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Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

People across Lancashire have reported feeling an earthquake that hit Wales on Saturday afternoon.
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A map of the projected well site.

REGIONAL: Fracking plans outlined for Altcar Moss

An energy company has submitted plans exploring the possibility of drilling shale gas.
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A peregrine falcon found shot on the Fylde

Fylde call to report on bird of prey shootings

Fylde bird watchers are being urged to do their bit in a campaign to stop the illegal killing of birds of prey in the county.

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Blackpool’s hidden gem for wildlife

The bright February sun is glittering on the waves as the cold wind whips up the surface of the mere.

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Mayor of Garstang, Coun Peter Ryder (second from left) re-opens the shop.

Garstang recycling shop re-opens bigger and better than before

A new and improved recycling shop has re-opened its doors after expanding due to popular demand.

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From left to right, Simon Hornby of Blackpool Stanley Rugby League Club, Coun Martin Mitchell and Paul Latham of Blackpool Council Parks department.

Grant to tackle flooded sports facilities at Blackpool park

A funding boost has helped a Blackpool rugby club tackle waterlogged pitches which were causing some games to be cancelled.

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Coun Danny Scott

Grants used to pay for road safety measure

Councillors are pooling some of their ward funding to install measures to enable people to cross a busy road more safely.

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Fylde Council boundary

400 new homes a year prospect in Fylde local plan

Fylde would see an average of more than 400 new homes a year being built on already allocated sites if the area’s local plan covering the next decade and beyond is approved after consultation.

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Tree-mendous protection bid on St Annes beach

Christmas trees went back to nature as they were planted on St Annes beach to help preserve and protect the sand dunes.

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The route of the new M55 link road

M55 link road: Land buy-up begins for new route

A major scheme to create a link road to the M55 has moved one step closer.

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Firefighters from Garstang Fire Station turned up to fill the pond.

Garstang's millennium development showing its green shoots

Continued efforts are underway to enhance Garstang’s greenery as increasing sections of the town are taken up by new developments.

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Wyre Councils  Bill Ramshaw  with palm oil found on the beaches in December

Blackpool MP in call for action on toxic palm oil

A Blackpool MP is calling on the Government to review rules about the dumping of palm oil at sea.

Environment
The Environment Agency said it is working hard to reduce pollution incidents at Lancashire farms

‘No farmer likes to see pollution’

A farm is involved in a serious pollution incident at least once a month in Lancashire.

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Snowdrops stun winter walkers at Lytham Hall

A blooming lovely white carpet of snowdrops proved an inviting backdrop when Lytham Hall launched its latest series of winter walks.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the North West, with ice and snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

Yellow warning with snow and ice forecast

A yellow warning of snow and ice has been issued for the North West of England for Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon, with Blackpool, the Fylde coast and the Preston area likely to be affected.

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The clock tower at Stanley Park

Love where you live!

Why do you love the Fylde coast?
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Cuadrilla's fracking rig at Preston New Road

Shale gas firm's spend hits £6.8m in Lancashire

Shale gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has said that its spend in the county economy has hit £6.8m.

Business
Rufford Old Hall in Lancashire, one of the National Trust's properties

National Trust to raise membership fees to fund £2M-a-week conservation costs

The National Trust is putting up membership fees to fund the rising costs of looking after historic houses, coastline and countryside in its care, it said.

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A composite image of a blood red "supermoon", created from a lunar eclipse with the moon near to its closest point to the Earth

'Blue moon' will put on a show for skygazers on Wednesday

Skygazers can look forward to an "unusual" celestial event on Wednesday night when a Blue Moon rises in the sky for the first time since July 2015.

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