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.
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.
Julie Cooper MP meets members of Burnley's St John the Baptist CAFOD group

Church group asks for MP's help to tackle climate change

Members of St John the Baptist’s CAFOD Group urged Burnley MP Julie Cooper to put pressure on the government to tackle climate change.
Chloe Brennan, Amelia Hargreaves, Ruby Trudgill and Grace Wilkinson in their armour at the summer survival school.

Survival of the fittest for young adventure seekers

Watch our Bear Grylls.... these intrepid young adventurers are hot on your heels

The miniature railway in Thompson Park

Full steam ahead for Teddy Bears' Picnic

If you go down to the woods today...you may not find anything.

The log cabin at Towneley

New play area a hit with youngsters

Residents and community leaders have celebrated the opening of a new play area in Towneley Park.

Fire crews have rescued a horse that got into the canal at Hapton this afternoon.

Horse rescued from canal by firefighters

Firefighters were called out to rescue a horse that fell into the canal this afternoon.

Linda Riley, Pamela Ryan, and Kath Airey ofGannowBigLocalSteering Group with (back left to right) Lynne Blackburn, Director of Participation Works North West andGannowBigLocal'soutreach worker, Tracey Noon.


Countdown on for cash that will help change lives in Burnley

The countdown is on to make a bid for funding from a £1M pot of cash for projects that will help transform an area of Burnley.

Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Historic Gannow Baths in Burnley which could become the new home for a furniture company

New lease of life on cards for former Victorian baths

One of Burnley’s most historic buildings, that conservationists and campaigners fought to save before it finally closed down 11 years ago, looks set to have a new lease of life.

The stretch known as Straight Mile along the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Burnley which the Rev Paul Davis plans to walk as part of a linear pilgrimage.

Waterway to spread the Gospel

A Methodist minister is walking the full length of the Leeds Liverpool Canal in a special pilgrimage.

Gardening expert Sue Jeffries is to lead another guided Wildflower Walk around Whalley this month.

Guided walk will reveal the darling buds of May

A guided Wildflower Walk is being held later this month.

Volunteer Bob Clark on the Padiham Greenway that has been described as the best maintained of its kind in the country.

Greenway takes praise as one of the best in the country

Padiham Greenway is one of the best in England.
Pendle resident Miss Foster looks at some of the exicting plans on the map for Pendle Hill.

Blueprint will give new lease of life to one of county's most recognisable landmarks

A £2m blueprint of exciting plans for the future of Pendle Hill and the people who live around it  have been unveiled.

Champion fund raiser Audrey Bates with the stray cat Macho who visits her everyday.

Animal crackers Audrey is a real charity champ

What does a caring grandmother from Burnley have in common with celebrities Joanna Lumley, Bryan Adams, John Cleese, Amanda Holden and Peter Andre?

Martholme Greenway volunteers get stuck into the project. They are (from left to right)  Dr. John Barker,  Bob Anderson, Mary Hargreaves-Barker, Cath Clarkson and Chris Clarkson.

Building bridges to bring historic landmark back to life

A campaign to re-open a footpath across the historic Martholme Viaduct, which will link the Ribble Valley with Hyndburn, is steaming ahead.
A survey has found that Burnley is the third unhappiest place to live in Britain

Live in Burnley? It is one of the unhappiest places in the UK

Burnley is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK.
A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

Some of the under-threat greenbelt land

Plea to save our greenbelt land

A group of residents in Padiham have voiced their opposition to plans to “industrialise greenbelt land” near their homes.

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