Hall delight at cash grant hope

Lytham Hall is bidding to bag another bumper cash boost from a supermarket giant’s funding scheme.

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An artists impression of the Wyre  barrage

Government’s tidal report opens door for Wyre plan

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

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Coun Tony Ford and Coun Carol Lanyon with St Annes In Bloom volunteers collecting discarded Christmas trees

Tree-mendous appeal response

Volunteers have been swamped with requests from residents for their Christmas trees to be collected and used to help protect the sand dunes in St Annes.

How the Swansea Bay barrage might look

Government gives hope to barrage backers

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

Andy Pickard

Fylde firms urged to join University in energy project

Lancaster University is launching a £7.1m low-carbon research and development programme to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Liverpool.

Protect Wyre Group chairman Ian Mulroy, Fleetwood Civic Society chairman Margaret Daniels and Coun Lorraine Beavers

Protest group calls it a day

A campaign group which fought a tireless battle to prevent a gas storage facility being granted has decided to wind down its activities.

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Fracking protesters hold up a lorry on Preston New Road

Warning over four-hour road closure after anti-fracking protest

Police have warned anti-fracking protesters they face arrest if there is a repeat of yesterday’s actions which saw one of Fylde’s busiest roads partially closed for four hours.

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Preston New Road is currentlyclosedafter demonstrators took to the streets

Major road closed due to fracking protest

Drivers travelling from Blackpool to Preston are suffering delays this morning (11 January) after a major road was closed for a fracking protest.
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Fracking protest at Preston New Road

Fracking protesters vow to carry on roadside vigil

It has become the latest battleground – but protesters have vowed they will not be moved at a fracking site on the Fylde come what may.

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The beach around Rossall Point observation Tower, where Fleetwood's Coastwatch team have been told about sabotaged dog toys.

Dog toy fears on Fleetwood’s beaches

Dog walkers in Fleetwood are being urged to be vigilant after reports that a malicious saboteur appears to be deliberately leaving fish hooks in dog toys in a horrific attempt to maim the animals.

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VIDEO: Anti-fracking protesters claim ‘thuggish’ guards almost pushed them into the road

Anti-fracking protesters have claimed security guards at a Fylde drill site have behaved in a “thuggish” manner.

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Activists stage a 'slow walk' protest in front of a lorry at the fracking site at Preston new Road, Little Plumpton, where work has begun to prepare the site for shale gas drilling.

‘Slow walk’ protest at fracking site

Anti-fracking activists staged a ‘slow walk’ in front of a lorry at a county shale gas drilling site.

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Protesters gather opposite the Preston New Road fracking site as Cuadrilla begins to prepare the ground for its first fracking operation since the earth tremors in 2011

Work starts on Fylde shale gas drilling pad

Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has moved quickly to start ground preparation work on a Fylde site earmarked for fracking.

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Blackpool Civic Trust members are working on the Turkish Baths in the Imperial Hotel.  Pictured is John Garnham.

Heritage gem uncovered at The Imperial

Painstakingly scraping away layers of solid plaster more than an inch thick is not for the faint-hearted.

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Proposed Fleetwood Pier development

Port cheers as pier flat plans are rejected

People power was being celebrated in Fleetwood after a controversial seafront housing scheme was rejected.

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Mark Menzies

Fylde MP tops the fracking questions list

Fylde MP Mark Menzies asked more questions about fracking than any other representative in the House of Commons and House of Lords last year.

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Coun Rita Hewitt

Fly-tippers strike again at beauty spot

What a load of rubbish!

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The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

Fracking is coming to the Fylde coast.

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The pipistrelle bat is in recovery

Batted in gusts on Prom

Bat enthusiasts were called out to rescue a common pipistrelle which was found on the promenade on New Year’s day.

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