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Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

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Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
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Top of the Tanks at Tatton Flower Show

Veterans joined forces with schoolchildren for a groundforce operation to create a blooming display at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show.

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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 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 Coun Keith Iddon

Walton le Dale Park and Ride saved

Preston’s Park and Ride service at Walton le Dale has been thrown a cash lifeline by the county council.

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Ryan Desposiers of Seattle at work

It’s Ribchester Re-visited for UCLan team

The village of Ribchester is located on and around the site of a Roman fort and this summer a dedicated team of archaeologists from UCLan returned to dig out more secrets about its historic past. FIONA FINCH finds out more

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Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Fishergate U-turn on camera plan

A controversial proposal to reintroduce traffic penalty cameras on Preston’s main shopping street has been shelved - while other plans are prepared to try and solve the city’s traffic problems.

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Terry Pickford ringing  a pergrine falcon - another endangered bird

Battle to save Bowland’s skydancers

A fourth Hen Harrier Day takes place in Bowland in August to highlight the plight of this disappearing bird of prey. FIONA FINCH reports on a local campaign to reclaim the AONB for this and other raptors.

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Motorist continue to ignore the new bus lane on Fishergate, Preston. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday November 05, 2016.

£8m to ease Preston jams partially caused by Fishergate scheme

Lancashire County Council has admitted that it will cost millions of pounds to cut congestion in Preston city centre following its controversial changes to traffic flow, including the much-maligned £3.4m Fishergate Central Gateway Scheme.

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Edisford Primary School children and the Minion are ready to welcome guests to their new nature garden.

Mini beasts and bugs are checking into their own Ribble Valley VIP hotel

Bed, breakfast and evening meals are being laid on for a variety of creepy crawlies at a village primary school.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Could a business help run Beacon Fell country park?

Commercial operators could be brought in to run two of Lancashire’s countryside jewels in the crown - Beacon Fell and Wycoller country parks.

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The Inn at Whitewell

Artists set up easels today at Inn at Whitewell to boost charity funds

A mammoth painting day at one of Lancashire’s best known inns is boosting funds for charity Mancheck.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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Whittingham Lane

Slurry pit is refused due to smell risk

A farmer is to challenge a second Town Hall knockback for a one million gallon slurry pit next to land earmarked for houses.

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Alston Hall was partially destroyed in a fire in March

Decision over Alston Hall fire investigation

Lancashire Fire chiefs are set to meet today for a decision on whether the historic mansion Alston Hall was deliberately destroyed in a blaze in March.
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Demolition in progress - the site of the former H.J. Berry and Sons  chair works

A final farewell to Berry’s chair works factory

Going, going, almost gone ... a landmark former Lancashire chair works in Chipping will soon be consigned to the pages of history - literally.

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Preston Bus Station has a new look. Bus bays and passenger stands are being refurbished with work due for completion on the listed building by the end of 2017. The first bays have now been  opened to the public

Take a look at Preston Bus Station’s revamp

City bus users will get a glimpse of the future when they book a ticket to ride at Preston’s Bus Station this week.

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