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County to defend fracking planning powers

Lancashire County Council will tell the government that future decisions about fracking should be taken locally. At a meeting of the full council, members voted how to respond to a consultation which proposes ministers having the first and final say....

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional North West
 

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. Charles Edwards put his proposal to a meeting of Lancashire County Council. WATCH: the councillor who wants...

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional North West
 

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September. Here are the affected routes: All services between Blackpool and Manchester Airport - via Preston - will be reintroduced on July 30. Ten of...

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional North West
 

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. Northern suspended 30 services between Preston and Blackpool South as chaos engulfed the network after it introduced a...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional North West
 

Have a say on fast track bid for fracking

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged people to have a say on Government plans to take decisions on shale gas drilling bids away from local authorities. The government has launched two consultations to fast-track fracking bids. People have until...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional North West
 

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. Geoff Driver told a meeting of the full council: “The money is there and it will be done.” He was responding to a question...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

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. Independent councillor Paul Greenall told a meeting of the full council that the absence of a Rights of Way...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Water bosses apply to take water from Lake Ullswater, Windermere and Ennerdale to beat drought

Following the announcement of a hosepipe ban, United Utilities has submitted drought applications to take more water from lakes. The company – which is bringing in a hosepipe ban from August 5 – has submitted three drought applications. The company...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Plaque honour for Sooty's 70th birthday

A new plaque to mark Sooty’s 70th birthday has been unveiled on Blackpool’s North Pier – where the children’s TV favourite was discovered 70 years ago. Sooty and his pal Richard Cadell appeared on ITV’s This Morning, with presenter Alison Hammond live...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 

Power trio return to Fleetwood

The Friday  Alternative returns  to The Steamer on July 20 when Lancaster-based  power trio Tin Pan Alley debut at The  Queens Terrace venue . The band have been regular visitors to the Fylde Coast over the years, often at The Kite Club in Blackpool...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire recommends... the best children's play parks in Lancashire

Wondering where to take your children over the summer holidays? Here is a list of the best play parks, as voted by readers. To view the vote click here /vote-where-are-the-best-children-s-play-parks-in-lancashire-1-9252829

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 

Ambulance staff to press on with strikes

Ambulance staff across the North West have stepped up their long-running pay dispute and are set to take industrial action every weekend up to October. The on-going action, by paramedic members the GMB union, will take the form of a full withdrawal of...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North West
 

Concern over travellers’ latest camp

A group of travellers is still parked up on land in the Norbreck area of Blackpool, causing concern to residents in the area. Around 20 vans moved onto land off Warren Drive on Tuesday night, having re-located from a site on nearby Moor Park, where...

Thursday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

How do we end shame of needless deaths?

For all the glitz and glamour of Blackpool, and for all the improvements made over the past decade – from overhauling the Prom to attracting A-listers like Will Smith, and from cleaning the beaches to building new one-of-a-kind rollercoasters – there...

Thursday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

NHS boss wants Lancashire learning disability unit closed

The head of NHS England is taking a personal interest in the progress being made to close a facility housing adults with learning disabilities in Lancashire. The unit, formerly known as Calderstones, is based at Whalley near Clitheroe. It is due to...

Thursday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 
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