Fracking support at all-time low level

Public support for fracking has fallen to new lows, a Government survey has revealed.

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Blackpool's Central Beach and Central Pier

Resort beach rated among best in world

Blackpool has been given the accolade of having the second best beach in the world - according to a mathematical equation.

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Plans to redevelop hotels including The Kimberley (pictured) have been refused

Third rejection for plan to replace run-down hotels

Developers are considering their next step after proposals to demolish run-down hotels and replace them with apartments were thrown out for the third time.

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Four-year-old Decster Holmes from Blackpool enjoying an autumnal Stanley Park

Stanley Park’s dazzling autumn colours on display

Visitors to Stanley Park, one of the jewels in Blackpool’s cultural crown, are enjoying a dazzling display of colours as the leaves turn golden brown and fall from the trees.

The knotweed close to Mr Tierneys home

Japanese knotweed woes strangle man’s house sale

A homeowner says he is struggling to sell his house – because of a scourge of invasive Japanese knotweed.

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Lightpool Festival

Art trail to light up Blackpool

Anyone walking through Blackpool town centre after dark may have spotted a ‘stairway to heaven’ reaching skywards from the tower on St John’s Church.

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Diane Gradwell

Learn to save money at Big Energy Saving Week in Fleetwood

Householders can learn how to save energy and money or even get help in paying the bills at a series of free local events hosted by Citizens Advice as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

Blackpool residents are being urged to sign up for energy savings

Still time for savings switch

Blackpool householders who signed up for the latest round of the ‘Ready to Switch’ collective energy switching scheme can save an average of £218 each per year following an auction between energy companies.

MP Paul Maynard

Praise for water firm

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has praised United Utilities for listening to his concerns about the treatment of vulnerable customers during the cryptosporidium outbreak in 2015.

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Baby octopus near Glitterball

Octopus saved by dunes team

A baby octopus was helped back into the swim after getting his sat nav a little wrong.

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Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

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.

“Security” fears means delay for anti-fracking campaigner’s court hearing

A well known anti-fracking campaigner facing jail has been told her case has been postponed due to security fears.

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A fracking rig at the Cuadrilla gas site, Preese Hall in Weeton.

Businesses queue up for Fylde coast shale gas work

Firms are lining up to grab a slice of the action in the shale gas revolution, say business leaders.

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Pensylvania film maker Josh Fox with anti-frackers at the showing of his new movie in Blackpool

Gasland filmmaker says fight must go on against fracking

“This is not a time to roll over. They have overturned democracy.”

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The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

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Fly-tipped rubbish

Fly-tippers leave piles of rubbish at reserve in Fleetwood

Fly-tippers have struck again at a dumping blackspot in Fleetwood.

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The anti-fracking demonstration at Preston New Rowd, following the Government's decision to allow the process to go ahead

Fylde campaigners say the fight against shale will continue

Campaigners gathered at one of the two sites earmarked for test fracking on the Fylde and vowed: ‘The battle is not over yet’.

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The sand dunes will be the focus of specialist walks to find out about the area's  wildlife

Uncovering the secrets of the dunes

Walkers took to the sand dunes at St Annes for the first in a new series of walks.

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Some 2,500 bulbs will be planted by volunteers

2,500 bulbs to brighten garden area

A two-week project to plant 2,500 flower bulbs – and transform a community garden – begins on Monday.

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SLIDESHOW: Demonstrators gather to say ‘no’ to fracking in Fylde

Hundreds of protesters were gathering at the edge of Blackpool today to show their opposition to the Government’s decision to allow fracking to go ahead.

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