Alert as snow and sleet sweeps into Lancashire

A weather warning was issued for Lancashire today as sleet and snow swept in​to the county​.

The three rural road routes proposed by Cuadrilla to service the fracking site at Roseacre Wood

Council's unanimous opposition to rural fracking bid

A traffic safety scheme for a revised bid by Cuadrilla to frack at Roseacre Wood has been rejected by Fylde council and has been recommended for refusal by experts at County Hall.
Euro MP Theresa Griffin

Fylde MEP's warning over energy targets

A Fylde Euro MP has welcomed a move towards adopting higher targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy in Europe.

The fracking site on Preston New Road

Fylde family facing courts over fracking action

Three generations of the same family with its roots in the Fylde are to go on trial next week before Preston magistrates for opposing fracking in the area.

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England,

Bird flu prevention zone declared across England

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens has confirmed today.

Litter enforcement officers issued 1,600 fines to people for littering in Blackpool. Pictured are Robert Hassall, David Brady coun Gillian Campbell, Dean Earnshaw and Thomas Platt.

Litter fines worth £125,000 handed out in Blackpool - and the council says it didn't see a penny of it

A crackdown on people dropping litter in Blackpool saw almost 1,600 £80 fines handed out – but the council didn’t see a penny of it, it can be revealed.

Fly-tipped rubbish.

REVEALED: Blackpool's fly-tipping crackdown working as incidents fall

Blackpool is cracking down on people who illegally dump waste - and new figures show that the tactics are working.
Artist's impression of the Wyre tidal barrage scheme, with the large ferry vessel indicating scale.

Boost for tidal barrage plans

There has been a further boost to Fleetwood’s £400 million tidal barrage plans after a billionaire bought a stake in the project.

Aerial View of Fleetwood and Over Wyre - l-r Knott End  Preesall , Stalmine ,The Heads , Hambleton / site of the proposed Halite gas storage - River Wyre Estuary /

Delays to gas scheme brine pipe confirmed

An energy firm behind a controversial £660m gas storage project in Preesall has confirmed construction of a brine outfall pipe is a year behind schedule.

From left,  Ralph Carte, Steven Roy Gratrix and Terry Duran from the Windmill Park Residents Association.

New fight to prevent homes being demolished for coffee shop

Residents face a fresh battle to save their homes from demolition after petrol station chiefs submitted an appeal against a decision to reject plans for a drive-through coffee shop on the site.
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Huge Global Renewables plant at Thornton.

U-turn at Fylde coast waste recycling centre

Part of a Fylde coast waste recycling centre could be re-started – just two years after scores of jobs were lost there.
Coun Blackburn had taken up a position with Calico, the parent company of Delphi Medical, an organisation chosen in 2016 to operate the rehabilitation service.

Investigation clears Blackpool Council leader of wrongdoing

An investigation has cleared Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn of any wrongdoing after it was claimed he failed to properly declare an interest in a company chosen to run the council’s alcohol and drug recovery service.
Anti-fracking campaigners at the Appeal Court , including Gayzer Frackman at the far right

Fylde anti-fracking campaigners fail at Court of Appeal to halt drilling

Campaigners have failed in their bid to halt fracking exploration at a Fylde drill site after judges threw out their appeal.

Leopard Gaze: by Martin Van Lokven

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year people's choice award shortlist

Calling all wildlife fans - here's your chance to vote for your winner.

Cuadrilla ‘encouraged’ by signs of gas at Lancashire fracking site

Cuadrilla ‘encouraged’ by signs of gas at Lancashire fracking site

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla said today it had received “encouraging” results after drilling at its site near Blackpool.

June Jackson was a determined anti-gas storage campaigner

‘Wonderful and determined’ activist and former Stalmine councillor dies after short illness

A popular community campaigner, activist and former parish councillor has died.

Cuadrilla chief executive officer Francis Egan

Fylde fracking firm in £100,000 community handout

Shale gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has said it has handed out all community benefit payments to residents living near its site at Preston New Road.
Hayley and Scott with Blackpool Council staff planting a tree in Stanley Park on behalf of Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens plant trees in Stanley Park to help planet

Eco-minded entertainment chiefs are doing their bit for the planet by making Blackpool greener.

Preston Western Distributor road

New Preston Western Distributor road cost soars by £57m

Soaring costs mean a planned new super highway serving north west Preston is going to cost £57m more than first anticipated.
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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

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