Monthly Archives: April 2021

Free rapid Covid-19 tests available to all in Lancashire

Published on April 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

RAPID coronavirus testing is now available to everyone in Lancashire, as the county heads out of lockdown and looks towards its recovery.

From 9th April 2021 rapid coronavirus testing kits for people with no symptoms are available to everyone in England, with people encouraged to test themselves twice a week. Alongside the rollout of the vaccine, regular testing is at the heart of plans to reopen society and the economy, helping to suppress and control the spread of any possible variants.

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Published on April 9, 2021 at 3:32 pm


It is with great sadness that we were notified of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. His length of service to the country and support to the Queen is recognised by communities across the country. 

We remember the Duke for his longstanding service to the country.

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People across Lancashire encouraged to talk to save lives as lockdown eases 

Published on April 9, 2021 at 9:17 am

Everyone across Lancashire and South Cumbria is being encouraged to talk to friends and family members, helplines and debt support services as lockdown restrictions ease.  

As the third national Coronavirus lockdown comes to an end, and people take stock of their lives, the local health and care partnership has launched the next phase of its Let’s Keep Talking campaign.

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Three ways voters can cast their vote at the May elections

Published on April 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm

On Thursday 6 May residents in Rossendale will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at Rossendale Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, plus the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire. 

Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is asking you to be a “good egg” to prevent wildfires this Easter

Published on April 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

With Easter half term upon us and lockdown restrictions easing allowing social gatherings outdoors, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) is preparing for the possibilities of wildfires. LFRS is keen to encourage people to be a “good egg” and act responsibly to keep themselves and the surrounding countryside safe. 

From 1st March to 31st May 2020, LFRS were called to 78 wildfire incidents, which alarmingly is an 11% increase from 2019.

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