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Careers advice: will every Lancashire school pupil get the "gold standard"?

Overcoming the “excruciating” first encounters between teenagers and their future potential employers is key to giving youngsters the best employment opportunities from an early age. That was the message from the headteacher overseeing the county’s...

today, 18:29 in Regional North West
 

Cancer case weedkiller will not be banned by Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has no plans to ban a controversial weedkiller at the centre of a case about cancer in the United States. The authority says it has measures in place to protect workers using the herbicide glyphosate, which gained notoriety...

today, 18:29 in Regional North West
 

'Period poverty' investigation launched amidst call for Lancashire schoolgirls to be supplied with free...

Lancashire’s top health official is to investigate what can be done to alleviate so-called “period poverty” amongst schoolgirls in the county. Director of Public Health, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, has been asked to explore the extent of the problem and...

today, 18:29 in Regional North West
 

Preston travel group on the move to new offices

The Preston-based Gold Medal Travel Group is heading to larger offices after buying new premises from Lancashire County Council’s economic development company. Gold Medal Travel Group is currently based at offices at Preston Docks. The firm will be...

today, 14:22 in Regional North West
 

'We deserve the best possible care today' - Lancashire woman damns report of lack of nursing care for...

A Lancashire woman with incurable breast cancer has damned reports of a continued lack in nursing care for cancer patients after diagnosis. Jo Myatt, who lives in Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, has been living with secondary breast cancer since...

today, 13:00 in Regional North West
 

Chorley's Astley Hall gearing up for a spook-tacular time this Halloween

Visitors to Astley Hall will be in for a spook-tacular time this Halloween with plenty of fun activities planned in the build-up. From Saturday to Wednesday the hall will have several activities in store with two fright night movies screening on...

today, 13:00 in Regional North West
 

Thieves steal cash and Christmas party collection from St Catherine's Hospice furniture shop

Thieves have targeted a charity shop raising funds to care for people at the end of life – stealing takings from the safe along with the shop team’s Christmas party collection. The St Catherine’s Hospice furniture shop in Clifford Street, Chorley, was...

today, 12:49 in Regional North West
 

Chorley's Santa Express set to return to Lancashire this Christmas - and is already almost fully booked

A festive land train that takes passengers on a magical journey to meet Father Christmas has proved one daddy of an attraction. This year’s Santa Express in Chorley is almost fully booked up already – weeks before it is due to make its first trip. And...

today, 12:49 in Regional North West
 

More than 15,000 children regularly missing from Lancashire's schools last year

More than 15,000 children were regularly missing from Lancashire's schools during the first two terms last year, new figures reveal. Across the country, absence rates have increased over each of the last two years, following several years of general...

today, 11:20 in Regional North West
 

Chorley Court Listings - Tuesday October 23 2018

Here is a summary of cases involving people from Chorley and Leyland. Stephen Leigh, 57, of The Martindales, Clayton-le-woods , was fined £60 by Preston magistrates for being drunk and disorderly in public. He also had to pay £30 victim surcharge and...

today, 08:48 in Regional North West
 

Flu jab warning to Lancashire parents of children with long-term health conditions

Parents of children with long-term health conditions are being encouraged to take them to their GP for a flu jab. NHS England has released a video calling for parents to ensure their children get the vaccination. Lancashire practice nurse Julie Payne,...

today, 08:30 in Regional North West
 

Alastair Campbell: ‘Why Brexit will be worst in the North West’

Brexit will hurt the North West more than any other region, according to Tony Blair’s former chief strategist Alastair Campbell. In an interview with the Post, Campbell called for a second referendum and argued that people in Leave-voting Lancashire...

today, 08:30 in Regional North West
 

'I would put the 50mph lights on flashing for the whole stretch, as it’s fast becoming one of the worst...

Columnist Dave Swanton writes about clapping, accidents on the motorway and floppy discs. I always like the bit on the news when the presenter says, ‘Finally’ and reads out an offbeat story which makes you start talking to the radio or television as...

yesterday, 15:27 in Regional North West
 

Jack K Johnstone Foundation is there to help bereaved families enjoy trips away

Jack Johnstone was a ‘caring little boy’ and the ‘life and soul’ in his short life. The 10-year-old died in December 2016 after a battle with cystic fibrosis but his mum, Tina, was determined to ensure his memory lived on and set up The Jack K...

yesterday, 14:28 in Regional North West
 

Chorley pub bounces back from fire to set up new B&B business

A landmark village pub that was destroyed in a huge blaze several years ago is seeking to go into the B&B business. The popular Dressers Arms suffered a devastating fire in April, 2014, and was subsequently rebuilt less than a year later. Now a...

yesterday, 14:05 in Regional North West
 
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