‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

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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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Cat Smith.

Crippling debt affects children’s mental health, Lancaster MP warns

Around 2,872 people in the Lancaster and Fleetwood Constituency are living with problem debt, according to new figures.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling with Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris on his visit to see the new M6 link road.

Transport Secretary visits Heysham to M6 link

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has praised the Heysham M6 link on a visit to the area.

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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Preston landmarks
County Hall

Woman stole £14,000 from her grandmother’s care home fees

A woman who ripped off her grandmother and Lancashire County Council when she helped herself to care fees has narrowly avoided jail.

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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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PM Theresa May

Lancaster and Morecambe MPs who voted Remain will not stand in the way of Brexit

The MP’s for Lancaster and Morecambe both voted in favour of triggering Article 50, paving the way for the UK to leave the European Union.

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Sam Ud-din and Eugene Doherty at the anti-Trump protest in Lancaster.

Lancaster crowds say no to racism and no to Trump

Hundreds gathered on the steps of Lancaster Town Hall to stand up to racism and protest against US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban.

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Josh Brandwood

Morecambe councillor to be suspended over leaked photos

A Morecambe councillor has been suspended from his party following allegations he was involved in setting up a “revenge porn” website.

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David Morris, MP for Morecambe, is considering running for Tory leadership

Morecambe MP ‘fed up’ with kids’ strikes

Morecambe MP David Morris has been criticised for telling Parliament that headteachers are “unionising” children to make them go on strike.

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Leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein on the new link road.
Celebrations at the opening of the Bay Gateway, the new M6 link road, Heysham, developed by Costain. Local delegates were invited onto the road before it opened to traffic.

Council leader hits back after MP’s accusations on funding

A Lancashire council leader has hit back after the area’s MP accused them of not doing enough to boost the local economy.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

Waterboarding 'probably' OK if it saves lives, says UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he would "probably" support the use of waterboarding if it saved lives.

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County Hall

Probe into council’s One Connect deal has cost £2m so far

A police investigation into the One Connect deal at Lancashire County Council has run up a bill of almost £2m, it has been revealed.

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A mum has set up a petition calling for night buses to be brought back to Middleton and Overton.

Petition plea to bring back bus

A mum has set up a petition calling for night buses to be brought back to Overton and Middleton.

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Morecambe Town hall.

Town council precept to remain same this year

The Morecambe Town Council precept on council tax will stay the same this year.

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The Supreme Court has ruled on whether a vote in Parliament is required to trigger Brexit

Government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit.
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Steampunk craft day at The Platform.  Janice Barnes and Amanda Gray take part in Tea Duelling.

Splendid festival given £10k funding for year

A popular Steampunk festival in Morecambe has been given £10,000 by Morecambe Town Council for one year’s funding.

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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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