How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

From left: Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services, Deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.

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Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old went missing from Longridge

Girl, 13, missing from Longridge found safe

A 13-year-old girl who went missing from home in the Longridge area has been found, say police.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Tom Gregson (in front) and instructor Reg Wooller

Flying high with Bowland Forest Gliding Club

Turning 90 will not stop sprightly Tom Gregson gliding through the air.
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This is how the garden at Adam Wright's garden was left behind after being re-turfed.

Garden of £300,000 new build Longridge home ‘inaccessible for two years’

A Longridge father has spoken of his dismay after moving into a £300,000 home in the town, only months later to discover his garden was sinking and holes appearing.

Sports facilities

Where are the best leisure centres in Lancashire?

Vote here for your favourite leisure centre
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Longridge Cinema owner Dorothy Williamson

Independent cinema up for sale as Dorothy, 81, decided to retire

One of Lancashire’s quirkiest cinemas is up for sale, as its 81-year-old owner has decided to retire.

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Flooding in Lancaster. Claughton

Benefits of flood defences outweigh costs says study

Building dams to protect against climate change-fuelled floods saves cash, according to new research.
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Gerald Henderson, pictured when Editor of Farmers Guardian

Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

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Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Have a go at cricket

Have a go...........at cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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Jo Smith Wareing begins her treatment

“Life is tough, we face many challenges and we have to find strength to pick ourselves up and fight like a warrior... I will do this”

Lancashire mother and health worker Jo Smith Wareing is facing the hardest months of her life.

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Les Darlow from Blackpool draws Jeffrey Hill at the 'Create Longridge' art festival

Artists descend into Longridge to compete for cash prize

More than 80 artists descended into a Ribble Valley town to compete for a big cash prize.

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Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, July 17, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

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Ryan Desposiers of Seattle at work

It’s Ribchester Re-visited for UCLan team

The village of Ribchester is located on and around the site of a Roman fort and this summer a dedicated team of archaeologists from UCLan returned to dig out more secrets about its historic past. FIONA FINCH finds out more

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