Man injured after roof fall at Magic Convention

A man suffered serious injuries when he fell from a roof inside the Winter Gardens at the weekend.

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Keep Blackpool Tidy ambassadors get the message across about keeping the town litter-free

Majority pay up as litter campaign still a priority

Around two thirds of people fined for dropping litter in Blackpool have paid their fines, council chiefs say.

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Councillors and waste management staff try out some of the handy items on sale at the reuse shop. At the table (L-R) Louise Taylor, corporate director for operations and delivery, CC Jenny Mein, leader of Lancashire County Council, CC Marcus Johnstone, cabinet member for environment, planning, and cultural services.

Half of all Fylde coast waste is recycled

More than half of Lancashire’s residential waste is now recycled - and householders are being urged to go even greener.

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John Roocroft, regional director at Jones Homes

New houses to be built on site called ‘Willows’

New family homes are set to be built in Marton, a building company has revealed.

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Protesters at the Cuadrilla site

Major road closed for over an hour due to fracking protest

Police have re-opened a road following an earlier closure after fracking protesters chained themselves to a fence.
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Flashback to the Lions Carnival Parade in Blackpool

Sign up for summer carnival

The organisers of a carnival taking place this summer on Blackpool Promenade are calling on even more people to join their ranks.

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Regional coordinator for the North West Raptor Protection Group, Terry Pickford, with the peregrine falcon that was shot in St Annes.

Fury as bird of prey is found dead at church

The suspected shooting of a peregrine falcon which had been one of a breeding pair on the Fylde coast for several years has been greeted with anger and dismay.

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Anchorsholme Park

Updated plans will ‘enhance’ resort park

Water company bosses have submitted revised plans for their development of a Blackpool park.

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Police removing six locked-together protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site at Little Plumpton

Six anti-frackers arrested after latest shale gas protest

Police were called to act as six anti-fracking protesters locked themselves together at the Preston New Road shale gas site.

Artist's impression of the apartments proposed by Simmo Developments.

Return of plans for pier flats

Just weeks after plans to build controversial apartments on the former Fleetwood Pier site were rejected by planners, a revised application has been submitted.

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Birds culled at farm due to health fears

Birds culled at farm due to health fears

A farm owner today spoke of the ‘heartbreaking’ decision to cull more than 100 birds as the avian flu outbreak takes its toll.

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The Claremont community and environment group

Proud North Shore community clean up local area

Residents and councillors in a North Shore community have been cleaning up their local area.

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The fracking camp near B&Q at the Whitehills Business Park Blackpool

Inside the anti-frackers’ protest camp

The controversy over fracking on the Fylde looks set to continue throughout the coming year.

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Court tackles knotweed

Court tackles knotweed

Homeowners blighted by Japanese knotweed encroaching on their gardens from public land are entitled to compensation, a court has ruled.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May hints at Blackpool party conference return

Prime Minister Theresa May has opened the door to the possibility of bringing Tory party conferences back to Blackpool.

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The Snow Moon

Double bill of lunar treats

Sky-watchers in Lancashire were treated to a double bill of lunar treats last night.

Gas flame

Action to ensure homes are kept safe

Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH) says it is leading the way in gas safety.

Christmas Trees are planted in the sand dunes at St Annes by volunteers and staff from Fylde council and Lancs Wildlife Trust

Record trees haul buried in dunes

A record number of Christmas trees are being planted on St Annes beach this week to help preserve and protect the dunes.

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Large numbers of dogs are said to be roaming loose at Fleetwood Marsh nature reserve in Fleetwood.

Dogs running wild on reserve

Concerns have been raised that some professional dog walkers are taking advantage of a legal loophole and allowing large numbers of dogs to roam free on a Fleetwood nature reserve.

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Car crash at fracking site on Preston New Road

Collision near frack site sparks rumpus

Anti-fracking campaigners have blamed gas exploration company Cuadrilla for a road accident near its Preston New Road site.

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