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Anti-fracking demo causes traffic chaos

Anti-fracking protestors blocked the entrance to a Carnforth quarry by suspending themselves from swings .

Environment
Carol Price with the litter collected at a previous clean up

Litter pick at Hoghton Bottoms

Litter pickers who have been cleaning up a Hoghton beauty spot for 25 years are once again calling for help in their green crusade.

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Preston Seventh-Day Adventist Church

‘At risk’ city centre building to be saved

One of four prized Preston buildings on Historic England’s “at risk” register could finally be rescued.

Environment
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Former Layland Truck Test Track Aston Way, Leyland

Test Track decision is deferred

A decision on the future of the former Leyland Test Track has been put on hold.

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Morecambe student Owen Lambert is treated after being hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. He was caught up in the terror attack at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: by Carl Court/Getty Images

Lancashire student hurt in London terror attack

A Lancashire student has been injured after being caught up in the terror alert at the House of Parliament.

Preston City Centre
An example of the materials that will be used for the new car park

Car park at popular tourism destination to be given a facelift

Visitors to a popular Chorley tourist attraction will soon benefit from better parking facilities as work begins on improving the car park at Yarrow Valley Country Park.

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Artists impressions of Primrose Gardens retirement village

Build starts for apartments in centre of Chorley

Work is due to start today on an ambitious scheme to provide apartments for older people in Chorley town centre.

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Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

Business
Aerials 2013
Former Layland Truck Test Track Aston Way, Leyland

Public meeting over test track plans

A public meeting will take place today as plans for hundreds of new homes go before councillors.

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Members of Let's Grow Preston raking the ground ready for work

Let’s Grow Preston blooming in the city

An gardening organisation is flourishing in Preston, creating many enjoyable green landscapes across the city.

Environment
Another rainy day in Preston

Preston urged to plug the rain drain

It’s raining, again, in one of Britain’s wettest places.

Offbeat

About 100 dogs take a walk through a country park wagging their tails for a children’s hospice

Almost 100 dogs wagged their tails round a country park in Clayton-le-Woods with their owners in tow.

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Euxton Library is one of the community assets which could be protected by the increase in parish precept

Parish council hikes its tax precept by over 44 per cent

Residents living within the boundaries of Euxton parish will see an increase their council tax for the first time in seven years.

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Police probe into ‘serious’ incident in Longton

Police probe into ‘serious’ incident in Longton

Police were tonight investigating an incident in Longton, near Preston.

Crime
Members of the Preston New Road Action Group after the hearing ended with a misspelled court place marker

Rivals must wait for fracking legal ruling

The court hearing into the decision to allow fracking to go ahead on the Fylde ended half a day early.

News
River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

Flooding alerts were ​lifted today ​after Lancashire emerged largely unscathed from last night’s high winds and heavy rain.

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Floods warning as high winds batter county

Floods warning as high winds batter county

A flooding warning was issued tonight for the River Ribble in Lancashire as high winds and heavy rain battered the county.

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View of Buckshaw Village

Green bin collection confusion at Buckshaw Village is cleared up

Residents of Buckshaw Village left in limbo over charges for garden waste collection have finally got an answer.

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Keyworker Homes unveil the proposed plans for the Garstang Community Centre and Council offices

D-Day for Garstang community centre and 800 new homes which 'could change the face' of market town

Planning decisions which will radically change the face of Garstang and district - as well as the town centre - look set to be agreed next week.

Garstang
The existing Flat Iron car park

Revamp trials begin in Chorley

Shoppers and traders are getting a glimpse of some of the changes coming to Chorley town centre.

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