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Conservation plan to boost fish stocks

The public are being asked to back proposals to create new marine wildlife havens off the Fylde coast.

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The beach chalets within the colonnade at Fleetwood.

Controversial chalets all sold

They have proved to be among the most controversial beach chalets in the country but Wyre Council says the 10 newest huts on Fleetwood seafront have turned out to be a hit.

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A fracking rig

Fylde campaigners’ joy at Labour fracking stand

Campaigners on the Fylde have welcomed a pledge by Labour to ban fracking if it ever gets into power.

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Sylvia Moore with her 15lb salmon

Scales of time hold no fears for Sylvia

As the matriarch of a family of Fylde Coast professional sport people, you would expect Sylvia Moore to be fit and healthy.

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A Portuguese Man o War

Warning over sea creature stings

Conservation experts have issued a warning after rare sightings of a potentially life-threatening sea creature on Britain’s beaches.

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Fishers Field off Highfield Road. Picture from google Maps.

Concerned residents have welcomed changes to a vital construction project at playing fields in Blackpool.

All change on field plans

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Singleton Coun Maxine Chew

Revolt over bypass could trigger development woes

Fylde Council could be asked to find more land for home building should it object to plans for a brand new dual carriageway linking Fleetwood to the M55

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Dead dolphin on Knott End beach

Dead dolphin washes up on Lancashire beach

A Lancashire walker was shocked when he found a dead dolphin washed up on a beach this week.

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The abandoned pups peep out of the bag they were dumped in

‘Can you give us little pups a new home?’

This trio of cute pups is hoping for a brighter future after being dumped in Blackpool town centre.

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MP Gordon Marsden at Blackpool cylinders manufacturer Gledhill where solar panels were installed on the roof in July 2015. Left to right Chris Gledhill (Production Manager), Houghton Gledhill (Founder and Company Chairman) Gordon Marsden MP and John Paul Baines (Commercial Manager).

MP’s solar panels storm

A Blackpool MP and a school head have slammed plans which will see tax on solar panels go sky high.

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Coun Mark Smith (right) with property services manager Paul Smith outside the refurbished newsagents

Derelict shops upgrade

Two abandoned properties in Blackpool’s holiday heartland have been refurbished after the council stepped in to carry out the work.

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Keep Britain Tidy Waste Less, Live More week

More support for Waste Less, Live More

Fylde Council and and Fylde Litter Action Group (FLAG) have joined Blackpool Council in supporting the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Waste Less, Live More’ week that runs this week.

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Community campaigner Brian Coope

Have your say on South Shore

Residents of South Shore are being urged to attend the first meeting of a new community group being set up in Blackpool.

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Donkey rides at the Garstang Kepple Lane Fun Day

The very best of park life

It’s been described as one of Garstang’s best kept secrets but Kepple Lane Park was the place to be on Sunday.

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Noise complaints in Wyre are the lowest in the region

Wyre is quietest place in region, noise nuisance data shows

Wyre’s neighbours have been hailed the best in the North West when it comes to noise nuisance.

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The MVS vessel, Curlew, at Fleetwood Marina.

New maritime group for port

Fleetwood has a new addition to its marine community after a voluntary maritime group brought its official vessel into the port this week and began recruiting new members.

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The 3GS team last month pictured with Coun Gillian Campbell at the launch of the new crackdown

Is £80 for a dropped cigarette too steep a fine?

More than 100 litterbugs have been slapped with £80 fines for dumping their rubbish on Blackpool’s streets in just three weeks.

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Lancashire Game and Country Festival, Scorton showground, Gubberford Lane, 2016

Another great success for Lancashire’s only game fair

The Lancashire Game and Country Festival made a triumphant return to Scorton Showground with visitor numbers up on the thousands that turned out last year for its debut.

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Kekei the lost raccoon dog

‘My missing dog is not a wild raccoon’

A ‘wild raccoon’ may be spotted wandering the streets of Blackpool – but all is not as it seems.

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Charlotte and Simon Murrey have fun with kids, Charlie,, left, Barnaby, and Poppy, at the first Kepple Lane Park fun day

Fun on the park

Trustees of Garstang’s Kepple Lane Park are promising another action-packed family fun day for a third successive year.

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