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Pothole repair money will not slip through the cracks, council says

A backlog of road repairs caused by harsh winter weather will be cleared, the leader of Lancashire County Council has promised. Geoff Driver told a meeting of the full council: “The money is there and it will be done.” He was responding to a question...

Fleetwood Today, today, 14:31
 

Council denies it has lost its way over footpath signs

Lancashire County Council has rejected a claim that it can take up to three years to replace missing signs identifying public footpaths. Independent councillor Paul Greenall told a meeting of the full council that the absence of a Rights of Way...

Fleetwood Today, today, 14:31
 

Water bosses apply to take water from Lake Ullswater, Windermere and Ennerdale to beat drought

Following the announcement of a hosepipe ban, United Utilities has submitted drought applications to take more water from lakes. The company – which is bringing in a hosepipe ban from August 5 – has submitted three drought applications. The company...

Fleetwood Today, today, 14:31
 

More illegal tobacco seized from shops

Action against illegal tobacco in central Nelson has resulted in a further seizure in under a week at one shop, and a manufacturing operation being uncovered at another. An inspection by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards and Lancashire...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

Burnley's huge Local Plan finally set to be adopted

The Burnley Local Plan – a huge document encompassing new housing, industry and heritage sites across the borough – could finally be adopted at the end of this month. The final decision to approve the plan will be made at a meeting of the full Burnley...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted. The boost of confidence comes as the next generation Tempest was unveiled as the successor to the Eurofighter Typhoon at the Farnborough...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

Budding chefs and circus acts of the future put through their paces at Burnley secondary school

Everything from circus tricks and cooking to British values and art was on the timetable from students at a Burnley high school when they took a break from normal lessons. Year seven students from Blessed Trinity RC College went off timetable for the...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

Sky's the limit for daredevil Rosie

The sky certainly was the limit for a daredevil teaching assistant who braved a tandem skydive to raise money for a charity at her school. Rosie Garnett, who works in Class 3 at Holly Grove School in Barden Lane, Burnley, jumped from 15,000ft and...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

Padiham schoolchildren's talents add up to victory in top Maths challenge

The summer term ended on a high note for students from Padiham Primary School when they won a competition aimed at testing their Maths skills. Held at Burnley's Heasandford Primary School, competitors Kian Parkinson, Tia Butterworth, Isobel Olerenshaw...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

Over 500 pay their last respects to former Burnley pub landlord Peter

One of Burnley's best known and loved former pub landlords has died at the age of 76. Around 500 people, many who had travelled from across the UK and abroad, gathered at St Mary's Church in Burnley to say goodbye to Peter Scaife who ran a number of...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

Inspirational Burnley duo are sparkling success after shedding five stone each

Two super slimmers from Burnley have been awarded the title of Diamond Member of the Year for setting a sparkling example of long-term weight loss. Susanne Green and Julie Cowgill both joined the 1882 Lounge Burnley Football Club Slimming World group...

Burnley Express, today, 14:31
 

First class Chorley student secures “big four” role and accountancy prize

An Edge Hill accountancy student has not only graduated today as top of her class but also secured a job with one of the “Big Four” global accountancy firms – Ernst and Young. Autumn Murphy, 21 from Chorley, has been awarded the Edge Hill Liverpool...

Chorley Guardian, today, 14:31
 

Major road near Rivington closed after 'serious' crash

A road has been closed near Rivington following a serious accident, say police. Blackrod Bypass Road has been closed in both directions between Station road (Rivington traffic lights) and Chorley road following the accident which happened at around...

Chorley Guardian, today, 14:31
 

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted. The boost of confidence comes as the next generation Tempest was unveiled as the successor to the Eurofighter Typhoon at the Farnborough...

Chorley Guardian, today, 14:31
 

Councillors pay tribute work of Winter Hill firefighters

Councillors from across the political divide have paid tribute to the work of firefighters tackling moorland blazes in Lancashire. A fire broke out on Winter Hill, on the border between Chorley and Blackburn, on 28th June. It took almost three weeks...

Chorley Guardian, today, 14:31
 


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