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Police cannot continue to 'pick up slack' from public service cuts

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed a national report highlighting the pressure on forces to ‘pick up the slack’ from other public services.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister has called an early general election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.
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Damage has been reported at Fairhaven Lake

Barbecue warning after damage to parks

Visitors have been warned to think before they use barbecues at beauty spots following damage at a popular Fylde coast site.

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Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life.

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Ben Wallace

MP warns county over wasteful library closures as inquiry looms

Lancashire County Council would be at risk of throwing away thousands of pounds of taxpayers should a public inquiry into library closures go ahead, an MP has warned.

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Mark Menzies MP speaks at an Ansdell Library read-in to protest at proposed closures

Under-threat Lancashire’s libraries to get a stay of execution?

The government says it ‘is minded’ to hold an inquiry into Lancashire’s library closure programme – even though some of the buildings are in the process of being sold.

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County Hall, Preston

Remember to register right to vote in May elections

Remember to claim your right to vote - that is the message from County Hall with just two days left to register to vote in May’s county council elections.

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County Hall

Election battle begins for Lancashire County Council seats

The battlelines have now been drawn for Lancashire County Council’s elections on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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The Fylde coast's councils could share more services

Blackpool open to talks on closer working with nearest neighbours in hunt for savings

Blackpool would  enter into talks with neighbouring towns to share more services but will not abandon support for a new combined Lancashire authority.

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Coun Sandra Perkins believes housing developments will put too much pressure on Garstang

‘Homes will suffocate town’

Garstang’s county councillor says the blanket approval of more than 600 homes will “suffocate” the town.

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The Iraqi  military are being trained by Lancashire troops

Soldier teaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces to save lives

A Blackpool medic has told how she is helping train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the battle to defeat Islamic State.

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Coun John Fillis

£23m road repairs will benefit Fylde and Wyre

A bumper £23m will be spent on repairing Lancashire’s roads, footpaths and cycle routes in the next financial year, with Fylde and Wyre residents among those set to benefit.

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Would you change your vote?

Brexit: We still want OUT!

Exclusive Gazette poll shows that almost three-quarters would vote leave again.
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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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BREXIT: How would you vote now?

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

Voters in the Fylde Coast were clear - we want OUT of Europe.

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County Hall

More cash needed for County Hall revamp

Cash-strapped council chiefs have been told they need to find £4m for ‘urgent’ work to maintain their County Hall headquarters.

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Scientists at United Utilities discovered the crypto bug in routine tests

Scientists still don’t know what caused Lancashire’s crypto contamination

Lancashire’s “Watergate” scandal has taken more than 2,200 staff hours to investigate – and still scientists don’t have a clue what caused it.

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Coun Mike Barrowclough, who represents Rossall on Wyre Council

Councillor in hot water over ‘cesspool’ slur’

Blackpool’s political and tourism leaders have hit back at an online slur by a member of a neighbouring authority in which the town was referred to as ‘cesspool’.

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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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