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Pippa with the seized goods

Sniffer dog helps Trading Standards to uncover £18,500 of hidden illicit goods

Trading Standards officers booked a Wagtail sniffer dog team, whose amazing canines are trained to sniff out hidden compartments of tobacco, vapes and money.

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Devolution announcement heralded as ‘amazing news for county’

Today's Government announcement of the potential for an historic devolution deal for Lancashire has been heralded as 'amazing news' for the county.  

County Hall gates

Please respect Fishergate Hill closure for safety following pipe burst

Lancashire County Council is alerting people that Fishergate Hill in Preston is expected to remain closed for some time following a pipe burst in the early hours of Tuesday 21 November.


Service at County Hall remembers those killed on our roads

Lancashire's annual RoadPeace Memorial Service for road traffic victims took place on Sunday 19 November.

Group photo Kingsfold Library

Visit your local library now to enjoy a warm space and a warmer welcome

With temperatures dropping, residents are being encouraged to visit their local library to enjoy a warm welcome, a cuppa and the chance to make some meaningful connections.

Packets of drugs piled up on a desk. Some are in blister packs, some are loose. Pink and white round pills, blue/white and yellow liquid filled oblong pills.

Lancashire to benefit from £8.4m scheme tackling drug and alcohol abuse

Addicts across Lancashire are set to benefit from a new £8.4million scheme which aims to reduce drug and alcohol abuse and reduce crime.

Façade of supported living apartments on Slyne Road in Lancaster

Vital new apartments for adults with learning and physical disabilities and people with autism open in Lancaster

The new 24 hour supported living apartments in Slyne Road mean residents can live independently, thanks to a package of care and support with innovative technology.

School children in a classroom

Have your say on proposals to expand Broughton CE Primary School

A consultation will begin today (20th November 2023) for a proposed expansion at Broughton in Amounderness Church of England Primary School in Preston.

John Hartnett, Tom Bailey, County Councillor Aidy Riggott, Phoebe Graham, Mark Chilton

Work starts on pioneering cricket facility in central Lancashire

Construction has started on a high-quality professional and community cricket facility in central Lancashire, which will be the first of its kind.

L Andy Walker, Lancashire County Council’s Head of Business Growth R Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Deputy Commander, UK Strategic Command

Lancashire announces new strategic partnership to maximise County’s ‘once in a generation’ cyber opportunity

Lancashire has announced the formation of a new collaborative initiative, The Lancashire Cyber Partnership (LCP) which will shape, support and promote the County’s world-class cyber strengths and fast-growing cyber ecosystem.

Vaping products can be targeted at children

Shop assistant fined £900 for selling disposable e-cigarette to a child

A Preston shop assistant has been ordered to pay fines and costs after failing an underage shopper test sting by Trading Standards officers.

Safeguarding Adults Week 2023

Safeguarding Adults Week set to launch in Lancashire

A vital campaign encouraging adults in Lancashire to stay safe and well is set to be launched.