Travellers could face ban from Preston parks

A ban could be brought in preventing travellers from pitching up on sites in Preston.

Fly tipping outside Preston Cemetery

Appeal launched as fridge freezers dumped outside gates of Preston Cemetery

Fridge freezers have been dumped across parts of Preston - including at the entrance to the city’s cemetery.

Clean It Up stencil

Furious mum campaigning after toddler left covered in dog poo

A furious mum is campaigning to keep the streets of Leyland and Chorley clean after her toddler was left covered in dog poo.


LATEST: Lancashire on flood alert

More than a dozen flood alerts were in force across Lancashire at lunchtime today as heavy overnight rain continued throughout the morning.

Burrow Beck burst its banks in Hala. Photo by Carly Wearing.

Farmer rescues pregnant woman trapped in Lancaster floodwater

Heavy rain across the Lancaster district has caused flooding in many areas as fire crews dealt with a number of weather related incidents.

WATER WORKERS: Steve Rhodes, right, and councillor Adrian Lowe, second right

River quality project aims to improve wildlife habitat

A scheme to improve the water quality of a town’s river at its popular park - providing a natural habitat for wildlife - is now complete.

Photo Neil Cross
Playtime in the Park organised by HomeStart, Chorley Children Centres and Chorley Council 
Jack Bibby on a tractor

Playtime brings lots of fun to the park

Hundreds of children and their families are expected to descend on Astley Park for the annual Playtime In The Park.

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe

Minister - I believe shale gas is an exciting opportunity

As the battle over fracking shows no sign of letting up, ultimately the Energy Minister will have to decide the future of the shale gas industry in this country. Here, the newly appointed minister LUCY NEVILLE-ROLFE shares her thoughts on fracking.


Video: Park event to go ahead as planned as travellers arrive in Preston green space

Council bosses say Friday’s Park It event will still go ahead in Ribbleton Park, after travellers pitched up on three sites across Preston, including the green space off New Hall Lane and Blackpool Road.

A new planter built at Fishwick Recreation Ground. 
Pictured is Bob Fletcher, treasurer of the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew's

Historic find creates feature in Preston park

A planter made from bricks from a historic kiln has been unveiled in a city green space.

Rubbish dumped on Chadfield Road,Blackpool

Tipper truck leaves a 75m trail of waste

Shocked residents watched in horror as a mountain of rubbish was dumped on their doorsteps.

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle at the ginnel between Delamere Place and Progress St. There is a continual problem with railing broken, litter, dog dirt and overgrown weeds.

Dog dirt, broken glass, weeds and excessive litter becoming ‘serious problem’ in Chorley

Residents and the council are being urged to help put a stop to excessive littering becoming a serious problem in Chorley.

Work has begun on a �1.2m restoration project of Winckley Square Gardens 

Babs Murphy, Preston BID, Mike Crowther of Groundwork, Chris Dyson from LCC, Peter Topping of Barton Grange Landscapes, Ruth Jenkins of Groundwork, David Gill of the WSCIC, Ste Allan of Groundwork and Coun Robert Boswell, Preston Council.

£1.2m restoration project begins in historic Preston gardens

Work is now under way on a £1.2m project to restore a historic green space in the centre of Preston to its former glory.

Anti-fracking protesters

Individual households to benefit from fracking fund

Individual households will be given cash payments in recompense for fracking in their area, under new plans announced by Theresa May.

tap water

ONE YEAR ON: Mystery still surrounds Lancashire water bug scare

It wreaked havoc across parts of Lancashire for more than a month, and cost water bosses millions in compensation.

One Stop Stores Ltd  was fined �80,000 plus costs of almost �12,000 for breaching food hygiene rules in its Ribbleton Avenue shop.

Company fined £80,000 after dead mice discovered in Preston shop

A company has been ordered to pay more than £90,000 after dead mice were discovered in a Preston shop.

Park It event last year at Ribbleton Park, Preston. Pictured children on the Gladiator Battle Pods

Schedule announced for this year’s summer Park It event in Preston

The schedule for this summer’s Park It programme has been announced, as the events return for a seventh year.

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Lego animals at Martin Mere

Lancashire recommends...animal parks

Looking for a place to take the children to see local wildlife? Here are our recommendations.
Photo Neil Cross
The Aquaspira Attenuation Tank off Croston Road, Farington, near to 'Heatherleigh, to hold excess storm and surface water

Answers over ‘toilet roll’ drainage works

If you’ve ever driven past a building site and wondered why big concrete rings and plastic pipes are being dug into the ground, wonder no more.

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