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'Carnival atmosphere' at fracking demonstration

Anti-fracking protestors are reporting a "carnival atmosphere" at demonstrations at County Hall in Preston.

Lancashire County Council is meeting to decide the fate of applications to frack for shale gas in the county.

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Fracking protest in Preston

Various anti-fracking groups have gathered at County Hall in Preston, as Lancashire County Council meets to decide the fate of two planning applications in the county.

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Countdown to the Rugby Union World Cup

Rugby is coming home this year as England hosts the Rugby Union World Cup.

For the first time the North West is getting in on the action as Manchester City's Etihad Stadium has been chosen as the only venue outside of Twickenham to hold an England group game.

On October the 10th England will take on Uruguay at Eastlands as rugby union moves away from it's traditional heartland in the south.

And as David Chisnall has been finding out it's one of a number of locations being used in our region ahead of the game.

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