Help for small firms by stopping procurement red-tape

The government has unveiled plans to reduce the costly gold-plating of procurement in local government. The government today (2 March 2015) unveiled plans to reduce the costly gold-plating of procurement in local government so that town halls can channel money into improving services and keeping Council Tax down. Ministers are challenging the excessive and unnecessary […]

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Record number of children adopted by LGBT families

Minister thanks lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community for ‘selfless dedication’ to vulnerable children. The number of children adopted by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples and individuals has reached record highs over the last 12 months, with over 480 children placed in loving stable homes in the last year. The news comes as […]

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Environment Agency unveils new rod licence images to promote legal fishing

The Environment Agency unveils new designs by renowned angling and wildlife artist, David Miller for this year’s rod licences Designed by renowned angling and wildlife artist, David Miller, the new rod licences go on sale today (Monday 2 March). The image on this year’s coarse fishing rod licence is a crucian carp (Carassius carassius) and […]

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The 2015 season opens at Queen Street Mill

Lancashire families will be able to enjoy visiting Queen Street Mill Textile Museum (QSM) in Burnley when it opens for the new season on Tuesday 3 March. People of all ages will be able to experience the sights and sounds of the last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill and relive the days of […]

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Youth Conference Celebrates Jullundur Brigade

  More than 600 school children from 14 Lancashire primary schools came together at a conference at the Guild Hall in Preston last Thursday (26 February) to commemorate the Jullundur Brigade, a force of British and Indian soldiers who fought and died alongside each other through some of the bloodiest battles of the First World […]

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