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.
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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.
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Photo Neil Cross
Jacky Burns has started off a new craze in the Heysham area called Pebbleart - she finds pebbles on the beach, paints and varnishes them, then hides them in the local area for people to find, with her grandchildren Olivia, Leo and Calvin

Hundreds get caught up in pebble craze

Painted pebbles are creating waves in Morecambe – and the craze shows no sign of abating.

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.

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The team at work on Lancaster Canal.

Tonnes of duck weed removed from Lancaster Canal

A layer of weed described as ‘green porridge’ has invaded Lancaster Canal posing a threat to wildlife.

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A Lancaster City Council representative with a resident at a Local Plan consultation event.

Housing report sparks fears of ‘Bolton-le-Slyne’ U-turn

Residents of two villages fear that controversial house building may be back on the agenda.

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Lancashire County Coun Gina Dowding, left, with other protestors in Blackpool.

Lancaster councillor pleads not guilty to alleged fracking protest offences

A Lancaster councillor has appeared in court charged with offences alleged to have taken place during an anti-fracking protest.

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Plans to build houses on green space at the Vale of Lune have been withdrawn.

Vale housing plans victory

Controversial plans for 51 new homes on recreational land next to the Vale of Lune Rugby Club have been withdrawn.

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Josh Hocking and Dan Thornton from Ocean Edge Caravan Park say the council are doing nothing about pot holes on Moneyclose Lane

Patchwork quilt potholes in Heysham

Holidaymakers are having to dodge potholes on a road that ‘looks like a patchwork quilt.’

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The strip of concrete the council made Virgin Media repair, despite the terrible state of the pavements surrounding it.

Cable company had to repair their own work on Morecambe street

A homeowner was left amused after the county council made Virgin Media re-do concrete repairs on the pavement-despite the surrounding pavement maintained by the council being cracked and wonky.

Rubbish is building up in alleys in the West End of Morecambe.

Weeds and rubbish on Morecambe and Lancaster streets

Weeds growing wildly on residential streets and back alleys filled with rubbish are making the district look unsightly and are hazardous, say residents.

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The oak eggar moth. Photo Alan Prics.

Lancashire’s zombie caterpillars on relentless march to their deaths

Zombie caterpillars are on a relentless march to their deaths on a Lancashire moss.

Celebrations as riders arrive at Glasson Dock, Lancaster after completing the Bay Cycle Way.'  Pictures by Steven Barber.

More people than ever get on their bikes in Lancaster and Morecambe

A new study shows trips by bike have increased in Lancaster and Morecambe following an investment programme to encourage cycling for shorter urban journeys.

The flooding in Lower Church Street on Wednesday July 19 2017.

Frustration over lack of Lancaster flooding action

Businesses and MPs are calling for action after a freak storm caused more flooding in Lancaster.

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Pushing their quads to the limit, athletes racked up a whopping 3000ft of ascent before tearing down a rope swing suspended from a crane.

Runners pushed to the limit in Morecambe Bay race

Thousands of runners braved the wind and rain as they sprinted across the sands of Morecambe Bay last weekend.
A Large Heath butterfly at Heysham Moss.

Blaze-hit butterflies on the mend

Rare butterflies are starting to make a comeback at Heysham Moss nature reserve after a large fire destroyed much of their habitat.

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.

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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.

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The Logs Direct team, the organisers of Logfest.

Your chance to ask a burning question at Halton wood firm’s open day

Bolton-le-Sands garden contest continues to thrive

Bolton-le-Sands garden contest continues to thrive

Bolton-le-Sands Village Garden Competition took place over July 3-8.

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