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Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Mrs Amanda Parker JP Cropped

Eight Lancashire groups receive The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

Eight groups of volunteers based in Lancashire have been honoured with The King’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. 

Crowdfund Lancashire - football

Crowdfund Lancashire to welcome new applications as new funding round kicks off

Individuals, businesses and community groups are being invited to bring their sport and culture ideas to life though an exciting funding initiative that puts communities in the driving seat.

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Foster carers with foster child on bikes.

Boost of more than £1.2m funding for foster care recruitment

Lancashire County Council is one of five local authorities, along with Blackburn with Darwen, Cumberland Council, Westmorland and Furness Council and Blackpool Council, who were successful in a regional bid for Department for Education funding to become a pathfinder for the Regional Fostering Recruitment and Retention Hub.


New average speed cameras go live in Chorley and West Lancs

Enforcement of average speeds on the A581 between Rufford and Euxton has started as part of a major investment to improve safety on Lancashire's historically most dangerous roads.

The winners were Barden Primary School, who spoke about vaping; and Balshaw's Church of England High School, who debated crime and poverty

The Great Lancashire Debate winners are announced

Key topics for Lancashire's future have been discussed by schoolchildren during the Great Lancashire Debate.

LCC representatives and partners

Boost reveals new £3.9m business support programme in landmark 10th year

A business support programme aimed at helping Lancashire businesses start, grow and thrive has unveiled a new range of services, thanks to a fresh £3.9m funding deal.

Preston Bus Station wide shot

New scheme will combat poor behaviour on public transport

Specially trained officers will patrol buses and bus stations in Lancashire as part of a new pilot scheme to help stamp out anti-social behaviour on public transport.

We're celebrating Youth Work week!

Lancashire youth work manager to deliver national webinar for Youth Work Week

Youth workers from across the country will be tuning in today to hear about the positive impact youth work has had on young people in Lancashire, as part of a national celebration of youth work.

Parliament Week Public Speaking Competition

Finals of prestigious public speaking competition to take place this week

The finals of an esteemed new public speaking competition for primary and secondary school students across Lancashire are taking place today (7 November) and tomorrow (8 November). 

CC Tim Ashton and CC Jayne Rear with headteacher Anne-Marie Horrocks and Ribblesdale pupils

Celebrations for Ribblesdale's new £10m primary provision in the Ribble Valley

Local dignitaries gathered in Clitheroe to celebrate the official opening of a new £10m primary school, creating future school places for local families in the Ribble Valley.


Ferocious fire at waste facility started by a rechargeable battery

A ferocious fire that melted metal at a waste facility at the weekend was caused by a rechargeable battery.

Fatima Whitbread

Former Olympian Fatima Whitbread shares her story with Lancashire care leavers

Care leavers in Lancashire were shown a powerful video from former Olympian Fatima Whitbread during a celebration event at County Hall.