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Lancashire chiefs continue to back fracking plans

Business leaders say they will continue to support shale gas exploration despite Labour saying it would ban fracking if it came to power.

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Flooding in St Michaels as seen from above. Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

Lancashire residents still suffering effects of flooding new report reveals

HUNDREDS of Lancashire residents are still unable to live in their homes following last December’s flooding. according to estimates in a new report.

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Flytipping at Preston Cemetery

Flytippers dump waste at Preston Cemetery in ‘despicable’ act

Piles of household waste have been dumped in Preston Cemetery in a “despicable” act by flytippers.

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Spur-winged goose goslings have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Look out for rare goslings

ONE of the rarest birds in captivity have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

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Dead dolphin on Knott End beach

Dead dolphin washes up on Lancashire beach

A Lancashire walker was shocked when he found a dead dolphin washed up on a beach this week.

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Severn Trent is replacing miles of old water pipes.

Water companies slammed for rising complaints

The Consumer Council for Water has voiced concerns over an increase in complaints made by customers against water companies across the north of England.

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Donkey rides at the Garstang Kepple Lane Fun Day

The very best of park life

It’s been described as one of Garstang’s best kept secrets but Kepple Lane Park was the place to be on Sunday.

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The Heysham M6 Link the Bay Gateway officially opens on Halloween, October 31.

Date revealed for Heysham M6 link opening

An official opening date has been revealed for the Heysham M6 link road.

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Funding will be targeted at people at greatest risk of their health being affected by having a cold home

Extra funding to help fight the winter cold

Lancashire County Council is providing £1m to help those who struggle to afford to heat their homes, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and cut excess winter deaths.

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The Regal Hotel

64 of Wyre’s food outlets fail to make the grade

Two Wyre food venues have been blasted by inspectors after scoring the lowest possible rating for hygiene.

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Lancashire Game and Country Festival, Scorton showground, Gubberford Lane, 2016

Another great success for Lancashire’s only game fair

The Lancashire Game and Country Festival made a triumphant return to Scorton Showground with visitor numbers up on the thousands that turned out last year for its debut.

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Kekei the lost raccoon dog

‘My missing dog is not a wild raccoon’

A ‘wild raccoon’ may be spotted wandering the streets of Blackpool – but all is not as it seems.

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Charlotte and Simon Murrey have fun with kids, Charlie,, left, Barnaby, and Poppy, at the first Kepple Lane Park fun day

Fun on the park

Trustees of Garstang’s Kepple Lane Park are promising another action-packed family fun day for a third successive year.

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TALK: Mark Everson

Lancashire engineer’s green dream at MIT

A Preston businessman has been asked to talk to the world’s best known technology university about his green idea for cutting CO2 pollution.

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Land at the junction of Joe Lane and Preston Lancaster New Road in Catterall

Housing plans could see village almost double in size

A WYRE village will be transformed with a raft of planning applications approved and submitted for the area.

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Spaniel Twist and his owner Dave Oyston. United Utilities have given Twist the role of assistant catchment controller of the Forest of Bowland in recognition of his dogged service.

Honorary job title for ‘dogged’ utilities worker

A dog that helps keep Lancashire’s water in tip top condition has been given an honorary position by United Utilities.

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Community cleanup at the Longfield Avenue estate in Coppull, Chorley.
Left to right:
Back row local residents Harley and Lauren with Councillor Jane Fitzsimons, Jayne Allison from Adactus and Councillors Paul Clark and Richard Toon.
Front row local children Erin, Jaiden with baby Roman, Koby and Riley.

Community helps clean estate up

Children, parents and councillors joined forces to help clean up an estate in Coppull this summer holidays.

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Robert Smith  has grown an 11ft9" sunflower

At 11ft 9ins, is this Lancashire’s biggest sunflower?

Who has the tallest sunflower? Robert Smith has spent more than five months cultivating this 11ft 9in giant in his front garden in Fulwood Hall Lane, Preston.

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Work is ongoing to restore Preston's historic park, Winckley Square, Preston.

Pokemon No-Go at Preston park

Pokemon hunters are putting themselves in potential danger by searching for the fictional creatures in a Preston park, police have warned.

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Fly-tipping at Fulwood Row

25,000 fly-tipping incidents turning Lancashire into dumping ground

LANCASHIRE has become a dumping ground, with more than 25,000 fly-tipping crimes being committed every year.

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