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.

Luke Carter is one of the children supported by Rainbow House in Mawdesley

Taylor Wimpey donates cash to Rainbow House in Mawdesley

A housing development company has gifted a Lancashire conductive education centre with a £500 donation towards its specialist services for children and young people with disabilities.
Last year's Workout-athon

Workout-athon for Rainbow House in Mawdesley at PNE ground

Are you ready for a workout to raise much needed funds for the children with disabilities?
County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Beckie Ramsay with images of Dylan

Birds Eye advert axed over water safety fears

An advert featuring Captain Birds Eye jumping into the sea with his grandson has been pulled after pressure from a Chorley campaigner whose son died swimming in open water.

Hayley Scholes, head of services and partnerships, Millie Proudfoot, Lucy Bretherton, at Rainbow House, in Mawdesley

Rainbow House in Mawdesley enters new era

A conductive education centre in Chorley which supports children with disabilities is looking forward to developing new services following a new leader at the helm.

Abbey Village Primary School in Bolton Road

Staff member at Abbey Village Primary School suspended

Mystery surrounds reports about a member of staff who has been suspended from a school in Abbey Village.


Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
Ben Blackman

Rainbow House in Mawdesley welcomes new chief executive Ben Blackman

A conductive education centre in Chorley which supports children with disabilities has welcomed a new chief executive.


Scouts in Lancashire honoured with Chief Scout Gold Award: With video

Youngsters from scout groups across Lancashire received the highest award a young scout can achieve as they were presented with the Chief Scout Gold Award.
Adlington St Pauls Church of England Primary School

Adlington school slammed for squandering cash

A primary school in Adlington “squanders” the funding for disadvantaged pupils, say inspectors at an education watchdog.

Youngsters raise funds for Heartbeat

Youngsters pack bags at Waitrose for Heartbeat in Preston

Pupils from schools in Lancashire raised £200 for Heartbeat by helping shoppers pack their bags.
Alison is the third from the front on the right. The girl opposite her is Renee Woodford, who was her exchange student.

Nostalgia: US Exchange at Wellfield High School in Leyland - From school dinners to Sloppy Joes

A previous school memory of an exchange in America sparked more interest from a loyal reader down in Dorset.

What University Square will look like

£60m UCLan plan gets council green light

The £60m University Square project in Preston has been given the green light - but only if its “shared space” road layout can be used by people with sight problems.

County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

Joshua Hamilton with his mum Siobhan and sister Jasmine

A lasting legacy to thank charity

A youngster with special educational needs is a poster boy for a national campaign.

County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
The new drug could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease

County research team discover new Alzheimer's drug

A county research team has developed a new drug that could be used to treat Alzheimer's Disease.

The deadline for applicationsisonly a few weeks away

Don’t miss the deadline for Lancashire primary school places

Lancashire County Council is reminding parents they need to submit their application for a primary school place for their child for 2018.

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