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Car park complete at Preston green space

Work to revamp the car park of a popular Preston green space has been completed.

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Protesters at the Cuadrilla site

Major road closed for over an hour due to fracking protest

Police have re-opened a road following an earlier closure after fracking protesters chained themselves to a fence.
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Sofia Vinaccia enjoying the slide with members of The Friends of Conway Park, who have finalised plans for the park in a joint project with Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council

Friends step up campaign to transform Preston park

A group of neighbours looking to transform a Preston play park are stepping up their fundraising to help the project.

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Police removing six locked-together protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site at Little Plumpton

Six anti-frackers arrested after latest shale gas protest

Police were called to act as six anti-fracking protesters locked themselves together at the Preston New Road shale gas site.

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Grimbaldeston Farm

Plans for 275 houses at Grimbaldeston Farm to be discussed

Planners will discuss a controversial development which would see more than 200 houses built in Longridge.

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Preston mum living in fear after blaze ordeal

Preston mum living in fear after blaze ordeal

A mum rescued from a flat fire in Preston with her five year old daughter has spoken of her ordeal.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May hints at Blackpool party conference return

Prime Minister Theresa May has opened the door to the possibility of bringing Tory party conferences back to Blackpool.

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Conifer tree in Chorley’s Astley Park could face the chop

Conifer tree in Chorley’s Astley Park could face the chop

A large conifer tree in Astley Park which is a memorial for a late Chorley resident is under threat.

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The Snow Moon

Double bill of lunar treats

Sky-watchers in Lancashire were treated to a double bill of lunar treats last night.

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United Utilities test for contamination

Crypto probe is still looking for answers

Scientists admit they still can’t say what caused the drinking water crisis across Lancashire in 2015.

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The centre has confirmed that it will be open as usual and that no cull or lockdown will be put in place.

Avian flu confirmed at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Bird flu has been confirmed at a popular northwest wetland centre as cases of the avian disease spread across the country.
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Dredging work taking place on the Lancaster Canal. Photo: Canal & River Trust

Massive dredging works to start on Preston’s canal network

More than 15,000 tonnes of silt is to be dredged from the Ribble Link and parts of the Lancaster Canal near Preston.

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A photograph taken at the time of the incident

WARNING VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE: Police investigating frack truck incident

Police are investigating after an incident at the Preston New Road fracking site saw a security guard hit by a reversing truck.

Crime
‘Control of mink key to saving water vole’

‘Control of mink key to saving water vole’

Photographers at a country park in Chorley were snap happy as they watched a mink eat eight fish in the space of 30 minutes.

Environment
Emma Sutton with some of her Mosney Mill collecttion

Mill setting provided the inspiration for enterprise

It was the birthplace of modern fabric printing, now a historic Preston Mill has been brought back to life not only as a family home but the inspiration behind a new British brand.

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Authority to take action over dog mess

Authority to take action over dog mess

Cleaning up dog mess is becoming a regular chore for the village caretaker in Mawdesley.

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Second bird flu outbreak

Second outbreak of bird flu confirmed

A second case of bird flu has been confirmed in Lancashire.

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The former Wesley Street Mill site in Bamber Bridge

Step closer for mill site redevelopment

The long-awaited redevelopment of a former mill site has moved a step closer.

Bamber Bridge
Councillors Peter Rankin (left) and Robert Boswell (right) were the first Preston  residents to sign up to the new Garden Waste Scheme

Garden bin charges for Preston households

Town Hall bosses are offering a discount to householders who subscribe early to have their garden waste bins collected.

Environment
Updated: Bird flu confirmed at farm in Lancashire, 10,000 pheasants being culled

Updated: Bird flu confirmed at farm in Lancashire, 10,000 pheasants being culled

Bird flu has been confirmed in a ‘flock’ of about 10,000 pheasants at a premises in Lancashire, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said.

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