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Camera plan to curb Lancashire beauty spot sex acts

Cameras look set to be used in a bid to stop lewd car park sex acts at a popular beauty spot.

Crime
Lune Street will become two-way

Work starts to free up city bottleneck

Work has begun on uncorking a notorious bottleneck in Preston city centre.

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Trio of fundraisers and veterans of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Colin Gifford, Steve Tranter and Martin Hall endured a 47 mile walk from the pier head in Liverpool to Botany Bay

Volunteers’ walk helps raise funds for Queen’s Lancashire Regiment memorial

Volunteers at a veterans’ charity pulled on their walking boots for a gruelling trek to help raise funds for a lasting tribute in honour of a Lancashire regiment.

News
Lancashire care homes are to get a makeover

County care homes to get a £6m upgrade

Council-owned care homes for the elderly are to get a £6m package of improvements.

News
Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

Environment
County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

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The author, playwright and broadcaster Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett urges public funding of 'indispensable' libraries

Libraries are a vital community service and should be publicly funded, Alan Bennett has said.

Politics
Prime Minister Theresa May

What would trigger a Tory Party leadership contest?

As speculation mounts over the Prime Minister's future, here is a look at how Theresa May could be replaced.

Politics
Coun Jim Marsh

South Ribble Tory councillor cleared by inquiry into Facebook post

A Tory councillor has hit out at internet trolls after he was suspended by his party for a two-year-old post on Facebook.
Politics
Park House in Broughton

New plans for murder ‘house of horrors’

The scene of one of Lancashire’s most horrific murders could be turned into a mini housing development.

News
Councillor Jim Marsh

Tory cleared by inquiry into Facebook post

A Tory councillor has hit out at internet trolls after he was suspended by his party for a two-year-old post on Facebook.

News
The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

Politics
The former library on Station Road in Bamber Bridge

Councillors to decide on plan for scouts to take over library

Plans to hand over a county library to the local scout group will be considered by councillors next week.

Arts
Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference

May vows to end 'rip-off' energy bills

Energy firms will face a price cap on "rip-off" bills under plans announced by Theresa May.

Politics
Photo Neil Cross
Preston Whit Fair

Whitsun fair showmen in defiant stand

Showmen have sent a defiant “We shall not be moved” message to Preston Council over the future of the historic Whitsuntide Fair.

Arts
Councillor Caleb Tomlinson

Second South Ribble councillor under investigation over social media posts

A second South Ribble councillor is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate” messages on social media.

Politics
34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds (PA Archive)

34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds

Britons who voted Leave in the EU referendum are more likely to describe themselves as "racially prejudiced" than those who voted Remain, according to new research.

Politics
MP Lindsay Hoyle with Alzheimers Society staff in Chorley

Dementia friends project launches in Chorley

Alzheimer’s Society is launching a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia and make Chorley a dementia friendly town.

News
Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver

Crisis at Lancashire County Council? Opposition brands council a ‘laughing stock’

“Chaos”, “a laughing stock” and “anxious for the future”. Opposition councillors and trade union reps have spoken about their worries over the growing crisis engulfing Lancashire County Council.

Politics
South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

Shock setback for council’s restructure plans

South Ribble Borough Council’s proposed management restructure plans have been blocked at the first hurdle

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