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PETA activists target branches of Thomas Cook as part of campaign against SeaWorld

Animal rights protestors gathered outside the Thomas Cook branch in Preston this morning.
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Emily Heath, Caroline Jackson and Mollie Foxall outside court.

Lancaster trio found guilty of blocking road during fracking protest

A former city Mayor, a retired health manager and a university lecturer from Lancaster have been found guilty of wilfully obstructing a highway during an anti-fracking protest.

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Coun Peter Britcliffe, Chairman of the county council's Health Scrutiny Committee

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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A new planning application for the Canal Corridor area of the city is expected towards the end of 2018, and work could start in 2021

Lancaster Canal Corridor: £25m cost to tax-payer revealed

Lancaster councillors have launched a scathing attack on proposals for the new £250m Canal Corridor development in the city.

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Leading economists have called for an end to fossil fuel investment

Lancaster Uni profs get on board with fossil fuel plea

Prominent professors from Lancaster University have joined experts from around the world in calling for an end to investments in fossil fuels.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

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Councillor Lizzi Collinge.

Domestic violence refuges need more not less support

Labour councillors have come together to condemn the Government’s proposed changes to housing benefit funding for survivors of domestic abuse.

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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
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One of the fences surrounding the site.

Angry Carnforth walkers face fence blocking battle

Walkers are up in arms as “unexplained” fencing blocks their popular route.

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John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus

£1m boost for county bus services

Bus users in Lancashire are set to benefit from a raft of new and extended services from next month.

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Roger Sherlock.

Funeral of Lancaster city councillor takes place

A respected Lancaster councillor was described as “a real man of the people” at his civic funeral.

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Lynn Collins TUC

£100m lost in Lancaster economy due to pay caps

The public sector pay cap has reduced spending power in Lancaster and Morecambe by £150m, according to new analysis.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond holding his red ministerial box outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his Budget. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 22, 2017. See PA story BUDGET Main. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Benefit change ‘step in right direction’

North Lancashire Citizen’s Advice Bureau CAB) has welcomed changes to the way Universal Credit is being rolled out.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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BUDGET 2017: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

Ahead of our live coverage and what the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will mean for Lancashire, we answer some of the key questions.
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Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
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