Local News

Underground gas storage plan thrown out

Plans for a controversial underground gas storage scheme at Preesall in north Lancashire have today been rejected by the Conservative-led government.

Lancashire libraries to open longer

Lancashire County Council has taken the step to increase more than a half of county's libraries opening hours from Monday 1 October.The Conservative controlled council has approved these changes in response to feedback from residents and staff which showed people would welcome longer opening hours for libraries in their community.

Lancashire | Two new youth zones announced

The Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council continued with its 2009 election pledge commitment this week by announcing another two young people's Youth Zones would be built.

Lancashire fostering service praised in PM Question Time

Local MP Jake Berry heaped praise at Prime Ministers Questions on Lancashire County Council's fostering service following an "oustanding" Ofsted report. Chairman of the Corporate Parenting Board County Councillor Tony Winder (pictured) was also praised by the Rossendale and Darwen MP.

Charnock Richard A-road safety measures date fixed

New safety measures along the A49 Preston Road through Charnock Richard are set to be completed by the end of February.Already part of the road from the Euxton boundary has had its speed limit reduced.  But further measures around the more difficult parts of the road are to get edge posts, new road markings and additional arning signs.Local Conservative County Councillor Peter Malpas said that he regularly receives news of cars leaving the road as they fail to negotiate the various bends, and these measures are very welcome.  Motorists unsure of the area will have better warning of the road layout.