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IN PICTURES: A mountain of waste picked from River Ribble banks

Around two tonnes of plastic and rubbish has been removed from the River Ribble’s banks.
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Proprietor Michelle Unsworth, nursery assistant Christina Collinson and Fudge the labrador at SO Plants' new permanent home at Little Town Farm, Thornley, near Longridge

SO Plants puts down roots

The owner of a re-located plant nursery is celebrating putting down permanent roots in the Ribble Valley with a special open weekend.

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All aboard as artists Ruth Levene and Ian Nesbitt  discuss changes  on the outskirts of Preston

Artists ask residents how have Preston's surroundings changed?

Members of the public are being invited to share their views about changes to the edges of Preston for a new exhibition.

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YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Lancashire avoids the worst of overnight thunderstorms

Lancashire's heatwave was expected to be short-lived on Saturday (April 21) if weather experts are anything to go by.
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WATCH: Family firm Recycling Lives is leading the way in green business

On the back of its record-breaking third Queen’s Award, reporter TOM EARNSHAW takes a tour of Recycling Lives’ north Preston base to get an insight into the hard work being undertaken by all

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The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

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Road repairs will end 'danger to lives' on major Longridge road

For more than six months staff at a major Longridge business have faced ‘danger to their lives’, just to pop into town and get a sandwich at lunchtime.

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Vice chair of the Churchtown Flood Action Group, Siriol Hogg, presented with the award.

North Lancashire flood protection group scoop national environment protection award

They have worked ‘tirelessly’ to bring a community back from devastating flood damage and to ensure a disaster of this scale never happens again.

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Flower power with Matthew Smith of Brighter Blooms

Tulip open days at Lancashire nursery

City nursery Brighter Blooms will live up to its name this weekend when it opens its doors for a special tulip event.

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Blue moon photographed by Post reader Jim Martin at 10.10pm on March 31, 2018

Once in a blue moon moment caught on camera

Amateur astronomer Jim Martin’s passion for sky watching paid off when he captured this rare blue moon moment from his Lancashire garden.

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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Lancashire cranks up the heat in fight against the county's pothole epidemic

Prevention is as important as the cure.
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At the current rate of landfill use in the county, Lancashires sites will be at maximum capacity by 2025, according to Lancashire County Coun Charlie Edwards, chairman of Lancashires Waste Strategy Sub Group.

Do your bit to ditch plastic products, says one milklady

More people should turn to traditional ways of getting their milk in order to combat plastic waste and protect our environment, says one Garstang milklady.
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A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

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How have our friends in the south coped with The Beast from the East?

So it's snowed - we'll cope.

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Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

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Marton Mere

The best nature reserves in Lancashire

Here is a list of nature reserves to visit in Lancashire.

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Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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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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