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This is how many data breaches Lancashire County Council committed in the space of three months...

Lancashire County Council breached data protection rules on almost a hundred occasions in the space of three months. The figures, presented to a recent meeting of the authority’s internal scrutiny committee, have prompted county hall to add data...

6 min. ago in Regional North West

Investigation launched after hen harrier disappears without trace from moorland

A rare hen harrier has mysteriously disappeared from moorland in Lancashire prompting a police and RSPB investigation. The bird, called Thor, was last monitored on October 3 at Goodber Common, near Salter in Lancashire. Read more: Poignant video of...

44 min. ago in Regional North West

Final decision due on supply of unstunned halal meat to Lancashire schools

Councillors will decide today whether Lancashire County Council should continue to supply its schools with meat which has not been stunned prior to slaughter. It is now twelve months since the authority first voted to stop providing unstunned halal...

today, 10:57 in Regional North West

Cancer Research UK finds link between increase in junk food and children who browse the web

A new study warns that young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food. The Cancer Research UK report, which examines the associations between diet and advertising of junk...

today, 10:57 in Regional North West

Healthcare contract worth £104m awarded to Virgin - for second time

A controversial £104m healthcare contract that was the subject of a High Court case has been awarded - to Virgin again. Lancashire County Council was ordered by a High Court judge to re-evaluate its decision to award the contract for services...

today, 10:46 in Regional North West

Retired Pendle mill worker diagnosed with asbestos related cancer seeks answers from former colleagues

An Earby man, with an asbestos-related cancer, is seeking answers to his illness from former colleagues at mills in Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Bruce Bedford (74) worked for Brook and Woodhouse Ltd from 1961 as a weaving office clerk at Queens...

yesterday, 17:06 in Regional North West

Cats Protection's anti-freeze warning to East Lancashire pet owners

This winter Cats Protection is warning people in East Lancashire about the dangers of anti-freeze to cats. Anti-freeze contains ethylene glycol which is toxic to felines. Signs of poisoning include lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing...

yesterday, 15:06 in Regional North West

East Lancashire: One in six cancer patients diagnosed only after emergency admission

More than one in six cancer patients in east Lancashire are only diagnosed after an emergency admission to hospital, figures show. The survival rates of emergency admission are substantially worse than routine referrals as patients are more likely to...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional North West

Soldier's sacrifice remembered six decades on

A brave Pendle soldier who gave his life for his country in a largely unforgotten conflict has been honoured 60 years on. Rifleman Eric Gillett, from Colne, was fatally injured aged just 19 when his vehicle plunged 500ft into a ravine in the Troodos...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional North West

£500k scheme to transform Clitheroe lodge

More than half a million pounds worth of funding has been secured to transform a neglected reservoir in Clitheroe into a nature reserve and public space. The Ribble Rivers Trust has been granted up to £500,768 of funding from the European Regional...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West

'No confidence' vote is defeated

A move to unseat the leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council has failed. A bid to oust the under-fire leader was defeated by 19 votes to 13 and one abstention during an emotion-packed meeting last night with nearly all Conservative councillors present...

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North West

UCLan scholarship boost for local students

The University of Central Lancashire has announced a new scholarship which will provide the NHS with doctors who more closely represent the communities they serve. The new scholarship, worth approximately £46,250 per student, will be awarded to two...

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional North West

Police appeal to help find missing woman last seen in Burnley

Police are appealing for information in relation to a 20-year-old woman who has been missing for almost two months. Bethan Crabtree was last seen on August 25th in the Burnley area but has links around East Lancashire. Anybody with information on her...

yesterday, 09:45 in Regional North West

New planning application for affordable homes to rent near Longridge

An application to build 52 new affordable-to rent homes on a green field site has been submitted to Preston Council. The application for the Halfpenny Lane site on the outskirts of Longridge has been made by Andrew Garnett of MCI Developments and...

Tuesday, 20:30 in Regional North West

How Brief Encounter film put couple on track to new love

It’s one of Lancashire most romantic spots, and the famous "Brief Encounter" station has now sparked another love story, one which led to a whirlwind romance and a late-in-life marriage as FIONA FINCH discovere It was only a brief encounter...

Tuesday, 20:30 in Regional North West

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