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Garstang is blooming marvellous

Green fingered enthusiasts from Garstang scooped a total of eight awards and medals at the Northwest in Bloom Awards held in the Floral Hall, Southport.

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Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

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Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star

A newly discovered planet orbiting a nearby star could be the closest world to Earth providing a comfortable home for life.
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Morecambe's beaches have been rated 'good' for water quality.

‘Good’ rating for Morecambe beaches

Morecambe beaches have been given the stamp of approval for water quality by the government.

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An artist's impression of the new trams

Work on Preston’s £19m Guild Tramway could start next month

Work on bringing trams back to Preston for the first time in more than 80 years could be on track as early as next month.

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Planet Earth photographed on December 7, 1972 during the Apollo 17 moon mission

Scientists issue grave 'warning to humanity' 25 years on from landmark alert

A prophetic "Warning to Humanity" giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

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Ashton Memorial

Which are the best architecturally-designed buildings?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Venus (left) and Jupiter in the skies over Brighton Pier

Jupiter and Venus put on a show for early-morning stargazers

Early risers witnessed a cosmic event on Monday morning as Venus and Jupiter appeared side by side in the sky.

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Rough sea's along Tynemouth Longsands on the North East coast

Temperatures drop below freezing - but more prolonged cold spell still to come

Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night - but it was not the chilliest night of the autumn so far.

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This morning's sunrise over Buckshaw Village

Early risers treated to a spectacular sunrise in Preston

Whether you were walking the dog or scraping the windscreen, if you were up and about at around 7am this morning you'd have enjoyed this fantastic light show.

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A view of the site off D'Urton Lane

Housing outline approved for rural Preston

A major housing development forming part of the North West Preston masterplan has passed its first planning hurdle.

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Priti Patel heads to Downing Street

Patel quits cabinet after Israel meetings storm

Priti Patel has quit the Cabinet over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures and acknowledged that her actions "fell below the high standards" expected.
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Halite boss Keith Budinger

Construction on Halite's £660 million gas project in Wyre to start early next year

Work will begin early next year on the £660 million gas storage project which will turn rural Wyre one of the UK’s major powerhouses by the 2020s.

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The substance 'likely' to be palm oil which has been discovered on Wyre beaches

Mystery substance found on Wyre beaches 'likely' to be palm oil

A mysterious yellow and white substance washing up on Wyre beaches could be toxic palm oil, it is feared.

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Police have put a contraflow in place on the road at the fracking site and are warning travellers to expect delays throughout rush hour.

Delays after protester spends night on top of tanker

A 30 year-old man has been arrested after he spent the night on top of a tanker outside the fracking site in Preston New Road, say police.
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County Coun Joan Burrows

Double trouble for flood hit Pope Lane

Residents fed up of flooding on local roads may soon have an answer to their query - why does it happen again and again?

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Police are warning drivers in the area to expect delays after the tanker was stopped on the Kirkham bound carriageway.

Delays warning after anti-fracking protesters board tanker

A contraflow has been put in place on Preston New Road after protesters climbed onto a tanker at the fracking site, say police.

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Cuadrilla's drill rig at the Preston New Road site

Householders to get shale gas handouts

Households near a Fylde fracking site are set to get a cash handout from a community fund linked to the drilling.

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Gritters will be out in Lancashire tonight

WARNING: Freeze forecast as gritters take to roads

Drivers have been warned to take care on the roads after a forecast freeze tonight.

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The five-foot stainless steel structure to commemorate 100 years of Lions Clubs International

Leyland Lions install 100th anniversary plaque at Worden Park

Members of Leyland and Cuerden Valley Lions Club have installed a stainless steel screen in Worden Park to commemorate its founding organisation’s 100th anniversary.
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