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Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

2:04pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

CHILDREN aged four to 11 from Lancashire have been invited to meet a cast of colourful creatures as part of this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust believes county council cuts will 'impact’ on nature

3:08pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE Lancashire Wildlife Trust believes county council cuts will have a ‘major impact’ on nature.

Lancashire County Council job losses will ‘devastate’ services

9:43am Monday 20th January 2014

LEADERS of public service union Unison have warned of the ‘devastating’ effect of 2,500 job losses at Lancashire County Council on services.

Lancashire County Council scrap subsidies for all loss-making Sunday

6:00pm Saturday 14th December 2013

LANCASHIRE County Council proposes to scrap subsidies for all loss-making Sunday, Bank Holiday and evening bus services alarming bus operators, the drivers’ trade union, and politicians.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner expenses charge delay

Lancashire Telegraph: Commissioner Grunshaw in Blackburn recently

10:30am Friday 15th November 2013

LANCASHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has been forced to wait to find out whether he will face charges over his expenses when a county councillor.

Cut in bursary cash will save £166k a year

4:30pm Monday 11th November 2013

CARE leavers looking to become graduates will receive less financial help after the introduction of hefty course fees by universities.

Adoption is quicker with Lancashire County Council

1:58pm Thursday 31st October 2013

COUNCILLORS are reminding people there are children waiting for a loving home – and the process to become an adopter has become quicker.

‘£40,000-a-year’ Lancashire County Council officer was paid £½m for 2 years

Lancashire Telegraph: ‘£40,000-a-year’ Lancashire County Council officer was paid £½m for 2 years

10:59am Thursday 26th September 2013

A ‘£40,000-a-year’ senior council executive was paid more than £500,000 for just under two years work, an official report has revealed.

Labour act over Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner probe

10:01am Thursday 26th September 2013

LANCASHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw was fighting for his political life last night after he was suspended from the Labour Party as the Crown Prosecution Service launched an investigation into his expenses claims.

£3.5million investment in Lancashire youth zones

1:00pm Saturday 16th March 2013

AN extra £1million will be spent on the county’s ‘Youth Zones’ and a £2.5million centre created in Chorley.

Former Lancashire doctor accused of being complicit in torture

10:07am Wednesday 20th February 2013

A FORMER Lancashire doctor has been accused of being complicit in torture carried out by Saddam Hussein’s henchmen.

Blackpool Tower shines after second switch-on in its 119-year history

Lancashire Telegraph: The newly-lit Blackpool Tower

11:10am Wednesday 13th February 2013

TOURIST favourite Blackpool Tower is again shining in its fully-lit glory after only the second switch-on in its 119-year history last night.

Lancashire highways chief hits back in gritting row

Lancashire Telegraph: MOVING Gritters out on the road

2:44pm Wednesday 30th January 2013

LANCASHIRE County Council is reviewing the effectiveness of this week’s gritting of roads in East Lancashire.

100,000 in Lancashire are missing out on care

Lancashire Telegraph: HOME CARE Debra Sofia Magdalene cares for her mum Joan Hobley and dad Michael

3:57pm Thursday 8th November 2012

A NEW campaign is telling East Lancashire carers that advice, information and practical support to help them cope is just a phone call away.

Lancashire councils are urged to use apprentices

11:00pm Wednesday 7th November 2012

LANCASHIRE County Council is to raise its successful apprentices scheme with the leaders of district councils to see if they can benefit from it.

Lancashire County Council workers in metal theft probe

Lancashire Telegraph: WORKS HQ  The council depot in Burnley

11:49am Thursday 18th October 2012

NINETEEN workers at two Lancashire County Council depots are being investigated over claims they have been stealing scrap metal.

Public urged to vote for Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner

9:20pm Tuesday 25th September 2012

THERE are less than 50 days until Lancashire votes for its first-ever Police and Crime Commissioner.

Free compost given to Hyndburn residents as a thank you for recycling

8:00pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

FREE compost is to be given away by a borough council as a thank-you to residents for recycling.

Warning to Hyndburn fly-tippers

5:30pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

HOUSEHOLDERS are being warned they face prosecution if they use a ‘man with a van’ to get rid of waste.

Con artists target Hyndburn pensioners

9:00am Saturday 21st July 2012

CON artists have been targeting elderly women at their homes to trick them into handing over their bank cards.

Pendle MP demands new dog attack laws

7:42am Saturday 21st July 2012

EAST Lancashire MP Andrew Stephenson has demanded new laws to prosecute people whose dogs roam wild on private property.

Hyndburn voters will receive forms early

12:45pm Friday 20th July 2012

VOTERS in Hyndburn will receive their electoral registration forms now instead of in August as usual.

Tories select Lancashire Police Crime Commissioner

11:00pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

THE Conservative candidate standing for Lancashire Police Crime Commissioner has been unveiled as County Coun Tim Ashton.

New Lancashire waste plants fail to meet recycling demands

3:59pm Wednesday 7th December 2011

WASTE plants dealing with Lancashire’s rubbish are being penalised after failing to meet recycling targets – just four years into a £2billion deal.

'Crippled' drummer caught out in Great Harwood Remembrance Day march

Lancashire Telegraph: 'Crippled' drummer caught out in Great Harwood Remembrance Day march

1:30pm Friday 2nd December 2011

A ‘CRIPPLED’ drummer was secretly filmed drumming in a band on a Remembrance Day march in East Lancashire.

Public sector strikes: East Lancashire workers on picket lines

Lancashire Telegraph: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3155948

5:00pm Wednesday 30th November 2011

WITH GALLERY: 20,000 public sector workers took part in demonstrations across East Lancashire today to protest over changes to their pensions.

Public sector strikes: East Lancashire workers on why they walked out

4:53pm Wednesday 30th November 2011

WORKERS who went out on strike today explain why they did so.

New 'average-speed' cameras proposed for Lancashire roads

6:47pm Tuesday 29th November 2011

'Average speed' cameras, which monitor cars over a certain distance, may be introduced in Lancashire.

Public sector strikes: Day of disruption as 20,000 set to strike in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: 50,000 set to strike in East Lancashire

3:00pm Tuesday 29th November 2011

UPDATE: East Lancashire is bracing itself for ‘severe’ disruption to services when thousands of public sector workers strike against pension changes tomorrow.

Public sector strikes: List of East Lancashire school closures

Lancashire Telegraph: action Staff from the University and College Union preparing banners and placards

3:00pm Tuesday 29th November 2011

UPDATE: Here is a list of East Lancashire schools that will be closed on Wednesday, November 30 due to strike action.

£18m cost to Lancashire County Council of fixing pavements

Lancashire Telegraph: £18m Lancashire County Council of fixing its pavements

12:20pm Monday 28th November 2011

CRACKED and hazardous pavements have cost Lancashire County Council more than £18million to repair over four years.

Dodgy cars top complaints list to Lancashire trading standards

12:14pm Monday 28th November 2011

DODGY used cars are top of the list of complaints to trading standards, with 700 calls every year.

Taxpayers 'face bill for redundancies at BAE Systems'

3:06pm Thursday 24th November 2011

Taxpayers could foot a £110 million redundancy bill to lay off nearly 3,000 BAE Systems workers, MPs were told today.

Raiders break into Lancashire prison

4:27pm Thursday 24th November 2011

Raiders broke INTO a Lancashire prison and made off with a haul of cigarettes.

Lancashire shale gas reserves 'could hit emissions targets'

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire shale gas reserves 'could hit emissions targets'

11:28am Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Exploiting "shale gas" reserves in Lancashire could prevent the UK from meeting targets to cut emissions and damage investment in renewables, a report has warned.

Blackpool fans ride to Burnley for Gary Parkinson

Lancashire Telegraph: WHEELY GOOD WORK Former Clarets winger David Eyres (centre) is joined by Blackpool fans (left to right) Matt Smith, John Aspinall and Nick Smith at Turf Moor yesterday, along with Debbie Parkinson, to raise funds for ex-Burnley defender Gary Parkinson

12:05pm Friday 18th November 2011

RIVALRIES were put to one side as Burnley hosted a trio of intrepid Blackpool fans raising money for ex-Claret Gary Parkinson.

Lancashire headteacher attacked with bleach

3:04pm Wednesday 16th November 2011

A headteacher of a Lancashire private school is recovering at home after it is thought bleach was thrown into his face.

Jobless total falls in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: The number of jobless young people has jumped by 67,000

10:32am Wednesday 16th November 2011

THE number of people claiming job seeker's allowance has fallen in East Lancashire, figures released today show.

Lancashire BAE job losses ‘can’t be stopped' fear

Lancashire Telegraph: DECISION SOON Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

9:38am Wednesday 16th November 2011

REDUNDANCIES at BAE Systems “probably won’t be stopped” even if a deal with the Indian Government is struck, according to trade union officials.

Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards: The winners

Lancashire Telegraph: WINNERS! Merc Engineering bosses Nigel Jenkins; production director, John Hoyle; commercial director; and Les Nuttall, managing director, celebrate with compere and TV personality Dianne Oxberry

12:33pm Saturday 12th November 2011

WITH PHOTO GALLERY: A night of celebration, inspiration and ‘heroic’ success stories marked the 2011 Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards last night.

East Lancashire has UK’s most hospital asthma cases

1:19pm Monday 14th November 2011

EAST Lancashire has the highest hospital admission rates for asthma attacks in the country.

£3.5m boost to help jobless teenagers in Lancashire

5:24pm Friday 11th November 2011

A PROJECT aimed at teenagers who are not in work or training has been given a £3.5million boost.

Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards tonight

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards tonight

3:16pm Friday 11th November 2011

TONIGHT the Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards finalists gather for the biggest night in East Lancashire’s business calendar.

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day services in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: PROUD TASK Cadet Lauren Bridge, 13, of 1104 Nelson Squadron Air Training Corps, helps out with selling Remembrance Day poppies at Morrison’s supermarket in Nelson

8:20am Friday 11th November 2011

SERVICES are set to take place across East Lancashire to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women.

Lancashire beaches failing water standards test

12:06pm Tuesday 8th November 2011

Ten beaches and bathing spots in England and Wales, including Blackpool beaches and waters on the Lancashire coast, failed to meet strict new EU standards for water quality this year, figures have shown.

Lancashire train delays after signalling problem

11:12am Monday 7th November 2011

A signalling problem near Preston led to delays on Lancashire's rail network this morning.

Grit stockpiled by Lancashire councils ready for winter

Lancashire Telegraph: BE PREPARED Duncan Reeve with rock salt supplies at Burnley’s Heasandford Council Depot

8:00pm Friday 4th November 2011

THIRTY thousand tonnes of grit has been stockpiled as highways chiefs prepare for another ‘big freeze’ this winter.

Former Blackpool circus chaplain is new bishop of Penrith

Lancashire Telegraph: NEW ROLE: Robert Freeman

9:29am Wednesday 2nd November 2011

A FORMER chaplain to Blackpool Tower Circus has been consecrated as the new Bishop of Penrith at a ceremony in York Minster.

Jobs axed as Lancashire County Council forced to save £3million

10:57am Wednesday 26th October 2011

AROUND 70 jobs will be axed after a major review of the careers service run by Lancashire County Council.

Number of mobile speed camera locations in Lancashire to rise

Lancashire Telegraph: MORE Cameras in East Lancashire are on the rise

10:36am Wednesday 26th October 2011

MORE Lancashire roads will be targeted by ‘sneaky’ mobile speed cameras from 2012.


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