0 Have your say Wildlife in three of Lancashire’s major estuaries could receive protection after the Government announced a consultation on 41 proposed Marine conservation Zones around the UK. Sites on the Ribble estuary and the Wyre and Lune estuaries are among the areas which will now go out to public consultation. The Government are looking for the views and support from people living in those areas to ensure that they are protected into the future.Marine Conservation Zones, or MCZs, are areas at sea where wildlife is protected from damaging activities. A total of 41 special places have been chosen for the public to comment on.These range from seagrass beds in Studland Bay, Dorset to deep, rich mud habitats in the western Irish Sea.Senior marine conservation officer for the North West Wildlife Trusts, Dr Emily Baxter said: “This is wonderful news for Lancashire. We were really hopeful that these special estuaries would be considered for protection, so this is … [Read more...] about Lancashire estuary protection zones go out to public consultation
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Marcus Trescothick and George Bartlett both made centuries as Somerset dominated the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford. Trescothick made exactly 100 while Bartlett contributed 110 as the visitors finished on 321-5.However, while Bartlett was celebrating his maiden first-class century, Trescothick’s 100 was marred by the ankle injury he sustained five runs short of the landmark.After playing a ball from Matt Parkinson defensively on the leg side the 42-year-old suddenly collapsed and needed the help of a runner to get to his century off 137 balls.Trescothick was then caught at the wicket by Dane Vilas off Liam Livingstone when attempting to cut the very next ball he received.Bartlett, however, continued very coolly, reaching his hundred off 189 balls with 12 fours and a six, and was only dismissed when a very sharp edge off Joe Mennie was brilliantly caught by Livingstone.Somerset’s dominance of the day had … [Read more...] about Tough day for Lancashire’s bowlers
Head coach Glen Chapple has hailed Tom Bailey’s impact after the Preston seamer’s fast start to the season with Lancashire. Get all your latest Lancashire Post sports news by following @LP_Sport on TwitterThe former Vernon Carus man took 8-67 in the match as the Red Rose just failed to force home victory in their rain-affected County Championship draw with Surrey at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old leads the way for Chapple’s men with 16 wickets in three matches with England’s Jimmy Anderson available for the next two rounds, starting at home to Somerset on Friday. Bailey also hit at career-best 66 with the bat in a game that saw him pass 100 first-class victims with the ball. “Tom Bailey has shown his attributes,” said Chapple. “He bowls some lively spells, he’s got the ability to get the ball through, he gets bounce because he’s tall and he controls the seam. “He can be very miserly when he needs to be. Bowling on a flat pitch … [Read more...] about Praise for Preston’s Tom Bailey after fast start to season for Lancashire
Lancashire 20 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-43836494 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The Eden Project is in talks to open a version of the Cornish visitor attraction in Morecambe.The organisation said it is in the early stages of looking at the possibility of creating a "world-class Eden … [Read more...] about Eden Project proposal for Lancashire
Garstang are one step nearer to progressing up the football pyramid after it was revealed they had passed their ground grading inspection. Don’t miss the latest football transfer news and gossip from leagues in England, Scotland and Europe with footballwire.co.ukClubs wishing to join the Hallmark Security League – the former North West Counties competition – were due to have their grounds inspected by this Saturday.Riversiders boss Lee Baker told the Courier that their ground was visited on Monday and that things seemed to have gone well.“The ground guy came down to see us and we had to have everything set up for how it would be on a matchday,” Baker said.“We’ve been granted the grading to apply for the North West Counties but we don’t really know when that decision will be made.“Until it’s official then we can’t really say any more about it but everyone involved has put in a lot of hard work.”If the Riversiders … [Read more...] about Good ground news for Garstang FC?