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Pupils from Woodland Community Primary School in Skelmersdale enjoy the books in the school mobile bus which has come to visit.-5

Brand new Book Bus inspires pupils far and wide across region

Children in Lancashire schools are in for a treat, thanks to Lancashire School Library Service's new Book Bus.

Cynthia Murphy with CC Buckley

Young adult thriller author wins Lancashire Book of the Year for second year running

An author from Bury has won Lancashire's Book of the Year Award 2023 – the first female author in the history of the competition to win the award twice.

County Hall gates

Funding challenges for school places linked to new housing discussed at full council

The challenges facing the county council in funding school places in areas where new housing developments are being created has been raised during a full council meeting.


Burnley road closure extended to prevent future disruption

Yorkshire Street in Burnley is due to stay closed for a further 4 weeks until Friday 11 August to allow good progress to continue with the Town2Turf regeneration scheme, and reduce overall disruption by preventing the need for the road to be closed again in future.

An image of County Hall in Preston city centre

Councillors declare support for local radio and journalism

Councillors have declared their support for local radio and journalism and have vowed to continue to work with them to keep informing the public on important issues that affect them.

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Book your free place now on Lancashire's summer HAF programme

Families are now able to book places for children on one of the many holiday activities and food (HAF) clubs taking place across Lancashire over the summer holidays.

Pictured L-R at the new Meadowfold Hyndburn Ribble Valley Short Break Service in Great Harwood are team manager Jayne Driver, service user Alan Drew, area registered services manager Lancaster and Morecambe and East Lancashire Kellie-Anne Buczynski, registered manager Reine Swindlehurst,  Lancashire County Councillor and cabinet member for adult social care Graham Gooch and Lancashire County Council's director of adult care and provider services Paul Lee.

Innovative 'short break' service is helping carers take a break

A ground-breaking facility to enable carers to take a break has opened in Great Harwood.


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Landmark devolution deal moves a step closer

A landmark devolution deal for Lancashire has moved a step closer after the Government’s Levelling Up Minister Dehenna Davison signalled her in principle support.

Lancashire Artist of the Year

Public vote now open for Lancashire Artist of the Year 2023

Voting to determine who will be crowned Lancashire Artist of the Year has now opened.

County Hall Preston

Brand new integrated health and social care partnerships to get green light to deliver some NHS services locally

Four visionary new partnerships are set to receive responsibility for some NHS services in future.

Teacher pointing at board in a primary school class.

Funding approved for new Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit in Padiham

Councillors have approved funding establish a new Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit for children with social, communication and interaction needs in the east of the county.

Lancashire local offer for care leavers aged 16-25

Essential plan to improve life for young care leavers to get council approval

A crucial plan to improve life for young care leavers in Lancashire will get the official go ahead from Lancashire County Council this week.