New pro-shale group launches in Blackpool

A new campaign group to back fracking has launched in Blackpool.

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Blackpool Air Show

Star turns announced for annual air show

The line-up for this year’s Blackpool Air Show has been unveiled with spectators set to be thrilled by displays from flyers including the Red Arrows, the RAF Typhoon and the Breitling Wingwalker Team.

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Fylde town hall at  St Annes

Plea to reject Fylde chicken farm plan

Campaigners were today urging Fylde Council to reject an application that may see a chicken farm double in size.

Dropped cigarette end cost driver £220

Dropped cigarette end cost driver £220

Throwing a cigarette butt out of her car has landed a Blackpool woman with a £220 bill.

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Racing at Stanley Park BMX track

Disruption pledge over BMX event

Blackpool is set to go BMX-crazy this weekend as thousands of riders and bike fans descend on the resort.

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Picture by Julian Brown 26/06/16

The new RNLI Shannon class lifeboat, the Kenneth James Pierpoint, arrives at its new home with Fleetwood RNLI watched by a massive crowd

Port’s £2.2m lifeboat out on debut mission

Fleetwood’s new £2.2m lifeboat has been called into action for the first time.

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The grass off Carson Road

Grass-cutting volunteers to be rewarded

A Blackpool councillor has announced his plans to tackle grass verges in the resort that have become overgrown as a result of budget cuts.

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Charlie Docherty, John Morgan and Gerard Walsh outside the newly cleaned up shop premises on Coronation Street

Volunteers improve eyesore shop

A trio of community-minded businessmen tackled an unsightly run-down building that was spoiling their street with paintbrushes and hammers.

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A charge has been introduced for Blackpool residents who want to get rid of green waste

Council meets target for garden waste savings

Around 7,000 households in Blackpool have so far signed up to a new subscription scheme for garden waste collections.

Aerial view of Warton

Don’t destroy our village!

Please don’t destroy our village!

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Preesall site where Halite - formally Canatxx - plan to build the gas storage plant  / view gas storage Over Wyre

Gas storage firm’s year of preparations for Fylde coast caverns

The company which wants to store millions of cubic meters of gas in salt caverns under Wyre has said plans are moving ahead.

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Cuadrilla Chief Executive Francis Egan

Fracking report submitted to government

The report by the Planning Inspectorate on Cuadrilla’s appeal against the decision to refuse fracking in Lancashire has been submitted to the government.

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The rain persists

Oh for that 70s summer sizzler

Forty years ago this weekend temperatures peaked in one of the UK’s most memorable heatwaves.

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Fracking talk at Ma Kelly's

Fracking firm stages talks for resort businesses

Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has launched a charm offensive in Blackpool.

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Seagulls attacking rubbish bags in South Shore

Seagull mess is ‘damaging’ holiday trade

Fresh demands have been made for seagull-proof rubbish bags to be distributed by Blackpool Council to residents and businesses in South Shore.

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Councillors Mark Smith and Ian Coleman with staff and pupils from St John's Primary School

Nature haven for town centre spot

Youngsters took time out from their lessons to help create a new garden in Blackpool town centre.

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DJ Jason Fubar who is organising Saturday's music festival at Lawson Field

DJ’s vow over new festival

The organisers of a huge music festival taking place in Blackpool on Saturday have reassured residents about the running of the event.

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Litter on Bond Street caused by seagulls tearing into plastic waste bags

Seagull menace continues as hotelier calls for help

A hotelier plagued by rubbish says she has been forced to hire private cleaners to clear her street.

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Tina Rothery at Blackpool County Court. The anti-fracking protestor is being sued by landowners backed by fracking company Cuadrilla over a three week protest on farmland earmarked for test  fracking near Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

Nana to fight £50,000 claim

A Fylde anti-fracking protestor is vowing to fight a demand for £51,000 over a protest at a proposed drill site.

Update on Queens Park flats in Layton

UPDATED: New date revealed for Queens Park flats demolition

A date has been set for the three remaining tower blocks in Layton to be demolished.

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