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Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Environment
Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
Business

David Icke reveals the origins of Isis...

David Icke - in an exclusive interview with the Lancashire Post - continues his chat with Henry Widdas about life, the universe and everything.
Opinion
Maggie Wild

Galgate residents reveal “frustration, desperation and depression” after 2017 floods

Seven months on from the major flooding that hit Galgate, residents are becoming increasingly concerned about new building developments that could leave them even more at risk than ever before. Nick Lakin reports...

News
Lostock Hall Academy students with their handcrafted butterflies.

Councillor's anger over "heartless" vandalism at Lostock Hall butterfly art display

A South Ribble councillor has hit out at vandalism that has plagued a borough park’s poignant arts project.
South Ribble
The cargo ship at Preston Docks. Photos courtesy of Donna Clifford.

Flashback to Preston Docks' industrial past with arrival of 178-tonne ship package

Preston's docks took a trip back in time this week as it welcomed a 178-tonne industrial ship package to its waterways.
Business
A group of five grandparents lock-on at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London to call fro a halt to fracking.

Grandparents' fracking protest at Department for Business.

Five grandparents have locked themselves together inside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to protest about fracking in Lancashire.
Business
Flash has a break on one of his walks with Christine and Darren's grandson Matthew Brennan (12)

Coming out of his shell is a walk in the park for Burnley tortoise

Just when you thought you had seen it all, meet Flash the tortoise who loves nothing better than a walk in park!

News
Brace yourselves

Forecasters warn of 'very windy spell' for the north

A weather warning has been issued with winds of up to 70mph expected to hit the north.
Environment
The campaign angered Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Lush 'spycops' campaign returns to shops across the UK

A controversial campaign criticising undercover policing methods has returned to high street cosmetics chain Lush.
Environment

WATCH: Thousand turtles etched onto Blackpool beach in fight against plastic pollution

A team of artists stencilled 1,000 turtles on the sand in Blackpool to help tackle the problem of plastic pollution.
News
The Ribble estuary

Lancashire estuary protection zones go out to public consultation

Wildlife in three of Lancashire’s major estuaries could receive protection after the Government announced a consultation on 41 proposed Marine conservation Zones around the UK.

Environment
Prof Derek Ward Thompson, head of the School of Physical Sciences and Computing at UCLan,

Discovery sheds new light on stars

Astronomers from Preston have helped in the discovery of new magnetic fields in space which could shed new light on how stars are formed - and uncover the mysteries behind one of the most famous celestial images.

Education
Some of the hen harrier chicks

First time rare hen harrier chicks hatch in the Forest of Bowland in two years

Rare hen harrier chicks have hatched in Lancashire moorland for the first time in two years.

Your lancashire
The assessors Adam (4th from left) and Pippa (5th from left) with the sta and friends groups

Two of Preston's parks are inspected for special award

Two parks in Preston were given the once-over to check if they are looking good enough to keep their special status.

Preston
Last year's grand opening of the new play area.

Huge cash boost for Catterall's community playing fields

Catterall residents are celebrating major grant funding for improvements to the village’s playing fields.

News
Crowds gathered to officially open Grange Parks play area.

Grange Park's playground gets grand re-opening after £100,000 revamp

The ribbon has officially been cut at a city play area after receiving a £100,000 rejuvenation boost.

Preston
Wyre Civic Centre, the home of Wyre Council

Council's 'borough lottery' to fill financial hole left by government cuts

Plans are underway to bring a ‘local lottery’ programme to the Wyre district to counter reduced central government funding.

Wyre and Garstang
A women's protest at the Preston New Road fracking site

Legal battle starts over fracking protest injunction bid

The battle line over fracking moves from the Fylde to Manchester today as shale drilling firm Cuadrilla aims to cut protests at its sites.
Business
The official opening of the re-vamped Towneley community garden in Longridge

Celebrating £18,500 makeover of Longridge's Towneley community garden

It was time for celebrations when the revamped Longridge Towneley Community Garden was officially opened by not one, but two mayors.
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