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Where are the best independent jewellers in Lancashire?

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75 years of wedded bliss for James and Ethel Burrow

Love is everlasting for James Burrow and his wife Ethel.
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Clive Grunshaw

Police cannot continue to 'pick up slack' from public service cuts

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed a national report highlighting the pressure on forces to ‘pick up the slack’ from other public services.

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The Holy Family CAFOD team, Warton, organised a Lenten prayer service to help raise funds for Cafods East Africa Appeal

CAFOD team raises £200 for East African crisis

Parishioners raised more than £200 to help millions of people facing starvation in third world countries.
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Viola and piano duo, Emma Richards (viola) and Cordelia Williams (piano) appearing at North Fylde Music Circle

Exciting programme from piano and viola pairing

Some of the greatest works for viola and piano will be showcased at North Fylde Music Circle’s April concert.

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Springfield Oxide plant, Salwick

County stands on edge of new age of atomic power

It is fair to say that nuclear power has been in the doldrums over the past 20 years, with no new power stations built since Sizewell B in 1995.

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Tasers are rarely fired by Lancashire Police

Tasers figures show weapons rarely fired in Lancashire

Police in Lancashire drew their Tasers 151 times last year but did not use them on the majority of occasions.

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Mike Cunningham

Lancashire Police rated 'good' by inspector

Lancashire Police has been given a positive report by her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

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The man has been on the lorry since shortly after 3pm, police said (Pic: Twitter/lewisuko2)

UPDATE: Blackpool man arrested as fracking site lorry protest brought to an end

A man who climbed on top of a lorry, close to Cuadrilla's fracking site in Little Plumpton yesterday afternoon, has been arrested after climbing off the vehicle.

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Ben Wallace

MP warns county over wasteful library closures as inquiry looms

Lancashire County Council would be at risk of throwing away thousands of pounds of taxpayers should a public inquiry into library closures go ahead, an MP has warned.

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Ian Entwistle of Newton was killed in a motorcycle accident in July 2015

How tragic Ian’s story is helping keep others safe

The story of a Lancashire biker killed in a crash is being used to help raise awareness of road safety.

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Anti-fracking protesters including Gayzer Frackman outside County Hall

Anti-frack campaigners lose their High Court action

Campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

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Lancashire Police officers travel to London for 'show of unity' at funeral of murdered PC Keith Palmer

Dozens of police officers from Lancashire joined their colleagues on the streets of London for the funeral of murdered PC Keith Palmer.

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Gin bar

Where are the best gin bars in Lancashire?

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Vaughan Kennedy and Fiona Teal

Night of love music at Lowther

Local singer Vaughan Kennedy will make his long awaited return to Lowther Pavilion on Saturday.

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Angela Davies is taking part in Race for Life with her daughters ten-year-old Alyssa Davies (left) and seven-year-old Lauren Davies

Cancer survivor Alyssa guest of honour at Race for Life

A youngster who has battled leukaemia is rallying women to join the fight against the disease by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
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Haidee Wilson who is recovering after suffering a rare condition which left her completely paralysed

How a simple ear infection almost cost Haidee her life on birthday trip to London

A Lancashire mum was suddenly struck by a rare condition which led to her body shutting down leaving her paralysed for weeks.

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John Blacktop

Pervert pensioner who fled justice found by police

The hunt for a wanted pensioner who fled during his trial for child sex offences came to an end today.

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Train services to Blackpool will be severely disrupted

UPDATE: Just one third of trains set to run as Northern Rail guards strike on Grand National Day

Northern Rail is expecting to run only a third of normal services on Saturday as staff from the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) stage a 24 hour walkout.
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Mick Cash

Rail union issues fresh warning ahead of strike day

Rail union the RMT has issued a fresh warning over the introduction of Driver Only Operation on trains ahead of a one-day strike across the North of England.
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