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Cash floods in to Padiham

Vital cash has been secured to create flood defences and new homes in Padiham.
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Staff, management and volunteers pitch in to turn Burnley green

Staff, management and volunteers pitch in to turn Burnley green

Workers and managers from a Burnley based company rolled up their sleeves and spent the day sprucing up the town as part of Earth Day

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Lancashire County Council want to spent almost half their total road maintenance budget on fixing potholes across the county.

Potholes: Lancs County Council plan to spend £10m over 12 months to improve roads

In a move to try and ensure that the most pressing issues on the county's roads are addressed more promptly, Lancashire County Council is changing they way it responds to highway maintenance issues.
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Volunteers in Whalley rally to stop floods

Local volunteers and the fire service worked for hours to prevent flood damage to properties in Whalley following a spell of heavy rain.
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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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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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Hard working youngsters from Padiham Primary School after their litter pick in woods next to their school.

Youngsters earn pat on the back for litter pick campaign

Pupils rolled up their sleeves and tidied up woods close to their school.

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Community spirit: The moment the firefighters arrived to carry to coffin. (Pic: Paul Foxley)

Horrendous weather no match for Pendle village spirit as funeral goes ahead

The community in a Pendle village have rallied together to come the the aid of a resident desperately trying to ensure her father's funeral could go ahead in spite of heavy snowfall that was preventing the hearse from reaching her home.
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Carole Livesey and her colleague Najma Zahoor, who work together at Bailey and Garrett chemists in Rosegrove, Burnley, are preparing to climb Snowdon together for charity.

Mountain climb is just the tonic for pharmacy duo

Pharmacy technician Carole Livesey feels so passionately about a charity she volunteers for, she is preparing to climb a mountain for it!

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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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Julie Cooper MP

Julie Cooper thrown support behind Labour's new Animal Welfare Plan

Julie Cooper MP has welcomed Labour’s plan to launch a consultation on its new Animal Welfare Plan which has been endorsed by the League against Cruel Sports, Compassion in World Farming, and WWF.

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Burnley Lion Frank Seed will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organisation.

Lion Frank set for date with royalty to celebrate special anniversary

Burnley Lions Club has been chosen to be part of a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 100th anniversary of the organisation.

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The new contract which could come into effect later this year could last up to five years.

Burnley Council's littering and dog fouling crackdown

Aiming to ramp up their environmental enforcement campaign, Burnley Borough Council are continuing to crackdown on littering and dog fouling across the area.
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The site

Victory for campaigners over power plant plans but appeal will be lodged

Community campaigners are celebrating after a controversial planning application to build an electricity generator on green land was rejected by councillors.
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Longer wait for recycling collections

Residents in Pendle face a longer wait to have their recycling bins collected after Pendle Borough Council voted to move collections from fortnightly to every four weeks.
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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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