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Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

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Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star

A newly discovered planet orbiting a nearby star could be the closest world to Earth providing a comfortable home for life.
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Planet Earth photographed on December 7, 1972 during the Apollo 17 moon mission

Scientists issue grave 'warning to humanity' 25 years on from landmark alert

A prophetic "Warning to Humanity" giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

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Venus (left) and Jupiter in the skies over Brighton Pier

Jupiter and Venus put on a show for early-morning stargazers

Early risers witnessed a cosmic event on Monday morning as Venus and Jupiter appeared side by side in the sky.

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Rough sea's along Tynemouth Longsands on the North East coast

Temperatures drop below freezing - but more prolonged cold spell still to come

Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night - but it was not the chilliest night of the autumn so far.

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The UK on the whole invested16.1 billion from council pensions incoal, oil, and gas extraction industries.

£340m of Lancashire pensions invested in fossil fuels

Data has revealed that £340 million from council pensions in Lancashire has been invested into fossil fuel industries despite global pressure to curtail the impacts of climate change.

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An aerial view of Stott Hall farm near Huddersfield in Yorkshire

'Motorway Farm' to become a wildlife haven

A farm which sits in the middle of a motorway has pledged to become a wildlife haven.

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Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the UK's lead test pilot, using a specialist fighter jet simulator at BAE Systems in Warton

Role of simulator hailed in preparing pilots for flying new fighter

A specialist fighter jet simulator facility, where a cost-saving landing method was developed, is a "critical piece of the puzzle" for pilots preparing for flight trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Politics
Concerned Clitheroe pet owners and their loyal four-legged friends.

Ribble Valley dog walkers without poop bags face fine

Controversial plans forcing Ribble Valley dog owners to keep their pets on leads at all times have been ditched.

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Representatives from Grindleton and Sabden pick up their awards at the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition.

Ribble Valley villages scoop several titles in Best Kept competition

Ribble Valley villages picked up a plethora of awards this week at the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition.

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Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.
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Prince Harry during his visit to St Michaels in 2016

Harry in return visit to village devastated by floods

Prince Harry is to return to a Lancashire village which was devastated by floods.

News

Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year.
Offbeat
The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight

Britain set to be lashed by Ophelia's tail on anniversary of great storm

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores.

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Michael Fish giving his infamous weather forecast in 1987

Michael Fish would not have got 1987 storm spot-on, even with supercomputer

Modern forecasting technology would have seen the Great Storm of 1987 coming but is unlikely to have got Michael Fish completely off the hook, a study has shown.

Environment
Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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Simonstone youths unearthing community spirit during day of bulb-planting. (s)

Rosy day of bulb-planting

A day of bulb-planting came up roses for a group of youngsters beavering away in Simonstone last month.
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Rain will also be heavy at times especially over north-west England

Forecasters warn of travel disruption amid high winds and heavy rain

Winds of more than 60mph are forecast to reach parts of England and Wales overnight.

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Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
Arts
There are currently problems with the water supply in Clitheroe.

Water supply problems in Clitheroe area

United Utilities has issued an apology following problems with the water supply to some Clitheroe properties.

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