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Business Owners Network

Boost launches new programme to help Lancashire business leaders flourish

Business owners and leaders in Lancashire are being invited to take part in a new funded programme which will allow them to work with other business owners to tackle key business challenges and maximise new opportunities.

An image of County Hall in Preston city centre

Recommendation on council tax to be put to full council

A recommendation to freeze the level that council tax is increased in Lancashire will be put to councillors next week.

County Councillor Peter Buckley and Jennifer Jaynes from Preston City of Sanctuary

Lancashire's library network awarded Libraries of Sanctuary status

Lancashire County Council's entire library network has achieved the Libraries of Sanctuary Award for the vital role they play in supporting people who are seeking sanctuary.

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Proposals for extra funding and investment for Lancashire's adult social care providers

Proposals for a much-needed rise in funding and additional investment for adult social care providers are to be considered by Lancashire County Council's cabinet this week.


Cabinet to consider parking plans to improve Fulwood bus

Councillors are to consider plans to restrict parking in a commercial area of Preston to reduce congestion and improve the local bus service.

An image of County Hall in Preston city centre

School admission arrangements for 2024/2025 set to be approved by cabinet

The timetable for admissions for Lancashire's primary and secondary schools and academies for 2024/2025 will be discussed by councillors this week.

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Funding of bus for Longton near Preston has been extended

Lancashire County Council is stepping in to extend funding of a bus service linking the villages of Longton and New Longton with Preston.

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New plans proposed for South Lancaster road scheme

The route of a proposed new road in Lancaster is set to be altered to protect an area of valuable ancient woodland.


New lower fares for evening and weekend travel on most Lancashire bus services

Passengers can benefit from reduced fares from Monday including single ticket bus journeys for just £1 after 7pm. 

Craig Harris and Mark Gibbons

Accrington manufacturer doubles staff and goes global with Access to Finance support

An Accrington company which manufactures steel workspaces and stations is experiencing sustained turnover and staff growth after moving into a larger unit it purchased with the help of a Lancashire County Council finance service.

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Turf-cutting ceremony marks the start of Clitheroe school-building project

A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the official start of a new school-building project in Clitheroe.

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Lancashire County Council's children's services rated 'Good' by Ofsted

Children's services in Lancashire are 'good' across the board.