Chance to have say on dog rule plans

A survey over proposed major changes to dog control in Fylde is now live and residents are being invited to have their say.

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Fylde Council leader Sue Fazackerley, and director of resources Tracy Morrison (holding scissors) at the official openingh of the new North Promenade toilet block with (from left) Gareth Matthews, waste prevention and enforcement officer at Fylde Council, Danfo general manager Andrew McIlduff and site manager Ray Humphries.

10-year toilet break over at seafront site

A seafront toilet block has reopened after 10 years - with plenty of spadework required.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Baseline monitoring near frack sites starts

Environmental monitoring has begun near proposed shale gas sites on the Fylde as the Government faced demands to ensure the process was robust.

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The artwork on Back St Annes Road West, St Annes

Artists put us in the picture

The street art which has brought a striking new look to St Annes town centre is just the start.

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Joy Gilleard and Hayley Garner from Nomad Clan with their artwork on Back St Annes Road West

Street art paints dramatic picture

An eye-catching new feature in a Fylde town centre is proving a real talking point.

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Lytham farmer Andrew Pemberton in one of his flooded pastures

£3m bid to beat flooding

A £3m scheme to alleviate flooding issues in Lytham has been given the green light.

Dog walkers on Lytham Green

Have your say on new dog rules

Major changes to dog control in Fylde are on the cards – and residents are being invited to have their say.

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Blackpool-born photographer’s fog-tastic photo!

Blackpool-born photographer’s fog-tastic photo!

A Blackpool-born photographer is at the centre of a worldwide media frenzy after capturing a stunning image in the Scottish highlands.

Artists Hayley Garner and Joy Gilleard of Nomad Clan. Picture by David Hirst

Art takes to the street

Street art is coming to St Annes - and is set to be the centrepiece of a festival being planned for next year.

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Fracking rig

Fracking rigs are changing... to match Lancashire’s clouds

Energy firm Cuadrilla is motoring on with its fracking plans for the Lancashire countryside.

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Blackpool Central beach is rated good

Clean bill of health of Fylde coast beaches

The Fylde coast’s bathing waters have been given a clean bill of health for the first time ever in the latest Government classifications.

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Deadly Harlequin ladybirds mingle with native species on a tree at Preston Golf Club

Ladykillers fly in to bug the locals

The collective noun for ladybirds might be “a loveliness,” but there’s nothing lovely about the little blighters which have invaded Britain.

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Taxi driver Simon Sharples has no where to charge his electric car

Taxi plan stalls over chargers

A lack of charging points for electric cars in Wyre has left a taxi driver feeling powerless.

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Four-year-old Decster Holmes from Blackpool enjoying an autumnal Stanley Park

Stanley Park’s dazzling autumn colours on display

Visitors to Stanley Park, one of the jewels in Blackpool’s cultural crown, are enjoying a dazzling display of colours as the leaves turn golden brown and fall from the trees.

The knotweed close to Mr Tierneys home

Japanese knotweed woes strangle man’s house sale

A homeowner says he is struggling to sell his house – because of a scourge of invasive Japanese knotweed.

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Advice on how to keep rats at bay

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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