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Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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Ukip leader and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election candidate Paul Nuttall delivering a major health policy speech at the North Stafford Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 30, 2017. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UKIP leader’s website taken offline

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall’s website has been taken offline days after he faced criticism over posts which wrongly claimed he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster.

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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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The now-closed library in Station Road, Bamber Bridge, was refurbished in 2011

Scrutiny called in over book rumours

Calls have been made for a formal investigation into what has happened to books from Lancashire’s closed libraries.

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London protest

Chorley MP’s rallying cry to challenge NHS plans

Chorley’s MP has warned that Lancashire could be the first region in the country to roll out controversial new plans from the NHS.

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Mark Menzies at Preston Station

Rail firm rapped for great train ‘robbery’

Rail bosses have refused to back down over a Lancashire fares scandal being dubbed the “great train robbery.”

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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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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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Chorley MP clashes with ex SNP leader

Chorley MP clashes with ex SNP leader

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle came head to head with Scotland’s Alex Salmond at a Common’s debate at Westminster on Monday.

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The Cuerden Strategic Site between the A582 Lostock Lane near St Catherines Hospice, the A5083 Stanifield Lane, and the A49 Wigan Road

Plans submitted to bring Ikea to Preston area

Planning permission has been submitted for a major retail site that is set to bring Ikea to the outskirts of Preston.

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‘You shouldn’t hold back because you’re female and Asian’ - The youngest politician at Chorley Council caught up with the Guardian to talk NHS cuts, Muslim women in the public eye and how she’s been inspired by her mother

‘You shouldn’t hold back because you’re female and Asian’ - The youngest politician at Chorley Council caught up with the Guardian to talk NHS cuts, Muslim women in the public eye and how she’s been inspired by her mother

By day she works at the coalface of the NHS, and in her spare time Zara Khan is a passionate campaigner for 
our health service and it’s importance.

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The demonstation in Preston against US president Donald Trump's ban on immigration from Muslim countries

Thousands call for ban on Trump

More than 28,000 people from across Lancashire have so far signed a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from making a state visit to the UK.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

Waterboarding 'probably' OK if it saves lives, says UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he would "probably" support the use of waterboarding if it saved lives.

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Probe into council’s One Connect deal has cost £2m so far

A police investigation into the One Connect deal at Lancashire County Council has run up a bill of almost £2m, it has been revealed.

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Chorley Town Hall

Council tax increase and a charge on garden waste

Chorley is increasing its council tax for the first time in seven years.

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The Supreme Court has ruled on whether a vote in Parliament is required to trigger Brexit

Government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit.
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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

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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