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Lancashire County Council delay fracking decision

Councillors in Lancashire have delayed making a decision on whether the energy firm Cuadrilla can drill for shale gas at two areas in the county.

There was a large protest outside county hall in Preston by campaigners opposed to the drilling process known as fracking.

The council will now make a decision on the sites near Blackpool in two months' time.

Life sentence for man who hospitalised pensioner for a month

The son of a 78-year-old woman who was beaten unconscious by a prisoner on day release says the Government needs to urgently review the way inmates are released back into the community.

Theresa Cain lived a healthy and happy life until she was attacked in her own home by serial offender Paul Steadman.

Steadman is now serving a life sentence, Theresa's son Peter says that's come too late for his mum.

Warning: this report contains some distressing images.

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