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Residents can have say on village future

Residents of Warton are being urged to play their part in the future of the village at the polls on Thursday.

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Scene from the film The Bentley Effect

Fylde visit for Australian fracking film trio

Film makers from Australia will be coming to the Fylde next month to show their movie about the battle between a local community and shale gas companies.

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The fracking site viewing area

‘Viewing area’ opens close to fracking site

‘A viewing area’ has been built beside Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

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Prof George Aggidis of Lancaster University

Lancashire tides barely used as source of clean energy

It’s an ancient and mystic source of power, but the tides off the Lancashire coast have barely been utilsed as a source of clean energy.

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The man has been on the lorry since shortly after 3pm, police said (Pic: Twitter/lewisuko2)

UPDATE: Blackpool man arrested as fracking site lorry protest brought to an end

A man who climbed on top of a lorry, close to Cuadrilla's fracking site in Little Plumpton yesterday afternoon, has been arrested after climbing off the vehicle.

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Anti-fracking protesters including Gayzer Frackman outside County Hall

Anti-frack campaigners lose their High Court action

Campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

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The Fylde coast's councils could share more services

Blackpool open to talks on closer working with nearest neighbours in hunt for savings

Blackpool would  enter into talks with neighbouring towns to share more services but will not abandon support for a new combined Lancashire authority.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Anti-fracking protesters launched their 'lock-on' early this morningon A583 Preston New Road.
Picture: @NoFrackLancs

Protesters launch 'lock-on' protest at Cuadrilla site

A road has been partially blocked after eight people chained themselves to the gates outside Cuadrilla, say police.
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Fracking protesters at Preston New Road

Fracking firm claims protesters are to blame for speed limit

Supporters of fracking have blamed protesters for a new slow speed limit being applied to a busy main road into Blackpool.

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Members of Mereside MAFIA and staff from William Hill help clean derelict land for a new orchard

MAFIA help in clean up of Blackpool community estate

When the MAFIA arrive in town it’s not usually a cause for celebration.

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St Annes In Bloom chairman Fiona Boismaison (back, wearing green) with Santander bank staff working on the refurbishment of the Peace Garden on St Annes seafront

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.

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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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