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Households will have weekly food waste collections from early 2026

Residents across Lancashire will be given weekly food waste collections from early 2026, as part of national recycling reforms.

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Virgin Media O2 gigabit broadband now available to 12,000 homes in Heysham and Lancaster for first time

More than 12,000 homes and businesses in Heysham and Lancaster can now access Virgin Media’s gigabit broadband services for the first time.


Ice warning as gritting efforts continue

People are being warned to be careful due to very icy conditions forecast first thing on Wednesday morning as the freezing weather continues.

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‘Outstanding’ Fylde home care provider launches recruitment drive

A Fylde-based care business which has received support from Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, has launched a significant drive for new staff.

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Crowdfund Lancashire: Launch your project now ahead of February deadline

Individuals who want to make a positive impact to their communities are being encouraged to bring their ideas to life through Crowdfund Lancashire.

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Lancashire's gritting teams are ready to tackle ice and snow

Lancashire County Council's gritting teams are gearing-up to keep the main roads moving as the county prepares for an icy spell over the coming days.

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Morecambe's West End to see safer, greener and healthier streets

The Sandylands and West End area of Morecambe has been selected for a new scheme to create an area with safer, greener and healthier streets.

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Cabinet to consider series of proposals to create more school places in Preston

A series of projects that aim to create hundreds of new school places in Preston will go before Lancashire County Council's cabinet this week.

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Rosebud accelerates growth of 43 businesses across Lancashire

Rosebud Finance, a Lancashire-based business loans provider, has injected £5.8m into 43 businesses across the region since July 2019, when GC Business Finance was appointed as the fund's delivery partner. 

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New director of Education, Skills and Culture to join Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has appointed Paul Turner to the role of Director of Education, Skills and Culture.

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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.

Grit bin

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.