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REVEALED: Lancashire councils earn millions from car parking charges

Local councils made a healthy profit from their car parks, new figures have revealed – £600,000 a year in Preston alone.

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Lancashire County Council leader County Coun Jennifer Mein

County Council leaders lobby MPs at Westminster

A cross party delegation from Lancashire County Council travelled to Parliament today to spell out to county MPs the financial crisis looming at the council.

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Fulwood Barracks

Guns fall silent in battle for city’s historic barracks

The big guns have fallen silent in the battle to save Fulwood Army Barracks from closure.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Council staff offered £500 to help recruit social workers

Lancashire County Council workers are being offered an unexpected “bonus”.

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Delivered: The delegation outside Number 10

Massive Chorley Hospital petition gets Downing Street delivery

A 23,000-name petition was handed in at Number 10 Downing Street by Chorley Hospital campaigners this week.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

Catch up with all the latest overnight news with our morning roundup

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

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Philip Hammond will promise new money for broadband

UPDATED: Autumn Statement 2016

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

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Georgina Cox, CEO of Derian House children's hospice

Stark warning over funding for children’s hospices

Derian House has warned it cannot survive on Government cash, after a study revealed children’s hospices are on the brink of a funding crisis.

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Fulwood Barracks

Chorley MP’s anger over Fulwood Barracks closure announcement

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle has written to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon to urge him to reconsider the decision to close Fulwood Barracks.​

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Ikea

REVEALED: Ikea signs up to come to Preston

Furniture giant Ikea could be opening a new store near Preston, the flagship name of a major new retail park.

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Coun Steve Murfitt

Innocent councillor speaks of court case horror

A councillor has spoken of his ordeal after jurors cleared him of allegations he attacked his ex-partner by thrusting a cup of tea into her face.

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Left Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister, with right, Martin Kelly Director of Economic Development at Lancashire County Counci

Lancashire welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse ‘family’

Lancashire was today welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse “family” after the signing of a landmark agreement.

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Fulwood Barracks

PETITION: Help us fight the decision to sell off Preston’s historic Fulwood Barracks

The first shots in the defence of Fulwood Army Barracks have been fired.

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President elect: Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.
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Today, America will finally find out who will lead it for the next five years.

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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The bus station car park, Preston

Facelift to rid ‘no go’ car park of twilight fear factor

For decades it has been a no-go area for thousands of drivers - a damp, dismal and dimly-lit place to leave your vehicle.

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Theresa May

High Court rules MPs will have final Brexit say: What happens now?

The High Court has ruled in favour of a legal challenge that the Government cannot trigger Brexit without an MP vote.

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