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Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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NHS Organ Donor Register card

Opt-out organ donation system moves closer

Families should overcome the "fatal reluctance" to talk aboutorgan donation, the Health Secretary urged as he launched a consultation into plans for an opt-out system.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
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Unwanted brown bins are being collected

Chance to have unwanted brown bins collected

Residents in Burnley with unwanted brown wheelie bins, used to collect garden waste, can now have them collected.

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Burnley's MP, Julie Cooper, has thrown her support behind the guide.

Julie Cooper backs Facebook campaign supporting online safety for Muslims

Burnley MP, Julie Cooper, has welcomed a recently-released Facebook guide designed to help improve online safety for the Islamic community.

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Drivers can buy a parking ticket with their smartphone

New payment scheme for Burnley town centre car parks

Burnley Council has introduced a “pay by phone parking” service for motorists on its town centre car parks.

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The Sainsbury's branch in Burnley will take part in the campaign.

Burnley Sainsbury's branch backs Standing Up 4 Sitting Down campaign

Residents from a Burnley retirement home are celebrating after Sainsbury’s joined their campaign to help older shoppers.

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John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus

£1m boost for county bus services

Bus users in Lancashire are set to benefit from a raft of new and extended services from next month.

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Public sector pay has been frozen for seven years

Public sector pay freeze has hit Burnley's economy by a whopping £83m.

Shocking new figures have revealed that the public sector pay cap has reduced spending power in Burnley by a massive £83.8m. in the last seven years.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and County Coun. Azhar Ali

Labour vows to electrify Burnley and Pendle rail links to Yorkshire

Significant improvements that could revolutionise East Lancashire’s rail network – including reopening the Colne-Skipton line – would be made if Labour are elected at the next election, the party has announced.
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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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BUDGET 2017: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

Ahead of our live coverage and what the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will mean for Lancashire, we answer some of the key questions.
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Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
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Peter and Sheila Pike

Tributes to respected wife of former MP

The well respected wife of former Burnley MP Peter Pike, Sheila, has died peacefully at home after a long illness.
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Coun. Mark Townsend

Council leader calls on Lib Dem quit quartet to resign

The leader of Burnley Borough Council has called on four former Liberal Democrat members who have sensationally quit their party to stand down so that by-elections can be held.
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