Blackpool’s ‘second tower’ to be blown up on Sunday

A Blackpool landmark will bite the dust on Sunday when it is blown up to make way for houses.

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Protesters at the Cuadrilla site

Major road closed for over an hour due to fracking protest

Police have re-opened a road following an earlier closure after fracking protesters chained themselves to a fence.
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Regional coordinator for the North West Raptor Protection Group, Terry Pickford, with the peregrine falcon that was shot in St Annes.

Fury as bird of prey is found dead at church

The suspected shooting of a peregrine falcon which had been one of a breeding pair on the Fylde coast for several years has been greeted with anger and dismay.

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Police removing six locked-together protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site at Little Plumpton

Six anti-frackers arrested after latest shale gas protest

Police were called to act as six anti-fracking protesters locked themselves together at the Preston New Road shale gas site.

The Snow Moon

Double bill of lunar treats

Sky-watchers in Lancashire were treated to a double bill of lunar treats last night.

Christmas Trees are planted in the sand dunes at St Annes by volunteers and staff from Fylde council and Lancs Wildlife Trust

Record trees haul buried in dunes

A record number of Christmas trees are being planted on St Annes beach this week to help preserve and protect the dunes.

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A photograph taken at the time of the incident

WARNING VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE: Police investigating frack truck incident

Police are investigating after an incident at the Preston New Road fracking site saw a security guard hit by a reversing truck.

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Coun Frank Andrews at the meeting with Iain Mathieson from the Oil and Gas Authority

‘Farce’ claims over frack info summit

More than 150 residents made the most of the opportunity find out more about the impact of fracking in Fylde at an information session held by the Environment Agency.

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Work continues on the Broughton Bypass plan

Traffic report could shape Lancashire housing plans

A detailed traffic report into the A6 could shape the future of housing in and around Garstang.

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Second bird flu outbreak

Second outbreak of bird flu confirmed

A second case of bird flu has been confirmed in Lancashire.

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Action from the 2009 Women's British Open held at Royal Lytham and St Annes

Will it be Open in time?

Let’s get it open for The Open!

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Wyre Estuary Country Park

Green Flag Innovation award for Wyre country park

A 24 hour project has won a Lancashire country park a special Green Flag award for innovation.

Lytham Hall

Hall delight at cash grant hope

Lytham Hall is bidding to bag another bumper cash boost from a supermarket giant’s funding scheme.

Environment 2
Coun Tony Ford and Coun Carol Lanyon with St Annes In Bloom volunteers collecting discarded Christmas trees

Tree-mendous appeal response

Volunteers have been swamped with requests from residents for their Christmas trees to be collected and used to help protect the sand dunes in St Annes.

Fracking protesters hold up a lorry on Preston New Road

Warning over four-hour road closure after anti-fracking protest

Police have warned anti-fracking protesters they face arrest if there is a repeat of yesterday’s actions which saw one of Fylde’s busiest roads partially closed for four hours.

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Preston New Road is currentlyclosedafter demonstrators took to the streets

Major road closed due to fracking protest

Drivers travelling from Blackpool to Preston are suffering delays this morning (11 January) after a major road was closed for a fracking protest.
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VIDEO: Anti-fracking protesters claim ‘thuggish’ guards almost pushed them into the road

Anti-fracking protesters have claimed security guards at a Fylde drill site have behaved in a “thuggish” manner.

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Activists stage a 'slow walk' protest in front of a lorry at the fracking site at Preston new Road, Little Plumpton, where work has begun to prepare the site for shale gas drilling.

‘Slow walk’ protest at fracking site

Anti-fracking activists staged a ‘slow walk’ in front of a lorry at a county shale gas drilling site.

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The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

The great fracking debate is all set to dominate in 2017

Fracking is coming to the Fylde coast.

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