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Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

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The Preesall site planned for Halites gas storage

‘Sea life threatened by brine discharge’ in the sea off Fleetwood

Huge deposits of brine set to be offloaded into the sea off Fleetwood every day could spell disaster for fish and marine life, anglers and campaigners have warned.

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Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

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Preston New Road frack site

Greens call for refusal of frack licence change

Anti-fracking campaigners have appealed to the Environment Agency not to allow drilling firm Cuadrilla to vary its licence for its Fylde site.

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Worcester

‘Snowmageddon’ a damp squib across Blackpool

For the most part,  ‘Snowmageddon’ turned out to be a bit of a damp squib for Blackpool.

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Around 11.5 tonnes of waste had to be removed from the beaches

This summer’s oil spill is still being investigated, government dept says

An investigation into an oil spill that affected the Fylde coast this summer is still underway, a government regulator said.

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Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

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The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

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Overview of Fleetwood

Public gas storage meeting this week

A public meeting is being staged in Fleetwood this week to discuss gas storage plans under the River Wyre.

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Coming along nicely - Barton Granges state of the art Flower Bowl should be ready by next June

Project update: The Flower Bowl at Barton Grange in Barton

Curling rink takes shape as the Flower Bowl begins to blossom

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Some of the palm oil that has been washing up across the Fylde coast since the start of November

Toxic palm oil continuing to wash up as health warnings remain in place

Toxic palm oil continues to wash up on beaches across the Fylde coast, more than a month after it was first spotted.
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Cuadrilla's drill rig at the Preston New Road site

Anti-frack protester’s cycle trek

An anti-fracking campaigner yesterday arrived at the Preston New Road protest site, following a 750-mile cycle journey from southern Spain, to highlight the fight against shale gas exploration.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Will it be a white Christmas? Here are odds of snow falling when the big day rolls around

Do you wanna build a snowman? Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
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Dazzling supermoon rises above Lancashire

Skygazers enjoyed magical views as a dazzling supermoonrose across Britain.
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Flowers

Where are the best florists in Lancashire?

Where do you get your fresh bouquets and festive wreaths from?
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Green waste collection over festive period

Green waste collection for Wyre over festive period

The green waste collection service for Wyre residents will be suspended for a short period from December 18 to January 14.

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Artist's impression of the Wyre todal barrage scheme, with the large ferry vessel indicating scale.

£400m tidal barrage
project moves closer

Ambitious plans for a £400m tidal barrage scheme at Fleetwood have moved a step closer thanks to a new land agreement - and the scheme could be operational in just over five years.

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The Cold Moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual

Cold moon set to provide close-up for stargazers

Skygazers will be treated to a bigger and brighter moon this weekend as it moves closer to Earth.

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