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Appeal launched over Banks new homes plans

A HOUSING developer has launched an appeal after West Lancashire Borough Council failed to decide whether its plans to build dozens of new homes in Banks should go ahead.In August Redrow Homes submitted plans to build 115 new homes at a site off
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Government backing for fracking

THE company behind a controversial shale gas drilling site in Banks has welcomed plans by the Government to support and regulate the industry.The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced as part of last week's Autumn Statement that
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Day of reckoning for Cuadrilla UK operations

WEST Lancashire residents are among those who took part in demonstrations calling for an end to fracking yesterday despite Cuadrilla reiterating its committment to shale gas drilling.Opponents of Cuadrilla's shale gas operations in Banks were
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Fracking survey comes under fire from opponents

MORE residents support controversial ‘fracking' operations being carried out near Banks than oppose it - according to a survey commissioned by the firm carrying them out.Cuadrilla said that the results of a survey it had commissioned
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Aussie Christmas party planned for Banks

GET into the festive spirit by going down under to an Australian Christmas party taking place in Banks later this month.Malcolm Sykes from Reputation Menswear is arranging the festive fundraiser, which will take place at St Stephens Institute on
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Garden gift is wrecked by yobs

DRUNKEN yobs left a Banks woman ��extremely distressed�� after they damaged a garden ornament her late husband had made as a gift for her shortly before he passed away.Officers for Lancashire Constabulary said they were investigating after a group of
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