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How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

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Chorley Hospital A&E protesters await Jeremy Hunt's arrival at Royal Preston Hospital for his "secret" meeting

Minister Jeremy Hunt’s Royal Preston Hospital visit is gatecrashed

A surprise reception committee was waiting for Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt when he arrived at the Royal Preston Hospital today.

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A new set of stamps featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years

Stamps celebrate 10 classic British children's toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.

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Last years wining display from US team Rozzis Fireworks

Fireworks ‘will attract thousands’

The teams aiming to light up the sky over Blackpool at this year’s World Fireworks Championships have been revealed.

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The Airstream 3Q

Airstream officially relaunches in UK

The iconic American Airstream brand will officially relaunch in the UK at October's Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017, the UK's largest leisure vehicle show.
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Orazio and Nina Canella in their Cut and Shave barbers shop on Squires Gate Lane

Blackpool barber's 15 year of cool

Orazio Canella can lay claim to be the oldest working barber in Blackpool.

Business
One study found the average skin cancer risk from sunbeds can be more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun.

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming 'tanning addicts', scientists warn.

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Lancashire Police

Lancashire Police urged to improve after woman died

Two Lancashire Police employees have been given written warnings following the investigation into the death of a woman in 2016.

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Crowds gather for Remembrance Day at St Annes war memorial in Ashton Gardens

War memorial’s listed status boosted

A Fylde war memorial has had its listed building status upgraded.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor

Third pub drops bid to show Vegas fight

A bid by a South Shore pub to open into the early hours of the morning to show a boxing match has been withdrawn.

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The company is preparing for additional trials in the US and will continue to defend the product's safety.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman in talcum powder cancer claim case

A jury in Los Angeles has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 417 million US dollars (£323 million) to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Health
Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services,  deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Council chief exec is ousted by Tory group

Lancashire County Council’ ignored the advice of its chief executive Jo Turton, pictured, and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other top officers.

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Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dogs flee house fire in North Shore

Dogs flee house fire in North Shore

A man returned home to find his bedroom on fire earlier.

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Michael Rhodes

Teen, 16, admits causing man’s death

A 16-year-old boy has admitted causing the death of Blackpool man Michael Rhodes.

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Man arrested on suspicion of grooming

Man arrested on suspicion of grooming

A 49-year-old man from Cleveleys was arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming.

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GCSE results day is almost here

GCSE Result Day 2017: A survival guide

The climax to years of hard work and high expectations for 16 year-olds nationwide is nearly here.
Education
Mehdi Aitsilarbi, 16 and Destiny Ema, 13,were last seen around 8pm on Saturday, August 19in the Square Lane area.

APPEAL: Two boys missing from Catforth

Two teenage boys have been missing from Catforth for several days, say police.

Crime
Preston Guild Hall bar wins fight for 6am boxing match licence

Preston Guild Hall bar wins fight for 6am boxing match licence

Preston Guild Hall’s Review bar has won permission to serve alcohol until 6am while showing the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight this weekend.

Crime
Isle of White?

ASDA apologise after mis-spelling new store location

A supermarket has apologised after printing 10,000 bags with the mis-spelling "Isle of White" to mark the opening of a new store.

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