Study to focus on polluted indoor air's impact on children

With the UK population becoming more aware of the harmful impacts of air pollution, the first major study into the impact of poor indoor air quality on children is set to take place, with experts braced for shocking results.
Flash has a break on one of his walks with Christine and Darren's grandson Matthew Brennan (12)

Coming out of his shell is a walk in the park for Burnley tortoise

Just when you thought you had seen it all, meet Flash the tortoise who loves nothing better than a walk in park!

One of the nests showing the Bowland hen harrier chicks.

Rare hen harriers breed in Bowland

Rare hen harrier chicks have hatched in Bowland for the first time since 2015.
Thieves have stolen this mosaic from a nature trail at Towneley Park, Burnley

Volunteers are devastated after thieves steal mosaic created by 86-year-old

Thieves have stolen a badger mosaic from a nature trail that is popular with dozens of family and walkers.
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.
Snipe, the UK's first leakage dog.

Go with the flow: United Utilities' leak-finding sniffer dogs and £817m investment

United Utilities, which supplies seven million people in the North West with water, has pumped £817m in the region's pipes, reservoirs, and treatment works as part of their record-breaking five-year investment programme totalling £3.8bn.
The council is getting tough on dog owners who don't pick up their pet's poop.

Six action zones will target those who repeatedly leave pet poop

A council is to get tough on dog fouling by setting up six action zones targeting people who repeatedly leave pet poop in public.


Plea to keep recycling and reduce waste over the bank holiday

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the plea from Lancashire County Council as people prepare to enjoy the sunny bank holiday weekend.
A beautiful area.

What do you most value in the Forest of Bowland?

Ideas and comments are being sought from individuals, groups and organisations for a five-yearly management plan for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Couns Foxley and Fletcher

Cash set aside to tackle Pendle grot spots

Newly-elected Pendle councillors Victoria Fletcher and Paul Foxley got straight to work at the latest Colne and District Area Committee by allocating cash to spent tackling grot spots in the town.

Lily Rigg takes a breather from her litter pick campaign

Schoolgirl Lily is pride of town after launching litter pick at popular park and beauty spot

Schoolgirl Lily Rigg is so passionate about the environment she gave up her Bank Holiday to run her own little clean up campaign.


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.
Lancashire County Council want to spent almost half their total road maintenance budget on fixing potholes across the county.

Potholes: Lancs County Council plan to spend £10m over 12 months to improve roads

In a move to try and ensure that the most pressing issues on the county's roads are addressed more promptly, Lancashire County Council is changing they way it responds to highway maintenance issues.
Volunteers and farmers battle with floodwater during the Boxing Day floods of 2015. (s)

£500,000 to strengthen flood defences

A £300,000 flood funding boost for Barnoldswick has been welcomed by campaigners in the town.


Volunteers in Whalley rally to stop floods

Local volunteers and the fire service worked for hours to prevent flood damage to properties in Whalley following a spell of heavy rain.
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.

The St. Philip's pupils hard at work.

Great British Spring Clean: inspired Nelson students collect 20 bags-worth of rubbish

Keen to get involved in a national campaign to keep Britain clean and tidy while teaching their students about the values of environmental protection, a Nelson primary school have fully embraced this year's Great British Spring Clean.
The proposed boundaries for the Northern Forest project which, as Lord Greaves has pointed out, misses out a large swath of Lancashire.

'Involve Lancashire in Northern Forest project', say Pendle Councillors

In an effort to make Lancashire as green as possible, Pendle Councillors have called for the new Northern Forest - a coast-to-coast woodland project - to be extended to include much of Lancashire.

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