Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

The sand dunes will be the focus of specialist walks to find out about the area's  wildlife

Uncovering the secrets of the dunes

Walkers took to the sand dunes at St Annes for the first in a new series of walks.

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County Hall is facing a bill of more than �300,000 in legal fees

Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde.

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Gordon Marsden MP

‘Thumbs-up to fracking won’t benefit us’ - MP

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said Thursday’s thumbs-up to fracking would not benefit Blackpool

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Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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Horizontal fracking can go ahead, the government has said, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in Lancashire.

‘Successful shale gas industry will bring jobs bonanza’

The Onshore Energy Services Group said a fully developed fracking industry would benefit the area due to the jobs created.

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The drill at Preese Hall

Lancashire campaigners vow to fight on after ‘deplorable’ fracking decision

Residents and anti-fracking campaigners have vowed to fight on against shale gas extraction despite the Government’s strong backing of the new industry.

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Fylde MP 

Fylde MP issues demand for proper regulation and monitoring of shale gas sites

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was disappointed with the decision but would continue to press the Government over regulation and monitoring of the shale gas sites.

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Industry welcomes fracking go-ahead

The decision has received a warm welcome from industry which believes a home grown onshore gas sector will provide energy, raw materials and jobs.

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Cuadrilla CEO
 Francis Egan

Cuadrilla proud the county will play crucial role

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla said it welcomed the decision to grant planning consent for its applications to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

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Fracking campaigner: “This Government neither listens nor can it be trusted”

Anti-fracking campaigners have blasted the government for overturning three councils’ decisions to reject fracking in Fylde.

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Proposed fracking site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Fracking decision day

It’s Fylde’s fracking d-day.

Emily Baxter

Conservation plan to boost fish stocks

The public are being asked to back proposals to create new marine wildlife havens off the Fylde coast.

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Sylvia Moore with her 15lb salmon

Scales of time hold no fears for Sylvia

As the matriarch of a family of Fylde Coast professional sport people, you would expect Sylvia Moore to be fit and healthy.

A Portuguese Man o War

Warning over sea creature stings

Conservation experts have issued a warning after rare sightings of a potentially life-threatening sea creature on Britain’s beaches.

Fishers Field off Highfield Road. Picture from google Maps.

Concerned residents have welcomed changes to a vital construction project at playing fields in Blackpool.

All change on field plans

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Singleton Coun Maxine Chew

Revolt over bypass could trigger development woes

Fylde Council could be asked to find more land for home building should it object to plans for a brand new dual carriageway linking Fleetwood to the M55

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Keep Britain Tidy Waste Less, Live More week

More support for Waste Less, Live More

Fylde Council and and Fylde Litter Action Group (FLAG) have joined Blackpool Council in supporting the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Waste Less, Live More’ week that runs this week.

The 3GS team last month pictured with Coun Gillian Campbell at the launch of the new crackdown

Is £80 for a dropped cigarette too steep a fine?

More than 100 litterbugs have been slapped with £80 fines for dumping their rubbish on Blackpool’s streets in just three weeks.

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Kekei the lost raccoon dog

‘My missing dog is not a wild raccoon’

A ‘wild raccoon’ may be spotted wandering the streets of Blackpool – but all is not as it seems.

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