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Don't Bin Batteries

Batteries igniting after being binned caused 27 fires across Lancashire's waste facilities

Shock new figures have revealed that there have been 27 fires since the start of 2023 at Lancashire's waste facilities, caused by batteries that were not recycled properly.

M55 to Heyhouses Link Nov2023

M55 to Heyhouses Link Road taking shape ready for Spring opening

Local leaders have visited the site of the M55 to Heyhouses Link Road to see how construction is progressing.

The new plan will help Lancashire County Council to manage their trees and woodlands

New plan aims to ensure Lancashire's woodlands meet their full potential

A new plan which aims to ensure Lancashire's woodlands meet their full potential is set to be discussed by councillors.

The funding will allow for new tree planting

Tree-mendous grants of almost £300,000 will boost planting across Lancashire

Lancashire County Council's Treescapes team have secured three separate grants which will help woodlands to flourish across Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen, and Blackpool.

The winners were Barden Primary School, who spoke about vaping; and Balshaw's Church of England High School, who debated crime and poverty

The Great Lancashire Debate winners are announced

Key topics for Lancashire's future have been discussed by schoolchildren during the Great Lancashire Debate.

Infographic peatland restoration LCC

Lancashire to benefit from £2.4m peatlands investment

Lancashire is set to benefit from a £2.4million investment into restoring its peatlands, which are vital for reducing the county's carbon levels, as well as a haven for wildlife.

Lancashire will benefit from the Local Nature Recovery Strategy

How Lancashire's nature recovery is being helped by council is explored

Lancashire County Council's role in driving nature recovery across Lancashire has been discussed by councillors.

Before and after repair work

Beauty spot is on the right path after essential repairs

Essential repair work has taken place on a crumbling footpath at Healey Dell Nature Reserve.

After erosion caused part of the path to crumble away, Lancashire County Council's Public Rights of Way staff teamed up with Rossendale Borough Council and Rochdale Borough Council to rebuild the surface of the path and install a new safety rail, ensuring public safety.

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Lancashire takes next step towards grant from £343m electric vehicle chargepoint fund

Lancashire is one step closer to a slice of a national £343m fund for electric vehicle public charge points.

Helmshore Viaduct Muddy Path

Major improvements due for Helmshore Viaduct path as part of cycleway scheme

Helmshore Viaduct is due to be temporarily closed for major work to make the path across it better for walking and cycling all year round.

From left, Tony Barlow, LCC's  fostering team; Zafar Ali, Pendle Council; LCC Councillor Cosima Towneley; Assad Mahmood, Pendle Council; David Walker, Pendle Borough Council; and Alicia Butterworth, LCC's fostering team

Recycling vehicles spread the word about fostering across the North West

A series of fostering adverts are being shared on fleets of recycling vehicles across the North West.

Waste roadshows to take place over the next few months

Reuse roadshows shine a light on pre-loved buying and donating

A series of roadshows are being held to highlight the benefits of donating and buying pre-loved items.