Privatising county NHS contract 'will only save 0.07%'

A controversial move to privatise parts of Lancashire’s health services would save just 0.07 per cent, it has been revealed.
Lancaster University. STOCK IMAGE.

Lancaster University pensions strike to start this week

Staff at Lancaster University are due to stage 14 days of escalating strikes, including a five day walkout starting this week, in a row over pensions.

County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

Lily Cooper, from Morecambe.

Morecambe schoolgirl shortlisted for Youth Parliament

A Morecambe schoolgirl has been shortlisted to represent the area in the Member of Youth Parliament elections.

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.

Elected MPs need to stand up for a free press and local democracy

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed.

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Carnforth Railway Station

Ticket office closure signals Carnforth station threat

The closure of Carnforth Travel Information Centre is a “backward step” and would put the whole station in jeopardy, according to one of the town’s city councillors.

Photo Neil Cross David Morris, MP for Morecambe.

Morecambe MP welcomes extra police funding

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris says he welcomes an extra £6m in police funding for Lancashire in 2018/19.

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.

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.

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.

Andrew Dobson

Two Lancaster City Council chiefs to step down this month

The chief officer of regeneration and planning at Lancaster City Council has announced his retirement and leaves the authority this week.

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.


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.
Councillor Lizzi Collinge.

Labour selects new candidate to fight Morecambe and Lunesdale seat

A Lancaster councillor has been selected to fight for the Morecambe and Lunesdale seat at the next General Election.

Vikki Singleton.

Morecambe Labour candidate cleared of election wrongdoing

Allegations that a Labour candidate for Morecambe and Lunesdale submitted a false statement in the 2017 general election have resulted in no further action being taken.

Morecambe county council seat up for grabs in by-election

Morecambe county council seat up for grabs in by-election

The Conservative Party, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have put forward candidates for a county council by-election in Morecambe.

Tory candidate Matthew Salter was victorious.

Tories triumphant in Wyre by-elections

Conservative Party supporters across Wyre were celebrating last week after retaining two seats in Wyre.

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