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Yesterday | Lancashire Evening Post

Another all time high for GCSE results

In Preston principal Stephen Henry is elated at the"significant progress achieved by staff and students across Fulwood Academy in the 13 weeks since his arrival.

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Yesterday | Lancashire Evening Post

Drugs charges mount after more police raids

Police have now charged 13 people after the first three days of a crackdown on suspected drug dealers in Preston.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Garstang Today

Fracking protesters cycling through area

Reclaim the Power's four-day "Tour de Frack" cycle ride from Blackpool to Hull to raise awareness of how fracking has the potential to affect the whole of the "desolate north" will be making its way from the Fylde to sites already affected or with the potential to be affected by fracking at Singleton and Elswick.

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Burnley Express

Report slams fat-cat salaries of town hall tycoons

Hard-up town halls across Lancashire paid eye-watering six-figure salaries to 50 council officials last year - while suffering devastating cuts to their budgets.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Seven arrested in drugs operation

Police netted six suspected drug dealers - including a 13-year-old boy - in a series of early morning raids in Preston.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Screenings on offer for osteoporosis risk

Scans will be available on Wednesday September 17 at Fulwood Leisure Centre from 9am-10.30am, at Preston West View Leisure Centre from 11am-12.30pm, at Leyland Leisure Centre from 1.30pm-3pm and at Chorley Leisure Centre from 4pm-6pm.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Wakeboarder Jessie set for big TV splash

Jessie will be up against three other talented skillsters vying to win the Need for Speedsters Skills Award on a new Nickelodeon series Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On which showcases the talents of some of the UK's most exceptional kids.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Longridge Today

Grandmas pitch camp as the battle against fracking looms

Anti-fracking protestors who have set up camp at a field of Preston New Road, due to be drilled to test for shale gas.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Grubby bus shelters get a timely wash and brush up

Grotty bus stops are being spruced up after a councillor complained they were bad for a city's street cred.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

County is dog theft hotspot

Figures obtained from police forces across the country using Freedom of Information requests found a total of 77 dogs were stolen in Lancashire last year - placing it in the country's top four hot spots for dog thefts behind West Yorkshire at 123, Kent at 128 and London at 165.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Lancashire youngsters celebrate another year of A level success

Rejoice: A Level results at Cardinal Newman College, Preston, James Holderness, Jennifer Lea, Mike Barton, Anna Gilbertson and Aisha Bhailok Despite predictions of a dip in the number of high grades awarded, early indications are that most sixth formers have performed as well as, if not better, than previous years.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Getting soaking wet for Matilda's benefit

People were drenched for more reasons than one when they supported a Leyland mum's quest to raise awareness of her daughter's illness.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Tributes to a much-loved pub landlord

Brian Atkinson, who was a much-loved figure in the city and ran the County Arms Hotel on Deepdale Road for 29 years, passed away peacefully at Penwortham Priory Care Home on August 7 aged 81. His son, Paul, said: "Dad was a true Preston legend in his own right and everyone knew him and his Great Danes, Bruce and Ellsa, at the County Hotel.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Patients worried about the future of doctor's surgery

Patients of a Preston medical surgery have called a community meeting tonight after concerns that their practice is under threat.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Superfast fibre spreads its net

High-speed fibre broadband will arrive in another 10 Lancashire communities for the first time within the next two months.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Worry over house plan for farmland

Michael Mashiter, Lynn Preston and Martin Topping from SRERAG at Shuttling Field off Brindle Road in Bamber Bridge Hundreds of people have launched a fight against plans to "cram" more than 300 homes on farmland in Bamber Bridge.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Green light for A 80million village at brickworks site

Work on a new satellite village is finally set to start after a 15-year campaign to create a thriving self-contained community on the outskirts of Preston.

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Lancaster Guardian

City bucks the rich list trend

Town halls across Lancashire paid six-figure salaries to 50 council officials last year - while suffering devastating cuts to their budgets.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Blackpool Today

Protesters launch Fylde frack camp early

Anti-fracking protesters have stolen a march on opponents by occupying a field which is in line to be fracked for gas.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Leyland Today

Funding allows for more affordable homes in Leyland

Leyland-based Progress Housing Group has secured 2.1m from the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver 80 affordable homes across South Ribble, Preston, Chorley and St Annes, with 17 of them set for Leylannd.

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