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Wyre's 'fiver' plan for council tax rise

Wyre Council leader Coun Peter Gibson insists residents are still getting a good deal despite increasing council tax by the maximum amount allowed without a referendum.
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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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Paul Blomfield MP, Fleetwood MP Cat Smith and  Jenny Saunders OBE

MP’s support for councillor

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has announced her support for local councillor Lorraine Beavers in her bid to be re-elected this May.

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Thornton Library                                                                               Image:Google

Hopes lifted as library team prepare for talks

Volunteers hoping to take over a library closed as part of sweeping cuts are hoping to discuss their plans with County Hall bosses in the coming days.

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Cat Smith speaking in Parliamant.

School funding worries raised

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has echoed concerns that new Government proposals could leave schools out of pocket.

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Town clerk Jan Finch

Ex-clerk cleared in cash row

A Preesall town councillor has been found to have breached code of conduct rules after making a series of unsubstantiated claims about a “missing” council bank account allegedly containing £2,000.

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Stoke Central by-election candidate and party leader Paul Nuttall, laying out his party's plan for Brexit at the Ukip campaign shop in Stoke. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday February 13, 2017. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UKIP leader in Hillsborough admission

UKIP leader and North West MEP Paul Nuttall yesterday admitted that claims he lost close personal friends in the Hillsborough disaster are false.

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Jobs, Friends and Houses, a social enterprise that offers employment and training to ex-offenders and people recovering from addiction.

Lancashire Police and Blackpool Council save failing business Jobs, Friends and Houses

An award-winning company that has received more than £1m in public money has been taken over by Blackpool Council and Lancashire Police after getting into financial trouble.

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MPs in the House of Commons, London, as legislation to allow Theresa May to start formal Brexit talks has cleared its first Commons hurdle after MPs gave it a second reading by 498 votes to 114 - a majority of 384. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 1, 2017. See PA story COMMONS Brexit. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Lancashire MPs vote for Brexit bill

Lancashire MPs all voted to support the Brexit bill.

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Councillor Ruth Duffy.

Councillors in clash over Labour claims

A senior Fleetwood Labour councillor has accused the Wyre Council administration of a ‘lack of democracy’ over the way it handles a raft of issues.

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Hundreds protested against Trumps travel ban in Preston on Monday

Thousands call for a ban on Trump’s visit

More than 28,000 people from across Lancashire have so far signed a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from making a state visit to the UK.

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Work continues on the Broughton Bypass plan

Traffic report could shape Lancashire housing plans

A detailed traffic report into the A6 could shape the future of housing in and around Garstang.

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Paul Maynard

MP slams bank closure double whammy

A Blackpool MP has slammed bank bosses over a ‘double-whammy’ of bank closures.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

Waterboarding 'probably' OK if it saves lives, says UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he would "probably" support the use of waterboarding if it saved lives.

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North West Euro MP Louise Bours

North West Euro MP warns taxpayers over tax con bid

Taxpayers have been warned about a tax scam by North West Euro MP Louise Bours.

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Clive Grunshaw

6p tax rise push in bid to protect police jobs

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has outlined plans to push through an increase in council tax as he looks to protect jobs.

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Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley

‘Not enough GPs to open at weekend’

A Lancashire GP has said calls for doctors’ surgeries to open seven days a week are a ‘smokescreen’ to hide the Government’s failings.

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Work on Rossall Sea Defences

Sparkling finish for new sea defences is gradually revealed

The final section of Wyre’s new promenade is beginning to take shape.
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Paul Maynard

MP raises spectre of library sell offs

An MP has raised concerns Lancashire County Council could sell off library buildings before the outcome of public bids can be decided.

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