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Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
Business
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

New pagoda built by volunteer at Rivington Terraced Gardens

A volunteer has created a scaled down version of a pagoda which once stood in Rivington Terraced Gardens.

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
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
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.

News
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
Flower power with Matthew Smith of Brighter Blooms

Tulip open days at Lancashire nursery

City nursery Brighter Blooms will live up to its name this weekend when it opens its doors for a special tulip event.

News
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.

News
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.
Environment

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

Prevention is as important as the cure.
Transport
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.

News
Protesters demonstrating against the stinking landfill site outside Clayton-le-Woods Parish Council

Chorley MP calls for tip firm to be prosecuted over foul smell

Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has called for a tip firm to be prosecuted after work to stop a terrible smell missed its deadline.
News
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.

Environment
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.

Environment
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