Protesters lock-on at Preston New Road

A lock-on protest is being staged outside the fracking site on Preston New Road, say police.
Above pictured are Robert Hassall, David Brady coun Gillian Campbell, Dean Earnshaw and Thomas Platt. Left, Georgina Hewlitt-Leigh. Right, litter.

The cost of dropping rubbish in Blackpool reaches £48k

A crackdown on litter louts in Blackpool has seen more than 600 people pay fines totalling at least £48,000 for dropping rubbish.


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.

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.

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.
Hesketh Out Marsh

The £6m hidden gem of nature reserves

It is a landscape that floats somewhere between the shining sea and the vast open skies of the Lancashire coast.
Gordon Marsden

Blackpool South MP backs anti-frack protesters on Fylde

The Blackpool South MP visited the Fylde fracking site to support protesters.

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.

Labour big-wig pays top secret visit to anti-fracking camp

Labour big-wig pays top secret visit to anti-fracking camp

Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell paid a unpublicised visit to Lancashire’s anti-fracking camp.

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.

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