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Business

Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Transport

VIDEO: Beech's Fine Chocolates in Preston is making Easter eggs after three decades

After more than 30 years, Easter eggs are back on the table for Preston firm Beech’s Fine Chocolates.

News
An EE engineer in a rural area

Broadband service boost to Lancashire's rural areas

EE has unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect around 8,000 homes in Lancashire – especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps.
Business
The car (top) smashed into a garden wall and parked cars at the property (bottom). Photo via Lancashire Road Police.

Shocking images after car ploughs into garden wall

Police have revealed shocking images of a late night car crash in Chorley.

Crime
Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

Health
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

News
Liz Hardwick and Darren Jenkinson, co-founders of DigiEnable

DigiEnable proves technology isn’t just for men and geeks

Having opened the London Stock Exchange and being a regular attendee of events in the House of Commons, it is no wonder Chorley businesswoman Liz Hardwick was named in the Female Founders 101 List for her role in empowering women in the digital field.

News

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

Politics

Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Music
County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

News
A Virgin pendolino train

Row as Virgin is given year long extension for West Coast train service

Lancashire rail travellers will get improved wifi and mobile phone coverage on pendolino trains after Virgin was controversially given an extension to its West Coast Main Line franchise.

Transport
Potholes on Ringway, Preston

Speedy pothole repairs under new plan

Potholes on Lancashire’s busiest roads could be fixed quicker under new plans from Lancashire County Council.

Business
Lock 61 of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, in Chorley, was drained to refurbish part of the historic waterway.

Glimpse of history as 200-year-old canal lock in Chorley is drained for repairs

Members of the public with a keen eye for history were able to take stock of the 200-year-old technology behind Lancashire’s canals in what was a one-off event for the county.

News
Staff at Specsavers

Specsavers in Chorley and Leyland now autism aware

Staff at an opticians in Chorley and Leyland are now fully trained in supporting customers with autism.

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This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
News
Ruth Connor

Lancashire marketing chief set for new role in university

The head of the organisation charged with putting Lancashire in the shop window for visitors and businesses is moving on.

Business
Car insurance is on the rise...

Record rise on the way for car insurance

Lancashire’s motorists are set to pay record prices for car insurance by the end of the year.

Business
Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.
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