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Woodland paths to see £13K facelift

A popular wood in the suburb of Whittle-le-Woods is undergoing a £13,000 revamp, making it more accessible to visitors.

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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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Christmas holiday delays at flood blackspot in Euxton

Christmas holiday delays at flood blackspot in Euxton

Work on a notorious flooding hotspot is set to continue for another three weeks.

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Bowls players angry at destruction of recreation ground

Bowls players angry at destruction of recreation ground

A keen bowls player has called for the swift prosecution of a motorist who appeared to perform handbrake turns all over a green.

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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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MP Lindsay Hoyle being shown the flood prevention work at Euxton Lane

Flood hot spot fix is on track in Euxton

WORK to repair a drain at a flooding blackspot in Euxton is on track to be completed before Christmas.

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Residents in Coppull voiced their concerns at a meeting about 150 new homes at Yew Tree Farm about building on greenbelt land

Residents fight against Coppull greenbelt homes

A meeting about a controversial housing development on a greenbelt site in Coppull did not go as expected when the host walked out.

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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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Councillor Adrian Lowe with children at the official opening of the new Buttermere Green toddler play area

Sparkling new £50k play area for toddlers

A new £50,000 state-of-the-art play area for toddlers has opened in Chorley.

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Rivington Pike,  hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors near Horwich. Taken by reader Margaret Fowler

Precious Lancashire landscape becomes largest protected wildlife site in a decade

One of the country’s most precious upland landscapes has been given special legal protection by Natural England for its nationally important wildlife and habitats.

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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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It’s grand to be a Lancastrian!

It’s grand to be a Lancastrian!

Let’s show the world what it means to be a Lancastrian!

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Solar plan

United Utilities’ solar power plan for Chorley waste treatment site

A new solar park could be created in Chorley.

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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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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.

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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.

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