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Volunteers hit a hat-trick of foodbank donations

KINDHEARTED volunteers have reached the final phase of a three part donation to local foodbanks.Members of the Litherland Masonic Lodge have been collecting tinned and boxed goods across the past 12 months in the hope of giving three generous
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PEOPLE having problems feeding their families have been dealt a ‘devastating blow' by the closure of the South and West Lancashire Foodbank.The charity helped almost 1,000 families across the borough and it closes at a time when there is
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Fracking operations at Banks put on hold

THE company behind a controversial ‘fracking' site in a West Lancashire village has said it is not expecting to recommence operations there until next year.Cuadrilla has said that while it is keen to commence shale gas drilling at its
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Plans for new homes up for discussion

A BID to build more than a hundred new homes in Banks is set to be discussed by West Lancashire councillors at a meeting in Ormskirk tomorrow night (March 7).Members of the borough council's planning committee will meet to discuss whether plans
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Nifty Fifties raise thousands of pounds

A BANKS organisation has raised thousands of pounds to help a charity which helps provide care for people with long term needs at nursing homes across the UK.Members of the Nifty Fifties, a group of residents who hold meetings at the village's
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Elderly woman is targeted by bogus drain inspector

A CROOK stole cash from an elderly woman's purse after he pretended to be a drainage inspector in order to gain access to her home in Banks.Police in West Lancashire said that the man had knocked on the front door of the woman's house, on
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