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.

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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The railway bridge at Euxton that has become an interent hit since the floods

Bridge drainage work to get under way at last

Vital drainage work at a notorious flooding blackspot is due to start this month.

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An RAF Chinook helicopter is deployed to help fill a hole in the flood defences of the River Douglas near Croston

Advice pack for how to avoid flooding this winter

CAMPAIGNERS working to prevent houses from flooding in Lancashire have issued advice to residents.

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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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Horizontal fracking can go ahead, the government has said, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in Lancashire.

‘Successful shale gas industry will bring jobs bonanza’

The Onshore Energy Services Group said a fully developed fracking industry would benefit the area due to the jobs created.

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The drill at Preese Hall

Lancashire campaigners vow to fight on after ‘deplorable’ fracking decision

Residents and anti-fracking campaigners have vowed to fight on against shale gas extraction despite the Government’s strong backing of the new industry.

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Fylde MP 

Fylde MP issues demand for proper regulation and monitoring of shale gas sites

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was disappointed with the decision but would continue to press the Government over regulation and monitoring of the shale gas sites.

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Industry welcomes fracking go-ahead

The decision has received a warm welcome from industry which believes a home grown onshore gas sector will provide energy, raw materials and jobs.

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Cuadrilla CEO
 Francis Egan

Cuadrilla proud the county will play crucial role

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla said it welcomed the decision to grant planning consent for its applications to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

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Fracking campaigner: “This Government neither listens nor can it be trusted”

Anti-fracking campaigners have blasted the government for overturning three councils’ decisions to reject fracking in Fylde.

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Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale accuse North Yorkshire County Council of unlawfully reaching its decision to approve Third Energy's planning application to frack near the village of Kirby Misperton.

Protesters await key decision on fracking

Residents and businesses across Lancashire are bracing themselves for fracking D-day.

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Looking out towads the proposed development at Eaves Green

‘Devastating’ homes plan causes outrage

Plans for a huge new housing development have been described as ‘devastating to the local community’.

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Pledge: Barry Gardiner

Lancashire chiefs continue to back fracking plans

Business leaders say they will continue to support shale gas exploration despite Labour saying it would ban fracking if it came to power.

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Funding will be targeted at people at greatest risk of their health being affected by having a cold home

Extra funding to help fight the winter cold

Lancashire County Council is providing £1m to help those who struggle to afford to heat their homes, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and cut excess winter deaths.

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Community cleanup at the Longfield Avenue estate in Coppull, Chorley.
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Back row local residents Harley and Lauren with Councillor Jane Fitzsimons, Jayne Allison from Adactus and Councillors Paul Clark and Richard Toon.
Front row local children Erin, Jaiden with baby Roman, Koby and Riley.

Community helps clean estate up

Children, parents and councillors joined forces to help clean up an estate in Coppull this summer holidays.

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Clean It Up stencil

Furious mum campaigning after toddler left covered in dog poo

A furious mum is campaigning to keep the streets of Leyland and Chorley clean after her toddler was left covered in dog poo.

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LATEST: Lancashire on flood alert

More than a dozen flood alerts were in force across Lancashire at lunchtime today as heavy overnight rain continued throughout the morning.

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