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Call for new carers this Shared Lives Week

"Being a Shared Lives Carer is the best job – the most rewarding I've ever had." These are the words of Burnley resident Julie Anderson.

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Powerful film 'US' shines a light on refugees who've sought sanctuary in Lancashire

A Lancashire filmmaker who has worked with the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice has debuted a powerful new film that showcases the lives of refugees in Lancashire.

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Prestigious public speaking competition sees schoolchildren debate how to resolve Lancashire's important issues by 2050

An esteemed new public speaking competition is now running for primary and secondary school students across Lancashire.

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Positive dialogue at meeting to discuss devolution deal for county

Representatives from Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Blackpool Council have met with Government officials to begin a conversation about the possibility of creating a combined county authority (CCA) and securing Lancashire's first devolution deal.

A new drive seeks to find loving homes for the children who wait the longest

Drive to find adopters for children who wait the longest for a permanent home

A NEW adoption campaign has been launched which highlights how children from certain groups wait the longest to be adopted.

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Counterfeit clothing seller caught flogging designer knockoffs for £5

A COUNTERFEIT clothing seller has been given a curfew after being caught selling designer knockoffs for as little as £5.

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People who've sought safety in Lancashire share their stories for Refugee Week 2023

The lives of people from around the world who have resettled in Lancashire will be explored in a series of events this week to commemorate Refugee Week 2023.

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Thirty foster carers from across Lancashire tot up a staggering 870 years of service

A total of 30 foster carers from across Lancashire have totted up 870 years of caring for children between them.

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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Lancashire County Council and other local authorities across the County will raise a special Armed Forces Day flag on Monday 19 June.

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South Lancaster transport proposals re-evaluated

A decision has been made to suspend further work on the proposed South Lancaster to M6 transport project and to re-evaluate the proposals.

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Trading Standards officers 'wage war' on illegal cigarette sales

Trading Standards officers 'waging war' on illegal sales of counterfeit cigarettes and the sale of vapes to children have successfully led to one trader having to pay out almost £12,000 following court action.

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Blaze that burned through a tonne of cardboard was started by disposable vape

A huge blaze at a waste transfer station that took more than three hours to put out is believed to have been started by the battery inside a disposable vape.