Lancashire hits EU waste target and raises £2.2m from our recycling

More than £2m has been raised by Lancashire County Council from the sale of our recyclable material in 2015/16.

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RSPB looking for Lancaster and Morecambe volunteers

RSPB looking for Lancaster and Morecambe volunteers

The RSPB is on the lookout for people across the district with a passion for wildlife, to join its 2017 volunteer internship programme, providing the opportunity to work on some of the RSPB’s most beautiful nature reserves.

Fire crews at the scene of the fallen tree in Heysham village

Collapsed Heysham village tree due to be removed by crane

A 70ft tree which collapsed onto a church hall in Heysham is likely to be removed by a large crane.

Fire crews at the scene of the fallen tree in Heysham village

70ft tree falls on Heysham community centre in high winds

a 70ft tree collapsed onto the roof of a community centre in Heysham Village during high winds on Wednesday afternoon.

HRH Princess Alexandra

Princess to open The Bay Gateway

Princess Alexandra will officially open the Bay Gateway in March.

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The new Garden Villages project will be a boost to the economy

Government backs Lancaster’s new ‘garden village’

Lancaster is set to receive a share of £6m to create a new 3,500 home “garden village” in the city, one of the first of its kind in the UK.

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A councillor says Lancaster City Council's use of covert surveillance powers to catch dog foulers in the act was "appalling".

Council under fire for using terror law to catch dog foulers

A city councillor has slammed Lancaster City Council for using terror laws to catch dog foulers.

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A stunning photograph of a flock of birds over Morecambe Bay. Picture by DARREN ANDREWS.

Appeal for bay bird volunteers

Morecambe Bay Partnership is looking for volunteers to be ‘bird ambassadors’.

Halton Mill.

Charity foundation awards £5k cash windfall to mill

The Ecology Building Society Charitable Foundation has awarded £5,000 to Halton Mill to support the renovation of a lift shaft.

Coun Darren Clifford, West End resident and volunteer Linda Gould, David Holme of Adactus and Liz Das of West End Million at the area's recent clean-up pilot scheme.

Streets get monster tidy-up

Eighteen tonnes of waste – equivalent in weight to two T.Rexes – was collected in a cleanup in the West End.

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A map of Heysham showing where the extended substation and new tunnel head will go (blue triangle) close to the existing substation (black triangle) and the route of the new underground tunnel (purple dash line).

Fears Morecambe Bay tunnel site may cause six years of hell for residents

Residents face six years of disruption from work on an underground power tunnel near Heysham.

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The new Park & Ride in Caton Road, Lancaster.

Lancaster’s 650 space Park and Ride to open this week

Lancaster’s new Park and Ride service will open this week, with free parking available for the first three months.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service drone team

Fire crews better prepared to deal with serious flooding

Waterproof flood suits, better equipped vehicles and a new drone will ensure Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is flood ready this winter.

David Morris MP (centre) visits the Caton Road electricity substation.

One year on from Storm Desmond – are we better prepared?

When Storm Desmond struck on the night of Saturday, December 5, the levels of water entering the River Lune caused devastating impact.

Stock views of Preston- County Hall.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Solar park set to go ahead despite neighbours’ fears

Retrospective plans to create a solar park at a water treatment works in Lancaster look set to be given the green light.

The Site of the Former Dome in Morecambe

Drug bushes chopped down at prom site

Bushes in which people were drinking, taking drugs , going to the toilet and camping out have been chopped down by the council.

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Villagers are spitting feathers over hen farm plans

Villagers are spitting feathers over hen farm plans

Residents of a hamlet near Over Kellet say plans for a third hen farm on land next to their homes would turn the area into an “chicken industrial estate”.

Fracking demo in Manchester

Lancaster residents join anti-fracking demo in Manchester

A Lancaster councillor told protestors at an anti-fracking demo in Manchester that Lancashire has been “betrayed by the government”.

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Snow good if you break down

Are you prepared for snow?

Weather forecasters are predicting we might get the first snow of the winter tonight.

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