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Give your pennies’ worth over scheme in Clayton-le-Woods

Residents living around the site of a former landmark hotel in Clayton-le-Woods are invited to give feedback on plans for a new Lidl and retirement apartments.

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Chorley Building Society marketing team make a visit to St Catherine's Hospice to donate 15,000

Bank staff donate £20,000 to hospice

Caring bank staff at Chorley Building Society are banking up dates in the calendar for a series of fundraising events in support of their charity of the year St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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Derian House appoints new partnerships manager

Derian House’s new partnerships manager is hoping to make a difference to children with life-limiting and terminal conditions.

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Lancashires beautiful countryside and many other attractions bring in millions of visitors

US visitors lead rise in North West tourism figures

More overseas visitors are visiting Lancashire and the North West than ever before, new figures show.

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Crash on the M6 northbound causing delays

Crash on M6 causing delays

A busy section of the M6 is seeing long delays after a crash earlier today.

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Broken down horse trailer temporarily shuts M6

The M6 was closed south of Preston earlier this afternoon to allow for a horse to be moved from a broken down trailer to a replacement, police said.

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1,000 new airport jobs up for grabs

1,000 new airport jobs up for grabs

More than 1,000 new jobs have been created at Manchester Airport as it gears up for its busiest ever summer.

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Top tips on how to lower your energy bills

As three of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers announce price hikes, experts are reminding householders of small changes that can help slash how much they spend on gas and electricity.

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Scott Walker, leak detective at United Utilities

Meet the ‘leak detectors’ . . . and their wooden listening stick

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Debenhams Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost 135,000 to just under 12,000 workers.

Listed: All 360 businesses that failed to pay staff properly

The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1m.

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Councillor Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council, being interviewed at last year's UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition.

Bosses in Chorley to promote the borough to top business leaders at exhibition

Chorley will be in the spotlight next week as local government bosses showcase what the borough has to offer businesses.

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Have your say on council plans to boost employment

Have your say on council plans to boost employment

The borough’s authority is seeking views on a document which has been drawn up aimed at boosting employment and skills across Central Lancashire.

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M61 J9.  Picture: Google

Man seen pushing car down outside lane of M61

A man has been spotted pushing a car in the outside lane of the M61.

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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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Workers are redesigning the pool area at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green

£1.5m pool scheme now under way at tourist attraction

A Leyland firm is one of the main contractors for a Lancashire tourist attraction’s £1.5m scheme to improve its popular pool.

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Roadworks with traffic lights on Eastway, Preston, are causing misery to commuters

Preston’s Eastway roadworks will take longer - due to cold weather

Overnight road closures planned for this weekend in north Preston have been rescheduled due to the anticipated cold weather.

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The Food Standards Agency have issued a recall notice

'Blue chicken' sparks urgent recall notice

The Food Standards Agency has put out a recall notice recalling thousands of sandwiches from shops over fears they may be unfit for human consumption.

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Council tax to rise as Lancashire County Council approves budget

Lancashire County Council has approved a 4% rise in Council Tax and agreed to provide an extra £500,000 for road safety measures.

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