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Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Royal Mail staff are working to ensure millions of Christmas cards arrive on time in what is their busiest week of the year.

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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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Here are all the dates for when your benefits will be paid.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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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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The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Transport
The drop came as Lottery sales fell by 9%

Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

National Lottery income for good causes fell by 15% over the year to April as players turned away from draw-based games to scratchcards, a report from the Government's spending watchdog shows.

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The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

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Tailbacks on the M6 after crash involving multiple vehicles

There are long delays on the M6 motorway after a crash involving a number of vehicles, police said.
Transport
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action.

Business
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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Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Transport
Bob Mills, of Galloway's, showing Abbie Jones, BBC North West Tonight reporter, how difficult it is to cross the shared space in Preston

Galloway's appeal: Preston's shared space scheme poses challenges for blind people - WITH VIDEO

As The Post continues its campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, NATALIE WALKER looks at the implications of the shared space scheme in Preston city centre for visually impaired people.
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Amy Pincock-Smith outside 
Amy's Happy Threads, in Leyland

Amy is very happy with her new children’s boutique in Leyland

Amy Pincock-Smith was more than happy to support other business-women when setting up her new venture.

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A yellow warning for Preston has been issued by the Met Office.

SNOW WARNING: Preston's hour-by-hour snow forecast for Sunday

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Preston on Sunday as sub-zero temperatures continue to sweep across the north west.
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The Walton le Dale Park and Ride service has been given a two month reprieve

Use it or lose it warning as Walton le Dale Park and Ride gets a two month reprieve

A failing park and ride facility in Preston has been offered an extra two month lifeline.

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Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Business
Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

Business
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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One in three employers surveyed said that men will never take an equal role in caring for children.

Managers reluctant to hire women who may have children, survey finds

One in seven employers admit they would be reluctant to hire a woman who might have children, according to a new study.

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