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New Lancashire pro-shale group launched

A new pro-shale group funded by local businesses and industry, has been launched.

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Preston City Council organised a Pedalfest in Avenham and Miller Parks. Muaz Mahmud delights in crossing the cycle ride finishing line.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-7-2016

Wheely good fun at Preston PedalFest

Cyclists and families joined in with fitness challenges and celebrations at a city green space.

Whats on
Land off Grasmere Avenue, Leyland, which is set to get houses built there

Plans for 160 homes are set to be allowed

Angry residents are preparing to protest against highly controversial plans for a new 160-home estate that is set to be allowed.

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Rigby Jerram plotting field  boundaries for the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme. (Photo by M.Wright)

“Detectives” seek Pendle Hill clues

Two special “detectives” are busy gathering evidence in and around Lancashire landmark Pendle Hill.

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Preston's Haslam Park

Preston’s green spaces win Green Flag Awards

Preston’s parks have been listed as some of the very best in the UK.

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File photo dated 30/01/02 of the Royal Navy's submarine Vanguard which carries trident missiles. Theresa May will tell MPs not to gamble with the safety of British families ahead of a Commons vote on whether to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 18, 2016.  MPs are set to vote tonight on renewal, which is estimated to cost around �40 billion, and Mrs May will tell them it would be "grossly irresponsible" not to back Trident. See PA story POLITICS Trident. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Lancaster MP abstains from ‘ludicrous’ Trident vote

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has described the Parliamentary vote on the renewal of nuclear weapons systems as a “ludicrous exercise” held only to sow divisions within the Labour Party.

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Common tern colony on Preston docks

Terns flock to marina nests

Hundreds of terns have arrived at Preston docks following a marathon trip from Africa.

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Engineering firm Fugro has been drilling boreholes in Morecambe Bay as part of information gathering for the project.

Bay tunnel survey sheds light on 300 million year history

Samples dating back 300 million years are being analysed following survey work as part of investigations to build an electricity tunnel under Morecambe Bay.

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The Clayton Hall Landfill consultation at Dantes, Halfway House

Ten year extension for controversial landfill site

A controversial landfill site could now be operating for another ten years after a planning extension was

given the green light.

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A Mallard duck and her nine ducklings. By Geoffrey Guy

Bad weather takes it toll on all things great and small

The weather this weekend was too wet even for ducks.

Your lancashire
Asbestos dumped on Darkinson Lane in Lea, Preston

Outrage as asbestos fly-tipped in country lanes in Preston

Heaps of toxic material have been dumped in country lanes in rural Preston.

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Centrica Energys normally-unmanned North Morecambe platform, located 39km offshore in Morecambe Bay.

Centrica gas operations in Heysham ‘to move to Aberdeen’

Staff working for Centrica in Heysham have been told to expect redundancies after the company announced it was moving the entire operation to Scotland.

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Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

Sale or transfer time for Beacon Fell?

The countdown has begun to the possible sale or transfer of some of the county’s finest rural assets – a portfolio of 93 countryside sites currently owned by Lancashire County Council.

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Stephenson Terrace, Deepdale Road, Preston

Conservation zone set to be removed in part of Preston

Part of Preston looks set to lose its conservation zone, as leaders say hardly any of the buildings in the area still warrant protection.

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Long Grass on Merrytrees Lane, Cottam

Mowing cutbacks leaves verges in ‘dangerous’ state

“DANGEROUS” and “disgraceful” grass verges could become commonplace across Lancashire, as cuts force changes to the mowing schedule.

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Cuadrilla Chief Executive Francis Egan

Fracking report submitted to government

The report by the Planning Inspectorate on Cuadrilla’s appeal against the decision to refuse fracking in Lancashire has been submitted to the government.

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Residents on Church Ave in Preston feel their road is turning into a garage forecourt with the amount of cars and vans left parked on it. Residents Christine and Billy Worswick with their local councillor Martyn Rawlinson holding some of the correspondence written about the problem.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-3-2015

‘Nuisance’ garage row taken to Preston Town Hall

Frustrated neighbours who say cars from nearby garages are “monopolising” streets near their homes have taken their fight to the Town Hall.

Transport
A family cycling around the fountain in Avenham and Miller Parks

Parks to host Family Festival and major cycling challenges

Cyclists from across the city are being urged to sign up to a biking challenge this summer.

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Preston motorist’s hunger pain as five minute pie shop run turns into three hour traffic nightmare

Preston motorist’s hunger pain as five minute pie shop run turns into three hour traffic nightmare

What should have been a five minute visit to the pie shop turned into a three hour nightmare for one motorist.

Your lancashire
The rain persists

Oh for that 70s summer sizzler

Forty years ago this weekend temperatures peaked in one of the UK’s most memorable heatwaves.

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