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‘Please stop our noise nightmare’

Residents living in and around a Fleetwood housing estate are up in arms about a nuisance noise which they say is ruining their sleep and blighting their lives.

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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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Artist's impression of the apartments proposed by Simmo Developments.

Return of plans for pier flats

Just weeks after plans to build controversial apartments on the former Fleetwood Pier site were rejected by planners, a revised application has been submitted.

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The Snow Moon

Double bill of lunar treats

Sky-watchers in Lancashire were treated to a double bill of lunar treats last night.

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Large numbers of dogs are said to be roaming loose at Fleetwood Marsh nature reserve in Fleetwood.

Dogs running wild on reserve

Concerns have been raised that some professional dog walkers are taking advantage of a legal loophole and allowing large numbers of dogs to roam free on a Fleetwood nature reserve.

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A photograph taken at the time of the incident

WARNING VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE: Police investigating frack truck incident

Police are investigating after an incident at the Preston New Road fracking site saw a security guard hit by a reversing truck.

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Work continues on the Broughton Bypass plan

Traffic report could shape Lancashire housing plans

A detailed traffic report into the A6 could shape the future of housing in and around Garstang.

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Second bird flu outbreak

Second outbreak of bird flu confirmed

A second case of bird flu has been confirmed in Lancashire.

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Wyre Estuary Country Park has been awarded Green Flag status

Green flag award for riverside park area

Wyre Estuary Country Park has received a Green Flag Special Award for Innovation for Bioblitz – a 24 hour event to raise awareness of the wildlife of the Wyre estuary.

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Artist's impression of the proposed Wyre tidal energy scheme.

Barrage plans to help revive port

The group behind Fleetwood’s ambitious £300m -plus tidal energy scheme has been given a massive boost by the Government - and it is believed the scheme can also help revive the port itself.

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An artists impression of the Wyre  barrage

Government’s tidal report opens door for Wyre plan

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

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How the Swansea Bay barrage might look

Government gives hope to barrage backers

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

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Protect Wyre Group chairman Ian Mulroy, Fleetwood Civic Society chairman Margaret Daniels and Coun Lorraine Beavers

Protest group calls it a day

A campaign group which fought a tireless battle to prevent a gas storage facility being granted has decided to wind down its activities.

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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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The beach around Rossall Point observation Tower, where Fleetwood's Coastwatch team have been told about sabotaged dog toys.

Dog toy fears on Fleetwood’s beaches

Dog walkers in Fleetwood are being urged to be vigilant after reports that a malicious saboteur appears to be deliberately leaving fish hooks in dog toys in a horrific attempt to maim the animals.

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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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Proposed Fleetwood Pier development

Port cheers as pier flat plans are rejected

People power was being celebrated in Fleetwood after a controversial seafront housing scheme was rejected.

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Coun Rita Hewitt

Fly-tippers strike again at beauty spot

What a load of rubbish!

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