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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

Brothers Ian and Tom Yates  who run asbestos removal firm Greenfield Removals in Chorley

Brothers from Greenfield Removals in Chorley are on mission to consign asbestos to history

A Chorley firm is waging a war against a deadly mineral after being awarded a safety award to tackle high risk asbestos.

Ann Nihill at The 40 Steps

Local landmark The 40 Steps to reopen in summer

A campaigning pensioner is celebrating after learning that a local landmark path will reopen this summer.


How have our friends in the south coped with The Beast from the East?

So it's snowed - we'll cope.

Residents protest at the Clayton Hall landfill site

'We will call on Whitehall to stop stink' - Chorley's bosses get tough on controversial tip

A new ‘get-tough’ approach has been promised to stop the stink at  a hugely controversial tip.

Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

Marton Mere

The best nature reserves in Lancashire

Here is a list of nature reserves to visit in Lancashire.

Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

The Rivaj in Wrightington

Restaurant flouted food safety rules

A local restaurant put lives at risk by not observing strict food allergy codes.
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