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‘I was still grieving and football came second. We are not robots’

Preston North End player Paul Gallagher and wife Hayley went through the tragedy of losing their son Luca who was stillborn at 30 weeks of pregnancy while his surviving twin sister spent her early weeks fighting for life.

The couple talk to AASMA DAY about their heartache and why they are hosting a charity ball in memory of Luca and in celebration of Ava’s life

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Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

T-Rex invasion

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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Quartet of great performances from Fylde coast Players

Quartet, Lowther Pavilion

Howick Park House

Halloween events across Lancashire

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Lowther Pavilion. Pic courtesy of Google Street View.

Scottish songstress Barbara at Lowther Pavilion

Multi-million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson will once again return to Lowther Pavilion, a venue she has sold out many times previously.

A fracking rig at the Cuadrilla gas site, Preese Hall in Weeton.

Businesses queue up for Fylde coast shale gas work

Firms are lining up to grab a slice of the action in the shale gas revolution, say business leaders.

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Johnnie Casson

Favourite funnymen show boost for project

Two of the Fylde coast’s favourite funnymen will be helping to boost the Lytham Hall restoration appeal when they headline evenings of comedy at the Hall.

The VW Caddy was towed away after a package containing drugs and cash amongst other things was found by police

UPDATED: Police smash suspected smuggling operation at Kirkham open prison

Police have smashed a suspected drugs and contraband smuggling operation at Kirkham open prison.

Left to right:  Simon Iredale, Anthony Mayall and Steve Ormand of Switchmy.com

New energy firm launches

A former energy expert from Fylde coast-based Inenco has teamed up with two directors at a Preston digital marketing agency to launch a new brand into the SME energy switching space, with plans to create 50 jobs.

Britain In Bloom judges Geraldine King and Andrew Jackson in Freckleton to judge it for national best small town awards, with Sue Lee, chairman and Christine Graham, secretary

Blooming marvellous! Lancashire takes clutch of Britain in Bloom awards

It is official – Lancashire has some of the most beautiful spaces in the country.

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Dr Matt Baker, senior chemistry lecturer, who has developed a blood based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours

Lancashire dad brings new hope for early diagnosis of brain tumours

A Lancashire man has been honoured for developing a blood-based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours, which could lead to thousands of lives being saved worldwide every year.

AASMA DAY talks to senior lecturer Dr Matt Baker to find out more

H.M.S Pinafore

In good voice for H.M.S Pinafore production

H.M.S Pinafore, Lowther Pavilion

Lancashire Police are to get new recruits

Police ready for new recruits

Lancashire Police is ready to begin a recruitment drive in a bid to find 160 new officers.

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Horizontal fracking can go ahead, the government has said, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in Lancashire.

‘Successful shale gas industry will bring jobs bonanza’

The Onshore Energy Services Group said a fully developed fracking industry would benefit the area due to the jobs created.

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Buddy Holly and the Cricketers are at the Lowther tonight

This’ll be the day when Buddy’s at the Lowther

A globe-trotting Buddy Holly show that mixes music and comedy stops off at the Lowther Pavilion tonight.

The drill at Preese Hall

Lancashire campaigners vow to fight on after ‘deplorable’ fracking decision

Residents and anti-fracking campaigners have vowed to fight on against shale gas extraction despite the Government’s strong backing of the new industry.

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Fylde MP 

Fylde MP issues demand for proper regulation and monitoring of shale gas sites

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was disappointed with the decision but would continue to press the Government over regulation and monitoring of the shale gas sites.

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Industry welcomes fracking go-ahead

The decision has received a warm welcome from industry which believes a home grown onshore gas sector will provide energy, raw materials and jobs.

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Cuadrilla CEO
 Francis Egan

Cuadrilla proud the county will play crucial role

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla said it welcomed the decision to grant planning consent for its applications to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

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