Waste collection services to change

Wyre’s green waste collection service will be suspended for a short period from December 16 to January 16.

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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A caravan and bags of rubbish were removed by the local authority after travellers vacated land at Marsh Mill in Thornton

Clean-up completed as travellers moved on

Council staff have carried out a clean-up operation on land occupied by travellers for nearly a week.

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Some of the items dumped at Jameson Road in the latest fly tipping incident there.

Flytippers hit reserve – again

Fly tippers have again targeted one of Fleetwood’s beauty spots – and this time it is worse than ever.

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Bob Long and Peter Stubbs from Natural Energy Wyre Ltd

Tidal barrage visitor centre all set to open

The company behind a £300 million tidal energy scheme off Fleetwood will open its public information centre and head office in the town within two weeks.

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.

Fleetwood Christmas Light switch on

Fleetwood first with solar tree celebration

Fleetwood is leading the way by being the first in the country to have a solar powered Christmas trees.

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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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Rubbish dumped in an alley behind Addison Road, Fleetwood. Picture by Rita Hewitt.

Alley gate proposal to prevent flytipping in Fleetwood

A Fleetwood councillor has proposed new plans to prevent fly-tipping in Fleetwood streets.

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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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Areal shot of the new waste recycling plant at Thornton.

Thornton recycling plant work is backed despite furore

Changes are to be made to a recycling plant in Thornton in a bid to improve working conditions at the site.

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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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Diane Gradwell

Learn to save money at Big Energy Saving Week in Fleetwood

Householders can learn how to save energy and money or even get help in paying the bills at a series of free local events hosted by Citizens Advice as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

MP Paul Maynard

Praise for water firm

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has praised United Utilities for listening to his concerns about the treatment of vulnerable customers during the cryptosporidium outbreak in 2015.

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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 last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

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The latest incident of fly-tipping at Jameson Road in Fleetwood.

Anger after yet more fly-tipping at reserve

Fly-tippers have struck again at a dumping blackspot in Fleetwood.

Fly-tipped rubbish

Fly-tippers leave piles of rubbish at reserve in Fleetwood

Fly-tippers have struck again at a dumping blackspot in Fleetwood.

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Some 2,500 bulbs will be planted by volunteers

2,500 bulbs to brighten garden area

A two-week project to plant 2,500 flower bulbs – and transform a community garden – begins on Monday.

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