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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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Lancashire County Councillor Gina Dowding, fourth from left, outside Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Lancaster councillor has ‘no regrets’ after fracking protest guilty verdict

A Lancaster politician said she has “no regrets” after being found guilty of obstructing the highway during a fracking protest.

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Christmas shoppers in Lancaster

Lancaster bus campaigners call for free Christmas travel

Lancaster bus campaigners are calling on the council to provide free bus travel in the run up to Christmas to match its offer of free parking in the city’s car parks.

Transport
David Morris.

Morecambe MP told off after heckling Jeremy Corbyn

The MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale has been ticked off in the Commons for heckling Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister’s Questions.

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Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Transport
Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver

Geoff Driver: My vision to tackle funding black hole

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver CBE has been underfire over plans to shake-up County Hall. Here he explains the steps he is taking to change the authority.

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The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is "sick of elections"

Lord Archer: Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year

Lord Jeffrey Archer has predicted the Conservatives will lose the next election if it takes place in 2018.

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Roger Sherlock.

Lancaster city councillor dies

Tributes have been paid after the death of one of Lancaster’s longest-serving councillors.

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Labour MP Cat Smith

‘He delved for a kiss that wasn’t invited’

All political parties have a “responsibility” to deal with sexual harassment, Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has said, following her own experiences as a young activist.

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