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Recycling centre changes will not worsen fly-tipping, says county's waste boss

There is no link between fly-tipping and the opening hours of waste disposal facilities, according to the man responsible for dealing with Lancashire’s rubbish. Steve Scott, Head of Waste Management at Lancashire County Council, was responding to...

yesterday, 19:06 in Regional North West

Automation could provide quicker access to answers from county hall

Residents phoning Lancashire County Council could soon find themselves talking to technology for the first part of their call. The authority is to start trialling voice recognition software next month, which will enable callers who know the name of...

yesterday, 18:33 in Regional North West

Start your countdown to Christmas with our quirky advent calendar picks

Celebrating the countdown to Christmas has never been more exciting thanks to the array of unique and quirky advent calendars on the market. While waking up to a chocolate each December morning is a tasty treat it’s time to shun tradition and think...

yesterday, 18:33 in Regional North West

Lancashire Police manhunt for registered sex offender after 'failing to keep police informed of his address'

Lancashire Police are searching for a registered sex offender after he failed to keep police informed of his address. Luke Edward Birbeck, 24, was sentenced to two years and three months in prison in 2013 for inciting a child to engage in sexual...

yesterday, 18:06 in Regional North West

Shock of Lancashire's failing schools

More than a quarter of secondary schools in Lancashire are inadequate or require improvement, Ofsted figures show. Out of the 84 secondary schools in Lancashire, 16 require improvement and seven are inadequate, the worst rating for a school. There are...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North West

Warning illegal fly-tipping in could see YOU fined

Home owners in Lancaster and Morecambe have been they face large fines if rogue traders illegally dump their rubbish Lancaster City Council has launched a campaign to warn residents the face penalties of up to £5,000 if their household waste ends up...

yesterday, 14:38 in Regional North West

Health: Preventing dry skin and eyes

Health columnist Nicola Parker writes about what to eat to help combat winter dryness. Despite the wet and windy weather, this time of year I find myself confronted by a lot of conditions characterised by dryness. Perhaps we feel this dryness more...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional North West

Women to make up half the directors of economic growth board - but there's a long way to go

Half of the directors of a powerful partnership between the public and private sectors in Lancashire will be made up of women within the next five years. Currently, just two out of nineteen members of the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)...

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional North West

More than 200 guests enjoy fantastic evening at Globe Arena

The cream of Lancaster and Morecambe’s business, retail and leisure worlds were honoured at the inaugural Bay Business Awards. Organised by the Lancaster Guardian and Visitor newspapers, a dozen awards were handed out at a special black tie...

yesterday, 12:21 in Regional North West

From a hot tub to horse paddocks: classy Lancashire mansion has it all

GALLERY: Wrennall's Lane Sun-dappled California mansions often boast that they merge the indoor and the outdoor, with al fresco dining this and natural light that. But proving that whatever SoCal can do, Lancashire can do too, a glamorous six-bedroom...

yesterday, 12:21 in Regional North West

Preston and Lancaster film wins award at the home of the BAFTAs

A film featuring interviews with people from Preston and Lancaster has won a national award presented at BAFTA. Give Me Today, Anytime, produced for the Walking In Others Footsteps project and led by the Lancaster-based arts and heritage company,...

yesterday, 11:26 in Regional North West

Tried and tested: Marks and Spencer festive food and drink

It is never too early to think about Christmas treats. It is never too early to think about Christmas treats. Eager shoppers may have noticed the aisles of Marks and Spencer brimming with festive goodies and our tried and tested team has delved in....

yesterday, 10:56 in Regional North West

Feeling like celebrities at London No. Ten Manchester Street Hotel and Bicester Village

As a lover of shopping, I was very excited to be given the chance to enjoy one of the country’s top shopping destinations – London’t luxury shopping outlet where high end brands meet some brillant bargains. As part of the travel package, I was also...

Thursday, 16:18 in Regional North West

Flood-hit cafe re-opens again in Halton

A Halton cafe twice hit by floods has re-opened again. The Red Door Cafe & Bistro in Church Brow re-opened on November 1. It had previously flooded during Storm Desmond in December 2015, and then again on November 22 2017. Farrah and Will Norris...

Thursday, 15:55 in Regional North West

Paedophile police officer who raped 13-year-old girl joined force to "gain access to vulnerable children"

A police officer who raped a 13-year-old girl and targeted children as young as 12 has been convicted. Father-of-one Ian Naude raped the 13-year-old just minutes after clocking off from his shift with Cheshire Police. The 30-year-old police officer...

Thursday, 15:50 in Regional North West

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