Lessons from Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit closure

The closure of Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency department on April 18 has affected the entire county, says a leading councillor.

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Election night at Chorley Town Hall
Steve Murfitt (Lab)

Councillor denies assaulting his former partner

A CHORLEY councillor has appeared in court accused of attacking his partner.

Members of the Protect Chorley Hospital From Cuts and Privatisation group protesting in London to demand the town's A&E reopens as a 24-hour unit

Activists to walk 15 miles between hospitals in Preston and Chorley to "bring our A&E home"

CAMPAIGNERS who want to see Chorley's A&E back are undertaking a 15-mile walk to raise money.

The park and ride car park on Bluebell Way, Fulwood, without a single car

Key sites under the hammer to boost funds

THE sale of Preston’s Bluebell Way park and ride site is just the start of a major sell-off of Lancashire County council’s “family silver” with key sites round the county on the market now, recently sold and many more likely to follow.

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Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Marmite - would you miss it?

Brexit blows up a storm in a Pot Noodle

Brexit is the Marmite of politics - you either love it or you loathe it.

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SKILLS: Damian Broughton

Theresa May’s review of employment laws welcomed by Lancashire accountant

Lancashire accountants Danbro has hailed Prime Minister Theresa May for recognising that employment rules are “no longer suitable for the modern workplace.”

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Jane Porter protesting outside County Hall

Culture Secretary steps in to question library closures

The Government has stepped into the row over Lancashire’s controversial plan to shut 21 libraries to save money.

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Traffic ignoring 'no right turn' signs

New crackdown to ease shared space congestion

Tough new traffic rules are being brought in to help ease congestion on Preston’s controversial shared space scheme.

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SAVED: Adlington residents campaigned to keep their library open

One library is saved but other buildings need bids

TIME could be running out for more than 60 “white elephant” redundant county council buildings which could soon be put up for sale to the highest bidder.

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Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale accuse North Yorkshire County Council of unlawfully reaching its decision to approve Third Energy's planning application to frack near the village of Kirby Misperton.

Protesters await key decision on fracking

Residents and businesses across Lancashire are bracing themselves for fracking D-day.

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Children and staff from Northfold and Manor Beach Primary Schools protest against the proposed closure of the libraries in Cleveleys and Thornton

Library closures not the end of the story, vow protesters

The final chapter in the Lancashire libraries saga will be written tonight when six shut their doors for the last time.

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Pledge: Barry Gardiner

Lancashire chiefs continue to back fracking plans

Business leaders say they will continue to support shale gas exploration despite Labour saying it would ban fracking if it came to power.

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County Hall

BREAKING: Councillors uphold decision to close down more than 100 buildings including local libraries

County Hall chiefs have refused to reverse the authority’s controversial plan to axe around 100 public buildings, including more than 20 local libraries.

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GOING: Fulwood Library

Plan to close libraries to be debated again after protests

County Hall chiefs are to look again at the controversial decision to close more than 100 buildings, including numerous local libraries, after protests from across Lancashire.

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Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt ‘too busy’ to meet Chorley A&E campaigners

Jeremy Hunt is accused of ‘putting lives at risk’ after rejecting an invitation to talks.

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Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese  , Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and former Chancellor George Osborne

‘Wobble over powerhouse is now resolved’

Former chancellor George Osborne said the Government was now “100 per cent committed” to his Northern Powerhouse project, despite a “wobble” when Theresa May became Prime Minister.

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Funding will be targeted at people at greatest risk of their health being affected by having a cold home

Extra funding to help fight the winter cold

Lancashire County Council is providing £1m to help those who struggle to afford to heat their homes, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and cut excess winter deaths.

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Nigel Evans

Wyre and Ribble Valley to disappear from political map

The political map of Lancashire has been redrawn with major changes to MPs’ constituencies.

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David Cameron who is to stand down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat

David Cameron stands down as Witney MP

David Cameron is standing down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat.

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