Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
Up to 12.4 billion of means-tested benefits were left unclaimed in 2015-16

Britain’s unclaimed benefits: four million families miss out on £12.4 billion

Up to £12.4 billion of means-tested benefits – including pension credit, housing benefit and jobseekers and employment support allowance – were left unclaimed in 2015-16, according to new data released by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

Complaints can involve multiple allegations

Police receive 100 complaints a day from public, figures reveal

Police are receiving nearly 100 complaints from members of the public every day, new figures show.

The scheme is being "significantly underused"

Little take-up for shared parental leave initiative

Fewer than 1% of eligible mothers and fathers took advantage of the shared parental leave system in the past year, a new report says.

Should Trump be welcomed to the UK?

Queen should not have to face 'racist' Donald Trump on state visit, says Cable

The Queen should not have to face the embarrassment of hosting "racist" US president Donald Trump on a state visit, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said.
County Hall in Preston

Councillor collapses at extraordinary meeting of Lancashire County Council

An extraordinary meeting of Lancashire County Council was abandoned today after a councillor was taken ill and collapsed.
There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

Bus parked at Dalton Square. Photo by Mike Blackstone.

Disappointment over Lancaster’s share of £1m for bus services

Bus passengers have expressed disappointment that so little of the extra £1m for bus services in Lancashire will be spent in Lancaster.

George Osborne

George Osborne reveals his true feelings about our Prime Minister

George Osborne has reportedly claimed he will not rest until Prime Minister Theresa May is "chopped up in bags in my freezer", according to a profile of the chancellor-turned-newspaper editor.
Peter Cartridge.

Tory accuses Lancaster MP of Brexit vote ‘arrogance’

The deputy leader of Lancaster and Fleetwood Conservatives has hit out at the city’s MP for voting against a Brexit bill.

Lancaster Town Hall

Code of conduct probe costs Lancaster City Council £15k

An investigation into the conduct of councillors at a meeting earlier this year has cost more than £15,000.

David and Carla Brayshaw.

Carnival couple quit Morecambe Town Council

The husband and wife team who are the driving forces behind Morecambe Carnival have resigned from Morecambe Town Council.

Coun Jean Parr

Election win gives Labour Party control of Lancaster City Council

The Labour Party have taken overall control of Lancaster City Council again following a by-election win in Skerton this week.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
County Coun Geoff Driver

Will new winter care plan ease bed-blocking in Lancashire hospitals?

Lancashire County Council has unveiled its plans to help reduce hospital “bed blocking” and meet spikes in demand for social care over the winter period.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

Anne Marie Waters is standing to be leader of UKIP

UKIP leadership hopeful: It's not outrageous to call Islam evil

Calling Islam evil is not an outrageous thing to say and a lot of British people agree with the views of the former leader of far-right English Defence League Tommy Robinson, a Ukip leadership candidate has said.

Coun Margaret Pattison.

Morecambe councillor victim of fake dating scam

A fake profile of a Morecambe councillor has been published on an online dating site.

Ballot boxes are carried into the hall at the Richard Dunn Centre, Bradford,  for counting in the 2015 General Election.  7 May 2015.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Candidates step up for Halton-with Aughton by-election

The candidates for the Halton-with-Aughton by-election have been announced.

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