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Preston Wellfest helps spark conversation for World Mental Health Day

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Preston Wellfest hosted a very successful event to bring people in Preston together to talk about mental health.

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Plans submitted for a new railway station in north-west Preston

Plans have been submitted for a new railway station in Preston, which will improve access to travel, work and leisure opportunities in the region.


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'How to Train Your Dragon' author kicks off Fantastic Book Awards in Lancashire

This year's Fantastic Book Awards have been officially launched by the best-selling author behind the popular 'How to Train Your Dragon' series. 


New approach makes it easier to decorate streets for local events

Lancashire County Council is making it simple and cost-effective for anyone who wants to attach items such as signs, bunting, or hanging baskets to streetlights to apply for permission.

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Report highways faults on the go with Lancashire's 'Love Clean Streets' app

An app that allows residents to report highways issues on the go has been expanded to the reporting of a wider range of faults. 

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Kirkham newsagents handed under-age vape sale fine

Mohammed Reehan Khan and Saba Reehan, who run Palace Newsagents in Kirkham, have been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £780 for selling an e-cigarette to a 16-year-old girl.

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Councillors to be asked to approve appointment of new Executive Director of Resources

Lancashire County Council will be asked to appoint Mark Wynn to the role of Executive Director of Resources at a meeting of the full council next week.

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Free multilingual helpline for victims of domestic abuse launched

A free multilingual and confidential helpline for victims of domestic abuse in Lancashire has been launched.

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Cabinet to consider options over the future of Bleasdale School's residential provision

Plans to avoid the under-utilisation of the residential provision of an outstanding special school in Carnforth are set to be considered by councillors next week. 

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Operation Rogue Trader encourages residents to say no to cold callers

Lancashire County Council has joined forces with the police, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and waste services across the North West to raise awareness of the dangers of doing business with rogue traders.  

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Thrilling tale named as Lancashire's Book of the Year

The winner of Lancashire's Book of the Year Award has been announced at a virtual presentation ceremony.

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Social care winter plan set to be approved

A plan to support Lancashire's adult social care services to cope with increased pressures over the winter period is set to be approved.