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End of the road for iconic football pub?

The lingering death throes of the Sumners pub in Preston were being played out this weekend as bulldozers moved in to clear the grounds and car park ready for redevelopment.

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A hosepipe ban is to be introduced in the North West

United Utilities prepares for multi-million payout to shareholders

Just days before the hosepipe ban, United Utilities is preparing to hand out its biggest shareholder dividend in a decade.

Environment
Firefighters allow the hay to burn itself out in the open

Fire crews battle huge barn blaze

Firefighters battling a huge barn blaze in Croston during the night advised residents to keep their doors and windows closed.

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Missing: Iulian Dionisie

Concern grows for missing worker

Police say they are “extremely concerned” for the safety of a 34-year-old man who vanished a week ago.

Crime
Winter Hill

Fire crews on Winter Hill to tackle hotspots

Fire crews are still at work on Winter Hill to control hot spots.
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The Lancashire Encounter arts festival in Preston

City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

Lancashire could be putting together a City of Culture bid, it has been revealed.
Business
The planning process for fracking at Little Plumpton began in Lancashire - but the government is considering changing that.

County to defend fracking planning powers

Lancashire County Council will tell the government that future decisions about fracking should be taken locally.

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District councils are to be advised to keep fast food away from schools and areas of high childhood obesity.

Fast food limits could be coming to your corner of Lancashire

A councillor’s call to restrict the number of takeaways in areas with high childhood obesity and deprivation has won unanimous support.
Health
Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
Environment
The Transpennine Express has been affected by the timetable chaos

Dozens of suspended train services will not be back until September

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September, it has been revealed.
Business
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Chorley

Canal to close over water shortage fears

A 55-mile section of canal in Lancashire is to shut as the drought continues.

Environment
Sehr shows off her long locks before the scissors got to work

It’s hair-raising for charity chop

Little princess Sehr Ajaz showed she is a cut above the rest with her special gift to help a children’s cancer charity.

News
Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
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Front, Gelston Manor Nursery owners Laura and Neil Ward with their daughters Freya, one, and Jessica, eight, and behind from left, room leader Fran Purdy, nursery practitioner Aksah Tahir, nursery practitioner Katerina Prakova and deputy room leader Miranda Holt

Family's best foot forward with little Freya for Preston hospital heroes

It is nearly a year since medical staff at the Royal Preston Hospital saved baby Freya May Ward’s life.
Health
The Tempest

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted.
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Firefighter battles the blaze at Winter Hill earlier this month.

Councillors pay tribute to work of Winter Hill firefighters

Councillors from across the political divide have paid tribute to the work of firefighters tackling moorland blazes in Lancashire.
News
Lancashire County Council's underspent its budget for road repairs in 2017/18.

Pothole repair money will not slip through the cracks, council says

A backlog of road repairs caused by harsh winter weather will be cleared, the leader of Lancashire County Council has promised.
Politics

Council denies it has lost its way over footpath signs

Lancashire County Council has rejected a claim that it can take up to three years to replace missing signs identifying public footpaths.
News
Autumn Murphy

First class Chorley student secures “big four” role and accountancy prize

An Edge Hill accountancy student has not only graduated today as top of her class but also secured a job with one of the “Big Four” global accountancy firms – Ernst and Young.

Education
Blackrod Bypass Road has been closed following a serious crash

Motorcyclist has died after crash on A6

A man has died after a crash near Rivington this morning.
Transport
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