Lancashire

Lancashire's Vote Against Fracking Proves We Can Win the Fight for Action on Climate Change

Natalie Bennett | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This rejection is worth celebrating, but we must not stop campaigning until there is a complete ban on the practice in Britain. Only then can we turn a corner in terms of our energy mix, to focus it on renewables. What we know now is that the fight for climate action can be won.

Tiny Village Sends Fracking Company Packing In Landmark Ruling

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

It's not often that huge businesses don’t get their way these days - but one small Lancashire village has sent a fracking company packing. It was...

Britain's Fracking Fight Is a Test of Our Democracy

Andrew Wander | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Wander

The toxic politics of fracking in Britain beg important questions: are our leaders serving the interests of the people, or their wealthy friends in the fracking industry? Whatever the answer, one thing is clear: the government's wilful disregard of legitimate public concerns over fracking is a shameful attempt to impose a future on this country that three-quarters of us do not want. Fracking, it seems, can poison democracy as well as the environment.

How Much Longer Can David Cameron Continue to Defend 'Going All Out' for Shale?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It seems then, that much like the high-pressure fluid injected to fracture our rock, mounting pressure from politicians and campaigners is creating cracks throughout Britain. Indeed, it is no longer just the 'Green Blob' that opposes fracking.

Why We Should Keep Lancashire Frack Free

Damien Clarkson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

These people are on the frontline and these planning decisions represent a significant moment in the battle to stop fracking across the UK. If the Council refuses the application it will raise serious doubts on whether any community in the UK would have to accept an extreme form of fossil fuel extraction on their doorsteps and under their property.

Churchgoers Pray For Vicar After Baby 'Murder' Arrest

PA | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Churchgoers have said prayers for their vicar after he, his wife and his daughter are being questioned over the alleged murder of a baby boy. The R...

Bear Thrills For Burglar Nabbed For Sex With Teddy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

A bungling burglar was so desperate for "sexual relief" he had sex with a teddy bear, leaving semen all over the unfortunate toy which allowed police ...

Turf Wars: Cheeky Thieves Are Caught On Camera Stealing Grass From A Front Lawn In Lancashire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Comedy

"I read the news today, oh boy/Some people stole a lawn in Lancashire..." Yes, just check out this bizarre scene that recently took place in Skelme...

Freddie's T20 Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Sport

Andrew Flintoff is returning to first class cricket after five years in retirement to join Lancashire Lightning’s squad for their NatWest T20 Blast...

'I Don't Need Two Kidneys To Sit At Home And Knit'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

An 86-year-old woman has donated her kidney at a UK hospital, saying that she did not need two kidneys to watch television and sit at home knitting. ...

Schoolboy Hanged Himself After Running Up Credit Card Bill

Cavendish | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A schoolboy of 13 hanged himself after he ran up a £420 bill on his mother' credit card to buy X-box computer games. Henry Tattersall was said to ...

'You've Messed With The Wrong Muslims'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Six siblings – all members of a Muslim family - have been jailed for what the judge described as the "sustained and brutal" attempted kidnap of a wh...

Thwaites Brewery In Blackburn Has Sign Changed Over Redundancies

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Thwaites said: “The lights at the brewery were affected for a very short time on Friday. They are now back to normal but ...

'Bonnie And Clyde' Pupils Found Safe After Midnight Escape To Caribbean

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of lovestruck teens who escaped from their £29,000-a-year school and fled to the Caribbean in the middle of the night are returning home after...

The Best Restaurant in Lancashire?

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Beware of what you wish for, you're told, as you might be disappointed. I'd always longed to eat at Northcote Manor, which a friend who'd eaten there many times had always told me is the best restaurant in Lancashire, if not the north of England.

Muslim Schoolboys Banned From Class For Not Shaving Off Beards

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Two Muslim schoolboys have been barred from classes and placed in isolation for not shaving off their beards, it has emerged. Both 14-year-olds were p...

North West Earth Tremors: More On The Way?

PA | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

Aftershocks from two earthquakes that struck in the Irish Sea may be felt for days to come, it has been claimed. The Irish National Seismic Network...

Man Killed In Caravan Park Stabbing

PA | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

A man has been stabbed to death and his partner is fighting for life after an incident at a caravan park, police said. A murder inquiry has been la...

Beautiful Britain: Idyllic Locations

Zahra Razavi | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From the loveliness of our coastlines to the fabulous fields of the countryside, this country has much to offer - to visitors and residents alike. I only recently realised that I haven't seen nearly enough of it, spending my time travelling abroad more than I have around my home nation.

Boy, Aged 2, Found Face Down In Canal

PA | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

A two-year-old boy found face down in a canal had run off from his mother shortly before, police said today. The youngster is fighting for his life...

Bodies Of Mother And Teenage Son Found In House In Lancashire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his partner and son. Police said the 34-year-old man was known to the six-year-old boy and his mo...

Reasons to Holiday in the UK This Year

Zahra Razavi | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I have high hopes for the summer - in terms of both weather and activities. While you're snuggling up with your hot water bottle and sipping your cup of tea, have a think about the following reasons to stay in Britain for this year's holiday.

100kg Of Horse Meat Labelled As Beef Found In Lancashire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

100kg of horse meat has been imported into the UK and falsely labelled as beef in Lancashire and Liverpool, with 40kg (88lb) of it already sold to the...

Horse Meat Found In School Pies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Horse meat has been found in cottage pies which were delivered to 47 schools in Lancashire, it has emerged. The horse DNA was discovered after test...

Driver Who 'Hit' Bradley Wiggins Summoned by Police

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

A woman who allegedly knocked champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins off his bike with a van has been reported for summons by police. After a formal inte...