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Blaze-hit butterflies on the mend

Rare butterflies are starting to make a comeback at Heysham Moss nature reserve after a large fire destroyed much of their habitat.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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The Logs Direct team, the organisers of Logfest.

Your chance to ask a burning question at Halton wood firm’s open day

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Bolton-le-Sands garden contest continues to thrive

Bolton-le-Sands garden contest continues to thrive

Bolton-le-Sands Village Garden Competition took place over July 3-8.

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Culled lesser black-backed gulls on land managed by the Abbeystead Estate.

Probe into killing of protected birds near Lancaster

An investigation is under way into claims that protected birds have been unjustifiably killed on land run by a renowned country estate.

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Pigeon man John Wilkinson feeding the birds on wasteland near his home on Cavendish Road, Morecambe.

Birds of prey could solve Morecambe’s pigeon problem

Birds of prey may be called in to tackle Morecambe’s pigeon problem.

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Prince’s Trust team gives Lancaster & Morecambe Athletics Clubhouse a facelift

Prince’s Trust team gives Lancaster & Morecambe Athletics Clubhouse a facelift

The clubhouse used by more than 400 members of Lancaster & Morecambe Athletics Club has had a facelift thanks to a hardworking team of young people from the Prince’s Trust.

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The newly refurbished Butterfly House, Williamson Park, Lancaster
Siobhan Cunliffe, Matthew Hill, Emma Clear and Beth Nortley

Whole new beginning as Lancaster attraction spreads its wings

Drogo the blue tongued skink, an Eastern bearded dragon named Saphira and more than 15 different species of butterfly from around the world are all settling in at the new look Butterfly House in Lancaster.

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Electricty North West have said Heysham has been affected by power cuts.

Heysham houses hit by power cuts

Power cuts which have hit properties in Heysham were caused by two underground cable faults.

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Robin and Helen Loxam at the Carr House Farm, Lancaster, "Secret Garden" which is going on display to the public next month for charity

Visit Lancaster’s secret garden for charity

One of Lancaster’s best-kept secrets will be opening its doors to the public next month in aid of charity.

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Debs Gourlay (second from right), next to David Croxall (second from left) with Britain in Bloom judges last year.

Blooming great idea for town

An overgrown area of land will soon be transformed into an outside lounge area for people to enjoy.

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The Tavern at Scale Hall has been earmarked for development into housing.

Former pub housing site is ‘over intensive’

Plans to convert a former pub restaurant into new housing have been recommended for refusal.

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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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Creating the new wildflower verge at the Crook O'Lune.

Bees creating a buzz in the Lune Valley

The Lune Valley has been a hive of activity, as a team of hard working volunteers and local wildflower experts joined forces with the Lune Valley Community Beekeepers to help improve the area for bees and other wildlife.

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Rural equine centre gets official seal of approval

Rural equine centre gets official seal of approval

A couple who set up their own equestrian business just 18 months ago have been officially accredited by the British Horse Society.

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Lancashire Country Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport John Fillis at the new Park and Ride at J34 by new Bay Gateway.

Lancaster Park & Ride bus use on increase

The number of people using the new Park & Ride bus services in Lancaster has doubled over three months, new figures from Lancashire County Council show.

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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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Lauren Gora, Lancaster City Council Waste and Recycling Officer, helps pupils clear rubbish from  school land.

Lancaster school pupils call time on flytippers

Children from a Lancaster school have launched a campaign calling on flytippers to stop dumping rubbish in the grounds.

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PICTURES AND VIDEO: Lancaster bandstand demolition

Work continues this week to demolish an historic bandstand at a Lancaster park.

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