Environment

Environment

Flood alert issued for this afternoon

A flood alert has been issued for the Wyre estuary at this afternoon’s high tide.

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Hot and sunny weather in Blackpool

Friday’s fine...but a storm brews for Saturday

Blackpool basked in temperatures of 26 degrees as a mini-heat wave enveloped the Fylde coast yesterday.

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A shale gas drilling rig

Anti-frackers' claims on new shale gas report

Fylde anti-fracking campaigners have slammed the Government’s support for shale gas after a new report claims Parliament had been “misled” over climate change effects.

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Bob Long ( director, NEW), Tim Cornelies (CEO Atlantis), David Grundy (director, NEW) and Andrew Manley (consultant , Atlantis) in Fleetwood to discuss the Wyre tidal energy scheme.

Tidal energy boss in port to see river site

Fleetwood is perfectly placed to ride the cusp of a tidal power wave, according to a global player in renewable energy.

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Police at the Preston New Road fracking site

Fracking site road blocker fined

A pensioner blocked a major road in Lancashire during a protest against fracking.

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Dirty pallets and a cigerette end in the storeroom at Oban Fish Selling, Fleetwood.

Filthy conditions ‘put lives at risk’

A Fleetwood seafood processing company which supplies customers throughout the North West placed lives at

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Dirty conditions in the kitchen at the Lucky Star on Park Road, Blackpool

Fine for boss at dirty takeaway

A takeaway boss has been fined after inspectors found she had not done enough to clean it up.

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Blackpool beach has received a Blue Flag for the second time. Picture from Blackpool Council.

Blackpool awarded Blue Flag honour second time

The blue flag is flying high over Blackpool’s prized beach for the second year in a row.

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Fly-tipping at the Hole in One pub, Lytham

Residents call for action over fly-tipping spate

Residents have called on Fylde council to act after a series of fly-tipping incidences across the borough.

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The firm is based on Fleetwood docks

Fish firm fined over dirty tables and cigarette ends

A Fleetwood fish procession business has been fined thousands of pounds for environmental health breaches.
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Artist's impression of the new sea defences at Church Scar, Fairhaven

£20m sea defence project go-ahead

Here is a look at how south Fylde sea defences will look following the completion of a £20m Government project which is set to get under way later this year.

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Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

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Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

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United Utilities is currently building massive underground tanks at Anchorsholme Lane

'It's not us' insists water firm as residents feel earth move

United Utilities has denied it is behind a mysterious tremor which sent Fylde coast homes shaking.

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Police and anti-fracking protesters at Kirkham Police Station

Police boss talks of the difficulties over Fylde fracking

The man in charge of the policing of the controversial Fylde fracking site has  spoken about the difficult job the officers on the front line have.

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Former Booths site on Highfield Road

Project update; Final check out as former supermarket is demolished

The former Booths store on Highfield Road, South Shore, is being demolished to make way for a housing development.

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Fylde police station at centre of fracking protest

Around 100 campaigners gathered at Kirkham Police Station to protest over the policing of fracking.

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How the Swansea Bay barrage might look

Global partner boosts barrage

The Wyre tidal energy scheme at Fleetwood looks set to take a major step forward following the announcement that a multi-national giant is planning to take a leading role in the project.

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First section of sea defences finished

First section of sea defences finished

The first whole section of new sea defences, from promenade to beach, has been completed at Rossall as work to replace two kilometres of defences enters the final stages.

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In total it has taken nine years of talks to reach an agreement. During that time parts of the site have become increasingly neglected prompting concerns.

Blackpool hotels to be bulldozed in multi-million pound revamp

A multi-million pound revamp of run-down hotels on Blackpool Promenade will ‘dramatically improve’ the area, developers have pledged.

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