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George Austin

Rogue builder ordered to pay back £40,500 to vulnerable victims

Following a conviction obtained by Lancashire Trading Standards, where fraudulent roofer and builder George Austin was jailed for 10 months after scamming victims out of more than £50,000, Preston Crown court ruled on 28 July that he must use the equity in his house to pay back £40,500 of his bogus gains to the four victims involved.

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Loving homes sought to keep siblings in foster care together

Lancashire County Council needs to find homes for three sibling groups in the county: two groups of two siblings and one family of three sisters, who need to be placed together.

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New Exhibition at Lancashire Archives explores the lives of Lancashire Women from 1950 to 1980

How much changed for women in Lancashire between 1950-1980 in a post-war Britain where women led the charge to create a new society? The new exhibition at Lancashire Archives examines this question and more, exploring women’s lives in Lancashire through the county’s archive collections.

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Our fostering service roars on the Lionesses

To celebrate the Women's World Cup, our foster carers and service have teamed up with other councils to form 'Local Councils United.' 

More than 20,000 cigarettes were seized in raids in Preston on July 19, 2023

Trading Standards take part in crackdown on illegal cigarettes

More than 20,000 counterfeit cigarettes have been seized in Preston as part of a multi-agency crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

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Clitheroe Castle Museum to join national celebration with weekend of free activities

A well-loved community attraction will begin the summer holidays by joining in a national celebration of our cultural heritage.

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Young adult thriller author wins Lancashire Book of the Year for second year running

An author from Bury has won Lancashire's Book of the Year Award 2023 – the first female author in the history of the competition to win the award twice.

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Councillors declare support for local radio and journalism

Councillors have declared their support for local radio and journalism and have vowed to continue to work with them to keep informing the public on important issues that affect them.

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Public vote now open for Lancashire Artist of the Year 2023

Voting to determine who will be crowned Lancashire Artist of the Year has now opened.

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Pioneering bid to tackle loneliness in the over 50s to get green light

A community-based scheme to tackle loneliness in Lancashire is set to be given the green light this week.

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Educational and creative projects across Burnley to benefit from £47,000 of grants

At the next Lancashire County Council Cabinet meeting on Thursday (6 July), grants will be awarded from the Edward Stocks Massey Bequest Fund.

Lancashire will benefit from the Local Nature Recovery Strategy

New strategy to help drive nature's recovery in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has agreed to take on the lead role as the Responsible Authority for Lancashire as part of a new England-wide system, which will help the environment in the face of challenges including climate change and biodiversity loss.