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Fracking site to see 20mph speed limit

Anti-fracking campaigners have welcomed moves to impose a temporary speed limit on the road near a Fylde fracking site.

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New plans for Anchorsholme pumping station

Dismay at plans to put water pumps above ground in park

Changes to plans for a new pumping station at Anchorsholme Park have angered residents, ward councillors warned today.

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Members of Mereside MAFIA and staff from William Hill help clean derelict land for a new orchard

MAFIA help in clean up of Blackpool community estate

When the MAFIA arrive in town it’s not usually a cause for celebration.

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Artist's impression of Rossall promenade and Larkholme Grasslands

Green dream revealed for new prom

Work has started to create an ecology park as part of a multi-million pound sea defence project.

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Members of Blackpool's Step to Health programme at Moor Park

Walkers tidy up park while getting fitter

Feeling fitter while picking up litter – that was the aim of walkers in Blackpool’s Moor Park.

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St Annes In Bloom chairman Fiona Boismaison (back, wearing green) with Santander bank staff working on the refurbishment of the Peace Garden on St Annes seafront

Bank staff share in some peace and love

In Bloom volunteers were delighted to bank on some extra help as work started on a revamp for a seafront attraction.

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Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

New call for Fylde frack protest crack down

Business groups and unions have teamed up to call for tough action against anti-fracking campaigners.

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Members of the Preston New Road Action Group after the hearing ended with a misspelled court place marker

Rivals must wait for fracking legal ruling

The court hearing into the decision to allow fracking to go ahead on the Fylde ended half a day early.

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River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

Flooding alerts were ​lifted today ​after Lancashire emerged largely unscathed from last night’s high winds and heavy rain.

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Floods warning as high winds batter county

Floods warning as high winds batter county

A flooding warning was issued tonight for the River Ribble in Lancashire as high winds and heavy rain battered the county.

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Keyworker Homes unveil the proposed plans for the Garstang Community Centre and Council offices

D-Day for Garstang community centre and 800 new homes which 'could change the face' of market town

Planning decisions which will radically change the face of Garstang and district - as well as the town centre - look set to be agreed next week.

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Map showing the new drainage scheme being installed in the south of Blackpool by United Utilities

£35m project will keep our bathing waters clean

It’s not easy to drive very far in Blackpool at the moment without coming across another big hole being dug in the road.

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Rosie Peate

Blackpool beautician seen at Prince William’s party

A Blackpool beautician has been named among revellers spotted partying with Prince William at an exclusive ski resort.

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From left,  Louisa Goddard, Isabella Dean, Ellie Turner and Jacob Ward

Tree-mendous gift is really ap-peeling

These schoolchildren certainly know their onions... and their potatoes, strawberries, peas and cauliflowers.

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An anti-fracking rally at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Fracking decision ‘not lawful’, campaigners tell court

A Government decision to grant permission for a fracking site was not fair or lawful, campaigners have claimed at a High Court hearing.

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Coun John Fillis

£23m road repairs will benefit Fylde and Wyre

A bumper £23m will be spent on repairing Lancashire’s roads, footpaths and cycle routes in the next financial year, with Fylde and Wyre residents among those set to benefit.

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Preston New Road fracking site

Drone images show scale of fracking operation

Anti-fracking campaigners have today called for people to wake up and realise how big each fracking site will be as the battle over the controversial method of extracting gas goes to court.

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Steve Wong.

Chance to quiz engineers over sewer upgrade

Residents are being urged to find out more about extensive sewer work going on in Blackpool which will help prevent flooding.

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Motorists warned of delays near bypass

Motorists warned of delays near bypass

Motorists have been warned they face a long summer of delays as work continues on the Broughton bypass.

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Would you change your vote?

Brexit: We still want OUT!

Exclusive Gazette poll shows that almost three-quarters would vote leave again.
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