Coalition ministers change the law to protect the Great British pub

Ministers announce even greater protection for pubs. Ministers today (26 January 2015) announced they will change the law to provide even greater protection for pubs which play a crucial role at the heart of our communities. This action will stop valued community pubs from being demolished or converted into different uses against the will of […]

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PHE issues cold weather alert

Cold weather, strong winds and snow are heading back to parts of England, according to the Met Office. Today (26 January 2015), the forecaster issued a Level 2 cold weather alert across Yorkshire and Humber, the North East, the North West, West Midlands, the East Midlands and the East of England: this means that there […]

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Welfare transformation comes to families in more areas

Universal Credit will be available to families in more areas across the country, from today. From today (26 January 2015) Universal Credit will be available to families in more areas across the country, giving parents more generous support with childcare costs to help them get back into work. As part of the continued expansion of […]

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Lancashire’s services for children with autism praised

A top-level investigation of Lancashire County Council’s education services for children with autism has highly praised the authority’s work. Two government experts on special educational needs (SEN) visited the county council in December. Their investigation was triggered by last July’s heated parliamentary debate on autism education in Lancashire, which raised claims by families that their […]

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Happy memories for lead member for schools

Lancashire’s lead member for schools relived some fond memories when she paid a visit to the primary school her own children attended. County Councillor Nikki Hennessy, who lives close to St Michael’s CE Primary School in Aughton, Ormskirk, was delighted to revisit the school in her official role. She said: “My three children went to […]

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