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Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.

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County Hall

Why Lancashire County Council may be watching you

Lancashire’s trading standards service has admitted its staff sometimes fake Facebook accounts in a bid to trap persistent offenders.

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Flashback: (from left)  Architect John Puttick, leader of Lancashire County Council  Coun Jennifer Mein and Jerry Glover, senior consultant for Preston Youth Zone -  celebrated last year as initial plans were announced to revamp Preston Bus Station

Ice rink or concert venue? Plans for Preston bus station forecourt are submitted.

A PROPOSED new public square in front of Preston Bus Station could have a dual life as an outdoor concert venue or an ice rink and mini market.

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Protest: Protesters gather across from a new fracking site, off the A583, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Protesters cry foul over work

CAMPAIGNERS braved the elements to stage a second day of protest at the county’s newest fracking site.

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Protest: Protesters gather opposite the Preston New Road fracking site as Cuadrilla begins groundwork

Preparation work starts at controversial fracking site

SHALE gas exploration company Cuadrilla has started ground preparation work on a Lancashire site earmarked for fracking.

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The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

Fracking is coming to the Fylde coast.

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Trouble: The Friends of the Earth poster

Anti-frackers face poster rap

Green campaigners have been rapped over a poster making unsubstantiated claims about fracking.

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Happy: Billy Howards house was flooded last year but hes delighted to be back home

Victims of Lancashire’s Boxing Day floods tell of their year of struggle

The land was already saturated from Storm Desmond, but then another storm began to batter the county – Eva. By nightfall on Boxing Day, thousands of people had been forced to flee their homes, leaving behind all their possessions and treasured items. MEGAN TITLEY and MARK WHITE examine how the worst flooding in living memory affected those caught up in it.

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Flashback to the 2015 water crisis in Lancashire

Water compo figures make customers boil

Water bosses have re-opened the old wound over compensation for Lancashire’s cryptosporidium outbreak last year.

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Tony Cooper (on the right) being congratulated by Andy Clements, director of the BTO, on receipt of his Jubilee Medal.

Ornithologist Tony gains national award

A former head of biology at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School has been honoured for his bird conservation work.

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Black bin bags of rubbish and a mystery green "dye"  in a stream off Cottam Lane, Ingol, are creating  a local eyesore  and a possible health hazard, says campaigner Bill McGrath

Mystery of luminous green stream in Ingol?

CITY residents are calling for action to discover the identity of a mystery green substance which they fear is polluting a local waterway.

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Hope: Freda Turner of Rutland Street has been waiting for years for  her damp, mushroom-filled house to be fixed

Misery hit Preston residents to have homes repaired after botched energy efficiency work

A solution could be just weeks away for unfortunate Preston residents who were victims of a botched home improvement scheme.

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David and Lisa Talbot are appealing to dog walkers to clean up after their pets

Lancashire farmer’s clear-up call to dog owners after loss of calves

A LANCASHIRE farmer is urging dog owners to clear up after their animals after 16 of his cows aborted after eating contaminated grass.

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Steve Whalley has cared for hedgehogs for over 20 years

Prickly problem for city’s hedgehog man

Steve Whalley has a prickly problem - finding foster homes for young hedgehogs under threat from an icy winter.

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Sarah Robinson meets Prince Charles as part of the Coronation Meadows project

Why Sarah Robinson is making sure Bowland’s meadows are flower filled

Sarah Robinson likes to say it with flowers ... hundreds of times over.

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Tarja Wilson and Dave Padley received their Landscapes For Life awards from County Coun Albert Atkinson

Bowland duo gain coveted Landscapes For Life awards

Two of Lancashire’s most dedicated countryside experts have been formally thanked for their contribution to the Bowland countryside.

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Fracking rig

Fracking rigs are changing... to match Lancashire’s clouds

Energy firm Cuadrilla is motoring on with its fracking plans for the Lancashire countryside.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans with USA president-elect Donlad Trump. The pair met in 2012 at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida

MP Nigel: ‘The day I had dinner with Donald Trump in Florida’

LANCASHIRE MP Nigel Evans has invited the USA’s President-Elect Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley.

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Christine Parker-Cale in her Phoenix Garden, one of the community projects that will win a cash sum from the Tesco Bags for Help scheme.

Life enhancing projects set to bag their share of £30,000 prize pot

Three exciting projects in the Ribble Valley, that could help to transform the lives of many people, have been chosen for cash prizes that could make a huge difference.

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Deadly Harlequin ladybirds mingle with native species on a tree at Preston Golf Club

Ladykillers fly in to bug the locals

The collective noun for ladybirds might be “a loveliness,” but there’s nothing lovely about the little blighters which have invaded Britain.

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