Hall delight at cash grant hope

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

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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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The pipistrelle bat is in recovery

Batted in gusts on Prom

Bat enthusiasts were called out to rescue a common pipistrelle which was found on the promenade on New Year’s day.

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Trouble: The Friends of the Earth poster

Anti-frackers face poster rap

Green campaigners have been rapped over a poster making unsubstantiated claims about fracking.

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Coun Tony Ford on the dunes

In Bloom group to preserve vital sand dunes in St Annes

The volunteers of St Annes In Bloom are gearing for a busy time as Christmas tree collections take place this weekend.

Christmas 2016 bin collection dates for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Christmas 2016 bin collection dates for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Here are all the changes to bin collections across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre over the Christmas and New Year period.

Britain In Bloom judges Sue Wood and David Jamieson at Park View 4U in Lytham for Britain with Susan Evans, David Kerr of Lytham In Bloom and Parl View 4U ranger Julie Norman

High praise for blooming year

Fylde’s dedicated volunteer gardeners have been praised for a blooming great year by the boss of the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Car park at North Promenade, St Annes

Parking boost to festive trade

Fylde Council is again offering free parking on its pay and display car parks this weekend in a bid to boost local trade in the countdown to Christmas.

Dog walkers on Lytham Green

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.

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