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WATCH: Family firm Recycling Lives is leading the way in green business

On the back of its record-breaking third Queen’s Award, reporter TOM EARNSHAW takes a tour of Recycling Lives’ north Preston base to get an insight into the hard work being undertaken by all

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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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RSPB volunteers Cal Shipton and Connor Duhig with RSPB Estate Worker Richard Smith at work at Warton Crag nature reserve near Carnforth

Race is on to save rare butterflies in county reserve

Work has begun to save two very rare species of butterfly at a Lancashire nature reserve.

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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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Vice chair of the Churchtown Flood Action Group, Siriol Hogg, presented with the award.

North Lancashire flood protection group scoop national environment protection award

They have worked ‘tirelessly’ to bring a community back from devastating flood damage and to ensure a disaster of this scale never happens again.

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Treasurer Evelyn Shaw, church warden Melissa Bowring, and Brian Helliwell, from the church roof committee

Major appeal launched for storm battered Halton church roof

A £70,000 appeal has been launched to make crucial repairs to the church roof in Halton.

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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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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
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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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