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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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BREXIT: How would you vote now?

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

Voters across Lancashire were clear - we want OUT of Europe.
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Scientists at United Utilities discovered the crypto bug in routine tests

Scientists still don’t know what caused Lancashire’s crypto contamination

Lancashire’s “Watergate” scandal has taken more than 2,200 staff hours to investigate – and still scientists don’t have a clue what caused it.

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Nigel Evans MP plants trees with Peter Leeson, Partnerships Manager at the Woodland trust (right) and  John Milne from the Ribble Rivers Trust

MP branches out to launch plan to keep Valley green and flood free

A clean and green way to help protect the Ribble Valley from flooding in the future has been launched by the Woodland Trust.

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County Council announces it will continue to run Beacon Fell and Wycoller Country Parks

County Council announces it will continue to run Beacon Fell and Wycoller Country Parks

An unexpected lifeline has been thrown to Lancashire’s premier picnic and countryside sites - after Lancashire County Council failed to attract appropriate bids to enable them to be run independently.

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MP Nigel Evans when he met President Trump at a dinner in Florida in 2012.

"Get over it" call from MP to Trump haters

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on people who are still struggling to accept that Donald Trump is the president of the United States to "get over it."

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Proposal for 275 new homes gets green light

Proposal for 275 new homes gets green light

A controversial housing development for hundreds of homes to be built on the Longridge boundary has been given the green light.

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Grimbaldeston Farm

Plans for 275 houses at Grimbaldeston Farm to be discussed

Planners will discuss a controversial development which would see more than 200 houses built in Longridge.

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United Utilities test for contamination

Crypto probe is still looking for answers

Scientists admit they still can’t say what caused the drinking water crisis across Lancashire in 2015.

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Various In-Bloom reps were welcomed at the event.

Pendle In-Bloomers congratulated by Mayor

The Mayor of Pendle has hosted a reception to congratulate the town's success during the In-Bloom Competition, a nationwide community gardening campaign to transform cities, towns, and villages.
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