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Taking a Lancashire farm to the city

Farmer John Alpe surveys his land and acknowledges he is privileged. He farms in what must be one of the most beautiful locations in the county.

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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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Tom Jones, proprietor of Whalley Wine Shop, now also at Huntley's Country Stores.

Ribchester born law graduate followed his passion for wine to create successful Whalley business

This week the Courier and News introduces new monthly wine columnist, Tom Jones, successful proprietor of award winning The Whalley Wine Shop and now also at Huntley’s Country Stores, Samlesbury, to write in our newspapers.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

How much has Lancashire Constabulary’s three year investigation into One Connect Ltd cost?

Lancashire’s Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has been challenged to provide an update on the cost and progress of the long running police investigation into the former BT /County Council partnership One Connect Ltd.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

Minister visits Lancashire to investigate library closures

A top level meeting between a Government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

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Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

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Flashback: (from left)  Architect John Puttick, leader of Lancashire County Council  Coun Jennifer Mein and Jerry Glover, senior consultant for Preston Youth Zone -  celebrated last year as initial plans were announced to revamp Preston Bus Station

Ice rink or concert venue? Plans for Preston bus station forecourt are submitted.

A PROPOSED new public square in front of Preston Bus Station could have a dual life as an outdoor concert venue or an ice rink and mini market.

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Average speed cameras to be installed on two major routes in to Preston

Average speed cameras to be installed on two major routes in to Preston

AVERAGE speed cameras are to be installed at two major routes into Preston as part of a drive to reduce the death toll on Lancashire’s roads.

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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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MP Ben Wallace

Government minister visits Lancashire following complaints about county council’s library closures

Government Minister Rob Wilson will visit Lancashire on Tuesday (Jan 10) to investigate the county council’s decision to close 28 libraries.

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MP Ben Wallace

Minister’s warnings on security in Lancashire

Lancashire MP and Government minister Ben Wallace is calling on county residents to be cyber and security aware - especially if you work in defence or other security sensitive industries.

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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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AS IT WAS: The Gate of Bengal restaurant

Popular restaurant at Broughton crossroads set to reopen months after closure

A popular Preston restaurant is to reopen with its former team back in charge.

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The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
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Carer Emma Hardcastle from Bowland Care Services  receives her Dementia Initiative Award from Esther Rantzen at LWDP's Celebrating Good Care Conference

Like mother, like daughter for this sterling, caring service provider

A mother’s nurturing values have been passed down to her daughter as they have set up a care business together.

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Lancashire County Council leader County Coun Jennifer Mein

Boost for more starter homes for Lancashire’s first time buyers

Six Lancashire councils are to help spearhead a Government backed new homes initiative which aims to get first time buyers, aged 23 -40, on the property ladder.

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Controversial:A fracking test rig in America

2017 will be the year of shale gas

THE battle lines have been drawn as 2017 gets set to usher in an era of shale gas exploration in Lancashire.

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Changing demographics: The makeup of Lancashire is chaging dramatically thanks to a number of factors.

Silver hue set for Red Rose county’s ageing population

The makeup of Lancashire’s population is changing dramatically. STEF HALL takes a look at what the future holds for the county of the next 30 years.

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