Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Christmas launch at Booths in Garstang

‘Tis the season for food lovers as Booths launches popular Christmas book

Booths has just launched its ever-popular Christmas book. DAVID NOWELL takes a look at what goes into it and the months of work behind the scenes.

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Two hurt in roof collapse at station

Two hurt in roof collapse at station

Trains in and out of Manchester Victoria station were operating normally tonight despite a roof collapse which left two people injured.

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Do you teach your children about money?

Do you teach your children about money?

Research has shown that how we manage money around our children is influential on how our children will handle their finances later in life.


Motorway lane closure causes rush hour delays

Lane two of the M61 northbound between junction 9 and the M6 has been closed following an accident between an Audi A6 and a Mini.

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An empty shelf where Marmite should be in a Tesco store

Marmite ‘crisis’ is settled

The Marmite scare is over!

The team at Preston Hays who held their annual charity ball in support of Derian House Children's Hospice

Charity ball raises funds for seriously-ill children

A black tie charity ball has helped raise more than £1,500 which will give a much needed boost to Chorley’s Derian House Children’s Hospice.

The 'gig economy'

The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents

There is a new way of working which is gaining popularity in the UK, and it is great news for parents who want a credible and flexible career option.
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Marmite - would you miss it?

Brexit blows up a storm in a Pot Noodle

Brexit is the Marmite of politics - you either love it or you loathe it.

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Screengrab of the Tesco website showing Marmite unavailable after a pricing row between the supermarket chain and Unilever

Major brands axed from Tesco shelves following Unilever dispute

One of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers has been accused of "exploiting consumers" amid the falling value of the pound after a pricing row with Tesco left the supermarket low on household items such as Marmite, Flora and Persil.

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Campaigners say the movement of nuclear weapons around the country could put thousands at risk.

Is Lancashire ‘at risk of nuclear contamination’?

Nuclear convoys carrying warheads routinely drive on the M6. If one crashed, or was attacked by terrorists, more than 260,000 people could be in danger of contamination, according to a new report.

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The Foxley Docket senior sales manager Tina Pheasant and MD Matthew Fairhurst at the SportsAid gala dinner at Kensington Palace

Royal charity date earns firm a double deal

Rubbing shoulders with royalty has helped a Chorley business secure a high-profile charity contract.

A fracking site

‘Stand by to cash in on shale gas’

Lancashire firms have been urged to sign up to benefit from work generated by the soon-to-be shale gas industry in the county.

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Tesco to ‘fine’ shoppers who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays

Tesco is to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores.

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Hillhouse Lane, Chorley

Where are Lancashire’s 10 most valuable streets?

As online estate agent Zoopla releases a map of Britain’s £1m streets, what are the most valuable addresses in Lancashire?

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SKILLS: Damian Broughton

Theresa May’s review of employment laws welcomed by Lancashire accountant

Lancashire accountants Danbro has hailed Prime Minister Theresa May for recognising that employment rules are “no longer suitable for the modern workplace.”

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Keith Edwards of TES

Firm completes top City project

A Leyland-based provider of secure wireless communications systems has announced the completion of a huge project at 5 Broadgate, the major new “ground-scraper” in the City of London.

County Hall is facing a bill of more than �300,000 in legal fees

Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde.

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Gordon Marsden MP

‘Thumbs-up to fracking won’t benefit us’ - MP

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said Thursday’s thumbs-up to fracking would not benefit Blackpool

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