Bank staff share in some peace and love

In Bloom volunteers were delighted to bank on some extra help as work started on a revamp for a seafront attraction.

Members of the Preston New Road Action Group after the hearing ended with a misspelled court place marker

Rivals must wait for fracking legal ruling

The court hearing into the decision to allow fracking to go ahead on the Fylde ended half a day early.

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An anti-fracking rally at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Fracking decision ‘not lawful’, campaigners tell court

A Government decision to grant permission for a fracking site was not fair or lawful, campaigners have claimed at a High Court hearing.

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Coun John Fillis

£23m road repairs will benefit Fylde and Wyre

A bumper £23m will be spent on repairing Lancashire’s roads, footpaths and cycle routes in the next financial year, with Fylde and Wyre residents among those set to benefit.

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Would you change your vote?

Brexit: We still want OUT!

Exclusive Gazette poll shows that almost three-quarters would vote leave again.
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Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Tailbacks after Frack Free protester climbs on top of lorry

Police are currently attending an incident at the Cuadrilla fracking site after a Frack Free protester climbed onto a lorry.
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Roadworks on Clifton Drive North, St Annes

Weather blamed as roadworks overrun

Frustrated drivers are facing a third week of tailbacks on a main route between Blackpool and St Annes fresh delays over roadworks.

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John Johnson-Moran with daughter Michelle enjoys a brew with daughter Michelle on the bench positioned over Maxs grave

Tenant told to leave after burial of dog

A pet owner who buried his dead dog under his allotment is now being evicted from his plot.

Corrie Norris from the Seabreeze on Gynn Avenue was one of thousands of businesses left  frustrated by the water crisis

Patience over water probe is wearing thin...

Lancashire’s “watergate” scandal has taken more than 2,200 staff hours to investigate . . . and still scientists don’t have a clue what caused it.

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Green Ridges in Ballam Road. Lytham

Concerns over flats plan for 1930s house

Lytham St Annes Civic Society is to join almost 20 Lytham residents in objecting to a proposal to replace a distinctive home and with a three-storey building containing nine apartments.

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BREXIT: How would you vote now?

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

Voters in the Fylde Coast were clear - we want OUT of Europe.

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Anti-frack pair face court over road block

Anti-frack pair face court over road block

Two anti-fracking protestors accused of blocking a main road have had the first hearing of their case at court.

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Protesters at the Preston New Road rally

Lancashire Police apology over demo

Lancashire Police has issued an apology for over-stating the number of protestors on a farmer’s field near a shale gas drill site.

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Scientists at United Utilities discovered the crypto bug in routine tests

Scientists still don’t know what caused Lancashire’s crypto contamination

Lancashire’s “Watergate” scandal has taken more than 2,200 staff hours to investigate – and still scientists don’t have a clue what caused it.

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Oliver Bagot  and daughter Isabelle, five, admiring the snowdrops at Lytham Hall

Hall’s delight as crowds flock to enjoy snowdrops

Snowdrops have again proved a blooming big hit at Lytham Hall, with more than 2,000 people coming through the gates to admire them during February.


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.

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