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Ribble Rivers Trust's new walk route

The Ribble Rivers Trust are leading a free circular walk around Burnley’s rivers - the Calder and the Brun - to celebrate the newly-created river walk route.

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Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year.
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Reedley Primary School pupils planting a sapling.

One, two, tree: Reedley pupils planting for the future

Reedley Primary School pupils have planted saplings as part of a Government-backed scheme to give free trees to schools in partnership with the Woodland Trust.

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The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight

Britain set to be lashed by Ophelia's tail on anniversary of great storm

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores.

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Michael Fish giving his infamous weather forecast in 1987

Michael Fish would not have got 1987 storm spot-on, even with supercomputer

Modern forecasting technology would have seen the Great Storm of 1987 coming but is unlikely to have got Michael Fish completely off the hook, a study has shown.

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Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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Rain will also be heavy at times especially over north-west England

Forecasters warn of travel disruption amid high winds and heavy rain

Winds of more than 60mph are forecast to reach parts of England and Wales overnight.

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The land in question

Government slammed after local decision to block houses on green land over-ruled

Pendle Council could be facing a huge bill after a government planning inspector ruled in favour of developers who had seen their application to build new houses on green land refused.

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Friends of Towneley Park with their stunning mosaics. (s)

Friends' crafty new way to promote park

Art fans will go wild for a trio of stunning mosaics created by The Friends of Towneley Park.

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Recycling collections could go to once every four weeks

Recycling plans rubbished

Pendle residents could soon have to wait four weeks to see their recycling bins emptied as Pendle Council looks to fill a £760,000 black hole in its finances.

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Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
TV and Film
Council bosses have said house building will continue

House building in Burnley will not be scaled back - council chiefs

Burnley Borough Council chiefs have defiantly said they will not reduce the number of houses planned to be built in the town, despite a new Government formula which will see neighbouring authorities scale down their plans.

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The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

Environment
It's all gone a bit Mary Poppins

So much for Storm Aileen

After the chaos in America, the season's first storm warning in the UK promised much damage and disruption.

Environment

Why are storms named, and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

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Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
Offbeat
Pendle Council says it will prioritise building on brownfield sites

Council insists it is prioritising brownfield sites for houses

A political row has broken out over the use of a fund set up to promote building on brownfield sites in Pendle.
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Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

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.
Offbeat
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.
Environment
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.
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