from a global TV chat show idol.

Thomas John Quadrio and Michael Arthur O'Leary absconded from the prison on the 1st January 2018 and haven't been seen since.

Lancashire police hunt New Year’s Day fugitives

Police today appealed for help after two prisoners absconded from Kirkham open prison.

Louise Ironfield with some of the dresses donated for "You Shall Go To The Ball"

You shall go to the ball says city nurse Louise

A Disney-loving bride has set up her own Cinderella style initiative  to enable disadvantaged teenagers to go to the ball.

Ella - Grace Gregoire is appearing  in a movie with Bill Nighy

Kirkham student lands feature film role with top stars

A Fylde student has been rubbing shoulders with a host of top actors after landing a role in a new film.

Christine Newsham presenting a trophy to Brett Winstanley, the UK clay pigeon champion at a charity clay shooting event for Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Clay pigeon shoot raises £8,000 for Jorgie Rae Griffiths

A clay pigeon shoot event has raised more than £8,000 to help a two-year-old fund potentially life saving cancer treatment.
Lancashire prisons

REVEALED: What inmates in Lancashire's prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

The festive menu inmates in English prisons can expect this Christmas has been revealed by prison bosses.

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