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Shopworker handed year-long ban after he sold vapes to children

A Chorley shopworker has been banned from selling tobacco and vapes for a year, following robust action by Lancashire's Trading Standards officers.

Cycling and walking plans

Ambitious plans aim to increase walking and cycling across the county

Councillors discussed plans to increase walking and cycling across the county at Lancashire County Council's Cabinet meeting today (Thursday, May 9).

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Underage testers sold alcohol and vapes in sting operations

Underage teenage testers were able to buy alcohol and vapes at eight businesses across Lancashire during a test purchasing crackdown during the Easter period.

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Older people in Lancaster £430k better off thanks to free benefits checks

Older residents living in Lancaster and Morecambe are being urged to take up the offer of a free independent benefit check – with more than £430,000 claimed during the latest campaign.

Covid-19 vaccinations

13 Lancashire pharmacies to offer MMR vaccines as measles cases continue to rise

Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines will be made available for children in a number of local community pharmacies as part of a regional initiative.

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Choirs urged to enter singing contest

The search to find Lancashire's top choral singing talent has launched for the third year running.

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New design unveiled for a new tram bridge

The final design has been unveiled for a new structure that will replace the former Old Tram Bridge over the River Ribble linking Preston city centre and South Ribble.  

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Statement from Lancashire's Director of Public Health

Lancashire's Director of Public health has released a statement following a rise in measles cases in England and the North West, including in Preston.

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Potential limits on disposal of inert waste by van and trailer users at HWRCs

New limits on how much 'inert' waste can be disposed of by van and trailer users at Household Waste Recycling Centres are set to be discussed by Lancashire County Council's Cabinet.

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Cabinet to consider plans to extend Fylde coast cycle track

Lancashire County Council's cabinet is to consider plans to extend a cycle track linking St Annes and Blackpool and make it safer and easier for people using it to negotiate a number of busy junctions.

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'Best Start in Life' children's service is visited by Dame Andrea Leadsom

A ground-breaking service which aims to give children the Best Start in Life has been visited by Dame Andrea Leadsom, who saw first-hand the difference it is making to families' lives.

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Vape warning after teenagers taken ill

Parents are being warned of the dangers of unregulated vapes after several young people were taken ill in Lancaster and Morecambe.