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Face of Garstang to drastically change after 600 homes approved

The face of a Lancashire town is set to radically change after plans for more than 600 houses were approved.

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Motorists warned - average speed cameras are now live

Preston’s first average speed cameras are now live – motorists have been warned.

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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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Some of the new staff members at the Starbucks Drive-Thru which is due to open on Friday

Fuel station opens in Buckshaw Village with a Starbucks

A new service station is opening this week in Buckshaw Village complete with a Starbucks Drive-Thru, a 24hour Sainsbury’s, a Greggs, Subway and a BP fuel stop.

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An example of SDA Architecture Ltd work

Couple making amazing dream homes come true

It is the stuff lottery winning fantasies are made of. Using your multi-million pound windfall to create your very own dream home with every luxury catered for.

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Coun Jennifer Mein at the new look Preston bus station car park

Bigger spaces and new lighting at Preston bus station car park

Car parking at Preston Bus Station have been given a new look, as part of the major redevelopment of the site.

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Full steam ahead to Preston for 90-year-old train

Full steam ahead to Preston for 90-year-old train

Preston train station had an elderly visitor this morning when the 90-year-old Scots Guardsman steamed in.

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Artist's impression of the new Much Hoole Village Hall 2015

Tax hike of 250 per cent for village hall

A parish council has raised its local tax by a whopping 250 per cent to help to pay for a new village hall.

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An example of the materials that will be used for the new car park

Car park at popular tourism destination to be given a facelift

Visitors to a popular Chorley tourist attraction will soon benefit from better parking facilities as work begins on improving the car park at Yarrow Valley Country Park.

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RMT members on the picket line at Blackpool North last week

New rail strike announced for Grand National day

Rail Union RMT has confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North over the introduction of Driver Only Operations.

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Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

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Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the weekend

Snow warning issued for Lancashire

A weather warning for snow has been issued for Lancashire.

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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Wyre Council to decide on new deal for Knott End ferry service

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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The Grapes at Goosnargh

Lancashire pubs group eyes up further acquisitions

Pub management group Inglenook Inns & Taverns has successfully secured a £1.65 million loan through IW Capital.

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Prince Charles will visit Clitheroe On Tues 21 March

Prince Charles to visit Clitheroe and BAE for the first time in over ten years

The Prince of Wales is scheduled to embark on his first visit to Clitheroe since 2003.
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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Bid to stop Fulwood library sale fails

An eleventh hour bid to stop the sale of the former Fulwood library has failed.

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Euxton Library is one of the community assets which could be protected by the increase in parish precept

Parish council hikes its tax precept by over 44 per cent

Residents living within the boundaries of Euxton parish will see an increase their council tax for the first time in seven years.

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Visitors can enjoy great deals - and may even win a new car!

Special deals mark Autocentre launch

Car care giant Halfords Autocentre launches second Preston garage as drivers race to meet MOT deadlines.

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Drivers are reporting tailbacks in the area

UPDATE: Lanes re-open after three-car smash on M55

All lanes have re-opened following an earlier three vehicle smash on the M55, say police.
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Mark Adlestone of Beaverbrooks

Honour for Fylde businessman

St Annes-based Beaverbrooks the Jewellers is celebrating a major achievement by its chairman, Mark Adlestone, who has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.

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