Local News

County services privatised

Lancashire County Council has announced that it is going to second hundreds of its staff to a private company which is entirely owned by BT.

Staff alarmed at County Hall

The Labour Administration, backed by the LibDems, has caused alarm amongst the whole of the workforce at County Hall by announcing that 2,500 jobs will have to go.

Cheaper calls to Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has moved closer to replacing its current 0845 numbers with 0300 numbers, which will make it cheaper to contact the council by phone.

County milestone for reach of Broadband

The rapid progress of the Superfast Lancashire project means that more than half (52 per cent) of Lancashire can now get access to high-speed fibre broadband. That means that 350,000 homes and businesses are now reached by this.

Labour's bus plans ill-conceived

The Labour administration’s proposal to eliminate evening and Sunday subsidised buses is a pernicious and ill-considered policy - County Councillor Graham Gooch. 

City Deal to be signed tomorrow

The ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ City Deal for the Preston and South Ribble area is to be signed tomorrow by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Chairman of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the Leaders of Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council.