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Death wish drivers slammed

Shocking footage of a car speeding through a red light and narrowly avoiding smashing into another has been handed to the police.
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Ged Fitzgerald was suspended from his role as chief executive for Liverpool City Council.

Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
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Up to 12.4 billion of means-tested benefits were left unclaimed in 2015-16

Britain’s unclaimed benefits: four million families miss out on £12.4 billion

Up to £12.4 billion of means-tested benefits – including pension credit, housing benefit and jobseekers and employment support allowance – were left unclaimed in 2015-16, according to new data released by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.

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The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

Environment
Complaints can involve multiple allegations

Police receive 100 complaints a day from public, figures reveal

Police are receiving nearly 100 complaints from members of the public every day, new figures show.

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The scheme is being "significantly underused"

Little take-up for shared parental leave initiative

Fewer than 1% of eligible mothers and fathers took advantage of the shared parental leave system in the past year, a new report says.

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Should Trump be welcomed to the UK?

Queen should not have to face 'racist' Donald Trump on state visit, says Cable

The Queen should not have to face the embarrassment of hosting "racist" US president Donald Trump on a state visit, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said.
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County Hall in Preston

Councillor collapses at extraordinary meeting of Lancashire County Council

An extraordinary meeting of Lancashire County Council was abandoned today after a councillor was taken ill and collapsed.
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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

Brexit row breaks out

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has been accused of betraying residents of the town who voted for Brexit by opposing the so-called Great Repeal Bill, which she has branded “a power grab by the Tories”.

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George Osborne

George Osborne reveals his true feelings about our Prime Minister

George Osborne has reportedly claimed he will not rest until Prime Minister Theresa May is "chopped up in bags in my freezer", according to a profile of the chancellor-turned-newspaper editor.
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Bad weather is expected with the arrival of Storm Aileen.

Council officials prepare for the arrival of Storm Aileen

Lancashire County Council is gearing up for dealing with bad weather expected with the arrival of Storm Aileen.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
Business
Coun. Mohammed Iqbal

Peaceful protest planned in Nelson

A peaceful protest has been organised in Nelson, against the killing of Rohingya Muslims in the South East Asian country of Myanmar.
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County Coun Geoff Driver

Will new winter care plan ease bed-blocking in Lancashire hospitals?

Lancashire County Council has unveiled its plans to help reduce hospital “bed blocking” and meet spikes in demand for social care over the winter period.

Health
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

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Anne Marie Waters is standing to be leader of UKIP

UKIP leadership hopeful: It's not outrageous to call Islam evil

Calling Islam evil is not an outrageous thing to say and a lot of British people agree with the views of the former leader of far-right English Defence League Tommy Robinson, a Ukip leadership candidate has said.

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Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
Offbeat
Jeremy Corbyn chats to volunteers at the West Craven Food Bank

Corbyn attacks zero hours contracts on foodbank visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked zero hours contracts and welfare sanctions when he visited a Barnoldswick foodbank during his recent trip to Pendle.

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Pendle Council says it will prioritise building on brownfield sites

Council insists it is prioritising brownfield sites for houses

A political row has broken out over the use of a fund set up to promote building on brownfield sites in Pendle.
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Just five houses have been built using the fund so far

Brownfield Fund has built just five houses in Pendle so far

The leader of Pendle Conservatives has slammed Pendle Council’s lack of action to develop brownfield sites across the borough.

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