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Eight of 12 Lancashire local leaders officially ask government to rethink devolution deal

County Hall on Fishergate Hill in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Eight of Lancashire’s 12 district councils have written to the government asking them to rethink the county’s devolution deal. The letter – seen by the Local Democracy Democracy Reporting Service […]

3 months ago
Savick 31 bus and Longridge 46 bus get extended timetables

A Preston Bus service in Tithebarne Street Pic: Ian Simpson New bus timetables running later for Preston will include Savick and Longridge, it has been announced. The timetable extensions started on Monday 27 November due to a government scheme supported […]

3 months ago
Intact Community Centre receives vital grant to help some of city’s most vulnerable

The Intact Community Centre in Ingol has received more than £60,000 in funding. The centre has been given £61,108 from the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund by TheNational Lottery […]

3 months ago
Renewed mayor calls in two hour debate over Lancashire devolution deal

County Hall in Preston, home of Lancashire County Council Lancashire’s proposed devolution deal has cleared its first democratic hurdle after county councillors approved the draft agreement less than 24 hours after it was provisionally signed at a ceremony at […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Royal Preston Hospital given 18 areas it must improve to meet legal baseline

Royal Preston Hospital Emergency Department Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The boss of the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital says patients can be confident that they will be well looked after – in spite of the trust […]

3 months ago
Preston City Council votes to back immediate ceasefire in Gaza conflict

Preston Town Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston Preston City Council has voted to back an immediate ceasefire by all parties in the Gaza conflict. The authority resolved to make the call at an extraordinary meeting which took […]

3 months ago
Lancashire devolution deal signed but key questions left to be answered

Signing of the Lancashire Devolution Deal at Lancaster Castle Lancashire’s devolution deal is effectively done after the government signed over the powers to be conferred on the county during a special ceremony at Lancaster Castle. While the agreement will […]

3 months ago
Penwortham man says ‘warm hub’ helped him escape boredom – as well as the cold

Leslie Eastham (left), pictured with a fellow warm hub user at Kingsfold Library, Penwortham A Penwortham man who visited one of the warm hubs established across Lancashire last winter to help people struggling to heat their homes says that the experience has given him […]

3 months ago
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