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The ban will affect people in north-west England, but other firms say they have no plans to follow suit.

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A new stop smoking scheme will see pregnant women offered theme park visits as an incentive to quit.

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Corporals Matthew Hatfield and Darren Neilson died during a live firing exercise in Wales.

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Final preparations for fracking have begun following the completion of a second well, Cuadrilla says.

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At its height, hundreds of firefighters tackled the blaze on Winter Hill near Bolton.

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The child was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the attack in Preston.

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The prime minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK.

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Andy Burnham criticises Northern "for lack of foresight" as trains cancelled on World Cup final day.

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Striker Armand Gnanduillet rejoins Blackpool just two months after leaving to sing for South African side Baroka FC.

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Blackpool sign Oldham defender Ryan McLaughlin on a two-year contract and ex-Arsenal left-back Marc Bola on a one-year deal.

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England's Joe Root and Jos Buttler are available for the upcoming Roses matches when Yorkshire travel to Old Trafford.

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Lancashire register their third victory from four T20 Blast games as they beat winless Derbyshire by 12 runs.

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Community News

Cost of Living Rising!

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 12th March 2013

COSTING US OUR LIVELIHOOD? It is estimated that the cost of living looks expected to continue to rise this year with stable incomes versus increasing costs of everyday household items. In recent years the cost of living has been as high as 5 times more than wage rises.

Avoid Your Home Flooding

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

BE PREPARED OR AT LEAST HAVE YOUR ARM BANDS READY. Flooding can be devastating for home owners but some simple tips could prevent heartbreaking and costly repairs. It is important that you understand about your property and local areas, so you can be aware of any potential flooding problems in the future.


Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Our High Streets Still Suffering

Posted by Administrator : Monday 4th March 2013

ARE WE WAVING GOODBYE TO OUR LOCAL HIGHSTREET? Our local High Streets have been suffering in the consumer downturn. Customers have been watching their pennies amid concerns about high inflation and job security. Recently we have lost many large retailers that have been hit by the economic climate and the increasing online competition.

What Is Next For Our Local Public House

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 2nd March 2013

THERE IS NOTHING WORNG WITH A GOOD LOCAL. It is no secret that our local pubs have suffered in the last decade due to numerous factors such changing nightlife trends (Bars and Clubs), the recession (meaning people have less to spend), alcohol awareness campaigns, the general costs of ale and rent and increases in government tax’s on alcoholic beverages.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Posted by Administrator : Monday 25th February 2013

ARE WE GETTING TOO STRESSED AT WORK? While some workplace stress is completely normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. This means your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

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