Additional dementia care set to bring jobs boost to South Ribble

Specialist housing for those living with dementia could bring up to 80 new jobs to Lancashire, developers say.
Tap and Vine is aiming to create a "community hub" in the heart of Penwortham on Liverpool Road PIC: Penwortham Town Council

Micro pub to open in Penwortham

A former craft centre in Penwortham is set to reopen as a new micro pub, it has been revealed.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details

Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.


Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Roulette played on a fixed odds betting terminal - or FOBT.

SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?

Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street...
A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.


MINI BEAST FROM THE EAST: Yellow weather warnings issued for Lancashire this weekend

Weather forecasters are predicting snow in parts of Lancashire this weekend, and have issued a yellow warning for residents to 'be aware' of the potential disruption.
The new pergola at the Broadfield Arms

Pub’s pergola plans ‘tacky’ say residents

A pub’s new pergola and outdoor seating area has been condemned as a “tacky Christmas display” and a potential noise nuisance for residents living close by.


WATCH: Protests continue over crown green bowling costs at Leyland Sports Association

Emotions remain at a high in Leyland after politicians and members of Leyland Sports Association (LSA) continue to protests new playing charges.
The service was given a two month life extension in late 2017.

Walton-le-Dale Park and Ride secured into the next decade

The uncertain future of a park and ride service in Preston has been secured going in to the next decade.

The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

Water workers are set to strike on Friday and Monday

Water workers to strike

Hundreds of water workers in Lancashire are set to join a two-day strike on Friday in protest over changes to their company pension scheme.

The Railway in Leyland, courtesy of Google Images

Lancashire pub served reprieve after licence review

Bosses of a Lancashire pub have been ordered to maintain a robust approach to tackling disorder and drugs in order to keep trading.

Brothers Ian and Tom Yates  who run asbestos removal firm Greenfield Removals in Chorley

Brothers from Greenfield Removals in Chorley are on mission to consign asbestos to history

A Chorley firm is waging a war against a deadly mineral after being awarded a safety award to tackle high risk asbestos.

Chapel Brow in Leyland.

'No debate' over decision to pedestrianise Leyland high street

A major Leyland road is set to be pedestrianised despite councillors’ concerns over  an apparent lack of consultation.
Fireman John Fletcher, left, and driver Clifford Nelson relaxing on the rails outside Morecambe during a delay in services

Riding on Lancashire's last steam trains

John Fletcher was one of the last railwaymen of the steam era in Lancashire. His new autobiography charts what life was like on the footplate, riding the rails of the Red Rose county

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

More than half of drivers who appeal parking fines on Preston’s council-owned car parks are having their tickets torn up, according to new figures.

Writer Emily Ashworth is on a mission to find other Land Girls like her grandma Vera. (s)

Remarkable stories of the Women’s Land Army

They were the unsung heroes of the Second World War who helped to save the country from mass starvation.

Resident Barbara Whitlock and parish councillor Roy Clarke, at School Lane, Farington, which has had a sign saying the road will be closed due to roadworks since September

Confusion over roadworks notice in Farington

A roadworks sign has been confusing residents....after no workmen appeared six months after it went up.

The Railway in Leyland

Lancashire pub is cleaning up its act, review told

An under fire Lancashire pub ordered to undergo a licensing review following dozens of police call-outs has cleaned up its act, councillors have been told.
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