Resident's anger at 'skewed' fracking inquiry decision

A Roseacre resident has claimed the Government is moving the goalposts in favour of fracking with the re-opening of a planning inquiry into a site near his village.

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A parade to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year  in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Resort to celebrate Bengali New Year

Blackpool residents are being invited to join celebrations this weekend to mark the Bangladesh New Year.

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Dozens of  volunteers braved grey skies and a bracing sea breeze to clean up a popular Fylde coast beach.

Dozens of volunteers joined in a big beach clean at Rossall

Dozens of volunteers braved grey skies and a bracing sea breeze to clean up a popular Fylde coast beach.

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Volunteers clean up the beach at Rossall

Dozens turn out to give shoreline a spring clean

Dozens of  volunteers braved grey skies and a bracing sea breeze to clean up a popular Fylde coast beach.
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A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

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The fracking site viewing area

‘Viewing area’ opens close to fracking site

‘A viewing area’ has been built beside Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

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Prof George Aggidis of Lancaster University

Lancashire tides barely used as source of clean energy

It’s an ancient and mystic source of power, but the tides off the Lancashire coast have barely been utilsed as a source of clean energy.

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Poultry in Lancashire are allowed out again

Lancashire's poultry allowed outside again as anti-bird flu measures relaxed

Poultry in Lancashire will allowed outside the barn doors again today after being kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.
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The man has been on the lorry since shortly after 3pm, police said (Pic: Twitter/lewisuko2)

UPDATE: Blackpool man arrested as fracking site lorry protest brought to an end

A man who climbed on top of a lorry, close to Cuadrilla's fracking site in Little Plumpton yesterday afternoon, has been arrested after climbing off the vehicle.

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Opening of new dementia friendly garden at the Solaris Centre.  Pictured cutting the ribbon is  Peter Lyttle from Blackpool Dementia Action Alliance.

Solaris garden will help dementia sufferers

A neglected garden has been given a £29,000 makeover enabling more people to enjoy the surroundings.
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Anti-fracking protesters including Gayzer Frackman outside County Hall

Anti-frack campaigners lose their High Court action

Campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

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Churches unite for Easter lights show

Blackpool staged an Easter switch-on ceremony to launch the resort’s newest Illuminations feature
Gordon Marsden

Search under way for resort’s ‘green’ heroes

Nominations are wanted for Blackpool’s ‘green’ champions.

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Anti-fracking activists blockade the PR Marriott depot to target the drilling rig used by shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla

Activists target Fylde fracking drill rig

Ten people were arrested after campaigners blockaded a drilling rig company linked to the Fylde fracking operations.

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Clifton community volunteers take part in stone decorating at the library with two volunteers winning rewards for their services.  Pictured are winning volunteers Rev Linda Tomkinson and Pete Tomkinson.

Rewards for volunteers who are the bedrock of their community

Hosting an afternoon painting stones was just another way for Reverend Linda Tomkinson to prove she’s a real rock in her community.

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United Utilities works at Anchorsholme Park

Project Update: Anchorsholme Park Pumping Station

United Utilities is building a new pumping station at Anchorsholme Park as part of a town-wide scheme to update infrastructure and improve the quality of the bathing water.

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Carole Holmes and her guide dog Inca on their walk round South Shore to demonstrate the obstacles faced

Pavement parkers are putting lives at risk

How often do you pull onto the kerb when it comes to parking your car?

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Cuadrilla's fracking rig at Anna's Road Westby

Space restriction could cut fracking gas yield

A new study says that only a quarter of the gas trapped in deep lying shale rocks in the county may be recoverable.

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The Easter-themed Illumination proposed for Blackpool

Easter switch-on as churches unveil Lights display

God’s light is set to shine down on Blackpool - as part of the Illuminations.

The Fylde coast's councils could share more services

Blackpool open to talks on closer working with nearest neighbours in hunt for savings

Blackpool would  enter into talks with neighbouring towns to share more services but will not abandon support for a new combined Lancashire authority.

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