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.

Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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.
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.
The Forest of Bowland has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Forest of Bowland makes Countryfile magazine's awards shortlist

The Forest of Bowland has been shortlisted as the 2018 Best Holiday Destination in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

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.
The dog walker discovered 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk

Horrified woman picks up 71 bags worth of dog mess on Clitheroe walk

A Ribble Valley grandmother has spoken out after she picked up 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk in Clitheroe.
The youth shelter off Henthorn Road.

Six month reprieve for Clitheroe youth shelter

A youth shelter in Clitheroe threatened with demolition has been granted a six month reprieve.

The fire damaged loos.

Extensive repair work to fire damaged Clitheroe loos

Work is ongoing to repair a popular and much used toilet block that was set on fire last year.

Lord Greaves has taken umbridge with the project missing out large swaths of Lancashire.

Lord Greaves: Why does £5.7m reforestation plan exclude Lancashire?

Lancashire’s Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tony Greaves has asked why a new £5.7m plan to plant more than 50 million trees across the North of England misses out the County of Lancashire.

The Langho in Bloom litter picking volunteers with all the rubbish they've collected.

Volunteers left appalled by increase in volume of litter

A huge 60 kilos of rubbish were collected by volunteers from Langho in Bloom on their first Saturday litter pick of the new year.

County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
Lee Holmes and Mark Scrimshaw, The Country Trust farm coordinators at Gazegill.

BBC Countryfile's spotlight on the Ribble Valley

This Sunday, BBC Countryfile will explore the Ribble Valley.

Beacon Fell

Where are Lancashire's best ... woodland walks?

If you fancy taking a winter walk through the woods, why not check out these sites.
The mystery of a sonic boom sound, that hundreds of people reported hearing across Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley, looks set to have been solved.

Mystery of the sonic boom explosion is solved

The mystery of the "sonic boom," that hundreds of residents reporting hearing across the Ribble Valley, Burnley and Pendle area, looks to have been solved.

Did you hear the mystery booming sound that could be heard in parts of the Ribble Valley, Hapton and Colne?

Mystery explosion leaves residents baffled

Hundreds of people across East Lancashire reported hearing a loud "booming" noise in the early hours of this morning.


Let there be lights - Spectacular aurora light up the sky in the north

Lighting up the night sky with greens and reds, these are the spectacular aurora by a photographer in the world's northern regions.

County Coun Andrew Snowden

Reminder to use city's park and ride at Walton le Dale

Shoppers are being urged to use the  county council’s park and ride  facility at Walton le Dale on the outskirts of Preston.

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REVEALED: The true cost of Santa’s Christmas Eve journey

He’s a real contradiction, that jolly old fella in the red clothing. An eccentric billionaire, generously giving presents to all the children (well, the ones that have been good), yet an unreconstructed drink-driver who seems to be single-handedly destroying the ozone layer as he breaks speed limits around the globe.

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