Website aims to reveal shale gas site monitoring

Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has created an online ePortal to allow the public to view the status of environmental monitoring of its drill site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.
The 40 Steps in Walton-le-Dale, pictured in 1905.
Photograph courtesy of Preston Digital Archive.

Call for action on historic steps

A 1,000 signature petition has been gathered calling for an historic right of way to be reopened.

Bamber Bridge
Rat caught on camera in Cottam

Rat alert on duck pond near school

Parents have been urged not to let their children feed bread to ducks after the latest rat infestation in Preston.

Scouts taking part in the annual St George's Day parade

St George's Day celebrations at Astley Park

Chorley District Scouts along with Girl Guides will be holding their annual St George’s Day celebration event on Sunday April 23 from 2pm at Astley Park.

An exciting year ahead at the Walled Garden

An exciting year ahead at the Walled Garden

Award-winning Worden Park’s Walled Garden is looking ship shape and ready for spring - and beyond.

Photo: David Hurst
Crowds at the Avenham Park Easter Egg Rolling event.

Hundreds turn out at Avenham Park for egg rolling tradition

Thousands of visitors turned out to Avenham Park on Easter Monday to enjoy the annual Egg Rolling event.

Seema Kennedy MP

MP’s backing for national litter strategy

South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy has been litter-picking in Leyland, showing her support for the first national Litter Strategy.

A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

Bluebells in Masons Wood in Fulwood

Local bluebell displays among UK’s best

Two Lancashire woods have been named among the best places to see bluebells in the country.

Cuerden Strategic site

Plans for ponds near Ikea site

Controversial plans have been launched to create six ponds on a proposed new retail, housing and industrial site in South Ribble.

Lostock Hall
The fracking site viewing area

‘Viewing area’ opens close to fracking site

‘A viewing area’ has been built beside Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

Treasures discovered in long lost garden

Treasures discovered in long lost garden

A unique lost garden is revealing treasures unseen for 80 years as volunteers embark on a £4.2m project to preserve the area for future generations.

Poultry in Lancashire are allowed out again

Lancashire's poultry allowed outside again as anti-bird flu measures relaxed

Poultry in Lancashire will allowed outside the barn doors again today after being kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.
Fears for future of  village and its club

Fears for future of village and its club

Lancashire villagers who fear their treasured cricket club could be surrounded by housing have vowed to fight proposals for extensive development in their area.

The man has been on the lorry since shortly after 3pm, police said (Pic: Twitter/lewisuko2)

UPDATE: Blackpool man arrested as fracking site lorry protest brought to an end

A man who climbed on top of a lorry, close to Cuadrilla's fracking site in Little Plumpton yesterday afternoon, has been arrested after climbing off the vehicle.

Broken hip sees cyclist crash out

Broken hip sees cyclist crash out

Last year’s winner of the Chorley Grand Prix is injured, rendering him unable to race this Saturday.


BREAKING: Fire 'engulfing' Chorley pub

A major fire is ripping through a pub in Chorley.
Anti-fracking signs in Little Plumpton, Lancashire

REACTION: Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners lose High Court action

Today campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

Anti-fracking protesters including Gayzer Frackman outside County Hall

Anti-frack campaigners lose their High Court action

Campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

Fylde Coast
Staff and volunteers who helped out at Brockholes when BBC 's "Countryfile" came to visit

Hare raising drama as Brockholes nature reserve features on TV’s “Countryfile”

Brockholes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s popular nature reserve on the outskirts of Preston, is to feature on TV’s Countryfile on Easter Sunday.

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