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Olympic sport is coming to Lancashire

As the British curling team flies high at the Winter Olympics, with a place booked in the semi final, TOM EARNSHAW took a sneak peak behind the scenes at Wyre’s new rink

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Norah Hoyles in one of her best-known guises, as a driving force behind the Garstang in Bloom organisation.

Tributes pour in for Bloom queen Norah

Countless tributes have been paid to community champion and former mayor, Norah Hoyles.

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Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Britannia to waive the rules

Dust off those trestle tables and dig out the bunting as the red tape around royal wedding celebrations has been cut.

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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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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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Springfield House

Historic hotel and wedding venue could now be sold as a HOUSE

A popular hotel and wedding venue in Over Wyre can now be used as a huge home, the council has decided.

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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
Coastguard rescuers from Fleetwood and Knott End helped a stranded yachtsman in the River Wyre.

Yacht set to be re-floated after rescue

The owner of a yacht was attempting to re-float it today (Sunday) after getting stranded in the River Wyre at Wardleys Creek, close to Knott End yesterday.

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The accident happened on Garstang Road, between Great Eccleston and the Windy Harbour junction

UPDATE: Two arrested after Thornton man dies in horror crash on Garstang Road

A motorcyclist from Thornton has died from injuries he suffered in a horror crash, police confirmed this morning.
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Josh Landmann in training - PIC: TIM MARNER

Team GB talent squad place for determined Josh

A young man who was partially paralysed in a freak swimming pool accident is one step closer to achieving his Paralympics dream.

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Doctors are appealing for parents to take up the free flu vaccination

FLU: Warning as cases double in Lancashire - with alert issued over ‘deadly consequences’

The number of people going to see their GP with flu symptoms has doubled in recent weeks, sparking a warning from health bosses.

Health
The A585 near Windy Harbour.

Work set for A585 - but only at night

A new programme of works is set to begin on one of the Fylde coast’s busiest roads, which is already plagued by chronic congestion.

Transport
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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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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Traffic chaos as tree falls on road near Blackpool

Traffic chaos as tree falls on road near Blackpool

Severe traffic congestion was building up tonight near Blackpool after a report a tree had fallen on a car.

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Rev reflections january 8 2018 - Parkinsons pills, spacehopper, Turner's coal horses, Bilsborrow Sunday School 30 years ago, Blackpool Central Pier 1870s, Blackpool Opera House 1947, GKER model train

REV RON GREENALL: Holidays in the real Coronation Street of Blackpool

It is a long time since I had sugar soap applied to scuffed knees, but it always worked in moving the grit and impurities from the wounds.

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June Jackson was a determined anti-gas storage campaigner

‘Wonderful and determined’ activist and former Stalmine councillor dies after short illness

A popular community campaigner, activist and former parish councillor has died.

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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.

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Lizzie Butler Billington with husband Rob and daughters Annie and Betsy. the family live at Little Willows Farm, Inglewhite where Lizzie has launched Little Wild Fox childrenswear

Inglewhite mum Lizzie is learning to love life on the wild side

On a cold winter night, there is nothing quite like pulling on your favourite cosy pyjamas.

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