LANCASHIRE County Council has introduced cheaper 0300 numbers to contact its services, in a move announced at the start of the year.

The decision to replace 0845 numbers with 0300 numbers will make it cheaper to contact the council by phone.

The new numbers launched last week, meaning it will cost the same to call as geographic numbers starting 01 or 02.

0300 calls are often included as part of inclusive minutes, discount schemes or bundled packages in the same way as geographic calls.