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Primark slammed over ‘padded bra’ range for children

A horrified mother has spoken out against Primark for selling padded bras to children as young as 7-years-old.
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The sheep were huddled together on a high spot on the farm, standing in about three inches of water

On the lamb! Rabbits play woolly jumpers for sheep thrills

Three wild rabbits have managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs.

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Get out of one's way

More than 100,000 over-90's still hold driving licences

More than 100,000 people aged 90 or over still hold driving licences, figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) show.
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A 255 million fund is expected to be unveiled to help councils speed up local measures to deal with pollution

New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Gerald Henderson, pictured when Editor of Farmers Guardian

Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

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County Councillor, Andrew Snowden, lead member for highways and transport.

Bus services: Councillors debating where £1m injection most needed

Lancashire County Council will this week take a major step towards improving the county's bus network, with councillors due to meet to discuss where investment is most needed.

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The surge in ticketing comes after clamping on private land was banned in 2012

Code of conduct urged as number of parking tickets from private companies rises

The number of parking tickets handed out by private companies has soared, leading to support for proposed new laws to end the industry's self-regulation.

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The late Trevor Dawson.

East Lancashire property boss and magician dies

The founder of one of East Lancashire’s largest commercial property companies has died aged 82.

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Children enjoyed an action-packed day at Edisford Primary School.

Young entrepreneurs organise fun day

Children at a Clitheroe primary school enjoyed an action packed fun day with activities ranging from zorbs to a "Slip and Slide".
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Sonia with her fiance Arron Machin

Talented young actress doing her hometown proud in nation's best loved soap

Top soap Coronation Street is tackling one of its most hard hitting and controversial storylines in its 57 year history.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Recycling Lives MD Will Fletcher (left) with, from left to right, directors Neil Flanagan, Alasdair Jackson and Food Redistribution Centre Jeff Green.

Will helps change lives through business

A Clitheroe man is leading a unique business creating social impact worth millions.

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Milton Avenue residents, from left to right, Margaret Jackson, Gladys Baines, Margaret Rigby, John Haworth, and Alison Knight holding daughter Martha.

Residents’ anger at new homes site disruption

Residents say the development of a new homes site – the only access to which is via their formerly quiet Clitheroe residential street – is ruining and endangering lives.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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Police issue a warning to parents in Clitheroe after damage is caused to building materials.

Building site warning to Clitheroe parents

Police are urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of playing on building sites.

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Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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Clive "Wiggy" Donaldson

Put on dancing shoes for city audition

City dancers are being invited to take their first steps to a professional career in entertainment via a tribute to a hit TV show.

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Design Innovation in Plastics competition runner-up Kayleigh Dobson with her AirBaby creation.

Top award for design student

A student from Clitheroe has been awarded a trip to Germany after scooping second prize in the prestigious 2017 Design Innovation in Plastics competition.

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