Environment Agency warns of more frequent intense flooding

Intense bouts of flooding like those seen in the Lancaster district in 2015 and 2017 are set to become more frequent, the Environment Agency has warned.

Colin and Leo, the new marmosets at Williamson Park in Lancaster

Marmosets Colin and Leo make Lancaster’s Williamson Park their new home

A pair of marmosets have become the latest additions to the growing family of small animals at Lancaster’s Williamson Park.

Plastic pollution in the sea. Picture by Blue Planet 2, BBC.

Lancaster Guardian launches plastic waste campaign

The Lancaster Guardian is today pledging to raise awareness around and join the fight against the huge problem of plastic choking our oceans and littering our city, coast and countryside. Nick Lakin reports...

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A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

Lancaster named as one of UK’s most affordable cities

Lancaster named as one of UK’s most affordable cities

Lancaster has been named as the fourth most affordable city to live in the UK.

Handout photo from Cuadrilla showing the drilling rig at Preston New Road shale gas exploration site, as the energy firm said it had "very encouraging" early results from its shale gas exploration site in Lancashire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 12, 2018. The company said a pilot well drilled down 2.7km (1.7 miles) at Preston New Road, in Fylde, had been completed and core samples showed the rock was suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. See PA story ENERGY Fracking. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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Expert says Lancaster is next on fracking list

Fracking will come to Lancaster if commercial quantities of gas are present at another site in Lancashire, an expert has warned.

Find out how to renew or opt out of the green waste collections.

How to renew garden waste collection

Residents who wish to subscribe to Lancaster City Council’s garden waste collection service for 2018/19 can do so now.

Lowlands Road flooding. Photo by Ailsa Robinson.

Neighbours’ fears as Bolton-le-Sands road floods for third time

Neighbours in Bolton-le-Sands expressed concerns after their road flooded for the third time since Christmas.

Millom Baptist Church received £4,000 from Thrive Renewables’ community benefit grant towards its roof appeal, which has helped transform the communal space with roof insulation and Velux windows.

Energy saving grants on offer for community buildings around Caton

Community buildings in eligible postcode area LA2 around Caton and Quernmore can apply for grants of up to £4,000 from a programme set up by Thrive Renewables, a company that invests in renewable energy projects around the UK.

The weather warning covers the Lancaster district much of the UK (Picture: Met Office)

Ice, snow and 65mph winds forecast for Lancaster and Morecambe

Ice, snow, and winds of up to 65mph are forecast to hit the Lancaster and Morecambe areas this week.


VIDEO: Starlings at Leighton Moss

This video captures the moment of a stunning starling murmuration at Leighton Moss Nature Reserve.
Flytipping in the Lancaster district cost the taxpayer nearly �250k to clean up in the past year.

Flytipping clean-up in Lancaster district costs nearly £250k

Flytipping has cost Lancaster taxpayers nearly a quarter of a million pounds to clean up over the past year, shock figures released by Defra have revealed.

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.

Flytipping at Heysham Nature Reserve. Picture by Mike Wells.

Big Brother will be watching flytippers in Morecambe

Mobile cameras are now located at flytipping hotspots to catch people in the act of dumping rubbish, said the city council.

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?
Children watching birds at school, RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch. Picture by David McHugh (rspb-images.com).

Eagle-eyed school children in Lancashire to look out for the nation’s favourite birds

Blackbirds, house sparrows and robins are at the top of the checklist for hundreds of school children across Lancashire this week as the world’s biggest schools’ wildlife survey kicks off.

Take care along the district's canal towpaths this winter.

Tread carefully along the district’s canal towpaths

The Canal & River Trust is calling on people to enjoy the waterways safely this winter by taking extra care on towpaths.

Recent fly tip of building rubble on Far Moor Lane, Lancaster.

Warning over £5k flytipping fines

Did you know that householders can be fined up to £5,000 if their bulky household waste ends up being flytipped by an illegitimate waste removal service?


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.

Chris Austin. Photo credit: DFID/Watkins

Former Lancaster student home after leading UK hurricane response in Caribbean

Former Lancaster University student Chris Austin has returned home after deploying to the Caribbean, where he led the UK’s response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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