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.
There are currently problems with the water supply in Clitheroe.

Water supply problems in Clitheroe area

United Utilities has issued an apology following problems with the water supply to some Clitheroe properties.

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.

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.

One of the Scouts who helped plant bulbs in Simonstone last year. (s)

Hopes are high for a blooming great effort in Simonstone

Community spirit will explode like daffodils when villagers come together to plant flower bulbs in Simonstone this month.

Anna Hollingworth, second from right, with fellow Paddle Pickup adventurers prepare to leave from Bristol.

Anna’s quest has made a huge splash

Fitness instructor Anna Hollingworth has been involved in an epic adventure.

The night skies above Gisburn Forest and Stocks. Photo by Matthew Savage.

Make the most of autumn in Bowland

From family crafts to dark skies the Festival Bowland events programme is a great way to make the most of autumn in Bowland.

Finding the dragon asleep in the woods.

If you go down to the woods today......

More than 40 young dragon hunters turned out to track down a dragon recently sighted in Hurst Green.

Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

Gerald Henderson, pictured when Editor of Farmers Guardian

Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

The council wants to tackle the scourge of dog poop in public

Proposal for tighter controls on dogs in public

A consultation into tighter controls on dogs in public has been launched by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Firefighters tackling the Clitheroe rubbish fire. Photo courtesy of Clitheroe Fire.

Firefighters tackle Clitheroe rubbish fire

Firemen were called out this lunchtime to a pile of waste well alight on land off a Clitheroe residential street.

Sarah is pictured fourth from left with the Forest of Bowland AONB Unit.

Is couple’s woodland the country’s best?

A newly created woodland in the Ribble Valley is in the running to be named the UK’s best.

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