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Garden bins take-up is just one in four

Less than one in four households in South Ribble could have their garden waste collected when the council brings in a £30 charge in April, it has been revealed.

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Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

People across Lancashire have reported feeling an earthquake that hit Wales on Saturday afternoon.
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A map of the projected well site.

REGIONAL: Fracking plans outlined for Altcar Moss

An energy company has submitted plans exploring the possibility of drilling shale gas.
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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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It’s the green Green wrath of homes

It’s the green Green wrath of homes

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to stop a controversial housing development in their village – despite it providing a new community centre.

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Northern's new rolling stock being built in Zaragoza, Spain

'My experience of Spanish trains shows how far UK has to go'

It's often said that trains in Europe are streets ahead of the UK, so we sent our reporter David Nowell to find out.
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Protesters demand action over smells at the Clayton Hall tip

BREAKING NEWS: Stinking tip banned from taking more rubbish

A tip that has been causing a nightmare for neighbours with its terrible stink has been banned from accepting any more rubbish.

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Janette Jones of Chorley Hedgehog Rescue Centre

Hedgehog numbers in steep decline

Half the population of the UK’s native hedgehogs has been lost from the countryside since the Millennium, according to a new report.

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Mass protest against stink site

Around 70 banner-wielding protesters turned out today for a demonstration against a foul stench from a controversial landfill site which they say has blighted their lives for around four months.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the North West, with ice and snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

Yellow warning with snow and ice forecast

A yellow warning of snow and ice has been issued for the North West of England for Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon, with Blackpool, the Fylde coast and the Preston area likely to be affected.

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Gritters will be out in central and South Lancashire tonight

Gritters will be out after ice warning

A warning has been issued to drivers after forecasts of freezing temperatures tonight.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

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Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
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Beacon Fell

Where are Lancashire's best ... woodland walks?

If you fancy taking a winter walk through the woods, why not check out these sites.
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Leaflets are handed out to commuters at Preston station. Photo: Great North Rail Project

More rail closures starting in January

Starting from January, the rail line between Preston and Manchester will be closed at weekends.

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Let there be lights - Spectacular aurora light up the sky in the north

Lighting up the night sky with greens and reds, these are the spectacular aurora by a photographer in the world's northern regions.

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County Coun Andrew Snowden

Reminder to use city's park and ride at Walton le Dale

Shoppers are being urged to use the  county council’s park and ride  facility at Walton le Dale on the outskirts of Preston.

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Room for just one more?

REVEALED: The true cost of Santa’s Christmas Eve journey

He’s a real contradiction, that jolly old fella in the red clothing. An eccentric billionaire, generously giving presents to all the children (well, the ones that have been good), yet an unreconstructed drink-driver who seems to be single-handedly destroying the ozone layer as he breaks speed limits around the globe.

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34 square miles of wrapping paper will be used this year

Weight of 3.3m Emperor Penguins in plastic packaging 'in the Christmas bin'

Plastic packaging weighing more than the equivalent of 3.3 million emperor penguins will be thrown away this Christmas, campaigners have warned.

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The likelihood of a soaking by a summer storm can be gauged

Will it be a washout summer? Scientists think they have the answer

Washout summers can be predicted months before the UK and Ireland get drenched thanks to a weather forecasting breakthrough, scientists say.

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