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MP's personal tribute for well known Nelson bakery boss

An MP has paid tribute to well known bakery boss Mr Bill Oddie who has died at the age of 76.

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Big Brexit Survey

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.

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Ken Hind says Conservative councillors are not interested to form a new East Lancashire Unitary Authority

Valley's Tory councillors reject plans for new unitary authority

Conservative councillors in the borough are not interested in forming a "breakaway" East Lancashire unitary authority with neighbours from Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Blackburn and Burnley.

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The consultation will run until Sunday, June 10th

Consultation begins on reducing community transport budget

Lancashire County Council is consulting on proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services.
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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. .

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Nelson Town Hall

Council tax scam warning

Residents in Pendle are being targeted in their own homes in a fake council tax scam.

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Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw.

Lancs Police and Crime Commissioner calls on government to rethink cuts as violent crime rates rise

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, is calling on the government to reconsider police funding and free up funds to tackle violent crime amidst increasing demands for police.

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Mohammed Iqbal

Pendle going to the polls

Whatever else happens when Pendle goes to the polls next month, the make-up of Pendle Borough Council is bound to change.

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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.
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Geoff Driver

Funding boost for lifesavers across county

Lancashire County Council is investing £30,000 in lifesaving equipment, which will be installed across the county.

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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...

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Burnley Air Cadets will be among 150 cadets taking part in a 100th anniversary walk next month

Burnley to host 100th anniversary parade for Royal Air Force

Burnley is set to witness a grand spectacle next month.

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Coun. Joe Cooney

Former council leader reports rival over 'fat controller' jibe

The former leader of the Pendle Conservative group has made a formal complaint against a prominent Liberal Democrat who he has accused of calling him the 'fat controller'.

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Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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The ribbon is cut at Birtwistle East Lemes.

New bungalows unveiled: Colne millionaire's trust aiming to create a community

Elderly residents of Colne are set to reap the rewards of the generosity of a 19th Century-born millionaire native of the town, whose foundation - the Peter Birtwhistle Trust - welcomed its nonagenarian tenants to the ribbon-cutting of their 12 new bungalows.
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Standard of our schools among best

According to recent government figures, 91% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding.

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Community Lighthouse Foundation education centre in Gujrat (Shokat Malik of CLF fourth from right).

Pendle charity making a difference around the world

A Pendle charity running both international and UK-based community projects have built a new education centre to help fight orphan and child poverty in Pakistan.

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Some of the rubbish in Southfield Lane

Scourge of fly-tipping in beauty spot not being tackled by councils

Neighbours living near to a beauty spot say they are disgusted by the scourge of fly-tipping which has blighted the area for too long, and believe nothing is being done to stop it.
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Experts at data protection masterclass at Themis Burnley College

Experts lead masterclass in data protection

A masterclass in protecting your identity and personal details from hackers was held at Burnley College.

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Angie Ridgwell

Lancashire County Council to raid rainy day cash in funds crisis

The extent of the financial stress Lancashire County Council is under to balance its books has been laid bare by new research.

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