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About 2,000 motorists were fined in the first week since the cameras were switched back on in Preston.

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A north Lancashire farm has diversified into providing a watering hole

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The judge fears the child's mother could not protect the toddler from her "dangerous" father.

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A copy of the Bard's First Folio is on display in a new museum at a public school.

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Danny Graham's first-half goal is enough for Blackburn to beat Crewe and secure an FA Cup third-round tie against Hull.

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Burnley go fourth in the Premier League as Ashley Barnes' late winner gives them victory over determined Stoke at Turf Moor.

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Live coverage of Thursday's FA Cup second-round replay between Hereford FC and Fleetwood Town.

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Tyson Fury wants his world titles back and challenges Anthony Joshua after reaching an agreement over a backdated two-year doping ban.

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Arriva North West staff were set to stage a series of walkouts in the run-up to Christmas.

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Lancashire and England batsman Liam Livingstone extends his contract with the Division One club to 2021.

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Will Grigg scores two late goals as Wigan book an FA Cup third-round trip to Premier League side Bournemouth by beating AFC Fylde.

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Former world champion Laura Massaro loses to Welsh 16th seed Tesni Evans in the last 16 of this year's event.

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Community News

Healthy Eating Tips For Local Families

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 12th March 2013

KEEP THE WHOLE FAMILY IN TIP TOP SHAPE. Family life can be hectic and keeping up with the fast pace of it can be difficult, which also means having regular healthy meals can be easier said than done.

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.

Do You Support Your Local Businesses?

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 6th March 2013

LENDING YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT. Do you use your local shop? Do you go to the local pub? Do you visit your local butcher? Many studies have shown that support in local businesses is on the up.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Barton community.

The Local Transport Infrastructure

Posted by Administrator : Friday 1st March 2013

HOW DOES OUR LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPARE? For years people in the Barton community have made their feelings known when it comes to public transport.

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.

Local Weather

Minimum Temperature: 1C (34F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 986mb, Humidity: 78%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 15:50 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 5C (41F), Minimum Temperature: -1C (30F), Wind Direction: North North Westerly, Wind Speed: 11mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1002mb, Humidity: 82%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:19 GMT, Sunset: 15:50 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 4C (39F), Minimum Temperature: 0C (32F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 4mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1019mb, Humidity: 88%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:20 GMT, Sunset: 15:50 GMT

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