Green-fingered Alan pens book on life in Preston’s parks

After more than five decades working in Preston’s parks, former head gardener Alan Rampling has written a book about his green-fingered life.

MP Paul Maynard

Praise for water firm

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has praised United Utilities for listening to his concerns about the treatment of vulnerable customers during the cryptosporidium outbreak in 2015.

Francis Egan

Legal challenge to fracking decision

Campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire.

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

A nearby alley

Anti-flytipping Preston grandad takes matters into his own hands

A PLUCKY grandfather has taken matters into his own hands to tackle flytipping near his home.

College House in Winckley Square, where repairs are being made

Owners of listed Preston building ordered to make repairs

The owners of an historic listed building in Preston’s Winckley Square have been ordered to repair it.

Preston Houshold Waste Recycling Centre on Tom Benson Way, Ingol

It will soon be time to drop AND shop at Preston’s recycling centre

A CITY recycling centre is to offer facilitites to not only drop off unwanted goods, but shop for them as well.

A fracking rig at the Cuadrilla gas site, Preese Hall in Weeton.

Businesses queue up for Fylde coast shale gas work

Firms are lining up to grab a slice of the action in the shale gas revolution, say business leaders.

Historic: Stephenson Terrace, within the Deepdale Enclosure Conservation Area

Town Hall re-think after Preston conservation zone concerns

Town Hall bosses have had a re-think on plans to scrap a conservation zone in Preston, after objections from civic experts.

The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

Photo Neil Cross
The railway bridge at Euxton that has become an interent hit since the floods

Bridge drainage work to get under way at last

Vital drainage work at a notorious flooding blackspot is due to start this month.

Tree climbing is on the decline in the north west

Less than half of north west children have ever climbed a tree, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that children in the region are better at identifying a Pokemon than a species of bird.

An RAF Chinook helicopter is deployed to help fill a hole in the flood defences of the River Douglas near Croston

Advice pack for how to avoid flooding this winter

CAMPAIGNERS working to prevent houses from flooding in Lancashire have issued advice to residents.

Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry

Oliver the cockerel accused of crowing too loudly

It looks like a picture postcard scene as Mel Lawrenson tends her poultry at her rural home at Claughton on Brock, near Preston.


SLIDESHOW: Demonstrators gather to say ‘no’ to fracking in Fylde

Hundreds of protesters were gathering at the edge of Blackpool today to show their opposition to the Government’s decision to allow fracking to go ahead.

County Hall is facing a bill of more than �300,000 in legal fees

Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde.

Gordon Marsden MP

‘Thumbs-up to fracking won’t benefit us’ - MP

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said Thursday’s thumbs-up to fracking would not benefit Blackpool

Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

Horizontal fracking can go ahead, the government has said, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in Lancashire.

‘Successful shale gas industry will bring jobs bonanza’

The Onshore Energy Services Group said a fully developed fracking industry would benefit the area due to the jobs created.

Fracking workers at a site

Where next for fracking after controversial ruling?

The Government’s ruling on fracking could lead to shale gas sites all over Lancashire, protesters said today.

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