Water firm asks for permission to draw more water from the Lake District

United Utilities has submitting three drought applications to request permission to increase the amount of water it abstracts from three water sources in Cumbria...

Rochdale and Bury to receive £12m boost for flood defences

Bury is to receive £7 million towards drawing up a comprehensive flood defence plan for areas hit by the Boxing Day floods of 2015...

First projects to kick-start Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking network announced

A Chorlton cycleway,16 new and upgraded crossings and junctions in Bury and a £4.3m scheme on Chapel Street East in Salford are among a host of...

Warning-Beware of the plant which burns your skin

Giant Hogweed, a toxic plant which can burn humans and animals is thriving in the hot summer conditions. Salford City Council is warning residents...

12 hour walk out for Ambulance crew this weekend in strike action

GMB, the union for ambulance staff, has announced a fresh North West Ambulance Service paramedics strike as part of a long-running pay dispute. Ambulance staff...

It is “unacceptable” that local communities are bearing the brunt of the Government’s failure...

Beverley Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, was reacting to Home Office statistics, revealed today , which show a continued...

The Saddleworth Moorland fire is finally out

THE wildfire on Saddleworth moors which first started over three weeks ago, is now out. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) have announced that...

Blood in your pee: Lives in the North West at risk by not looking...

Blood in pee is a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancer, yet only 15% of those most at risk in the North West...

First major Carbon Landscape restoration project is officially opened

The first major restoration project of the Carbon Landscape - a £3.2 million programme to restore former industrial landscapes in the North West -...

A Lidl less conservation – up to a third of supermarket packaging not widely...

Which? is calling on the Government to make clear and simple recycling labelling compulsory after it found up to 29 per cent of plastic...

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