MPs slam Government over food waste

This Is Lancashire: The committee said more than a third of food waste goes to landfill, where it produces potent greenhouse gas methane

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Government has "no plans" to force councils to bring in separate food waste collections, officials have said.

Charles and Camilla don sombreros

This Is Lancashire: The Duchess of Cornwall dons a sombrero during a visit to the Museo del Oro (Gold Museum), Cartagena, on the fourth day of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's tour to Colombia and Mexico.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Colombians gave the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall some much-needed protection from the blazing sun - his and hers sombreros.

Crosses placed in tribute to fallen

This Is Lancashire: Faces on crosses of some of Britain's armed forces who have died in Afghanistan.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Thousands of wooden crosses with the name of fallen servicemen and women will be planted as a moving Field of Remembrance.

Man dies after shooting incident

This Is Lancashire: A man has died after being shot near a food wholesaler's in Manchester.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

A man has died after being shot near a food wholesaler's.

Jim Murphy in apology to voters

This Is Lancashire: Jim Murphy MP, who has announced he is to stand as the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party, leaves the STV studios in Glasgow, Scotland.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Scottish Labour should "apologise" for not listening to voters after electoral defeat, leadership candidate Jim Murphy has said.

Cautions scrapped in system revamp

This Is Lancashire: Ministers want to replace existing disposals available to police officers, which include cautions and cannabis warnings

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Cautions are set to be scrapped in England and Wales as part of an overhaul of out-of-court disposals.

Fireworks blaze search to resume

This Is Lancashire: The fire brigade at the scene of the blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Searches will resume today at a blaze-damaged fireworks warehouse after the discovery of two bodies on the site.

Firefighters strike in pensions row

This Is Lancashire: Euston fire station in central London, as firefighters in England and Wales.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Firefighters have walked out on strike for the weekend in their bitter row with the Government over pensions, ahead of a series of firework displays across the country.

New child abuse inquiry head sought

This Is Lancashire: Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf has resigned as the head of the inquiry into historic child sex abuse

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Government is facing a search for a new head for the inquiry into historical child sex abuse after the chairwoman announced she was stepping down amid a barrage of criticism over her "establishment" links.

Branson to persevere with space bid

This Is Lancashire: Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed in Mojave (AP)

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Sir Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a test flight in California.






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