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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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Cars targeted by thieves

THIEVES struck twice in the same night when they targeted cars left on a street in Banks and stole valuables from them last week, police have said.Officers at Lancashire Constabulary said that they were investigating two thefts from vehicles which
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Elvis fan all shook up after thieves steal CDs from caravan

A BANKS resident was left all shook up after burglars broke into their caravan and stole hundreds of pounds worth of valuables last weekend.Lancashire Constabulary confirmed that the raiders forced the lock on a caravan at Riverside Caravan Park,
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