Welsh officers 'will not facilitate Cuadrilla's business', Police and Crime Commissioner says

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales Police, Arfon Jones, said officers from the force will no longer 'facilitate Cuadrilla's business' in Little Plumpton.
The ferry service is back up and running

OIL SPILL LATEST: Ferry service back up and running

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service has been resumed following an oil spill that has affected the Fylde coast.

Vicarage Park in Poulton has been awarded Green Flag status

Wyre parks win second green flag awards

Wyre is celebrating receiving four Green Flags for parks across the borough after Keep Britain Tidy unveiled this year’s recipients of their prestigious awards.

Stuart Bastik and Maddi Nicholson, co-directors of Art Gene and lead artists on the Coastal Explorers project

Your thoughts wanted on our coast’s delights

A £22,000 community project to promote the coast and its protection in the Fylde community will get under way this on Saturday with a drop-in refreshment session.

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Oil continues to wash up in Wyre

LATEST: Oil spill 'continues to wash up' on Fylde coast beaches

Oil and tar that leaked from an off-shore storage tanker almost two weeks ago continues to wash up on beaches in Wyre, the council said.
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Cleaners on the beach at Bispham earlier this week

OIL SPILL LATEST: All eyes on the tide as sea remains off limits

The sea along the Fylde coast remains off limits today, while the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service also remains suspended.
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Cleaners on the beach at Bispham earlier this week

Oil clean up operation ends in Blackpool - but continues in Wyre and the sea is still off limits

All the oil leaked from an off-shore storage tanker and washed up on the beach at Blackpool has been removed, the council said.

Farmers from across the country gathered outside the entrance to Cuadrilla for a protest

Farmers gather at Cuadrilla for fracking protest

Road users in Fylde have faced a day of disruption today following a fracking protest which took place outside the Cuadrilla site in Preston New Road.
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Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
£6k in fines for cigarette end drop litterbugs

£6k in fines for cigarette end drop litterbugs

A court dished out more than £6,000 in financial penalties in one morning to people who dropped cigarettes ends in Blackpool Council’s latest crackdown on littering.

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Road closures, celebration and deep suspicion - three hours at fracking protest site

Few issues have divided opinion like the ongoing protests at Preston New Road, where energy firm Cuadrilla is currently constructing a fracking well.
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Cleaners at Bispham beach - the day before it's named as one of the best for pets

Awkward! Bispham beach named as one of friendliest for dogs - as owners are told to stay away

The beach at Bispham was voted onto a list of the top dog friendly sands in the UK, an awkwardly timed announcement has revealed.

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Dog walkers have been recommended to stay off the beach until the clean up operation is completed

OIL SPILL LATEST: Advice for dog walkers and fishermen as RSPCA are put on standby

A group has been set up to protect animals in the wake of oil washing up on beaches across the Fylde coast.

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Workers on the beach yesterday

OIL SPILL LATEST: Regulator opens investigation as beach warnings remain in place

A government regulator said it has launched an investigation into the oil spill affecting the Fylde coast.
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A clump of oil that washed up

LATEST: Oil giant accepts responsibility for spill affecting Fylde coast

Samples taken from beaches across the Fylde coast show the oil washed up there came from an off-shore complex, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.
Experts say the worst may be over after oil washed up on beaches across the Fylde coast earlier this week

OIL SPILL LATEST: The worst may be over as tonnes of crude oil are cleared away

Experts believe the worst of the oil spill that has hit the Fylde coast this week may be over.
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Campaigners locked themselves together at the Preston New Road fracking site near Little Plumpton to protest about fracking and its possible effects on water

Waste water worries spark fracking road closure

Police set up a contra-flow system on the Preston New Road after five women from Leeds staged a lock-on protest at the fracking site near Little Plumpton.
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Workers cleaning up the spill

UPDATED: Hundreds of bags of oil taken away as even more bathing water is ordered off limits

People are being advised not to swim or paddle in the sea at Blackpool north, central, and south, Fleetwood, Cleveleys, and Bispham.
A warning to stay off the beach

Ship off the Fylde coast ‘may have spilled the oil’

People were warned to stay away as experts battled to clean up a crude oil spill that has affected beaches across the Fylde coast.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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