Caterpillars destined for release into the wild in Manchester and Cheshire, where they have been extinct for a century.Read the full story ›
As plans for the Eden project in Morecambe get under way we look at the original in Cornwall to see what it could be like.Read the full story ›
Historic photos of the Peak District have been recreated to mark 70 years of National parks.Read the full story ›
Badger culling has been given the go-ahead in 10 new areas at high risk of tuberculosis in cattle. It includes Cheshire and CumbriaRead the full story ›
In the latest in our series of 'Hidden Corners of the North West' our weather presenter Kerrie Gosney has been to the wilds of Cumbria.
Hutton Roof is one of the few areas of limestone pavement in the world.
Andrew Walter from Cumbria Wildlife Trust takes us on a breathtaking guided tour.
The Southport Flower Show opens today. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend.Read the full story ›
Theft from farms in the region is soaring according to new figures.
The Rural Crime Report released by an insurance company shows that it cost farmers three point four million pounds last year.
That's up by almost twenty two percent on the previous year.
The reports indicates that across the country rural theft cost forty four and a half million pounds in 2017, the highest level in four years.
And it indicates that farmers are using medieval methods of crime prevention, like using geese and dogs as early warning systems, as well as installing high tech security and fortifying their farms with earth banks and stockades.
Faced with repeated and determined attacks from a new breed of brazen thieves, farmers and country people are turning to history books to re-purpose security measures from medieval times.
Adapting centuries-old security with high tech solutions is already proving successful in keeping at bay thieves who don't fear being caught on camera and have the skills to overcome electronic security systems.
There are renewed concerns over people jumping from Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.Read the full story ›
Burnley FC stars Jack Cork, Chris Wood and Adam Legzdins, alongside the Mayor of Pendle Councillor David Whalley, officially reopened Burnley FC in the Community’s Whitehough Outdoor Centre in Barley.
The players met children from local primary schools Castercliff Primary Academy and Pendle Primary Academy who were enjoying activities at the Lancashire facility.
Mike Hall reports.