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Environment

Fracking firm’s benefits pledge to the Fylde coast

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla has pledged to put Lancashire First when it comes to getting the benefits from a shale gas industry.

News
PLANS to open a new Tesco in Penwortham have moved a step closer to fruition

Tesco plans edge closer in Penwortham

PLANS to open a new Tesco in Penwortham have moved a step closer to fruition.

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Hope: Freda Turner of Rutland Street has been waiting for years for  her damp, mushroom-filled house to be fixed

Misery hit Preston residents to have homes repaired after botched energy efficiency work

A solution could be just weeks away for unfortunate Preston residents who were victims of a botched home improvement scheme.

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David and Lisa Talbot are appealing to dog walkers to clean up after their pets

Lancashire farmer’s clear-up call to dog owners after loss of calves

A LANCASHIRE farmer is urging dog owners to clear up after their animals after 16 of his cows aborted after eating contaminated grass.

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Residents in Coppull voiced their concerns at a meeting about 150 new homes at Yew Tree Farm about building on greenbelt land

Residents fight against Coppull greenbelt homes

A meeting about a controversial housing development on a greenbelt site in Coppull did not go as expected when the host walked out.

Environment
Steve Whalley has cared for hedgehogs for over 20 years

Prickly problem for city’s hedgehog man

Steve Whalley has a prickly problem - finding foster homes for young hedgehogs under threat from an icy winter.

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The Site of the Former Dome in Morecambe

Drug bushes chopped down at prom site

Bushes in which people were drinking, taking drugs , going to the toilet and camping out have been chopped down by the council.

Crime
Councillor Adrian Lowe with children at the official opening of the new Buttermere Green toddler play area

Sparkling new £50k play area for toddlers

A new £50,000 state-of-the-art play area for toddlers has opened in Chorley.

News
Sarah Robinson meets Prince Charles as part of the Coronation Meadows project

Why Sarah Robinson is making sure Bowland’s meadows are flower filled

Sarah Robinson likes to say it with flowers ... hundreds of times over.

News
FUNDING LIFELINE: A rural bus service

Lancashire’s buses could get another cash lifeline

Public transport campaigners and politicians were today waiting for further details over apparent plans to throw Lancashire’s subsidised bus services a 12-month lifeline.

Environment
Tarja Wilson and Dave Padley received their Landscapes For Life awards from County Coun Albert Atkinson

Bowland duo gain coveted Landscapes For Life awards

Two of Lancashire’s most dedicated countryside experts have been formally thanked for their contribution to the Bowland countryside.

Education
Rivington Pike,  hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors near Horwich. Taken by reader Margaret Fowler

Precious Lancashire landscape becomes largest protected wildlife site in a decade

One of the country’s most precious upland landscapes has been given special legal protection by Natural England for its nationally important wildlife and habitats.

Chorley
Fracking rig

Fracking rigs are changing... to match Lancashire’s clouds

Energy firm Cuadrilla is motoring on with its fracking plans for the Lancashire countryside.

Environment
Flytipping linked to tattoo studio

Flytipping shame for tattoo studio

These are the 40 bags of waste from a tattoo studio carelessly dumped on public land.

Crime
Struggle: Bianca Jagger  Pic: Andy Barton

Anti-fracking activists at major rally

Frack Free Lancashire took part in a national rally and march in Manchester to draw awareness to what it calls “the destruction of local democracy”.

Business
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans with USA president-elect Donlad Trump. The pair met in 2012 at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida

MP Nigel: ‘The day I had dinner with Donald Trump in Florida’

LANCASHIRE MP Nigel Evans has invited the USA’s President-Elect Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley.

Environment
Flooding in Croston, Lancashire

When a record breaking storm hit town

Weather systems around the world are getting more extreme In a new book, disaster historian John Withington looks at the global problem and Lancashire's unwanted entries in the record books

Environment
‘We support fracking’ says union

‘We support fracking’ says union

A leading steelworkers’ union has backed plans for fracking, saying it could boost the steel industry and support thousands of jobs.

Business
It’s grand to be a Lancastrian!

It’s grand to be a Lancastrian!

Let’s show the world what it means to be a Lancastrian!

Business
Solar plan

United Utilities’ solar power plan for Chorley waste treatment site

A new solar park could be created in Chorley.

Chorley
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