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Environment

Water firm in dock over crypto saga

Water provider United Utilities is being taken to court for the cryptosporidium incident in Lancashire almost two years ago.

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Fylde Council green bin

Still time to sign for Fylde Council’s green waste scheme

Subscriptions are still open for Fylde Council’s green waste scheme.

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Protesters at the Preston New Road fracking field have set up tents in the hedgerow next to the entrance to the site which has now got conductor rigs on site to drill the intialial holes and install the conductor which is the first layers of casing for the well.

Friends of the Earth visit frack site

Around 40 members of the Friends of the Earth environmentalist group visited the Preston New Road fracking site to support local campaigners.

Business
Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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A road has been partially blocked by anti-fracking protesters

A road has been partially blocked by anti-fracking protesters

A road has been partially blocked by anti-fracking protesters, say police.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Environment
Dog walkers on Lytham Green

New dog rules set for autumn

Fylde’s new rules for dog control will come into effect in the autumn – and will double the current penalty for dog fouling.

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Anti-fracking protesters at Preston New Road

Anti-frackers get chance to appeal drill decision

Anti-fracking residents have won the right to appeal against a ruling which allows drilling to go ahead on the Fylde.

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Fylde tipping in the Fylde countryside which was the subject of a prosecution against Hamid Mechnan by Fylde Council

Fly tipper snared on Facebook gets fined

A man drove around rural Fylde on three successive days looking for places to fly tip.

Crime
The Preston New Road fracking site

Fracking boost ‘tops £1.4m in Lancashire’

Energy firm Cuadrilla has published updated figures showing the economic impact of its operations at Preston New Road.

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Dutch Friends of the Earth protesters at Preston New Road

Dutch visitors lend backing to fracking protest

Campaigners who successfully battled to stop fracking in the Netherlands travelled to the Fylde coast to lend their support to protestors fighting to stop a controversial drilling site being built.

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Cutting the ribbon at new Mereside orchard

The people of Mereside have celebrated the grand opening of their very own peaceful haven.

News
Blackpool beach has received a Blue Flag for the second time. Picture from Blackpool Council.

Blackpool awarded Blue Flag honour second time

The blue flag is flying high over Blackpool’s prized beach for the second year in a row.

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Artist's impression of the new sea defences at Church Scar, Fairhaven

£20m sea defence project go-ahead

Here is a look at how south Fylde sea defences will look following the completion of a £20m Government project which is set to get under way later this year.

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Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

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Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

Environment
In total it has taken nine years of talks to reach an agreement. During that time parts of the site have become increasingly neglected prompting concerns.

Blackpool hotels to be bulldozed in multi-million pound revamp

A multi-million pound revamp of run-down hotels on Blackpool Promenade will ‘dramatically improve’ the area, developers have pledged.

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Police at the Preston New Road site

Strong presence essential insist fracking site police chief

The officer in charge of policing anti-fracking protests in Fylde has defended the number of police deployed.

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Police at the site of the anti-fracking demonstration

First prosecution of fracking protesters

The first prosecution of people involved in anti fracking protests has started in court.

Crime
Appeals launch on fracking decision

Appeals launch on fracking decision

Both parties who lost legal challenges over fracking last month are to appeal.

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