Finalists announced for 2016 Lancashire Tourism Awards

Between them they bring millions of visitors to the Red Rose county.


Which are the best butchers shops in Lancashire?

Can you help us decide where to go for the finest fresh meats?
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Pledge: Barry Gardiner

Lancashire chiefs continue to back fracking plans

Business leaders say they will continue to support shale gas exploration despite Labour saying it would ban fracking if it came to power.

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Story Homes's Builder Bear in the cockpit of an air ambulance

Property developer aims for the skies with latest fund-raising drive

Staff who elected to support the North West Air Ambulance as this year’s charity of the year are reaching high to boost funds.

Are tattoos putting firms off hiring staff?

Workplace experts Acas have published new research on dress codes which shows that employers risk losing talented young employees due to concerns about employing people with visible tattoos.

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Time to move?

Is it time to upsize? Your home needs to suit your lifestyle

We may put it off all we like, but eventually the time comes to admit your home is too small.

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Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries...
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BIBAs 2016: Cream of Lancashire businesses hailed at event

A Lancashire businessman who created a firm which puts products in to millions of households across the country has picked up a prestigious award.

Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese  , Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and former Chancellor George Osborne

‘Wobble over powerhouse is now resolved’

Former chancellor George Osborne said the Government was now “100 per cent committed” to his Northern Powerhouse project, despite a “wobble” when Theresa May became Prime Minister.

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Photo Neil Cross
The sewage roadworks with temporary lights near Grasshoppers, which have been causing hell for commuters, on Tom Benson Way

Commuters’ frustration as roadworks extended for a second time

ANOTHER hold-up has hit commuters in the north of Preston, with ongoing roadworks being delayed for a second time.

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Euxton Group's Sarah Barnett, Kathryn Gallagher, Jamie Shipley, Michael McVey and Paul Francis

Multi-million pound buy out of online gardens business

Gardening and landscape firm the Euxton Group is at the centre of a £2.75m investment.

Crown Post Office workers stage strike

Crown Post Office workers stage strike

Post Office workers staged a 24-hour strike in a row over branch closures, job losses and planned changes to their pensions.

Funding will be targeted at people at greatest risk of their health being affected by having a cold home

Extra funding to help fight the winter cold

Lancashire County Council is providing £1m to help those who struggle to afford to heat their homes, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and cut excess winter deaths.

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JOBS: Unemployment is down

Unemployment eases downward

Britain’s labour market appeared to shrug off the Brexit vote, as official data showed a record number of people in work and a fall in unemployment in the three months to July.

Chorley Hospital A&E protest

Mock funeral warns A&E closure ‘will end in deaths’

A dummy coffin will be carried through the streets to the entrance of Lancashire’s major trauma unit at the weekend as the fight to have Chorley’s A&E re-opened spreads to other hospitals.

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Jobs Centre

Survey says job prospects better in north

North West employers are the most keen to hire in the north of England according to Manpower. The employment Outlook for this area has increased by one percentage point to +six per cent, which is above the national average of + five per cent and stronger than neighbouring regions.

GET COMFY:  Chay Currie, Chris Worden and Terri Ann test out the seating

Your chance to decide future of rail travel

For some commuters just getting a seat on the train is a luxury.

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Wireless headphones are nothing new

Getting your old headphones to work with the iPhone 7

Despite the addition of new features such as waterproofing, twin high-resolution cameras and a pressure-sensitive button, most of the fuss about the iPhone 7 has been about something that’s missing.

Chorley Hospital

£2m to be spent on new chemotherapy unit at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

More than two million pounds is set to be spent on a new chemotherapy unit at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital thanks to a new business plan from the hospitals trust.

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The new iPhone 7

New iPhone sacrifices headphone jack, becomes waterproof

Apple has launched its latest generation of iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as the company makes a bold play to claw back valuable smartphone market share.

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