It's been billed as a once in a lifetime deal in Lancashire that will unlock a programme of investment worth hundreds of millions of pounds and create more than 20,000 new jobs.
Today Government ministers and senior officials from Lancashire Council met at 11 Downing Street to sign the Preston and Lancashire City deal.
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Crowds gather ahead of the Three Queens celebrations in Liverpool for the 175th anniversary of the Cunard shipping line.
There's a packed schedule of celebrations as the Three Queens arrive in Liverpool for the 175th anniversary of the Cunard shipping line.