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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Blue moon photographed by Post reader Jim Martin at 10.10pm on March 31, 2018

Once in a blue moon moment caught on camera

Amateur astronomer Jim Martin’s passion for sky watching paid off when he captured this rare blue moon moment from his Lancashire garden.

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You'll live 19 years longer if you live in this part of Lancashire

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Find out how long you can expect to live in these parts of Lancashire

The simple fact of your address can take 19 years off your life expectancy. Those are the shocking results of Lancashire’s life expectancy profiles, which reveal that in one ward women can expect to live to the age of 91.2 years, but just 25 miles down the road, life expectancy falls to just 72.1 years.
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Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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Golden year for Preston's Gujarat Hindu Society

Preston’s Gujarat Hindu Society celebrates a golden milestone this year.

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Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

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Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

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County Coun Paul Greenall puts his amendments during  the County Hall debate

County Councillors' expenses slammed as "gravy train for fat cats"

Lancashire’s county councillors totted up an expenses and allowances bill of nearly £1.3m in the last financial year.

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Prince Harry putting  Kieran in the picture at the Invictus Games in Toronto, 2017

Lancashire's inspirational Invictus Games archer in new contest

Disabled Lancashire archer Kieran Wood is going for gold ... again.

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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

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Gizmo needs a home

Cats left “on the shelf” because of their colour says animal sanctuary

A black cat may be lucky for some.

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Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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Karen Partington, Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust

£800,000 bid to end Lancashire's bed blocking crisis

A consultancy firm is being recruited by Lancashire county council in an £800,000 bid to help solve the county’s bed-blocking crisis.

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How do you solve Lancashire's £7.7m pothole problem?

This week Lancashire County Council invited the media to see its pothole repair service in action.
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