29/06/2015

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One Minute Silence To Be Held For Tunisia Attack Victims

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a one minute silence will be held remembering those who lost their lives in an attack in Tunisia.

38 people were killed by a gunman on a Tunisian beach on 26 June.

It is understood the gunman had links to Islamic State.

The PM described the attack as 'sickening and brutal'.

The minutes silence will be held on 3 July at 12pm.

Council Rejects Fracking Application

Members of Lancashire County Council have rejected a company's application to explore for shale gas at Preston New Road.

The application by Cuadrilla to drill, frack and test the site at Little Plumpton was refused on the grounds of noise and visual impact.

Councillor Marcus Johnstone said: "This is one of the biggest planning decisions ever put before Lancashire County Council. The development control committee has listened very carefully to many hours of evidence both for and against the proposal, and considered the report of the council's planning officers."

Man Left With Ear Injury Following Attack

A man has been left with a serious injury to his ear following an attack on 27 June.

The incident happened at approximately 4.15am on Fishergate, Preston.

It is understood the 25-year-old victim had been walking with a family member when he tried to intervene in an on-going scuffle.

One of the males in the scuffle attacked him, hitting him several times in the face before it is thought the attacker bit off part of the man's ear.

The victim was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for his injuries.

The attacker is described as white and wearing a white top.

Police are appealing for information.

(LM)

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