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Chorley Library closed for essential repair works

Book lovers in Chorley are being notified that one of their local libraries is temporarily closed for essential repair works.

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Late night bus services will be saved

Vital late night bus services linking Preston, Brookfield and Red Scar have been saved following a decision by Lancashire County Council to fund them.

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Last call for entries for Lancashire Artist of the Year 2024

Lancashire Artist of the Year 2024 is preparing to enter the next phase of the competition – but there's still time to enter.

L-R, Hannah Moffatt, Liz Flanagan and Jenny McLachlan.

Children's authors and illustrators crowned at Fantastic Book Awards celebration

A madcap story about a boy on stilts enrolling at a school for giants and a hilarious tale about the world's worst fairy are among the stories most loved by young bookworms in Lancashire.

Pendle Ladies Choir (then known as Nelson Civic Ladies Choir, shown at the finals) were crowned the 2023 winners

Pendle Ladies' Choir sings the praises of Lancashire Choir of the Year

Lancashire's Choir of the Year has revealed that winning the competition in 2023 has "done wonders" to raise their profile across the county and has urged their fellow singing groups to enter this year.

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Lancashire Music Service named as an Apple Regional Training Centre

Lancashire Music Service has been named as an Apple Regional Training Centre for 2023–2024, the first Music Service in the UK and Ireland.

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Crowdfund Lancashire: 100 projects backed as summer funding round nears

Crowdfund Lancashire – which has helped fund more than 100 culture and sports projects since it launched in 2022 – will open its summer funding round next month.

Heather Davis with County Councillor Peter Buckley

Historical items celebrated to mark council’s 50th anniversary

What does a 500-year-old pilgrim badge have in common with a 20th century cheesemaking machine, or a roman spear?

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Billie’s looking 'smiles' better thanks to historic hippo makeover

An expert conservator has travelled across the Lancashire-Yorkshire border to collaborate with industry colleagues

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Paintbrushes at the ready as Lancashire Artist of the Year 2024 begins

The search to find and champion some of the best artists in the county has now begun, as Lancashire Artist of the Year 2024 launches today.

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Swoop across three businesses for illicit e-cigarette and tobacco sales

A swoop across three Lancashire businesses saw e-cigarettes sold to underage test purchasers, including one dressed in school uniform.

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Slay Boredom – a weekend of swordsmanship at Clitheroe Castle

A special programme of events will run at Clitheroe Castle Museum this weekend to mark England's patron saint.