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Environment

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.

News
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.

News
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.

Education
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.

News
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.

Offbeat 4
The Forest of Bowland

The history and beauty of Bowland uncovered

A splendid account of the history of the Lordship of Bowland was unveiled for members of the Clitheroe Civic Society.

Arts
Special suit: A firefighter models one of the flood suits

Flood suits set to aid fire crews in 999 rescues

EVERY firefighter in Lancashire will be equipped with a special flood suit this winter, it can be revealed.

News
Award winner Tom Rigby with his parents John and Tracy taken in Brussels after award ceremony. (s)

It’s a high speed career for Tom after win

A 22-year-old former Clitheroe Royal Grammar School student has won first prize in a prestigious European renewable energy competition.

News
Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

News
Preston Houshold Waste Recycling Centre on Tom Benson Way, Ingol

It will soon be time to drop AND shop at Preston’s recycling centre

A CITY recycling centre is to offer facilitites to not only drop off unwanted goods, but shop for them as well.

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A view of Mytton Fold from the top of Langho

History of village blooms into life

Villagers learned about the history of the community where they live from someone who has lived there for half a century.

Arts
Balmoral Park resident Howard Blackburn outside Clitheroe's Hanson Cement.

Residents are demanding answers after fallout from cement works

Residents living near Clitheroe’s cement works are demanding answers after suffering from weeks of an “unknown worrying substance” sticking to their cars and the windows of their homes.

News 4
Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry

Oliver the cockerel accused of crowing too loudly

It looks like a picture postcard scene as Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry at her rural home at Claughton on Brock, near Preston.

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County Hall is facing a bill of more than �300,000 in legal fees

Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde.

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Gordon Marsden MP

‘Thumbs-up to fracking won’t benefit us’ - MP

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said Thursday’s thumbs-up to fracking would not benefit Blackpool

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Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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