Blackpool's South beach has been given Blue Flag status by Keep Britain Tidy.
The award recognises coastal destinations that boast the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
The Environment Agency say fish have returned to a stretch of the River Medlock in Greater Manchester after a major project to transform it back into its natural state.
Juvenile Brown Trout have been found at Clayton Vale following a quarter of a million pound project which began five years ago.
The increased presence of fish is seen as particularly encouraging as the Environment Agency and Manchester City Council are also installing baffles in the rivers to further help fish move up and down the river.
The Isle of Man Constabulary have revealed the 2018 TT Road Safety Campaign message for both visitors and residentsRead the full story ›
Driverless vehicles are being trialled in the Lake District. The National Park Authority is test driving a special 'pod' at Brockholes on Windermere. The pods use sensors to detect road conditions and obstacles in the road. It hopes the electric vehicle could help to protect the environment in the Lakes.
Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson will join dozens of Lancashire women on a protest at the Cuadrilla fracking site in Little Plumpton.Read the full story ›
A river in the north-west of England had the highest recorded levels of microplastic pollution in the world - according to a new study.Read the full story ›
School children on the Isle of Man have planted the 5,000th tree ten years on from saplings first planted at Conrhenny plantation.
'Trees For Life' saw Year 1 and Year 3 pupils from Henry Bloom Noble Primary plant the 5,000th tree in the community woodland.
Some saplings had been brought over from Scotland for the occasion.
Douglas Promenade on the Isle of Man has suffered huge damage after Storm Emma.Read the full story ›
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has faced a hostile public meeting over his plans to build a training ground on greenbelt land.
The footballer turned club owner wants to turn part of a flood plain at Turn Moss in Stretford into training pitches for his club Salford City.
Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue was at the meeting.
The founder of a beach cleaning charity has received a letter from The Queen thanking him for his environmental efforts.
Bill Dale posted a photo on the Beach Buddies Isle of Man Facebook page of the letter, which was signed by Her Majesty's Lady-in-Waiting.
Since 2006, Beach Buddies have been cleaning-up the island's beaches with a total of over 8,600 volunteers.