Plantlife's appeal for help to protect Ribble Valley meadows

Slaidburn farmers will celebrate National Meadows Day with a raft of free craft sessions to help raise awareness of endangered wildlife.

Walkers exploring a field at Bell Sykes Farm Coronation Meadows, Slaidburn. (s)

Festival-goers celebrating rare Bowland meadows

A rainbow of events designed to help protect rare meadows will take place in the Ribble Valley.
Air pollution in our homes is having a negative impact on children.

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.
Morgan and Lucas with bags filled of rubbish

Clitheroe school kids clean-up crusade

While most eight-year-olds are out playing with friends over the weekends, one considerate Clitheroe schoolgirl decided to take it upon herself to clear a local brook of litter.
There have been no trains between Oxenholme and Windermere since Northern launched its new timetable

Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
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.
Volunteers and the public gather for the historic re-opening of a section of the Martholme Viaduct

MP thanks volunteers and students for making dream to open historic viaduct a reality

A historic landmark, that was closed for several years after the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 2001, has re-opened.

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.
St Johns Church, Hurst Green, and its beautiful country graveyard.

Invitation to BioBlitz at Ribble Valley church

Nature lovers will descend on St John’s Church in Hurst Green later this week when a two-day BioBlitz takes place.
The official opening of the re-vamped Towneley community garden in Longridge

Celebrating £18,500 makeover of Longridge's Towneley community garden

It was time for celebrations when the revamped Longridge Towneley Community Garden was officially opened by not one, but two mayors.
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.

Oakhill School students with Paul Shoreman from Lancashire County Council and the new picnic bench.

Beauty spot bench in place thanks to hard work of pupils

Caring students raised money to buy a picnic bench for a popular beauty spot.


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.
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