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Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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Fishergate's bus lane signs

Driver challenges city bus lane fine

A driver caught on camera in Preston’s controversial Fishergate bus lane is challenging his £60 penalty in what he hopes will be a landmark case.

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Sad tale: Iryna and Malcolm Bennett with their documents

‘Passport wrangle meant I couldn’t say bye to mum’

A DARK cloud hangs over Malcolm and Iryna Bennett as they relax in the sunshine of Tenerife over the festive break.

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South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy

MP makes banned list top 10

Politicians know to their cost not to take too much notice of opinion polls.

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MP Ben Wallace

Minister’s warnings on security in Lancashire

Lancashire MP and Government minister Ben Wallace is calling on county residents to be cyber and security aware - especially if you work in defence or other security sensitive industries.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington died in Iraq

‘Top bloke’ Snowball died protecting UK

Tributes have been paid to a ‘talented’ Weeton soldier who died in Iraq.

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Lancashire County Council leader County Coun Jennifer Mein

Boost for more starter homes for Lancashire’s first time buyers

Six Lancashire councils are to help spearhead a Government backed new homes initiative which aims to get first time buyers, aged 23 -40, on the property ladder.

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Celebration of ex-mayor of Chorley Ken Ball

MORE than 300 people celebrated former Chorley Council stalwart and mayor of the borough Ken Ball at his funeral.

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Lancashire Police

How much is Lancashire’s thin blue line worth to you?

The battle goes on to protect frontline policing staff as the public faces a tough choice on how Lancashire’s force is funded.

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Ken Ball

Tributes paid to a long-standing ex-councillor

Tributes have poured in for a former Chorley Council stalwart and mayor of the borough.

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Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

The three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have each issued a Christmas message.

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The annual CRY Parliamentary Reception 2016 at Westminister. House of Commons.

MP pledges support to campaign to help save young lives

At a packed parliamentary reception Chorley’s MP Lindsay Hoyle met bereaved families, researchers, charity patrons and fellow MPs as he signed up to a campaign to help save young lives.

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Coun David Borrow

Funding plan for social care is ‘rubbish’

Plans to allow local authorities to speed up council tax rises to help bridge the yawning gap in social care services have been described as “pretty rubbish” by the man in charge of Lancashire’s finances.

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Hill Street car park off Ringway, Preston

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'

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