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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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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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Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre (right) headmaster Andrew Waller

Councillors further sixth form closure plans

Councillors have given the go-ahead to plans which will kick start the closure process for Carr Hill High School’s sixth form centre at Kirkham.

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Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

A County Hall decision to award a £104m healthcare contract to the private sector instead of the NHS has sparked a storm of protest in Lancashire.

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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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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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There are fears the Fylde Coast could get left behind

An opportunity to prosper for Lancashire missed?

The government has offered regions of England substantial devolution of powers and funding. While other areas have grabbed the opportunity with both hands, Lancashire has lagged behind, and now progress has stalled completely.

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Libor Funding Scheme

Bank fines set to help boost Lancashire army barracks

Two army barracks in Lancashire are set to receive a funding boost.
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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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The community/council buildings in Garstang at the centre of the sale

Market town may miss out in £600k sale

Garstang may not gain anything from the sale of the town’s old council offices - with the cash potentially going to Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton or Cleveleys.

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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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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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Celebrating Coun Jayne Nixon's by-election win:
Alan Ashton, election agent, Jayne Nixon, Jayne's husband Darren, and Staining and Weeton councillor John Singleton

Fylde welcomes new councillor after landslide vote

Fylde Council has welcomed a new member to its ranks following the election of a new councillor.

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Former Wyre Mayor Bob Williamson

Tributes paid after death of former mayor

Tributes have been paid to one of Wyre’s most popular mayors, Bob Williamson, who has died, aged 85.

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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.

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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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