Six days to go until Lancashire County Council election

The elections will decide all 84 seats on the council.

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The snap general election will take place on June 8

Parties gear up for June 8 General Election

The General Election wheels are in motion following the Prime Minister’s surprise decision to go to the country on June 8.

Neighbours living close to a wood mill near Lostock Hall have been told to stay indoors, amid fears of a toxic threat as 10 fire crews battle a major blaze. Fire crews were called to Whitfire Shavings and Sawdust Supplies Ltd in Leyland, Lancs., Fire crews have urged residents to stay indoors and close windows amid fears of a toxic threat. There are fears there could be asbestos at the site. The blaze involves six buildings containing compressed sawdust, and about 60 firefighters are at the scene, along with police. 21 June 2016.

Planning councillors approve wood mill redevelopment

A wood mill that was badly damaged in a major blaze has had its redevelopment plans approved.

Proposed access to land locked behind Fossdale Moss, Leyland
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New fight over land-locked ‘scrubland’

Neighbours are set for a new fight over a proposed scrubland development behind Fossdale Moss in Moss Side, Leyland.

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Clive Grunshaw

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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Major fire at Whitfire Shavings. Picture from Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Fears over wood mill plans

Serious concerns have been raised over redevelopment plans for a fire-ravaged wood mill.

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Seema Kennedy MP

MP’s backing for national litter strategy

South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy has been litter-picking in Leyland, showing her support for the first national Litter Strategy.

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County Hall

Lancashire County Council staff on six figure wage

Lancashire County Council pays the largest number of six-figure wages of any council in the North West, new figures reveal.

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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.

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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Adlington residents step up their protest to save their local libraries with a walk from Adlington to Chorley Library

Government inquiry into Lancashire libraries not ruled out

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 former Lostock Hall library is now on the market

Lostock Hall library on market for £425,000 plus

The former Lostock Hall library has been put up for sale by Lancashire County Council, with offers around £425,000 invited.

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Former Layland Truck Test Track Aston Way, Leyland

Test Track decision is deferred

A decision on the future of the former Leyland Test Track has been put on hold.

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MP for Chorley Lindasy Hoyle issued the defiant statement today

'Terrorism will not defeat democracy' - Chorley MP's defiant message

Chorley MP, Lindsay Hoyle, has issued a defiant message to terrorists this morning saying "terrorism will not defeat democracy".
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Morecambe student Owen Lambert is treated after being hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. He was caught up in the terror attack at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: by Carl Court/Getty Images

Lancashire student hurt in London terror attack

A Lancashire student has been injured after being caught up in the terror alert at the House of Parliament.

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Former Layland Truck Test Track Aston Way, Leyland

Public meeting over test track plans

A public meeting will take place today as plans for hundreds of new homes go before councillors.

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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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