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10 of the most read stories on the Lancashire Post website in 2018

We've covered many stories that have struck a chord with readers in 2018.

Here we revisit 11 of the most read stories from the year.

Ikea announced in May that it was pulling out of its Cuerden development in South Ribble citing "economic reasons" for its decision. The site was expected to create 4,500 jobs in the area.

1. May 2018\: Ikea pulls out of Lancashire

Ikea announced in May that it was pulling out of its Cuerden development in South Ribble citing "economic reasons" for its decision. The site was expected to create 4,500 jobs in the area.
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The news that Thwaites brewery on Penny Street in Blackburn had produced its last pint was met with sadness from readers in June. Brewing was stopped after the site was badly damaged by vandals.

2. June 2018\: More than 200 years of brewing beer comes to an end

The news that Thwaites brewery on Penny Street in Blackburn had produced its last pint was met with sadness from readers in June. Brewing was stopped after the site was badly damaged by vandals.
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In July four former Fishwicks double decker buses were put up for sale. Of the six buses put up for sale, one still remains on the market.

3. July 2018\: Fishwicks double decker up for sale

In July four former Fishwicks double decker buses were put up for sale. Of the six buses put up for sale, one still remains on the market.
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Back in August a barrier appeared at the entrance to the northbound M6 at Charnock Richard much to the dismay of motorists. Welcome Break later revealed it was responsible, as the slip road was only for 'authorised personnel.'

4. Aug 2018\: M6 services access road shut

Back in August a barrier appeared at the entrance to the northbound M6 at Charnock Richard much to the dismay of motorists. Welcome Break later revealed it was responsible, as the slip road was only for 'authorised personnel.'
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