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New figures signal recovery for North West housing market
(Thu 11 Feb 2010 12:17)
New figures suggest the worst of the recession may be over in the North West, after solicitors reported a 10% rise in house sales in the six months from August 2009 to January 2010.
Lancashire housing market on the upturn?
(Wed 10 Feb 2010 14:44)
The North West housing market is showing signs of an upturn after a reported upsurge in conveyancing in the last six months.
Toyota "Total Recall" repairs begin
(Wed 10 Feb 2010 10:16)
Work has begun at 206 Toyota service centres across the UK to implement the fix to the accelerator pedal on the cars affected by the "Total Recall" ordered by the company.
Burnley FC unveil plans for redeveloping Turf Moor
(Mon 08 Feb 2010 12:34)
Burnley FC have unveiled plans for the redevelopment of Turf Moor.
Young hospital artists have work displayed at Blackpool hospital
(Thu 04 Feb 2010 15:51)
Young patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been brushing up on their art skills with a competition run by building contractors.
Â£3m funding for wind energy firms
(Tue 02 Feb 2010 12:07)
More than Â£3m of funding is to be shared between companies working working in the field of creating wind generated electricity.
Army fund re-launched as "ABF The Soldiers' Charity"
(Mon 01 Feb 2010 20:01)
The Army Benevolent Fund has changed its name to "ABF The Soldiersâ€™ Charity".
Franklins Hospitality signs Â£2.5 million deal with Preston North End
(Wed 20 Jan 2010 11:48)
Franklins Hospitality will supply match day hospitality for the whole of the new Invincibles Pavilion at Deepdale.
Paper plant to give North West jobs boost
(Wed 13 Jan 2010 13:19)
The North West is to get a welcome jobs boost thanks to large investment in a paper re-cycling plant by a Spanish firm, with backing the Government and North West Development Agency.
Cancer patient thanks hospital staff for marathon support
(Mon 11 Jan 2010 16:14)
A Lancashire man who is recovering from cancer has paid tribute to hospital staff who supported his fundraising efforts in the New York City Marathon.
Top "people" award for NHS Trust in Lancashire
(Fri 08 Jan 2010 13:25)
A Lancashire NHS health trust has become one of the first of its kind to attain a top level "Investors in People" award.
Northwest poised for economic growth in 2010
(Fri 08 Jan 2010 11:53)
The Northwest is poised for a period of economic growth in 2010 after encouraging signs of recovery from the recession, according to experts.
Lancs top woman cop named in New Year's Honours List
(Thu 31 Dec 2009 14:30)
The most senior female police officer in Lancashire has been honoured in the New Yearâ€™s Honours List.
Frisky staff and boozing at Xmas parties costs businesses millions
(Thu 24 Dec 2009 09:00)
15% of colleagues end up in the sack at the office Christmas do, a survey has found.
Survey reveals tradesmen don't show in two out of three cases
(Mon 21 Dec 2009 10:21)
Two out of three people have wasted time at home waiting for a tradesman that never turned up - according to a new survey.
Prince Phillip makes "truffle trees" a Christmas hit says Manchester firm
(Fri 18 Dec 2009 17:49)
Prince Philip has sparked a new craze that has made "truffle trees" a hit Christmas present among the ranks of keen suburban gardeners.
MP welcomes drop in West Lancashire jobless figures
(Fri 18 Dec 2009 17:02)
Labour MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the new figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that unemployment in West Lancashire has fallen.
North West railways in Â£200m investment boost
(Mon 14 Dec 2009 14:50)
Three sections of railyway lines in the North West are to be electrified in a major investment scheme aimed at improving reliability and cutting journey times.
MP Rosie Cooper welcomes "Xmas High Street" shops boost
(Fri 04 Dec 2009 11:01)
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Government investment boost that will see an extra Â£52,500 spent in her consituency which includes Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.
Blackburn chairman Williams positive in the face of losses
(Mon 30 Nov 2009 11:26)
Rovers supremo John Williams remains upbeat despite the club reporting a Â£6.5million operating loss for the year ending 2008/09.