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Protesters at fracking site

PROTESTERS have scaled a shale gas rig in Banks as the site's operators admitted it was ��highly probable�� that drilling at a sister site triggered tremor activity. A group of activists opposed to Cuadrilla Resources' plans to carry out
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Banks man leads in contest to create supermarket's next sandwich

A WEST Lancashire man is favourite to win a prestigious competition - to create a sandwich which will be sold nationwide by one of Britain's biggest retailers. Mark Smith, who lives in Banks, told The Champion he has been shortlisted in a
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West Lancashire councillors to weigh up Banks affordable homes plan

WEST Lancashire councillors will this week weigh up whether controversial plans for up to 30 new homes in Banks should be given the go ahead. Members of the borough council's planning committee will decide at a meeting tomorrow night (October
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Three caravans damaged by Banks holiday park blaze

THREE caravans at a holiday park in Banks were badly damaged after they were involved in a fire last Friday (September 23). Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it had attended the blaze at Riverside Caravan Park, on Southport New Road, at
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Three caravans hit by blaze

THREE caravans at a holiday park in Banks were badly damaged after they were involved in a fire last Friday (September 23). Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it had attended the blaze at Riverside Caravan Park, on Southport New Road, at
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Fracking operator pledges jobs boost for West Lancashire economy

THE COMPANY behind a controversial fracking operation in Banks has said its discovery of vast reserves of underground gas will create hundreds of jobs across the region. Cuadrilla Resources, which has been using a site in the West Lancashire
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