YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Lancashire avoids the worst of overnight thunderstorms

Lancashire's heatwave was expected to be short-lived on Saturday (April 21) if weather experts are anything to go by.
Taking stock

Last days of Preston's former indoor market caught on camera

A year ago Joseph Gudgeon set himself the task of capturing a much-loved part of his home city before it was consigned to history.

Matthew Smith in his specially created tulip garden

Tulip Days wow visitors to city nursery

It was time for more than a tiptoe through the tulips when plantsman Matthew Smith held his first ever Tulip Open Days at his city nursery.

Rough sleepers have been spotted outside the former BHS site

Council 'working hard' to help Preston rough sleepers

Council bosses say work is ongoing to help reduce the number of rough sleepers and street beggars in the city amid concerns about rising numbers.


Pupils in plea for Preston Council action on plastic waste

The city council has taken a major step towards a plastic-free Preston, with help from environmentally-minded school children.

David Harland, CEO of the Eden Project, with Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris

Eden Project plans for Morecambe dome site

Proposals to bring the world famous Eden Project attraction to Morecambe are in the pipeline.

RSPB volunteers Cal Shipton and Connor Duhig with RSPB Estate Worker Richard Smith at work at Warton Crag nature reserve near Carnforth

Race is on to save rare butterflies in county reserve

Work has begun to save two very rare species of butterfly at a Lancashire nature reserve.


YOUR SAY: Complaints over animal noises at farm

A farmer fed up with people complaining about the noise and smells of the countryside has posted a quirky sign to combat the moaners.

The river north of Howick Cross Lane, Penwortham.

River Ribble clean up operation comes to Penwortham

Environmentalists and council officials are set to take part in a clean up operation along the banks of the River Ribble this weekend.

Lancaster Recycling Centre and landfill

Lancashire’s hard plastic goes straight to landfill, council reveals

Plastic items like toys and garden furniture are not currently being recycled in Lancashire and will end up in landfill, the county council has said.

There is likely to be a short, intense burst of spring flowering

Don't miss the brief burst of spring, gardeners urged

People should get out and garden in the coming days and weeks to make the most of a spring which "could be over in the blink of an eye", experts said.


Britain poised for hottest day of the year so far

Britain will bask in sunshine and warm temperatures this week as the country looks set to see the hottest day of the year so far.
Asian hornet

Invasive hornet that kills honeybees found in Lancashire

An invasive Asian hornet, which preys to honeybees, has been identified in Lancashire, officials said.
Streetlink recently marked its 20th anniversary

Funding plan for scheme that helps Preston sex workers

City council leaders are considering plugging a funding shortfall for a Preston scheme aimed at helping sex workers leave a life of prostitution.

Warmth, at last

UK set for sunshine and temperatures rivalling the Med next week

Winter may finally be over as Mediterranean temperatures are set to hit many parts of Britain next week.

The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Transport consultant David Bird gave evidence today

Road safety for routes to Roseacre Wood where Cuadrilla hopes to drill for shale gas comes under the microscope

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla fleshed out how HGVs would travel to its proposed site if it is granted permission to drill at Roseacre Wood.

Fylde Coast

Road repairs will end 'danger to lives' on major Longridge road

For more than six months staff at a major Longridge business have faced ‘danger to their lives’, just to pop into town and get a sandwich at lunchtime.

Vice chair of the Churchtown Flood Action Group, Siriol Hogg, presented with the award.

North Lancashire flood protection group scoop national environment protection award

They have worked ‘tirelessly’ to bring a community back from devastating flood damage and to ensure a disaster of this scale never happens again.

Second day of inquiry into Cuadrillas plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde is underway

Second day of inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde is underway

The second day of a public inquiry is underway into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde.

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