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Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

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Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star

A newly discovered planet orbiting a nearby star could be the closest world to Earth providing a comfortable home for life.
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An artist's impression of the new trams

Work on Preston’s £19m Guild Tramway could start next month

Work on bringing trams back to Preston for the first time in more than 80 years could be on track as early as next month.

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Planet Earth photographed on December 7, 1972 during the Apollo 17 moon mission

Scientists issue grave 'warning to humanity' 25 years on from landmark alert

A prophetic "Warning to Humanity" giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

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Ashton Memorial

Which are the best architecturally-designed buildings?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Venus (left) and Jupiter in the skies over Brighton Pier

Jupiter and Venus put on a show for early-morning stargazers

Early risers witnessed a cosmic event on Monday morning as Venus and Jupiter appeared side by side in the sky.

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Rough sea's along Tynemouth Longsands on the North East coast

Temperatures drop below freezing - but more prolonged cold spell still to come

Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night - but it was not the chilliest night of the autumn so far.

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Gritters will be out in Lancashire tonight

WARNING: Freeze forecast as gritters take to roads

Drivers have been warned to take care on the roads after a forecast freeze tonight.

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Proud Josie with grandad Peter at his MBE presentation in 2013

Following in her hero’s tyremarks

Actor Josie Cerise has pledged to carry on the fight to protect her grandfather’s legacy . . . the Guild Wheel.

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An aerial view of Stott Hall farm near Huddersfield in Yorkshire

'Motorway Farm' to become a wildlife haven

A farm which sits in the middle of a motorway has pledged to become a wildlife haven.

Environment
Double whammy - broken stile and blocked footbridge

The sorry state of Lancashire’s public footpaths

Brian Ellis does up his size nines and finds out what is happening to county’s public footpaths.

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Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the UK's lead test pilot, using a specialist fighter jet simulator at BAE Systems in Warton

Role of simulator hailed in preparing pilots for flying new fighter

A specialist fighter jet simulator facility, where a cost-saving landing method was developed, is a "critical piece of the puzzle" for pilots preparing for flight trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Politics
United Utilities' Franklaw water treatment works

Water supplier ‘too slow’ over crypto

Water bosses have been slammed for being too slow to warn consumers about the cryptosporidium contamination which blighted large parts of Lancashire in 2015.

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Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.
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Prince Harry during his visit to St Michaels in 2016

Harry in return visit to village devastated by floods

Prince Harry is to return to a Lancashire village which was devastated by floods.

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Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year.
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The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight

Britain set to be lashed by Ophelia's tail on anniversary of great storm

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores.

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Michael Fish giving his infamous weather forecast in 1987

Michael Fish would not have got 1987 storm spot-on, even with supercomputer

Modern forecasting technology would have seen the Great Storm of 1987 coming but is unlikely to have got Michael Fish completely off the hook, a study has shown.

Environment
Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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Coun Graham Jolliffe, Chairman of Barton Parish Council, is campaigning for a reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on the A6 through  the village of Barton, near Preston

Urgent plea to cut speed limit on A6 through Barton

How can a council give the go-head for traffic to drive through Broughton village at 20mph and neighbouring Barton at 40 mph?

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