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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.

Pictured from left to right are Shared Lives carer Kath and Sarah, who is supported by the scheme

Festive fun brings together Shared Lives carers and the people they support at seasonal celebrations across Lancashire

Christmas cheer and seasonal celebrations were enjoyed by adults with learning and physical disabilities and their carers this week.

The Duchess of York with youngsters and staff at Padiham Green CofE Primary School

Healthy eating on the menu during Duchess of York visit

Healthy eating was on the menu when the Duchess of York visited pupils at Padiham Green C of E Primary School.


Rural businesses give thumbs-up to support programme

Leaders of more than 130 rural businesses have reported that a range of support from Lancashire County Council helped them prosper during a challenging period.

items seized from the stall

Fleetwood faker fined £2,500 for car boot sale clothing and accessories

A Fleetwood woman caught selling counterfeit clothing and accessories at a local car boot sale has been sentenced following action by Lancashire's Trading Standards Service.

Michele Lawty-Jones – Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub

Lancashire businesses celebrated for commitment to the Lancashire Skills Pledge

Businesses from across the whole county convened in Preston to celebrate their contributions towards investing in the skills of people living and working in Lancashire.

Talkzone 30th anniversary

Talkzone service celebrates 30 years of helping young people in Lancashire

Talkzone, an anonymous talking service for children and young people across Lancashire, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week.

Preston Bus Station wide shot

Councillors agree to back zero-emissions bus bid

Lancashire County Council is driving forward a bid on behalf of a number of bus operators to bring zero-emissions buses to the county.

Farington Waste Recovery Park

Plans progress to reduce reliance on landfilling waste

County Councillors have agreed to extend a contract for managing residual household waste to give four councils in East Lancashire more time to adapt to new arrangements for processing it.

Cllr Aidy Riggott with the plans for Lancashire Central

Approval given for major employment site in Central Lancashire

Lancashire County Council and its development partner Maple Grove Developments have secured planning permission for the Lancashire Central site at Cuerden, which aims to create thousands of new jobs. 

Don't Bin Batteries

Batteries igniting after being binned caused 27 fires across Lancashire's waste facilities

Shock new figures have revealed that there have been 27 fires since the start of 2023 at Lancashire's waste facilities, caused by batteries that were not recycled properly.