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.

Reports of fly-tipping are on the rise as cameras catch crooks in action more often, with unscrupulous binmen advertising their services for cheap on social networking sites like Facebook

How to avoid being duped by the bargain binmen

Asking for recommendations for a man with a van on Facebook? Be careful – you could end up before the courts. We spoke to environment bosses about what you should do to make sure your rubbish isn’t being dumped.


Unsightly, but nothing to write foam about...

What is that unsightly foam washing up on beaches along the Fylde coast?

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.


Making Blackpool a greener place

Blackpool’s environmental heroes were honoured at an awards ceremony.

Campaigners are appealing the decision

Campaigners urge judges to overturn fracking decision

Campaigning residents have urged leading judges to overturn a Government decision to approve a fracking site in Lancashire.

Mr Justice Dove was told the planning application by developer Cuadrilla was refused by Lancashire County Council in 2015, but later granted following an appeal and a planning inquiry.

Campaigners in court to fight fracking decision

Campaigners fighting to overturn a Government decision to approve a fracking site in Lancashire are returning to court for the latest round of their legal battle.

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.
Digger moving rocks to form sea wall at Rossall

Sea wall works shake residents

Residents living close to Fleetwood’s sea wall at Rossall have raised concerns about the impact heavy work on the coastal defences could be having on their homes.

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.

Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
The Plastic Whale tour

Giant whale set for trip to resort beach

The world’s largest animal will be ‘swimming’ onto Blackpool Promenade this month as a new ocean rescue campaign makes its debut in the town.

County Councillor Gina Dowding and Fylde resident Nick Danby at the 13-person lock-on at Preston New Road

165 ‘uses of force’ at fracking spot

Police officers at Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, have used force 165 times since the start of July, figures released under Freedom of Information laws have revealed.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party

. Picture by Julian Brown

Greens arrive to add voice to anti-fracking protest

Green Party activists joined campaigners at the Preston New Road fracking site yesterday to ramp up “peaceful” pressure on the shale gas industry and the government

Fred Jackson said Eni will be asked to pay for the clean-up operation launched when oil began washing up at Bispham last month

Oil spill bill to be given to global firm

The oil company that admitted causing the spill that affected beaches across the Fylde coast will be given the bill for clearing it up, Blackpool Council’s environment boss Fred Jackson said.

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Councillors among protesters facing charges over anti-fracking demo

Three councillors have appeared at court charged with offences alleged to have taken place during an anti fracking protest.

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