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Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.
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It's all gone a bit Mary Poppins

So much for Storm Aileen

After the chaos in America, the season's first storm warning in the UK promised much damage and disruption.

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Why are storms named, and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

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Anna Hollingworth, second from right, with fellow Paddle Pickup adventurers prepare to leave from Bristol.

Anna’s quest has made a huge splash

Fitness instructor Anna Hollingworth has been involved in an epic adventure.

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Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
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Pendle Council says it will prioritise building on brownfield sites

Council insists it is prioritising brownfield sites for houses

A political row has broken out over the use of a fund set up to promote building on brownfield sites in Pendle.
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Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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Police are hunting the vandals who stripped the bark from this tree in Barnoldswick.

Search for mindless vandals after tree attack

Police have launched an appeal for information after mindless vandals stripped the bark from a tree in Barnoldswick.

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The stretch known as Straight Mile along the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Burnley which the Rev Paul Davis plans to walk as part of a linear pilgrimage.

Waterway to spread the Gospel

A Methodist minister is walking the full length of the Leeds Liverpool Canal in a special pilgrimage.

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Pendle resident Miss Foster looks at some of the exicting plans on the map for Pendle Hill.

Blueprint will give new lease of life to one of county's most recognisable landmarks

A £2m blueprint of exciting plans for the future of Pendle Hill and the people who live around it  have been unveiled.

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Champion fund raiser Audrey Bates with the stray cat Macho who visits her everyday.

Animal crackers Audrey is a real charity champ

What does a caring grandmother from Burnley have in common with celebrities Joanna Lumley, Bryan Adams, John Cleese, Amanda Holden and Peter Andre?

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A survey has found that Burnley is the third unhappiest place to live in Britain

Live in Burnley? It is one of the unhappiest places in the UK

Burnley is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK.
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A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

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Ancient woodland in Lancashire

Help to save our ancient woodlands

The Woodland Trust is calling on people in Lancashire to support its campaign to protect ancient and veteran trees and save threatened ancient woods in the region following the launch of a new Government consultation.

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Volunteers enjoying a successful planting day at Alkincoates Woodland Nature Reserve last month. (s)

Volunteers sow the seeds for a vigorous future

Thoughtfulness has been sprouting up all over the place thanks to this group of green-thumbs planting more than 2500 trees.
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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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