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Morecambe dog waste investigation launched

An investigation has been launched after reports of dog poo being thrown into Morecambe alleyways.

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A map of the new proposed development in Carnforth

Plans for 238 homes in Carnforth “truly appropriate” says councillor

Plans to build hundreds of new homes in Carnforth have been submitted to Lancaster City Council.

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Biomes at The Eden Project.

Eden Project boss confirms plans for “world class” experience in Morecambe Bay

The Eden Project in Cornwall has today confirmed it is working with partners to bring a “world class” experience to Morecambe Bay.

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David Harland, CEO of the Eden Project, with Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris

Eden Project plans for Morecambe dome site

Proposals to bring the world famous Eden Project attraction to Morecambe are in the pipeline.

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Lancaster Recycling Centre and landfill

Lancashire’s hard plastic goes straight to landfill, council reveals

Plastic items like toys and garden furniture are not currently being recycled in Lancashire and will end up in landfill, the county council has said.

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Jen Ruddock with her son Henry.

PLASTICS CAMPAIGN: Why Lancaster mum uses cloth nappies instead of disposables

A mum hopes to encourage parents to use cloth nappies for their babies in a bid to tackle plastic pollution.

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Councillors Andrew Kay and Liz Scott, members of the cross-party working group set up to oversee the campaign, at the stall in Market Square.

Lancaster City Council launches plastic campaign

Lancaster City Council has launched their own plastics campaign – pledging support to tackle plastic waste.

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Forest Friends litter picking at Newton Beck woods.

Huge clean up after Lancaster canalside cat food packet dump

A Lancaster community project cleared up hundreds of empty cat food packets and fast food trays that had been thrown from the canal towpath.

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The porpoise was rescued and refloated at Sandside.

Porpoise rescue success in Morecambe Bay

A young harbour porpoise was rescued after becoming stranded near Arnside.

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Brown hare in Bowland photographed by C. Camm

Walk amongst the wildlife in Bowland

There’s a definite feeling of spring in the air, so what better time to go on the lookout for Bowland’s wildlife highlights?

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Blue moon photographed by Post reader Jim Martin at 10.10pm on March 31, 2018

Once in a blue moon moment caught on camera

Amateur astronomer Jim Martin’s passion for sky watching paid off when he captured this rare blue moon moment from his Lancashire garden.

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VIDEO: Morecambe's Beautiful Back Alleys project

A group of volunteers are on a mission to transform Morecambe’s back alleys into colourful community gardens.

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A meeting to discuss flooding in south lancaster is being held next week. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Community meeting will discuss flooding in south Lancaster

A community meeting to discuss flooding is being held at St Paul’s Hala Centre, Hala Square, from 7.30pm on Tuesday April 3.

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Burton-in-Kendal. Photo by Steven Barber

Conservation scheme aims to halt decline of Burton-in-Kendal

Important buildings at risk in one of South Lakeland’s most historic villages are to be saved and improved thanks to a new partnership.

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Fracking protesters climb on top of truck

Fracking protesters intercepted and climbed on top of a truck at motorway services last night, say police.
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Plastic campaign story at Kerry's Coffee House in Morecambe, which has ditched most of its plastic packaging for paper alternatives. Owner Kerry Brotheridge (right) with Chloe Ford and Priscilla Green with examples of the new packaging. PIC BY ROB LOCK 19-3-2018

PLASTIC CAMPAIGN: Lancaster and Morecambe businesses ditch the plastic

Reporter Gemma Sherlock continues our Sack the Plastic campaign by speaking to various businesses who are doing their bit to reduce plastic waste.

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Land art workshops are on offer for children at Easter.

Sculpture workshops in Silverdale are free for all

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and families are being invited to go wild and enjoy creative fun outdoors.

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Actress Emma Thompson with  Gina Dowding, Green Party Lancashire County Councillor for Lancaster Central at the fracking protest.

Oscar wining actress joins Lancaster protesters at fracking site

An Oscar winning actress joined protesters at a fracking site.

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Lancaster is the second most rainy city in the UK. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

It’s official! Lancaster is second most rainy city in UK

Lancaster has been named as the second most rainy city in the UK.

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The Secret Garden at the Storey.

Open garden event marks re-opening of Storey Gardens

The Friends of the Storey Gardens are to hold an Open Garden Event in the run-up to the re-opening of the Storey Gardens.

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