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Have your say on plans to establish a new primary school in Goosnargh

A public consultation over plans to establish a new primary school on the former Whittingham Hospital site in Goosnargh has been launched.


Just a few 'missing links' left to complete East Lancs cycleway

A major project to create a comprehensive network of walking and cycling links throughout East Lancashire has entered its final phase.

Lancashire Artist of the Year

Last call for entries for Lancashire Artist of the Year 2023

Lancashire Artist of the Year, the new competition from Lancashire County Council, is closing soon – but there's still time to enter.

Pictured, from left to right, at the awards celebration for the Brilliant Book Award 2023 and the Fantastic Book Awards 2023 are County Councillor Cosima Towneley, authors Phil Earle, Lee Newbery and Alex Falase-Koya, illustrator Paula Bowles, Vice Chairman of Lancashire County Council Cllr Tim Ashton, County Councillor Alan Cullens and County Councillor Jayne Rear.

Children's top authors and illustrators crowned at awards celebration

Thousands of bookworms across Lancashire's primary schools have picked their top reads and favourite children's book illustrators.

Foster carer allowances are set to rise

Allowance review for foster care 'keeps children in best environment to thrive and shine'

Allowances for foster carers are set to increase after a review by Lancashire County Council's cabinet.

Teacher pointing at board in a primary school class.

More school places to be created in Lancashire following cabinet approval

Several schemes that will create more primary and secondary school places in Preston and Longridge have been approved by councillors.

Boost growth story - Rachel Ratcliffe - Pudalicious-2

Wyre-based pudding maker reaches retail shelves following Boost support

A Wyre-based producer of traditional fruit crumbles and puddings has secured a contract to supply a well-known local retailer with its products after receiving funded support through Boost; Lancashire’s business growth hub.

Nicky Nook

Footpath to be replaced at popular beauty spot near Scorton

Work will begin next week to replace steps at a popular beauty spot near to Scorton.

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Expect delays on A6 near Carnforth as new phase of roadworks begin

Lancashire County Council is alerting people to the need to plan their journeys around roadworks due to start in the Carnforth area next week.

Two Zero Scaleup Leaders Network participants

Successful Two Zero scaleup programme to continue for another year

A highly regarded scaleup support programme funded by Two Zero is set to continue for a further year, with 43 well known Lancashire businesses taking part.

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Plans to support children and young people when they turn 18 to be given green light

A vital plan for supporting children and young people who are likely to have eligible social care needs when they turn 18 is set to be approved.


Overnight road closures coming soon for final phase of Ormskirk improvements

The final stage of the Ormskirk Eastern Gateway Project is due to get underway shortly with resurfacing work on parts of Moor Street and St Helen's Road.