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£8m to ease Preston jams partially caused by Fishergate scheme

Lancashire County Council has admitted that it will cost millions of pounds to cut congestion in Preston city centre following its controversial changes to traffic flow, including the much-maligned £3.4m Fishergate Central Gateway Scheme.

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Funds will be invested back into Croston’s community initiatives

A new charity in Croston will pour funds into village initiatives which bring the community together.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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New licensee Mike Hales and his manager Curtis Lunt at the newly refurbished Top Lock Pub in Wheelton

Sexism row over revamp at the Top Lock pub in Wheelton

A quote painted across the interior of a newly-decorated pub has been reported to a national forum which 
tackles sexism.

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Croston’s Kath Almond is invited to tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace

Croston’s Kath Almond is invited to tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace

A key member of the Croston community was invited to a garden party with the Queen to acknowledge her devotion to the village.

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Simon King OBE will host an evening at the Marriot Hotel in Broughton.

Nature presenter Simon King to host evening at Broughton hotel

Famous nature presenter Simon King OBE will be hosting an evening at a Preston hotel.

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Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Commercial operators could be brought in to run two of Lancashire’s countryside jewels in the crown - Beacon Fell and Wycoller country parks.

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The land at the end of Metheun Drive, Hoghton, that is earmarked for 78 new homes

Fears over rural homes recommendation

A controversial scheme to build 78 new homes on grazing land has been recommended for approval when it goes before planning bosses on Tuesday.

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A conductor rig  in place at the Preston New Road fracking site. It will drill the initial hole to install the conductor - the first layers of casing for the well.  The casings are designed to protect the integrity of the top of the wells ready for when the main drilling begins.

Middle East fears prompt call for fracking

A dispute in the Middle East which has seen two cargoes of Liquefied Natural Gas diverted from the UK in the last week could mean the area needs gas from fracking, an energy expert has claimed.
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Artists set up easels today at Inn at Whitewell to boost charity funds

A mammoth painting day at one of Lancashire’s best known inns is boosting funds for charity Mancheck.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Martin Mere centre manager Nick Brooks with the new 'bug hotel'

‘Bug hotel’ bonanza at nature reserve

Work will begin today on what is hoped will be the world’s largest ‘bug hotel’ at Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

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A road has been partially blocked by anti-fracking protesters

A road has been partially blocked by anti-fracking protesters

A road has been partially blocked by anti-fracking protesters, say police.

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Damien Moore has become the MP for Southport

Preston City Councillor wins Southport seat

A Preston City Councillor has become the only Conservative MP to be elected to the whole of Merseyside, Wirral, Halton and Warrington.
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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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Royal Bank of Canada Garden from the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Bringing the Boreal to Lancashire

A gold medal winning garden from RHS Chelsea Flower Show is being uprooted and donated to Martin Mere.

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Anti-fracking protesters at Preston New Road

Anti-frackers get chance to appeal drill decision

Anti-fracking residents have won the right to appeal against a ruling which allows drilling to go ahead on the Fylde.

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The vandalism at fracking firm Cuadrilla's head office in Bamber Bridge

Vandals attack fracking firm's head quarters

Police are investigating after vandals attacked the headquarters of shale gas drilling firm Cuadrilla.

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G-Festival in Hoghton is major success

A festival in Hoghton raised more than £16,000 to go towards amenities for the village community.

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Peregrine falcons are nesting in St George's Church in Chorley

No bats, but a falcon family in the belfry

A family of Peregrine falcons are nesting in St George’s Church tower in Chorley.

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