Blackpool is expected to be just as hot as GIBRALTAR next week as temperatures soar

The temperature is on the rise and next week the UK will be basking in temperatures hotter than Gibraltar, with temperatures set to reach a scorching 30C (86F).
The zigzag elm sawfly

Fresh fears for UK elms as 'first evidence' of new pest confirmed

A pest which leaves a signature trail of destruction on elm leaves reminiscent of the Mark Of Zorro appears to have arrived in the UK, experts warn.

Fence art at the Preston New Road fracking site has been removed

Anger after anti-fracking banners are removed near Fylde drill site

Campaigners reacted angrily after banners and art-work were removed from near the Fylde fracking site.

Dog owners are being warned to keep their pets on a lead after jellyfish were discovered on Fylde Coast beaches

JELLYFISH: Warning after hundreds of stinging jellyfish hit Fylde Coast

Hundreds of stinging jellyfish have been discovered on Fylde Coast beaches, the Coastguard has warned.
Barnardo's volunteers Sue Kay and Virginia Roberts with Tinky Winky

Hundreds turn out for charity Big Toddle at Blackpool Zoo

More than 200 toddlers took over Blackpool Zoo for an annual charity event.
There have been no trains between Oxenholme and Windermere since Northern launched its new timetable

Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.

Winged assassins: Woman plagued by nesting seagulls

Alison Thomasson gets that sinking feeling whenever she steps out of the door.
Walkers on the seafront

55mph winds hit the Fylde Coast after Storm Hector passes through

Gusts of more than 50mph hit Blackpool yesterday as Storm Hector swept across the Fylde coast.
A group of five grandparents lock-on at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London to call fro a halt to fracking.

Grandparents' fracking protest at Department for Business.

Five grandparents have locked themselves together inside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to protest about fracking in Lancashire.
Brace yourselves

Forecasters warn of 'very windy spell' for the north

A weather warning has been issued with winds of up to 70mph expected to hit the north.
The campaign angered Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Lush 'spycops' campaign returns to shops across the UK

A controversial campaign criticising undercover policing methods has returned to high street cosmetics chain Lush.
People enjoying Big Pier Watch Day on North Pier last weekend

Blackpool's piers to get share of global cash fund

Blackpool's three piers are on a list of global heritage gems set to share in a $1m (£748,000) pot of cash.

Deal is struck over plans for 1,400 homes on the edge of Blackpool

Plans build 1,400 new homes and create a garden village on the edge of Blackpool have been officially signed off.
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Residents believe the park has been left to overgrow by the council in order to cut costs.

Cut the hedges, not costs say Blackpool residents

Residents living by one of Blackpool’s biggest parks have have said the council are allegedly neglecting it.

Pictured is assistant manager of the Winter Gardens Phil Jackson.

Winter Gardens joins campaign to save nature

Blackpool’s famous Winter Gardens is jumping on board the green bandwagon in a bid to help the natural environment.

Protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site last year

Cuadrilla's warning to protesters ahead of 'fortnight of action' plans

Cuadrilla has warned protesters that it will enforce a High Court Injunction if a planned “fortnight of action” oversteps the mark.
Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn

Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn denies role in broke charity deal

The leader of Blackpool council has hit back at his political opposite number over the investigation into charity Jobs, Friends and Houses.


WATCH: Thousand turtles etched onto Blackpool beach in fight against plastic pollution

A team of artists stencilled 1,000 turtles on the sand in Blackpool to help tackle the problem of plastic pollution.
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