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Environment

It’s the last straw for eco-friendly pub chain

It’s the last straw - plastic that is - for a pub chain which is doing its bit for the planet.

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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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Brown bin for garden waste

Garden bins take-up is just one in four

Less than one in four households in South Ribble could have their garden waste collected when the council brings in a £30 charge in April, it has been revealed.

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Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

People across Lancashire have reported feeling an earthquake that hit Wales on Saturday afternoon.
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A map of the projected well site.

REGIONAL: Fracking plans outlined for Altcar Moss

An energy company has submitted plans exploring the possibility of drilling shale gas.
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Mayor of Garstang, Coun Peter Ryder (second from left) re-opens the shop.

Garstang recycling shop re-opens bigger and better than before

A new and improved recycling shop has re-opened its doors after expanding due to popular demand.

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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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Today's suffragettes

Celebrating today's suffragettes

Our Today’s Suffragettes series has brought together some of the most incredible women in Lancashire today and will give a voice to these amazing, inspirational, diverse, passionate and pioneering women who continue to break down barriers across the social spectrum.
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Northern's new rolling stock being built in Zaragoza, Spain

'My experience of Spanish trains shows how far UK has to go'

It's often said that trains in Europe are streets ahead of the UK, so we sent our reporter David Nowell to find out.
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The route of the new M55 link road

M55 link road: Land buy-up begins for new route

A major scheme to create a link road to the M55 has moved one step closer.

Politics
Firefighters from Garstang Fire Station turned up to fill the pond.

Garstang's millennium development showing its green shoots

Continued efforts are underway to enhance Garstang’s greenery as increasing sections of the town are taken up by new developments.

Garstang
An artist's impression of the retirement village, on land west of Preston Road, Grimsargh.

Retirement village set for Grimsargh countryside

An all-inclusive retirement village – including a care home, bungalows and a GP surgery – is set for land in rural Lancashire amid concern over countryside development.

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Protesters demand action over smells at the Clayton Hall tip

BREAKING NEWS: Stinking tip banned from taking more rubbish

A tip that has been causing a nightmare for neighbours with its terrible stink has been banned from accepting any more rubbish.

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Janette Jones of Chorley Hedgehog Rescue Centre

Hedgehog numbers in steep decline

Half the population of the UK’s native hedgehogs has been lost from the countryside since the Millennium, according to a new report.

Chorley
Lancaster named as one of UK’s most affordable cities

Lancaster named as one of UK’s most affordable cities

Lancaster has been named as the fourth most affordable city to live in the UK.

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KICKING UP A BIG STINK: Protesters hit out at foul-smelling tip blighting their lives

Residents whose lives have been blighted for months by a foul stench from a controversial landfill site should be given compensation, it has been claimed.

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Mass protest against stink site

Around 70 banner-wielding protesters turned out today for a demonstration against a foul stench from a controversial landfill site which they say has blighted their lives for around four months.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the North West, with ice and snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

Yellow warning with snow and ice forecast

A yellow warning of snow and ice has been issued for the North West of England for Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon, with Blackpool, the Fylde coast and the Preston area likely to be affected.

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Bowland is a walkers paradise

The Forest of Bowland needs your help to win BBC vote

The Forest of Bowland has been shortlisted as the 2018 Best Holiday Destination in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

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The ferocious feline in Avenham Park. Photo courtesy of Chris Redpath.

Multiple sightings of 'Penwortham tiger' as it toys with city joggers

Runners, walkers, and park strollers have been ‘stopped in their tracks’ after coming across what appeared to be a tiger on the loose.

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