BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

Jamaican immigrants being welcomed by RAF officials at Tilbury after the Empire Windrush docked in 1948.

Windrush families to meet over scandal

Concerned families will gather in Preston next week hoping to unravel the truth behind the Windrush scandal in Lancashire.

South Ribble councillor Barrie Yates

Conservative councillor's 'cloak and dagger' probe

A local councillor has hit out at 'cloak and dagger' investigation by the local Conservative party.


You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

South Ribble Council offices

Councils to meet over “cover up” claims

South Ribble Council has been rocked by another crisis, this time involving services it shares with neighbours Chorley.

The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, died at her home in Heybridge, Essex, on December 15 last year.

Inquest held into death of Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle's daughter

An inquest into the death of the daughter of Chorley MP and Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle will be heard today.
Car park on King Street, Leyland

Tories suspend three in parking fees row

Three councillors with more than 30 years service between them have been suspended by the Conservative group on South Ribble Council for failing to toe the party line.

Teenagers in the county have elected an all-female team of representatives to the UK Youth Parliament.

All-female team elected to represent Preston, Chorley and Leyland in UK Youth Parliament

Lancashire certainly has a gender pay gap - but in one area at least, young women are getting into the spotlight.


Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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...

Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
South Ribble Borough Council's banqueting suite

New conference centre is planned for council offices

The council’s former banqueting suite - once a venue for wedding receptions and other functions - is to be turned into a new business and conference centre.

Clean-up operation at Farington Lodges after thousands of dead fish were found

Fish death lodges are restocked

A fish restocking operation took place at Farington Lodges on Monday.


SPECIAL REPORT: Lancashire cranks up the heat in fight against the county's pothole epidemic

Prevention is as important as the cure.
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Ribble Valley Council Leader Coun Ken Hind.

Policing in Longridge needs a 'radical rethink', says Ribble Valley Council leader

A Longridge politician’s call for a ‘radical rethink’ on policing in the town have been backed by local borough MP.

Potholes are a major concern on Lancashire's roads

Major cash boost for pothole repairs

Lancashire is to get an extra £2.4m of government cash to tackle its growing pothole epidemic.

South Ribble Labour leader Coun Paul Foster

Labour Group abstains as South Ribble Council votes in new mayors

Labour councillors have abstained on the vote to decide South Ribble's mayors for the next two years.

Leyland's crown green bowlers to meet with South Ribble Council leadership to discuss club fee row

Crown green bowlers in Leyland have been backed by South Ribble’s deputy leader as the saga over fees rolls on.
Independent Coun Paul Wharton (right) proposed the motion to rid South Ribble of single use plastics by the end of 2019. It was seconded by fellow Independent, Coun Claire Hamilton (left).

End of the road for single use plastics after South Ribble Council vote

South Ribble will become the first authority in Lancashire to ditch single use plastics after councillors unanimously supported a motion backing the environmentally friendly proposal.
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