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Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

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Milo with mum Carley Valente, who is being represented by Irwin Mitchell

Lancashire residents pursue legal action over cryptosporidium contamination

Legal action is being taken against the water firm responsible for supplying contaminated tap water to Lancashire residents.

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It's all gone a bit Mary Poppins

So much for Storm Aileen

After the chaos in America, the season's first storm warning in the UK promised much damage and disruption.

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Why are storms named, and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

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Chorley Council to launch damages claim if retail and housing scheme is passed

Chorley Council to launch damages claim if retail and housing scheme is passed

A whopping £11.5m compensation claim is being pursued by Chorley Council which fears for its new shopping complex will be threatened by plans for an Ikea.

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Staff at Cuerden Valley Park said they received reports from visitors of dead fish floating in the River Lostock

Dog owners warned after river polluted in Cuerden Valley Park

Dog owners have been advised to keep their pets out of a river after a suspected pollution incident killed hundreds of fish.
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The updated plan for the Cuerden Strategic site

Fears remain over highway congestion at Cuerden Strategic Site despite changes to plans

Plans for a major new retail, housing and industrial site at Cuerden may have been revised, but local residents still fear future traffic congestion.

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Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
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How Bank Hall used to look

Decaying Jacobean mansion Bank Hall in Bretherton to undergo full restoration thanks to grant

Restoration on a decaying Jacobean mansion in rural Chorley is finally to get underway after over 20 years of campaigning.

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David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

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Campaign day to save bees is ‘buzzing’ in Heskin

Youngsters watched bees buzzing away in their honeycombs at a family day out in Heskin.

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Chairman of Chorley in Bloom Iris Smith, 70

Dig into veggies at edible garden in Chorley

Wasteland in Chorley has now been transformed into an edible garden which is harvesting vegetables for the town’s community.

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A wedding picture to remember for Sam and Anna Shepherd, whose photo shoot was invaded by Vikings. Credit: Simon Kearsley at Creative Camera

Vikings photobomb wedding shoot at Lancashire beauty spot Rivington Pike

Newlyweds got a bit more than they bargained for on their wedding day when they were photo bombed by 200 Vikings.

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Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Plans have been submitted for a new drive-thru KFC outlet in a Lancashire village.

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Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
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Associate development director at FI Real Estate Management Mark Adams with plans for the Botany Bay development

Plans for hotel at luxury shopping village in Chorley

A hotel could be part of a luxury shopping village which developers hope to build near Botany Bay in Chorley.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
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County Coun Geoff Driver Leader of Lancashire County Council

New consultation on Cuerden

New consultations will be held next week on the planned new multi-million pound Cuerden Strategic development as concerns are raised it could impact on Preston’s prosperity.

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Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle

Chorley beauty spot protected against developers

A major beauty spot in Lancashire will now be forever safeguarded against developers by a special decree issued by a central Government arm.

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Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Organisers are buzzing with excitement over a forthcoming event.

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