Labour "will ban fracking" says shadow energy secretary

Labour’s shadow business secretary has reaffirmed her party’s commitment to ban fracking as she visited the Fylde drill site.

Pupils from Northfold CP school and volunteers from Care for Cleveleys install ashtrays on Victoria Road West

Crafty pupils stub out cigarette litter

Children at a Cleveleys primary school put their creative skills to work to help rid the streets of cigarette ends.

Kate Seed, left, with Shaun Clarke and Kelly O'Neil

Sandwich shop owner chooses to help environmental by joining ReFILL scheme

A sandwich shop owner in Blackpool said she knew she wanted to back the ReFILL campaign after reading about The Gazette’s war on plastic.

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Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

Venessa Rusling from Ocean Cafe in St Annes

ReFILL: Cafe and resort bar join the war on plastic

One cafe owner has not only joined the war against plastic – she’s leading the charge on the front line!

We want 200 businesses to back LOVEmyBEACH's ReFILL campaign

War on plastic: Here are the Fylde coast businesses backing LOVEmyBEACH's ReFILL campaign

The Gazette is calling on 200 businesses to join the war on plastic by signing up to LOVEmyBEACH's ReFILL campaign.
British Naturisms St Annes Beach Day is being held on May 5

Beach bum crew ready to strip off on St Annes beach!

Naturists will be letting loose on St Annes beach next month as they take the plunge into the cold Irish Sea.
Coun Alastair Humphries with the painted footsteps at the Solaris Centre Steve Roberts from Blackpool Council lays down a marker

Taking steps to tackle Blackpool’s litter problem!

Subliminal messaging is the latest tool being used to tackle litter in Blackpool.

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Bruce Goodridge took this picture of a blow-up doll during a beach clean in St Annes. He said it was 'something a bit different'.

Blow up doll is one of ‘strangest finds ever’ on St Annes beach

The sight of litter washing up on the beach is sadly still all to common – but one man helping to keep our seafront tidy was rather surprised to stumble across this blow up doll.

MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool MP calls for brine review

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has called for a review of proposals to dump millions of tonnes of brine into the Irish Sea.

There is likely to be a short, intense burst of spring flowering

Don't miss the brief burst of spring, gardeners urged

People should get out and garden in the coming days and weeks to make the most of a spring which "could be over in the blink of an eye", experts said.


Britain poised for hottest day of the year so far

Britain will bask in sunshine and warm temperatures this week as the country looks set to see the hottest day of the year so far.
Asian hornet

Invasive hornet that kills honeybees found in Lancashire

An invasive Asian hornet, which preys to honeybees, has been identified in Lancashire, officials said.
Stanley Park Visitors Centre has signed up to the ReFILL water scheme. Pictured are volunteers Nigel Paterson and Pat Wright with Elaine Smith, chairman of the Friends of Stanley Park.

War on plastic: Blackpool's Stanley Park joins list of places backing ReFILL scheme

A Blackpool hotel and the visitors’ centre at Stanley Park are the latest names to join the war on plastic.

Warmth, at last

UK set for sunshine and temperatures rivalling the Med next week

Winter may finally be over as Mediterranean temperatures are set to hit many parts of Britain next week.

The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Caryn Dickson wants all hotels in Blackpool to sign up for the ReFILL campaign

Blackpool hoteliers join ReFILL water revolution

One of Blackpool’s longest established family-run hotels has signed up for the ReFILL scheme.

Transport consultant David Bird gave evidence today

Road safety for routes to Roseacre Wood where Cuadrilla hopes to drill for shale gas comes under the microscope

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla fleshed out how HGVs would travel to its proposed site if it is granted permission to drill at Roseacre Wood.

Vice chair of the Churchtown Flood Action Group, Siriol Hogg, presented with the award.

North Lancashire flood protection group scoop national environment protection award

They have worked ‘tirelessly’ to bring a community back from devastating flood damage and to ensure a disaster of this scale never happens again.

Second day of inquiry into Cuadrillas plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde is underway

Second day of inquiry into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde is underway

The second day of a public inquiry is underway into Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas at Roseacre Wood in the Fylde.

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