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How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

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Philip Jones opiticians in Carnforth. Picture by Google Street View.

Designer sunglasses stolen from Carnforth opticians

Police are appealing for information after five pairs of designer sunglasses were stolen from an opticians in Carnforth.

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From left: Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services, Deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.

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This jewellery was stolen from a house in Carnforth.

Appeal to find jewellery stolen in Carnforth

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing jewellery stolen during a burglary in Carnforth.

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Dunstan Low in front of the house in Melling

Scam website mimics Lune Valley country house competition

A scam website set up to look like a competition to win a country house in the Lune Valley has been attempting to steal credit card details from people that have mistakenly entered it.

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Dunstan Low in front of the house in Melling

Last chance to win a Lancashire mansion

It’s your last chance to enter a competion that will see the winner take ownership of a country house in the Lune Valley.

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Ingleton Waterfall Trail

Lancashire recommends.... family days out with entry fees

Readers have voted.

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Wands at the ready for Wizard Academy at Leighton Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 29 and 30)

Make the most of summer with some of these events...
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Carnforth Station and Visitor Centre.

Trespass warning after Carnforth platform incident

A trainspotter could have been killed after trespassing on the railway line to take pictures of a steam engine.

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Family fun

Where are the best family days out - with entry fees?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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An exposed grid on Meldon Road in Heysham during flash floods on Wednesday night. Photo by J-Packham Photography.

Freak storm caused flash flooding in Morecambe and Lancaster

A freak storm that hit Morecambe and Lancaster causing flash flooding was a one in almost 500 year event.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Lower Church Street during flash flooding in Lancaster city centre on Wednesday evening. Photo shared by Go Burrito.

Flash flooding in Morecambe and Lancaster causes chaos

Flash floods swept across the district during Wednesday rush hour causing travel and traffic chaos.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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Leighton Hall in Carnforth is host to a Classic Car and Bike Show on Sunday

Things to do this weekend (July 1 and 2)

Here's the pick of events happening in Lancashire this weekend:
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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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