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

0 Have your say 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...

today, 18:59 in Regional North West
 

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, 18:59 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, 18:16 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, 18:16 in Regional North West
 

Unlicensed door to door sellers 'intimidating' Pendle residents

Elderly and vulnerable residents in Pendle are being advised by police not to answer their door to 'intimidating' men selling kitchen cloths. The warning was made by Colne and West Craven Police in relation to a group of men from Middlesborough who...

today, 15:23 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, 11:30 in Regional North West
 

Silentnight sustainability award sends local company into dreamland

Leading local bed manufacturer Silentnight is in dreamland after winning The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Sustainability Award for the second year running. The Barnoldswick-based company was praised for its sustainability, notably when it achieved...

today, 10:09 in Regional North West
 

Unique signed watercolour of Burnley FC star at auction to raise for leukaemia charity

A one-of-a-kind signed watercolour painting of Ashley Barnes which appeared on the cover of the Wolverhampton Wanderers matchday programme is being auctioned off to raise funds for a leukaemia charity. The unique piece artwork by Suffolk-based artist...

today, 10:09 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after man injured during mass brawl in Burnley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a mass brawl broke out on the outskirts of Burney town centre. Officers were called to Burns Street, Burnley, at around 2-45pm yesterday following a report of a large group of people fighting. The incident...

today, 09:28 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, 08:22 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, 07:39 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire email scam: What to do if you are targeted

Police in Lancashire are urging the public to be vigilant following reports of a scam involving email. In an email, the sender claims to have hacked the person's account and infected their computer with a Trojan virus, allowing them to access personal...

yesterday, 17:03 in Regional North West
 

Access road would lead to more houses being built on green land according to angry residents

Neighbours living near to allotment land are objecting to plans which could see 36 new houses built on the site. A large number of residents are expected to descend on Nelson Town Hall on Tuesday evening when councillors will meet to discuss the...

yesterday, 15:05 in Regional North West
 

East Lancashire Hospitals upgrades to latest ultrasound systems

The patients of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust will be the first in England to benefit from latest ultrasound systems aimed at improving patient flow, waiting times and repeat scans. Four new ACUSON SequoiaTM systems, from Siemens Healthineers,...

yesterday, 13:02 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, 10:50 in Regional North West
 
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