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£8m to ease Preston jams partially caused by Fishergate scheme

Lancashire County Council has admitted that it will cost millions of pounds to cut congestion in Preston city centre following its controversial changes to traffic flow, including the much-maligned £3.4m Fishergate Central Gateway Scheme.

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Residents of Longmeanygate, Leyland, have been concerned about the progress of road safety measures

£2m extra for road repairs in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has received an extra £2m for road repairs from the Government.

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Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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A&E campaigners singing Fix You with the Sing It Big choir in Chorley town centre

Choirs to sing out in campaign to ‘fix’ NHS

Activists are to join voices to sing Fix You by Coldplay as part of a protest against cuts to the NHS.

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Who's who in The Conservative cabinet reshuffle

Things can change very quickly in the political world.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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The RMT has staged several walkouts over the driver only plans

Rail union calls on minority Government to rethink threat to guards

Rail union the RMT has urged train operators to think again on plans to remove guards from their services in the light of the General Election result.

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Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

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Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Theresa May should consider her position after her snap election gamble failed, a Tory former minister has said.
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Tories celebrate victory in South Ribble

Conservatives hold South Ribble

Conservative Seema Kennedy has held South Ribble - after overcoming a scare.

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Photo Neil Cross Lindsay Hoyle MP at the election count at Chorley, with wife Cath and daughter Emma

General election 2017: Chorley holds onto Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle

Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle has held onto his seat in Chorley.

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Julie Gibson

UPDATE: Tories in danger of losing South Ribble

South Ribble has been described as “nip and tuck” by one Labour supporter.

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Polls have now closed

Buckle up! You could be heading back to the polls this year

Don’t get too comfortable. We could all be heading back to the ballot box before the year is out.

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Votes being counted for the general election

General Election 2017: What time the results in Lancashire could be called

Find out what time your consistency will declare its result.
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Voters have been to the polls

Are young voters set to spring a surprise election result?

Young people could be a deciding factor in today’s crunch vote, although history suggests there are no guarantees about newer voters turning out.

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Chorley election anaylsis from politics student Mike Flanagan

Chorley election anaylsis from politics student Mike Flanagan

Politics student Mike Flanagan is shadowing the Chorley Guardian tonight. He gave his thoughts on what this election could bring.

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Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

The prospect of a hung Parliament would throw serious doubt over Brexit negotiations, due to begin in earnest in just 10 days.

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What is a hung parliament and what would it mean?

What is a hung parliament and what would it mean?

The exit poll has suggested the Conservatives could fail to win an outright majority in today’s crunch vote...and that could mean a hung parliament.

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Counting gets under way in South Ribble

Counting gets under way in South Ribble

Counting in the South Ribble constituency has now begun.

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GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Lancashire results

Yesterday saw Lancashire folk go to the polls to decide who will govern the country.
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