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NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
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Lorraine Charlesworth, director of community and income at St Catherines, with Chris Nelson and Shirley Murrell from Barclays Fishergate branch, and hospice fundraiser Emma Jacovelli

Hospice project cashes in thanks to bank staff

Barclay’s staff have shown that St Catherine’s Hospice can really bank on their support, after helping to raise more than £21,000 in the last year, on top of volunteering their time at the charity’s events.

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Lifehouse, Lytham

Lancashire recommends... health food stores

As people use January to detox, here is a list of the best health food stores, as voted by readers.

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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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Sports partnership aims to break down barriers

Leyland-based Lancashire Sport Partnership (LSP) is a strategic organisation which works with partners to encourage people to be more active, for the benefit of individuals and the wider community, linking with national governing bodies, local authorities, colleges and schools, as well as directly with coaches, clubs and volunteers.

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There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

No weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston until 2 April while engineering work is carried out on the route, say Northern Rail.
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All aboard: Passengers, including councillor Matthew Tomlinson, on the new Avabus

Preston taxi company is running 90-day trial of circular route around Leyland

A PRESTON cab company has stepped into the breach to help a community that has lost its bus service.

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Several routes have been cancelled this morning.

Trains cancelled or delayed due to signalling problems

A signalling problem between Manchester Oxford Road and Salford Crescent has led to delays and cancellations on several rail routes throughout the North West this morning.
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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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FMX rider Nez Parker, from Leyland.

High-flying Nez gears up for ride of his life

A high-flying stuntman is gearing up for one of the most exhilarating tours of his life.

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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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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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