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Environment

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.

Business
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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Lancashire recommends.... campsites for tents

Wondering where to go for the next Bank Holiday weekend? Why not try these local campsites?

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Poultry in Lancashire are allowed out again

Lancashire's poultry allowed outside again as anti-bird flu measures relaxed

Poultry in Lancashire will allowed outside the barn doors again today after being kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.
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Anti-fracking signs in Little Plumpton, Lancashire

REACTION: Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners lose High Court action

Today campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

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Anti-fracking protesters including Gayzer Frackman outside County Hall

Anti-frack campaigners lose their High Court action

Campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

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Staff and volunteers who helped out at Brockholes when BBC 's "Countryfile" came to visit

Hare raising drama as Brockholes nature reserve features on TV’s “Countryfile”

Brockholes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s popular nature reserve on the outskirts of Preston, is to feature on TV’s Countryfile on Easter Sunday.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Nigel Evans MP meets with representatives of the Clitheroe Fairtrade group Kerry Fletcher, Wendy Higson and Katy Holden.

MP meets with Fairtrade champions who want to boost trade and income for poorest farmers

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has met with Fairtrade supporters in Clitheroe to discuss its future and how it can be improved.

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Morecambe student Owen Lambert is treated after being hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. He was caught up in the terror attack at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: by Carl Court/Getty Images

Lancashire student hurt in London terror attack

A Lancashire student has been injured after being caught up in the terror alert at the House of Parliament.

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Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

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Another rainy day in Preston

Preston urged to plug the rain drain

It’s raining, again, in one of Britain’s wettest places.

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An anti-fracking rally at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Fracking decision ‘not lawful’, campaigners tell court

A Government decision to grant permission for a fracking site was not fair or lawful, campaigners have claimed at a High Court hearing.

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Work progressing on the Broughton bypass

Be patient and plan for more delays around Broughton roundabout says council

Motorists have been warned they face a long spring and summer of delays as work continues on the Broughton bypass.

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Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Trees of Beacon Fell brought back to life for new sculpture trail

If you go take a walk among the trees of Beacon Fell today you could be in for a surprise.....and maybe some noise.

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St John's Church Goes Wild event, Hurst Green.

Tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake

Fifty children (and adults) have the opportunity to tickle a tarantula or stroke a snake at a special ‘Church Goes Wild’ event being organised by St John’s, Hurst Green.

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