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'Terrorism will not defeat democracy' - Chorley MP's defiant message

Chorley MP, Lindsay Hoyle, has issued a defiant message to terrorists this morning saying "terrorism will not defeat democracy".
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Morecambe student Owen Lambert is treated after being hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. He was caught up in the terror attack at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: by Carl Court/Getty Images

Lancashire student hurt in London terror attack

A Lancashire student has been injured after being caught up in the terror alert at the House of Parliament.

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Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, who has died aged 66.  McGuinness. Photo credit Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Dad of IRA bomb victim pays tribute

A man who lost his son to an IRA bomb attack has paid tribute to Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness.

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The Iraqi  military are being trained by Lancashire troops

Soldier teaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces to save lives

A Blackpool medic has told how she is helping train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the battle to defeat Islamic State.

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How Preston's Harris could look. Copyright Purcell Architects

‘Don’t disfigure glorious Harris’

Shakespearean actor Ian Fintoff believes it will be a tragedy if Preston “disfigures” the landmark Harris Library where his love of literature was born.

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Celebrations at the opening of the Bay Gateway, the new M6 link road. From left, Coun Janice Hanson, coun John Fillis and leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein.

£23m boost unveiled for Lancashire’s roads

County Hall has pledged to look at preventing road problems rather than shelling out on repairs as highways bosses sign off new £23m spending plans.

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Voters in Lancashire have had a dramatic Brexit rethink since the nation decided to quit Europe

Brexit: Three-quarters now want to remain

Voters have had a dramatic Brexit rethink since the nation decided to quit Europe, according to a Lancashire poll conducted by the Post.

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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Euxton parish councillor Aidy Riggott pictured at the break in the double yellow lines in Village Way, Buckshaw

Parents petition for double yellow lines in Buckshaw Village

Parents in Buckshaw Village are putting pens to paper to see double yellow lines near a primary school drop off point.

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Scientists at United Utilities discovered the crypto bug in routine tests

Scientists still don’t know what caused Lancashire’s crypto contamination

Lancashire’s “Watergate” scandal has taken more than 2,200 staff hours to investigate – and still scientists don’t have a clue what caused it.

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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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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

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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County Hall

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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