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.

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.

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!

Solar plan

United Utilities’ solar power plan for Chorley waste treatment site

A new solar park could be created in Chorley.

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.

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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