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A view of the outside of the proposed cricket pavilion, with one of the pitches on the right hand side and spectators watching the match.

Exciting plans approved for new cricket facilities in Lancashire

A planning application for a new high-quality sports facility in the heart of the county has been approved in principle by councillors - subject to any call-in from the Secretary of State.


Cycle lane and changes to parking proposed in Lytham St Annes

Lancashire Council is proposing some changes to traffic and parking in a busy area of Lytham St Annes to improve safety and convenience for cyclists.

Preston Community Centre

Apply now to the Lancashire warm spaces grant scheme before Friday deadline

Community groups offering warm spaces in Lancashire are being urged to apply for funding to support their offer before the deadline for applications on Friday, March 3.

Secondary school boy. School admissions for 2023.

Thousands of youngsters get their first choice school

Almost nine in ten pupils will attend their first-choice secondary school in September as allocations have now been processed.

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Support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities set to be improved

Proposals to improve support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will be considered by councillors later this week.

Cllr Sue Whittam-2

Campaign to raise awareness of suicide in young people is commended

The work of a group of dads who raise awareness of suicide in young people has been commended by Lancashire County Council.

Members of Lancashire County Council's Homes for Ukraine team

Hundreds of refugees welcomed one year after conflict in support of 'inspirational' Ukraine fight

As the world marks the first anniversary of Russian forces invading Ukraine, the leader of Lancashire County Council has spoken of her pride in the welcome the county has given people fleeing the conflict.


Lancashire Walks to School Day will mark coronation

Pupils and teachers will be invited to take part in a new Lancashire Walks to School Day in May to promote the benefits of walking over getting dropped off in the car, and celebrate the coronation of King Charles.

There will be road closures in Preston from Monday, 27 February

Temporary road closures to take place in Preston from next week

Temporary road closures will take place in the Preston area from Monday (27 February) as part of the creation of the new Preston Western Distributor Road scheme.

Kirkham Library

Kirkham Library temporarily shuts its doors for roof repairs

Kirkham Library is set to close from next week while vital repairs take place.

Aldermen photo

Former councillors receive Honorary Aldermen status for service to the county council

The distinguished title can be given to any former county councillor who, in the opinion of the county council, provided eminent services whilst serving the council.


New Ormskirk bus station due to open soon

Councillors met this week to check on progress with Ormskirk's modern new bus station, which is expected to be ready to open and welcome passengers in around two weeks' time.