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.

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.


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.


£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.

£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.
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.


Preston named in worst air pollution report

Research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has named Preston as one of 47 towns and cities across the country that are at, or have exceeded, air pollution


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.
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.


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

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.

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.

Col Maloney with his new Butty Van which has replaced the one which was gutted by fire just before Christmas. Friends and customers have rallied round to help get Col's business back at the Tank roundabout Flensberg Way, Leyland. Picture by Paul Heyes, Friday February 16, 2018.

Butty van gears up to be the greenest in Lancashire

A Leyland butty van could be the greenest in Lancashire.

Blue moon photographed by Post reader Jim Martin at 10.10pm on March 31, 2018

Once in a blue moon moment caught on camera

Amateur astronomer Jim Martin’s passion for sky watching paid off when he captured this rare blue moon moment from his Lancashire garden.

Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.

SPECIAL REPORT: Lancashire cranks up the heat in fight against the county's pothole epidemic

Prevention is as important as the cure.
Protestors outside Clayton Hall tip in Whittle-le-Woods

Tip stink latest: Firm say work is complete

A solution to the stinking tip which has blighted residents lives near Whittle-le-Woods for weeks may be in sight.

Independent Coun Paul Wharton (right) proposed the motion to rid South Ribble of single use plastics by the end of 2019. It was seconded by fellow Independent, Coun Claire Hamilton (left).

End of the road for single use plastics after South Ribble Council vote

South Ribble will become the first authority in Lancashire to ditch single use plastics after councillors unanimously supported a motion backing the environmentally friendly proposal.
A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

Local people have suffered from the terrible smell at the Clayton Hall tip

Works at smelly tip delayed by snow

Work at a tip to stop the terrible stink that is plaguing neighbours is likely to miss  deadline, it has been announced.

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