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MEP urges support for PM as she negotiates Brexit

North West Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim took time out of his busy schedule to give a talk to 75 party members at a cocktails and canapés fundraiser.

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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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Tree planting

Tree-mendous challenge by local pupils

Green-fingered youngsters swapped their school shoes for wellies as they helped to plant more than 200 trees.

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Pat Cotton on the recent litter pick.

Volunteers rid Ribble Valley village of rubbish

A group of 20 volunteers worked tirelessly and filled more than 30 bin liners full of rubbish from the streets and lanes around Langho.

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Residents on Longworth Road, Billington, suffered because of the floods

Drainage work begins on flood-hit village road

Work has started on a major scheme to protect a road from being repeatedly hit by floods.

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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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The Environment Agency accepted the offer by Bloor Homes Limited

Housing firm's payout after pollution incident

A housing developer has donated £35,000 to Ribble Rivers Trust after it polluted Barrow Brook.

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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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Scott McKenzie will cycle 1,000 miles and climb Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds for charity.

Scott will have to dig deep for challenge

A former Clitheroe Royal Grammar School pupil is hoping to cycle 1,000 miles and climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for under-privileged children in Africa.

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The borough council will not be charging for the collection of green waste.

Refuse collection maintained despite cuts

Ribble Valley’s collection and recycling service is to continue as normal despite a £430,000 cut in funding from Lancashire County Council.

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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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Guests celebrating the guide launch at Gisburn Forest Hub Caf. Photo by Mark Sutcliffe.

Guide helps people make the most of the Forest of Bowland

A brand new guide to the Forest of Bowland has been launched, packed with information and ideas for exploring this fantastic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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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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