Lancashire

This Is More Than A Fight To Protect Our Environment, This Is A Struggle For Democracy

Imogen Smith | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Smith

For the whole month of July, anti-fracking action has been taking place at a site just up the road where, after an appeal by company Cuadrilla, fracking has been licensed. Since January 2017 work to start drilling for this source of unconventional gas has begun, with much local resistance.

Caterpillars In The UK Being Turned Into Exploding 'Zombies' By Virus

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech

Just in case the world doesn’t seem enough like a horror movie at the moment, let us introduce the concept of zombie caterpillars. In rural Lancashi...

Meet The Protesters Who Are Spending Their Summer Fighting Fracking

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics

Dozens of anti-fracking protesters are spending their summer blockading sites by chaining themselves to fences, laying in roads and climbing on vehicl...

'If I Were Prime Minister....' Bury Voters List Their Priorities

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Politics

As part of our Beyond Brexit series, getting the views outside the London ‘bubble’, we talked to working class voters in Bury in Lancashire. Each ...

Body Found And Man Arrested Amid Search For Missing Victoria Cherry

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman, who has been missing for 15 months, was found at a property in Lancashire. T...

Banned Neo-Nazi Group Rally Prompts Counter-Terror Police To Arrest One

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

A member of banned terrorist group, National Action, has been arrested by police following a far-right rally. The neo-Nazi group, which was proscri...

'Inspirational' Teen Dies From Severe Allergic Reaction After Eating A Takeaway

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An “inspirational” 15-year-old girl has tragically died from a severe allergic reaction after eating a takeaway meal. Lancashire teen Megan Lee d...

We Fracking Matter Up North Too You Know!

Fi Newsam | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Fi Newsam

Today the Government approved Cuadrilla's plans to go ahead with fracking at a site in Lancashire. You will have heard the to-ing and fro-ing that has gone on between the local council, Cuadrilla, various activist groups, the government and the local people.

Fracking Is Coming To Lancashire Despite Massive Opposition

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

The Government has “ignored massive local opposition” and approved a controversial fracking scheme in Lancashire, despite mass protests and the co...

YouTuber's £260,000 Supercar Seen Mangled After Smash

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A popular YouTuber has been left with a potential bill of thousands of pounds, after one of his luxury rental cars was driven into a brick wall. Motor...

To The Doctor Who Told Us 'I'm Sorry'

Jodi Parry | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jodi Parry

To this day, I would love to ask that doctor, 'what are you sorry for?' There's nothing to be sorry about, it's just a different journey. Our girls bring us so much joy and in September they started at the same mainstream school as their big brother Finlay. Our family feels happy and healthy. So now, four years down the line, if this is our journey then we wouldn't swap our tour guides for the world.

Eerie Pictures Of Abandoned Victorian Seminary Suggest A Dark History

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Photographer Rik Cotterill captured these eerie photographs of the rooms, hallways and dormitories of an abandoned Victorian seminary where a Catholic...

Man Arrested After Pig Heads Placed Outside Islamic School

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A man has been arrested in connection with the dumping two pig heads outside an Islamic girls' school in Lancashire. The heads were left at the gat...

Woman Charged With Sadie Hartley's Murder As Police Investigate 'Love Triangle'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A woman has been charged with the murder of a 60-year-old businesswoman that police reportedly suspect may have been the result of a "love triangle". ...

'Terrorist House' Spelling Mistake Sees Boy, 10, Interviewed By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A 10-year-old Muslim boy who misspelled a word during an English lesson, writing that he lived in a "terrorist house", has been interviewed by police....

'Thoroughly Decent' Businesswoman Stabbed To Death In Her Hallway

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

A "thoroughly decent" businesswoman was murdered in a "ferocious" knife attack at her home in Lancashire, police said today. Mother-of-three Sadie ...

6 Reasons Flood-Hit Communities Are Furious With Politicians

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics

There are obvious reasons why people are angry that vast swathes of the north of England and Scotland have been devastated by flooding, from being mad...

Northerners Are Sticking Two Fingers Up At The Disastrous Aftermath Of Flooding

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

As flooding continues to devastate vast areas of the north of England, locals have turned out to stick two fingers up at the disaster, proving that th...

Heart-Stopping Rescue Of Elderly Driver During Floods Captured On Film

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

The heart-stopping moment rescue workers battle fierce flood waters to reach an elderly driver trapped in a stranded Land Rover has been captured on v...

Hundreds Flee Their Homes After Devastating Boxing Day Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds more people are being evacuated as flooding continues to cause misery across the north of England. Prime Minister David Cameron will chair...

People In This English Village Have Woken Up Submerged On Boxing Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

Devastation hit the North of England this morning as a second red weather flood warning was issued by the Met Office. Cars and shops have been sub...

Pig Heads Dumped Outside Islamic School Trigger Hate Crime Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Police are treating the dumping of two pigs' heads outside an Islamic school in Lancashire as a hate crime. It is believed the heads were left at t...

Man Arrested Over Footage Of Dog Being Punched In Street

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after footage circulated online of a "petrified" dog being repeatedly punched in a Lancashire street. A huge ap...

Hunt To Find Man Who Punched 'Clearly Petrified' Dog In Lancashire Street

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Man Arrested Over Footage Of Dog Being Punched In Street Disturbing footage has been released by the RSPCA of a man repeatedly punching a "...

Pantomime Dame Charity Run Accused Of Transphobia

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A charity fun run for men dressed as Pantomime dames has been reported to police and accused of "poking fun" at transsexual people. The Derian Hous...