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Pendle in bid to breakaway from Lancashire County Council

Pendle Borough Council members have voted unanimously to kick off the process to break away from Lancashire County Council.

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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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Blackpool link road, watched by civic officials in 1986. The road follows the old railway line to the site of Central Station and is named after Lancashire County Council surveyor Harry Yeadon (far left), it was opened on the 3rd January 1986. Louise Ellman in light coloured coat

Today's suffragettes: ‘I was very determined to make a difference’

Voting Louise Ellman into office was a ground-breaking moment for women in the North West - the first female leader of Lancashire County Council.
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The Pendle Road/A59 accident blackspot.

Start date for roundabout at accident blackspot

Work to build a long-awaited roundabout at a notorious accident blackspot will start in late June council chiefs have confirmed.

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Coun. Ken Hind.

‘Adopt a pothole’ plea from council leader

“Adopt a pothole” is the message from a council leader who wants residents to lobby highways chiefs to ensure that every pothole in the borough is repaired.

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Stephen Young

Top role for ex-Burnley student

Lancashire County Council has appointed a former Burnley College Sixth Form Centre student as its new Executive Director of Growth, Environment, Transport & Community Services.

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County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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Elected MPs need to stand up for a free press and local democracy

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed.
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The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

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Coun. Mary Robinson.

How times have changed for women

The increasing number of women who are entering political life was demonstrated this week on the 100th anniversary of some women being given the right to vote.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Education
It was a slow crawl through Read this morning.

Road works chaos should be short lived says council spokesman

Road works in Read which caused severe tailbacks this morning should be finished by the end of tomorrow.

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Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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Lord Tony Greaves.

Lord Tony Greaves hits out at Lancs transport plan for focusing too much on cities

Lancashire Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tony Greaves has lambasted the new Strategic Transport Plan for the North of England for being too city-centric and for ignoring the county's smaller settlements.

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Andrew Stephenson MP

Man convicted of making death threats against MP

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the conviction of a man who who made online death threats and phone calls against him and his staff members.

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Grants on offer for young achievers and community groups

Cash is up for grabs for equipment and tuition by budding young sports people, performance artists and community groups in Ribble Valley.

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The youth shelter off Henthorn Road.

Six month reprieve for Clitheroe youth shelter

A youth shelter in Clitheroe threatened with demolition has been granted a six month reprieve.

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The fire damaged loos.

Extensive repair work to fire damaged Clitheroe loos

Work is ongoing to repair a popular and much used toilet block that was set on fire last year.

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