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Lancashire County Council

Statement on today's exam results

Statement from County Councillor Jayne Rear, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for education and skills:

"Congratulations to all Lancashire's students receiving results today who have shown incredible resilience during their studies. These are students who have endured long stints out of the classroom during the pandemic and come back ready to do their best. They should feel incredibly proud, regardless of their exam results. We are delighted for them and wish them every success.

Waste roadshows to take place over the next few months

Reuse roadshows shine a light on pre-loved buying and donating

A series of roadshows are being held to highlight the benefits of donating and buying pre-loved items. 

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Efforts continue to reopen Rossendale road blocked by rockfall

The safe reopening of a major road in Rossendale which has been partially closed by a rockfall remains a top priority for Lancashire County Council.


Lancashire tops table for training pupils to ride their bikes

Lancashire has topped a new cycling league table, with more primary school children in the county being trained to use their bikes last year than anywhere else in the North-West.


Students anxiously waiting for exam results urged to seek support from Talkzone

Help is at hand for any students who are feeling anxious about exam results this summer.

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Spray technique is filling potholes fast on rural roads

People should experience smoother journeys on Lancashire's rural roads after a summer of major investment in an innovative technique which rapidly repairs potholes using a high-pressure spray.

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Lancashire Funding Hub launched to better connect businesses with funding providers

Lancashire companies seeking funding to fast-track their growth are being advised to visit a new funding hub which has been launched by Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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Women of Ukraine reclaim their strength in powerful new exhibition

A powerful exhibition featuring Ukrainian women photographed in parts of Lancashire that have helped them to reclaim a sense of power has begun its library tour this week.

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Top tips for recycling dangerous 'hidden' batteries

Lancashire County Council is highlighting top tips for disposing of 'hidden batteries' after three fires blazed through its waste facilities in just two months.

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Rogue builder ordered to pay back £40,500 to vulnerable victims

Following a conviction obtained by Lancashire Trading Standards, where fraudulent roofer and builder George Austin was jailed for 10 months after scamming victims out of more than £50,000, Preston Crown court ruled on 28 July that he must use the equity in his house to pay back £40,500 of his bogus gains to the four victims involved.

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Loving homes sought to keep siblings in foster care together

Lancashire County Council needs to find homes for three sibling groups in the county: two groups of two siblings and one family of three sisters, who need to be placed together.

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Historic Samlesbury Aerodrome runway begins a new life on our roads

One of the old runways at the former Samlesbury Aerodrome is being given a new lease of life on Lancashire's roads thanks to a unique recycling scheme being led by the county council.