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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, 19:11 in Regional North West
 

All local authorities should have suicide prevention plans, says Preston councillor

Preston will be able to “lead the way” in meeting the requirements of the government’s new suicide prevention strategy - because of the work which it has already done on the issue. That is according to the deputy chair of a Preston City Council task...

today, 18:51 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, 18:06 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, 17:41 in Regional North West
 

Ambulance service gets £6.6m for new vehicles ahead of busy winter period

The ambulance service has spent £6.62 million on 69 new “paramedic emergency service vehicles” in a bid to beat response time targets this winter. Lancashire has been given eight of those – two in Preston and one each in Blackpool, Thornton, Wesham,...

today, 12:12 in Regional North West
 

Dingle bells, Dingle bells... Dingle all the way

The season of jingle bells will be ushered in by a real Dingle this year. Emmerdale star Danny Miller will flick the switch to turn on Blackpool’s Christmas lights. Danny, who plays Aaron Dingle in the long-running ITV soap, will be the star guest at...

today, 12:12 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, 11:16 in Regional North West
 

‘Possessed’ Blackpool man punched his mum repeatedly during 'sustained attack'

A son was described as “appearing possessed and having evil in his eyes” before launching himself at his mother and using her as a punchbag. David Torr punched his mum repeatedly around the head leaving her bleeding profusely. However, she later spoke...

today, 08:39 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, 08:39 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, 08:39 in Regional North West
 

Puss In Boots is new children's ballet for the Grand

A new ballet for children will showcase at the Grand Theatre on its debut tour next year. Leeds-based Northern Ballet has announced its latest touring ballet for children will be Puss In Boots, with performances at the Grand on Saturday, May 11. The...

yesterday, 17:18 in Regional North West
 

Bumbling clown steps into the limelight with family fun night

A clowning show promises an ‘hilarious journey’ for children and their families. Jango Starr’s One Man Shoe is described as ‘a delightful and uplifting show’, as a bumbling theatre caretaker is thrust into the limelight. A spokesman said: “When the...

yesterday, 17:18 in Regional North West
 

Artists get in the flow of things to create buzz about dual show

Two local artists have teamed up to present Inertia, a new exhibition based on Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motion. Adrian Pritchard and Michael Cassidy will launch the show with a preview on Thursday, and people will be able to see their works at...

yesterday, 17:18 in Regional North West
 

Vietnam trek by Alison Allen and Paula Holmes raises money for the Katy Holmes Trust

When Alison Allen put her best foot forward for a trek in Vietnam she knew it was the opportunity of a lifetime - and she grabbed it. The trek this summer was a fund raiser in remembrance of a young Penwortham girl who had captured her heart. Alison...

yesterday, 11:36 in Regional North West
 

Runshaw College takes a lead on reporting of hate crimes

Runshaw College  has become a third-party reporting centre for hate crime following an innovative research project. It has been praised by Lancashire Constabulary for taking a lead on the issue. The new initiative was revealed at Runshaw College’s...

yesterday, 10:51 in Regional North West
 
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