Landowners' fears over fracking liability

Anti-fracking campaigners on the Fylde have echoed land-owners fears over legal liability for problems which may occur after fracking.

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Work to install the pipe at Anchorsholme

Project update: Frustration as 'superpipe' remains grounded

Engineers are hoping a two-mile long outfall pipe  will finally be put in place on Blackpool seafront  next month.

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The West View allotments in Fleetwood

New allotment plan to view

Fleetwood residents are invited to view plans for a new project within the West View Community Centre allotments.

Jean and Campbell Scott (front) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family, mayor Ian Coleman and deputy mayor and mayoress Gary Coleman and Debbie Coleman

50 year love affair with resort - and each other!

When Jean and Campbell Scott came to Blackpool on honeymoon, they had to spent their first night sleeping in the car because their hotel was closed.
‘I’m going to carry on beeping horn to show my support’

‘I’m going to carry on beeping horn to show my support’

A Blackpool businessman has been left fuming after being blasted by police for sounding his horn at the Fylde fracking site.

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Fleetwood Town Council has called an extraordinary meeting to discuss Fleetwood Marsh nature reserve.

Public meeting on nature park

The future of a popular Fleetwood green space is to come up for discussion at a special council meeting in the town.

John Cutler with one of his electric taxis

Taxi firm drives ahead in green revolution

A Blackpool taxi company is powering ahead with its green revolution and in the process has become the biggest electric cab company in the UK.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

Green Party leaders Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas sitting down at the gates of Cuadrilla's fracking site at Preston New Road to show solidarity with local protesters. Photo by Ross Wills, Maple Indie Media.

Green party leaders visit Fylde fracking site

More than 200 people gathered at the Preston New Road fracking site to welcome Green Party leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley.
Labour big-wig pays top secret visit to anti-fracking camp

Labour big-wig pays top secret visit to anti-fracking camp

Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell paid a unpublicised visit to Lancashire’s anti-fracking camp.

Milo with mum Carley Valente, who is being represented by Irwin Mitchell

Lancashire residents pursue legal action over cryptosporidium contamination

Legal action is being taken against the water firm responsible for supplying contaminated tap water to Lancashire residents.

Reports of fly-tipping are on the rise as cameras catch crooks in action more often, with unscrupulous binmen advertising their services for cheap on social networking sites like Facebook

How to avoid being duped by the bargain binmen

Asking for recommendations for a man with a van on Facebook? Be careful – you could end up before the courts. We spoke to environment bosses about what you should do to make sure your rubbish isn’t being dumped.


Unsightly, but nothing to write foam about...

What is that unsightly foam washing up on beaches along the Fylde coast?

It's all gone a bit Mary Poppins

So much for Storm Aileen

After the chaos in America, the season's first storm warning in the UK promised much damage and disruption.


Why are storms named, and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

More people can get help to buy new boilers

More help to keep homes warm

Blackpool Council has committed to new guidelines through the Cosy Homes scheme to enable more residents to apply for free or subsidised ways to make their homes warmer, such as installing a new boiler or insulation.

Dan Whiston

Butterfly Illumination to be unveiled by Dan

Blackpool-based skating star Dan Whiston will unveil Blackpool’s latest Illumination tomorrow.

Making Blackpool a greener place

Blackpool’s environmental heroes were honoured at an awards ceremony.

Women taking part in Race for Life in Blackpool - research suggests the resort is one of the worst places to live if you are a woman

Women worse off living in Blackpool

Blackpool is the second worst place to live in Britain if you are a woman, according to research for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
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