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.

Community spirit: The moment the firefighters arrived to carry to coffin. (Pic: Paul Foxley)

Horrendous weather no match for Pendle village spirit as funeral goes ahead

The community in a Pendle village have rallied together to come the the aid of a resident desperately trying to ensure her father's funeral could go ahead in spite of heavy snowfall that was preventing the hearse from reaching her home.
Carole Livesey and her colleague Najma Zahoor, who work together at Bailey and Garrett chemists in Rosegrove, Burnley, are preparing to climb Snowdon together for charity.

Mountain climb is just the tonic for pharmacy duo

Pharmacy technician Carole Livesey feels so passionately about a charity she volunteers for, she is preparing to climb a mountain for it!

Gary, one of the council's recycling & refuse collection staff out clearing snow by Nelson Library today.

Pendle Council cancel bin collections due to adverse weather

Wintery conditions continue to wreak havoc across East Lancashire, with Pendle Council being forced to cancel all collections of recycling and grey bin refuse today after the MET office issued an amber alert for our area.


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

So it's snowed - we'll cope.

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.


Longer wait for recycling collections

Residents in Pendle face a longer wait to have their recycling bins collected after Pendle Borough Council voted to move collections from fortnightly to every four weeks.
County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

The much-visited trig point at the top of the hill.

£1.8m Lottery windfall will help Pendle shed its air of mystery

Pendle Hill is getting ready to shake off its air of mystery and share some of its secrets and stories.
Greenberfield Locks

Plan for houses at historic beauty spot thrown out

Residents are celebrating after controversial plans to build more than 100 houses near to a Grade II listed beauty spot were defeated.

The Pick Up 4 Pendle team at the Clean For The Queen Event in the Spring of 2017 including Andrea (second from right) and Peter (third from right).

Pick Up 4 Pendle out to 'fight back' against fly-tipping pandemic

A voluntary litter-picking group in Pendle are appealing to people to "fight back" against fly-tipping in the borough and to help the council to have a positive impact on the local environment.
Rhino heads and sperm whale teeth were some of the rare specimens seized by police during a raid yesterday.

Rhino heads and elephant tusks among haul of rare specimens seized during police raid in Burnley

Rhino heads and horns, elephant tusks, sperm whale teeth and Narwhal whale tusks were among several specimens and artefacts seized during a raid at two properties in Burnley yesterday.
Police have arrested  a man after rare animal artefacts were seized during a raid at premises in Burnley today.

Rare animal artefacts seized in police raid

A 27-year-old was arrested this morning after a police raid on business premises.
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