Blackpool awarded Blue Flag honour second time

The blue flag is flying high over Blackpool’s prized beach for the second year in a row.

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Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

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Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

How the Swansea Bay barrage might look

Global partner boosts barrage

The Wyre tidal energy scheme at Fleetwood looks set to take a major step forward following the announcement that a multi-national giant is planning to take a leading role in the project.

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First section of sea defences finished

First section of sea defences finished

The first whole section of new sea defences, from promenade to beach, has been completed at Rossall as work to replace two kilometres of defences enters the final stages.

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In total it has taken nine years of talks to reach an agreement. During that time parts of the site have become increasingly neglected prompting concerns.

Blackpool hotels to be bulldozed in multi-million pound revamp

A multi-million pound revamp of run-down hotels on Blackpool Promenade will ‘dramatically improve’ the area, developers have pledged.

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Video emerged online showing the protest in Bourne Road

Four charged following anti-fracking protest

Three men and one woman were arrested following a five-hour standoff between fracking protesters and security staff at an industrial park.

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Police at the site of the anti-fracking demonstration

First prosecution of fracking protesters

The first prosecution of people involved in anti fracking protests has started in court.

Footage posted online shows the lock-on protest in Bourne Road

Fracking protesters stage lock-on protest at business park

Anti-fracking protesters have blocked the main access road to a Fylde coast business park.

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Appeals launch on fracking decision

Appeals launch on fracking decision

Both parties who lost legal challenges over fracking last month are to appeal.

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Avian flu was discovered in a small-holding near Thornton

Second out-break of Avian flu found in flock near Thornton

A second case of Avian flu has been confirmed in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks near Thornton says The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer.

Protests continue in Preston New Road

Anti-fracking protests at Thornton business park

Anti-fracking protesters brought traffic heading into an enterprise zone to a halt as they took their campaign on the road.
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Composting equipment

Composting help for resort gardeners

Blackpool residents are being urged to ‘get composting’ as part of International Compost Week from May 7 to 13.

The Paddock

Lancashire recommends.... campsites for tents

Wondering where to go for the next Bank Holiday weekend? Why not try these local campsites?


Greenpeace demonstrators join fracking protest

Anti-fracking demonstrators were joined by protesters from Greenpeace today as they blocked the entrance to the Cuadrilla fracking site in Preston New Road.
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Mike Barrowclough

"Cesspool" councillor's punishment kept secret

The punishment handed down to a councillor who branded Blackpool as ‘Cesspool’ is being kept a secret by local party bosses.

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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.

United Utilities is preparing to install a 3km pipe

Mini flotilla hard at work off Fylde coast

Typical... you wait all day for one ship, then three turn up at once.

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Volunteers clean up the beach at Rossall

Dozens turn out to give shoreline a spring clean

Dozens of  volunteers braved grey skies and a bracing sea breeze to clean up a popular Fylde coast beach.
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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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