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Fishing lodge is reopened

Farington Lodges has reopened after a clean-up operation came to an end.

Farrington
Tina Rothery at Blackpool County Court. The anti-fracking protestor is being sued by landowners backed by fracking company Cuadrilla over a three week protest on farmland earmarked for test  fracking near Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

Nana to fight £50,000 claim

A Fylde anti-fracking protestor is vowing to fight a demand for £51,000 over a protest at a proposed drill site.

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Better times: Withnell Angling Club are currently unable to use Farington Lodge due to contamination

Lodges shut after thousands of dead fish found

Thousands of fish have been found dead at Farington Lodges.

Farrington
Picture by Julian Brown 26/06/16



The new RNLI Shannon class lifeboat, the Kenneth James Pierpoint, arrives at its new home with Fleetwood RNLI watched by a massive crowd

New £2.2m lifeboat cheered into port

A huge 1,000-strong crowd gathered and a band played as Fleetwood welcomed the town’s new £2.2m state-of the-art lifeboat on Sunday.

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Rubbish fire fines warning

Rubbish fire fines warning

HOUSEHOLDERS have been warned they could face a fine of up to £5,000 if they cause a nuisance by burning rubbish in their gardens.

Environment
L to R. Gordon Harter Chair of Kepple Lane Park Trust and fellow trustees, Andrew Brown, Joan Baptie, Joe Gilmour and Annette Brown
Photo Credit Lynn Harter

Super spruce-up from a dedicated team turns field into leisure haven

It was labelled the ‘field of dreams.’

Garstang
Otto the psychic octopus makes her EU predictions

Otto the psychic octopus makes her EU predictions

Political pundits, bookmakers and pollsters have been wracking their brains for weeks to try to predict the outcome of the EU referendum.

Your lancashire
Hawthorne Park in Thornton.

Police CCTV warning to park vandals

Police have warned vandals they may end up caught on camera following vandalism at a community park.

Crime
Noise warning over Typhoon flights

Noise warning over Typhoon flights

Residents have been warned about aircraft noise as the Eurofighter Typhoon goes through its paces near Warton.

News
Police seek ‘fail to stop’ HGV driver

Police seek ‘fail to stop’ HGV driver

Police are trying to trace the driver of a HGV who failed to stop after a collision with a blue Fiat Punto on the M61 yesterday afternoon.

News
Photo Neil Cross
Jam Imani Rad, 65, has spend �5,200 landscaping a communal garden area at his Gateway flats in Harrington Street, Preston, only to be told to rip it all out

Jam spared jail after garden court breach

A pensioner faces jail if he carries out any more unauthorised gardening.

Preston
y A view from Black Moss reservoir to Pendle Hill pic: S. Willoughby

Experience the power of Pendle Hill

A GUIDED walk over Lancashire’s most famous hill will also provide an opportunity to share a conservation message.

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Reader Lee Parkinson sent this picture of a tornado at Parlick, near Chipping

Tornado strikes Lancashire as weather warning extended

Lancashire’s weird weather continues, with reports of a tornado striking last night.

Your lancashire
Moth balled: Caterpillars have devoured bushes and covered walls and fences in cobweb-like silk in Buckshaw Village

Have you seen the army of caterpillars that have invaded Lancashire?

It seems the very hungry caterpillar may have come to Lancashire, as an army of bugs have cocooned hedges and walls in a silk-like web.

Buckshaw Village
Grimsargh Wetlands

Homes approval secures the future of wetland site

The future of a wetland nature area in rural Preston has been secured - after permission was granted to build houses on the site.

News
Farmers happy with fair price

Farmers happy with fair price

Regional retailer Booths marked two years of its Fair Milk scheme with a review of the impact of the scheme on both farmers and customers.

Business
The weight which was used

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: Body of dog with weight attached pulled out of canal by Chorley woman

A WOMAN who pulled the body of a dog out of a canal after it was thrown in with a weight tied to its harness has spoken of the ordeal.

News
Stock views of Preston- County Hall.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
29-1-2015

Have your say on council’s wide-ranging services review

Lancashire County Council is encouraging more residents to have their say on its wide-ranging property review.

Business
Food hygiene ratings

REVEALED: Food hygiene ratings across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble latest results

Food hygiene inspectors told two businesses to make ‘major improvements’ in the last month, as they visited eateries across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.

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The fracking site at Preese Hall

Fracking protesters call for licence to be blocked

Anti-fracking campaigners have written to regulators and politicians to question shale gas firm Cuadrilla’s licence.

Environment
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