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Lancaster trees removal splits opinion on street

A decision to cut down trees on the Newton estate has divided residents.

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Marion with the statue and insect.

Heysham gran’s angel statue insect shock

A Heysham grandmother had the shock of her life when a strange insect ate its way out of an angel statue displayed in her home.

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Lancashire County Councillor Gina Dowding, fourth from left, outside Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Lancaster councillor has ‘no regrets’ after fracking protest guilty verdict

A Lancaster politician said she has “no regrets” after being found guilty of obstructing the highway during a fracking protest.

Crime
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

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.

Environment

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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Morecambe's beaches have been rated 'good' for water quality.

‘Good’ rating for Morecambe beaches

Morecambe beaches have been given the stamp of approval for water quality by the government.

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Photo Neil Cross: Sarah Fishwick and Stephen Lawton, residents of Silverdale, angry at plans which they says could ruin environment near Lancashire's only surviving Lake. New sluice gates and tree demolition planned near Little Hawes Water

Views split on Silverdale lake and trees plan

Residents of Silverdale are worried about newly-revealed plans which they think may pollute a lake and ruin its beautiful environment.

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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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Ashton Memorial

Which are the best architecturally-designed buildings?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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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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Halite boss Keith Budinger

Construction on Halite's £660 million gas project in Wyre to start early next year

Work will begin early next year on the £660 million gas storage project which will turn rural Wyre one of the UK’s major powerhouses by the 2020s.

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Gritters will be out in Lancashire tonight

WARNING: Freeze forecast as gritters take to roads

Drivers have been warned to take care on the roads after a forecast freeze tonight.

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Lancaster Town Hall.

Council wants views on Arnside and Silverdale planning documents

Public opinion is being sought on the soundness of the Arnside and Silverdale Development Plan document by Lancaster City Council.

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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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The entrance to the West View car park off Victoria Street in Morecambe was lined with trees before they were removed.

What happened to the trees?

Trees at the entrance to a car park in Morecambe have been cut down prompting a lively debate on social media.

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Greenfingers Allotment group celebrating �10,000 lottery funding to replace fencing which keeps being vandalised at Daisy Bank Allotments, Heysham

Heysham allotment group’s £10k lottery funding windfall

A community project in Heysham is celebrating after being awarded £10,000 in lottery funding towards extra security at their site.

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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
Kirkby Lonsdale pub raises £1,500 for national trail

Kirkby Lonsdale pub raises £1,500 for national trail

The Royal Barn has raised £1,500 in just over two months, as part of an initiative with the Pennine Way National Trail.

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The former Mitchells Brewery in Lancaster

£250m plans for Lancaster development site expected in 2018

New plans for a major Lancaster development project are expected by the end of next year - and work could start in 2021.

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