Lancashire County Council are the first authority in the country to directly finance local business growth. The pilot scheme will give businesses an initial £100, 000 to help create jobs.
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Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "tremendous" work of the military as she visited Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.
The Prime Minister will join hundreds of military personnel in Liverpool on Saturday as the country marks Armed Forces Day.
Rather windy with a cloudy start to the weekend and some showers. Brighter from the north into Sunday