Environment

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Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Environment
Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
Business
Last year's grand opening of the new play area.

Huge cash boost for Catterall's community playing fields

Catterall residents are celebrating major grant funding for improvements to the village’s playing fields.

News
Wyre Civic Centre, the home of Wyre Council

Council's 'borough lottery' to fill financial hole left by government cuts

Plans are underway to bring a ‘local lottery’ programme to the Wyre district to counter reduced central government funding.

News
The official opening of the re-vamped Towneley community garden in Longridge

Celebrating £18,500 makeover of Longridge's Towneley community garden

It was time for celebrations when the revamped Longridge Towneley Community Garden was officially opened by not one, but two mayors.
News
Former Lancashire Evening Post studio manager and cartoonist Ken Wignall celebrating his 80th birthday with eldest grandchildren Ben and Sam

Cartoonist Ken Wignall leaves a legacy of laughter

Glowing tributes have been paid to cartoonist and former Lancashire Evening Post art studio manager Ken Wignall - the man who could not stop drawing.
News
An investigation has been launched into services on Northern

Probe launched into 'inadequate' Northern train services

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an official investigation into Northern Rail after being bombarded with complaints about its service from passengers since the start of the year.

Politics
Recycling of plastics could soon return in Lancashire

Plastic pick-up tips balance for landfill

Lancashire could soon begin recycling hard plastic again, instead of dumping it in landfill.

News

VIDEO: Saving the environment in Lancashire...one bin bag at a time

Reporter Nick Lakin took a tour of the Materials Recovery Facility at Farington, near Leyland, to find out what happens to our recyclable waste.

Environment

£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
News

£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
News
A swan is loose on the mototway

Swan causes flap on m-way

Drivers are being urged to take care on the M6 near Lancaster after reports of a swan on the road.

News

IN PICTURES: A mountain of waste picked from River Ribble banks

Around two tonnes of plastic and rubbish has been removed from the River Ribble’s banks.
Environment
Proprietor Michelle Unsworth, nursery assistant Christina Collinson and Fudge the labrador at SO Plants' new permanent home at Little Town Farm, Thornley, near Longridge

SO Plants puts down roots

The owner of a re-located plant nursery is celebrating putting down permanent roots in the Ribble Valley with a special open weekend.

News
All aboard as artists Ruth Levene and Ian Nesbitt  discuss changes  on the outskirts of Preston

Artists ask residents how have Preston's surroundings changed?

Members of the public are being invited to share their views about changes to the edges of Preston for a new exhibition.

News

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.
News

WATCH: Family firm Recycling Lives is leading the way in green business

On the back of its record-breaking third Queen’s Award, reporter TOM EARNSHAW takes a tour of Recycling Lives’ north Preston base to get an insight into the hard work being undertaken by all

Environment
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.

Environment

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.

Transport
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.

Environment
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