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Apply for a primary school place before January deadline

Parents who have not yet applied for a primary school place in Lancashire for their child for September 2024 have until Monday, 15th January to make their application.

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You only need a handful of salt from a grit bin to deal with most hazards

Lancashire County Council is urging people not to use more salt and sand from roadside grit bins than they need to this winter.

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Behind the scenes with Lancashire’s heritage – the gift that keeps on giving

Volunteers at some of Lancashire’s most historic buildings have opened up about their experiences with sharing their knowledge of the county’s heritage.

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Rawtenstall Library to temporarily close in January

Library lovers in Rawtenstall are being notified that their local library will temporarily close in January.

2024 adoption campaign

New Year, new family? Adoption could help your family grow in 2024

Have you considered starting 2024 by growing your family through adoption?

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Extra £3.6m highways investment to kick off 2024

Lancashire County Council will be carrying out extra work to improve roads, drainage and streetlights in the New Year after receiving a windfall as part of the government's Network North transport plans.

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Many more families to get 15 hours free childcare for their two-year-olds

From 2 January, most Lancashire parents of two-year-olds will be able to apply for government-funded childcare with a local nursery, childminder or pre school starting in April 2024.

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Let’s work together to make Lancashire a true scaleup powerhouse in 2024 and beyond

As 2023 draws to a close, Amin Vepari, business finance and scaleup lead for Two Zero, Lancashire County Council’s scaleup support service, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Lancashire's scaleup potential in 2024 and beyond.

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Where to check your bus times over Christmas

Lancashire County Council is advising passengers to check bus times with their operator before travelling over Christmas.

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Festive fun at Lancashire's Family Hubs

As Christmas draws closer, children, young people and families have been enjoying a host of festive fun at Family Hubs across Lancashire.

Margaret at The Laurels was thrilled to receive a card

Unique Christmas cards bring joy to hundreds of care home residents

Handmade Christmas cards have been bringing joy to hundreds of care home residents across Lancashire as the sixth annual Cards for Kindness initiative picks up pace.

Some of the posters on display in Jeffreys' printing room

Colne counterfeiter who made £1.8m selling posters is jailed for three and a half years

A fraudster who illegally made more than £1.8million by creating counterfeit posters has been jailed for more than three and a half years.