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Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

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Emily Heath, Caroline Jackson and Mollie Foxall outside court.

Lancaster trio found guilty of blocking road during fracking protest

A former city Mayor, a retired health manager and a university lecturer from Lancaster have been found guilty of wilfully obstructing a highway during an anti-fracking protest.

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Heysham Moss after arsonists struck earlier this year.

Butterflies survive despite arson attacks

A new plan which will help rare butterflies at a Heysham nature reserve will go ahead despite devastation caused by arsonists.

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Many Britons  are still nervous about clearing snow for fear of getting punished

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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A new planning application for the Canal Corridor area of the city is expected towards the end of 2018, and work could start in 2021

Lancaster Canal Corridor: £25m cost to tax-payer revealed

Lancaster councillors have launched a scathing attack on proposals for the new £250m Canal Corridor development in the city.

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Leading economists have called for an end to fossil fuel investment

Lancaster Uni profs get on board with fossil fuel plea

Prominent professors from Lancaster University have joined experts from around the world in calling for an end to investments in fossil fuels.

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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.

Education
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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Local business leaders (and participants of the Low Carbon Innovation Forum) at the Waste Transfer Centre where they saw the mountain of plastic collected just that morning.

War on Lancaster’s plastic waste

Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is working with local businesses and Lancaster City Council to create an action plan to tackle the growing problem of the city’s waste.

Business
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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Annette, David, Joseph and James Wannop. Photo by Steve Pendrill.

Top award for farming family

A Morecambe farming family has been named as champions at the national Excellence in Farming awards.

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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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Local hero Luke Hetherington helped save several people including a baby and young child in the Galgate floods

Hero dad helps save families from Galgate floods

Hero dad Luke Hetherington put his own life at risk to help save families as the water rose more than waist deep around him during last week’s floods.

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Flooded homes in Pennystone Road, Halton.

Housing plan for Halton - just days after village flooded

Plans to build up to 60 new homes in Halton have been submitted to Lancaster City Council - just days after the village flooded and residents called for a halt on new developments.

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Floods on Caton Road after Storm Desmond.

Lancaster wall to ‘cut flood risk to 1 in 100’

More than 100 businesses and 20 homes will have their flood risk cut from one in five to one in 100 if Luneside defence plans go ahead.

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It will be coldest on Thursdaywithoccasional wintry showers possible

Warning of ice and snow as temperatures set to dip well below freezing

Temperatures could dip as low as minus 10C (14F) in Britain later this week, with snow in some parts, forecasters have warned.

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