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Bird flu zone widens into Ribble Valley

Poultry keepers in Ribble Valley are being advised that measures to try to prevent the spread of avian flu in the UK have been extended.

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Gateway: The Bulk Road site in Lancaster has become scruffy

Student village to ‘help free homes’

TWO major new student housing developments have been given the go-ahead at key sites in Lancaster.

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Fracking protesters hold up a lorry on Preston New Road

Warning over four-hour road closure after anti-fracking protest

Police have warned anti-fracking protesters they face arrest if there is a repeat of yesterday’s actions which saw one of Fylde’s busiest roads partially closed for four hours.

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Fire crews at the scene of the fallen tree in Heysham village

70ft tree falls on Heysham community centre in high winds

a 70ft tree collapsed onto the roof of a community centre in Heysham Village during high winds on Wednesday afternoon.

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Preston New Road is currentlyclosedafter demonstrators took to the streets

Major road closed due to fracking protest

Drivers travelling from Blackpool to Preston are suffering delays this morning (11 January) after a major road was closed for a fracking protest.
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The beach around Rossall Point observation Tower, where Fleetwood's Coastwatch team have been told about sabotaged dog toys.

Dog toy fears on Fleetwood’s beaches

Dog walkers in Fleetwood are being urged to be vigilant after reports that a malicious saboteur appears to be deliberately leaving fish hooks in dog toys in a horrific attempt to maim the animals.

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VIDEO: Anti-fracking protesters claim ‘thuggish’ guards almost pushed them into the road

Anti-fracking protesters have claimed security guards at a Fylde drill site have behaved in a “thuggish” manner.

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Flashback: (from left)  Architect John Puttick, leader of Lancashire County Council  Coun Jennifer Mein and Jerry Glover, senior consultant for Preston Youth Zone -  celebrated last year as initial plans were announced to revamp Preston Bus Station

Ice rink or concert venue? Plans for Preston bus station forecourt are submitted.

A PROPOSED new public square in front of Preston Bus Station could have a dual life as an outdoor concert venue or an ice rink and mini market.

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Activists stage a 'slow walk' protest in front of a lorry at the fracking site at Preston new Road, Little Plumpton, where work has begun to prepare the site for shale gas drilling.

‘Slow walk’ protest at fracking site

Anti-fracking activists staged a ‘slow walk’ in front of a lorry at a county shale gas drilling site.

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Protest: Protesters gather across from a new fracking site, off the A583, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Protesters cry foul over work

CAMPAIGNERS braved the elements to stage a second day of protest at the county’s newest fracking site.

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Protest: Protesters gather opposite the Preston New Road fracking site as Cuadrilla begins groundwork

Preparation work starts at controversial fracking site

SHALE gas exploration company Cuadrilla has started ground preparation work on a Lancashire site earmarked for fracking.

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The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

Fracking is coming to the Fylde coast.

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The pipistrelle bat is in recovery

Batted in gusts on Prom

Bat enthusiasts were called out to rescue a common pipistrelle which was found on the promenade on New Year’s day.

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Trouble: The Friends of the Earth poster

Anti-frackers face poster rap

Green campaigners have been rapped over a poster making unsubstantiated claims about fracking.

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HRH Princess Alexandra

Princess to open The Bay Gateway

Princess Alexandra will officially open the Bay Gateway in March.

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Happy: Billy Howards house was flooded last year but hes delighted to be back home

Victims of Lancashire’s Boxing Day floods tell of their year of struggle

The land was already saturated from Storm Desmond, but then another storm began to batter the county – Eva. By nightfall on Boxing Day, thousands of people had been forced to flee their homes, leaving behind all their possessions and treasured items. MEGAN TITLEY and MARK WHITE examine how the worst flooding in living memory affected those caught up in it.

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Christmas holiday delays at flood blackspot in Euxton

Christmas holiday delays at flood blackspot in Euxton

Work on a notorious flooding hotspot is set to continue for another three weeks.

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Bowls players angry at destruction of recreation ground

Bowls players angry at destruction of recreation ground

A keen bowls player has called for the swift prosecution of a motorist who appeared to perform handbrake turns all over a green.

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Help avoid a fatberg this Christmas

Christmas 'fatberg' warning for Fylde coast

Avoid blocked drains and a fatberg on the Fylde coast this Christmas.

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Flashback to the 2015 water crisis in Lancashire

Water compo figures make customers boil

Water bosses have re-opened the old wound over compensation for Lancashire’s cryptosporidium outbreak last year.

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