Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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The former Garstang Council Offices and business centre

Autumn start date for Garstang business centre re-development

Work on Garstang’s biggest town centre development since the building of the Booths store nine years ago is expected to begin this autumn.

County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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The Knott End ferry

Ferry services suspended for repairs

Ferry services between Knott End and Fleetwood will be halted for essential work.
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Parts of Fleetwood beach are covered by the controls

Have your say on dog control proposals

Dog owners are being asked for their views on the introduction of new controls in part of the Fylde coast.

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The Garstang Fairtrade steering committee with Garstang Mayor Peter Ryder

World's first Fairtrade town Garstang renews Fairtrade status

Garstang’s status as a Fairtrade Town has been successfully renewed following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.

Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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Region Chief Commissioner Julie Bell and Katie Morton, 25, from Garstang,  who was nominated as a Guiding Idol

Girl guide helper ‘inspirational role model’

A girl guiding volunteer has been recognised as an ‘inspirational role model’ by her fellow members.

Back Lane

Police issue trespass warning over potentially deadly works

Police have issued a warning to teenagers to stay away from potentially deadly industrial sites
County Coun Susie Charles

Could you adopt siblings asks Lancashire County Council?

Lancashire County Council has launched an appeal to find people willing to adopt siblings.

Prince Charles

Prince of Rails’ expensive trip

When Prince Charles took a trip to Wyre earlier this year it left the taxpayer picking up a fairly hefty bill.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Concerns raised over village crime

Concerns are being raised over the number of crimes in rural areas that are going unsolved.

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Martin Booker and Courtney Bushell from the Fleetwood Town Commercial Team help get Jeff Stelling under way on the tenth leg of his March for Men, from Highbury to the Globe Arena

Soccer Saturday star Jeff Stelling on the march for cancer charity

One of the most familiar faces in sport has been pounding the pavements of Lancashire to raise money for the Prostate Cancer charity.
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St Michael's on Wyre gala returns this weekend

Villagers of St Michael's on Wyre ready for a gala party

It’s’ ‘party time’ in St Michael’s on Wyre as villagers gear up for this weekend’s annual gala.

Blackpool professional boxer Jack Arnfield officially opens the extension at Over Wyre Medical Centre

Boxing champ opens £1m extension

The gloves were off as boxing champion Jack Arnfield opened the £1m extension at a Wyre doctors’ surgery.

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Bubble football in action at Preston's Ribbleton Park

Have a go at......Bubble Football

The traditional five-a-side game with a difference - every player encased in a giant inflatable ball
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