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PICTURES: Fylde Country show

Dancing sheep and motorbike stunt riders were just some of the main attractions at an action packed Fylde Country show this weekend.

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Chairman of Chorley in Bloom Iris Smith, 70

Dig into veggies at edible garden in Chorley

Wasteland in Chorley has now been transformed into an edible garden which is harvesting vegetables for the town’s community.

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A wedding picture to remember for Sam and Anna Shepherd, whose photo shoot was invaded by Vikings. Credit: Simon Kearsley at Creative Camera

Vikings photobomb wedding shoot at Lancashire beauty spot Rivington Pike

Newlyweds got a bit more than they bargained for on their wedding day when they were photo bombed by 200 Vikings.

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Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Plans have been submitted for a new drive-thru KFC outlet in a Lancashire village.

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Rosalyn, left, Andrew, Pam and Allan (seated) Wensley start the drilling rig, with driller Thorsten Strathmann

PROJECT UPDATE: Cuadrilla’s fracking project at Preston New Road

What’s going on?

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Preston New Road site land owners, Rosalyn, left, Andrew, Pam and Allan (seated) Wensley start the drilling rig, with Cuadrilla driller Thorsten Strathmann

Drilling starts at fracking site and firm launches £100,000 community fund

Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has begun drilling at its Preston New Road site in its bid to tap into reserves of natural gas in deep lying rocks known as the Bowland Shale.

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Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
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An action packed programme of events has been lined up for the fundraiser from aJust For Fun Dog Show to sports and games to picnic in the park.

Family fun day on Conway Park

Families wanting to make the most of the final weeks of summer are invited to join the  Friends of Conway Park for a fun day extravaganza on Sunday August 27.
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Associate development director at FI Real Estate Management Mark Adams with plans for the Botany Bay development

Plans for hotel at luxury shopping village in Chorley

A hotel could be part of a luxury shopping village which developers hope to build near Botany Bay in Chorley.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
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County Coun Geoff Driver Leader of Lancashire County Council

New consultation on Cuerden

New consultations will be held next week on the planned new multi-million pound Cuerden Strategic development as concerns are raised it could impact on Preston’s prosperity.

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Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle

Chorley beauty spot protected against developers

A major beauty spot in Lancashire will now be forever safeguarded against developers by a special decree issued by a central Government arm.

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Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Organisers are buzzing with excitement over a forthcoming event.

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Viking raiders spotted marching at Rivington Pike in Chorley

Viking warriors were challenged to acts of strength and vigour at a family fun day of activities at Rivington.

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Jacky Burns has started off a new craze in the Heysham area called Pebbleart - she finds pebbles on the beach, paints and varnishes them, then hides them in the local area for people to find, with her grandchildren Olivia, Leo and Calvin

Hundreds get caught up in pebble craze

Painted pebbles are creating waves in Morecambe – and the craze shows no sign of abating.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Brother sister duo Nick and Liz Stevenson, who started Junction 8 Theatre company

Market town of Chorley inspires debut play

A theatre company is to stage a new play in the heart of Chorley - in the market.

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VIDEO: Watch the 'superpipe' being laid at Anchorsholme

The UK’s largest outfall pipe has been laid under the sea at Anchorsholme.
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The team at work on Lancaster Canal.

Tonnes of duck weed removed from Lancaster Canal

A layer of weed described as ‘green porridge’ has invaded Lancaster Canal posing a threat to wildlife.

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The blocked the route from The Holme onto The Lodge which leads to Primrose Cottages at the other end of the mill pond

Application open to make Calder Vale footpath a public right of way

A row has erupted over the use of a ‘historic’ footpath.

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