Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

Occupants atNew Brook House on Newhall Lane noticed their water had a foul smell

Water contamination fears at Preston sheltered housing complex

Residents at a sheltered housing complex in Preston have have been told to avoid drinking their tap water over fears it could be contaminated, says United Utilities.

Many Britons  are still nervous about clearing snow for fear of getting punished

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

A new planning application for the Canal Corridor area of the city is expected towards the end of 2018, and work could start in 2021

Massive underground car park plan revealed as part of £250m Lancaster canal development

A massive underground car park, an oval shaped arts centre, canalside public space and more than 1,000 new student bedrooms have been revealed as part of a £250m Lancaster development.

The Walton le Dale Park and Ride service has been given a two month reprieve

Use it or lose it warning as Walton le Dale Park and Ride gets a two month reprieve

A failing park and ride facility in Preston has been offered an extra two month lifeline.

Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

Here are all this year's bin collection times.

When are the 2017 Christmas bin collections in Preston?

It's almost that time of year when bins across the region will be overflowing with wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and empty bottles.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Will it be a white Christmas? Here are odds of snow falling when the big day rolls around

Do you wanna build a snowman? Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

Dazzling supermoon rises above Lancashire

Skygazers enjoyed magical views as a dazzling supermoonrose across Britain.

Where are the best florists in Lancashire?

Where do you get your fresh bouquets and festive wreaths from?
The amazing sunset over Fulwood in Preston

All eyes to the skies for another glorious Preston sunset

It's been a lovely winter's day, but boy, what a way to finish it.
The two cases are the first ever detected in the UK of the devastating lettuce Fusarium wilt, for which there is no known treatment.

Killer Infection hits Lancashire salad farms

The salad bowl of Lancashire could be under threat from a killer virus which has been detected at two county farms.

The Cold Moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual

Cold moon set to provide close-up for stargazers

Skygazers will be treated to a bigger and brighter moon this weekend as it moves closer to Earth.

Preston's Parks and Ride service from Walton le Dale

Plans to extend city Parks and Ride

A temporary extension to Preston’s Park and Ride scheme is being considered, while councillors search for a permanent solution.
Fields in Trust is a national charity that operates throughout the UK. It was founded by King George V.

Anger over plans to use community fields for allotments

A bitter row has erupted in a Lancashire village over plans to use a community field for allotments.
Left, the map showing the proposed HGV routes to the Roseacre Wood fracking site, right, Francis Egan

Road routes revealed at proposed second Lancashire frack site

Shale gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has revealed its revised road routes to its Roseacre Wood site which it hopes will persuade a planning inspector to allow fracking to go ahead.
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