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Anti-frackers gear up for April Public Inquiry. 'The Bentley Effect' at Dukes next week

12/1/18: Fracking company Cuadrilla's new Roseacre Wood traffic management plan for April's Public Inquiry will be assessed by the Fylde planning committee next Thursday. On Tuesday and Wednesday Lancaster Fights Fracking will be screening 'The Bentley Effect' in the Dukes Gallery

County plans £2.9m increase in non-residential care charges to elderly and disabled

17/11/17: Lancs County Council agreed to a review of non-residential care charges at its meeting on Thursday 9 Nov. These charges were last increased in 2011. Costs have increased since then, but incomes haven't. An 8 week consultation will be launched in December. An extra £2.9m in charges is planned.

Council adds plea for government subsidy for Lancs weapons manufacturer

15/11/17: Lancs County Council & the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership have written to the government to ask for further investment into weapons manufacturer BAE Systems. But with a bleak record of selling arms for use on civilians overseas, and poor return on investment, can BAE offer a sustainable future?