Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year.
The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight

Britain set to be lashed by Ophelia's tail on anniversary of great storm

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores.

Michael Fish giving his infamous weather forecast in 1987

Michael Fish would not have got 1987 storm spot-on, even with supercomputer

Modern forecasting technology would have seen the Great Storm of 1987 coming but is unlikely to have got Michael Fish completely off the hook, a study has shown.

Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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Traffic pollution - HGV on Golden Hill Lane, Leyland.

Pollution fears for Leyland as HGVs rumble on

A councillor fears his attempts to tackle air pollution and HGV disturbance in Leyland have been blocked.

Rain will also be heavy at times especially over north-west England

Forecasters warn of travel disruption amid high winds and heavy rain

Winds of more than 60mph are forecast to reach parts of England and Wales overnight.

Potential to save cash?

Energy switch provider launched in Lancashire

A new council partnership is encouraging more than 600,000 Lancastrians to switch energy providers.

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
White Coppice

Lancashire recommends... waterfalls

The county and the surrounding area has an array of stunning waterfalls to visit.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

Milo with mum Carley Valente, who is being represented by Irwin Mitchell

Lancashire residents pursue legal action over cryptosporidium contamination

Legal action is being taken against the water firm responsible for supplying contaminated tap water to Lancashire residents.

It's all gone a bit Mary Poppins

So much for Storm Aileen

After the chaos in America, the season's first storm warning in the UK promised much damage and disruption.


Why are storms named, and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

Staff at Cuerden Valley Park said they received reports from visitors of dead fish floating in the River Lostock

Dog owners warned after river polluted in Cuerden Valley Park

Dog owners have been advised to keep their pets out of a river after a suspected pollution incident killed hundreds of fish.
The updated plan for the Cuerden Strategic site

Fears remain over highway congestion at Cuerden Strategic Site despite changes to plans

Plans for a major new retail, housing and industrial site at Cuerden may have been revised, but local residents still fear future traffic congestion.

Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

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.


Campaign day to save bees is ‘buzzing’ in Heskin

Youngsters watched bees buzzing away in their honeycombs at a family day out in Heskin.

Kath Cordingley

Keeping bees at The Bee Centre at Samlesbury Hall is more than a hobby

What do you get someone for their 44th birthday?
Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Plans have been submitted for a new drive-thru KFC outlet in a Lancashire village.

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