Environment

Environment

Quality marks show Blackpool has cleaned up its act

Five years ago Blackpool faced the grim prospect of having to put signs up advising people not to swim in the sea.

Environment
Litter crackdown set for borough of Wyre

Litter crackdown set for borough of Wyre

A crackdown on people dropping litter from moving cars is set to be launched in Wyre, following a change in legislation.

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Turtle Lulu

Getting up close with Lulu at Sea Life Blackpool

People can dip into the underwater world of the rare green sea turtle at Sea Life Blackpool, as one of its oldest and most beautiful residents returns to her ‘childhood’ home.

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An investigation has been launched into services on Northern

Probe launched into 'inadequate' Northern train services

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an official investigation into Northern Rail after being bombarded with complaints about its service from passengers since the start of the year.

Politics
Campaigners against fracking at the Preston New Road site had a bees theme to highlight what they fear is a threat to wildlife from shale gas extraction.

Protesters tell frackers ‘buzz off’

A giant bee and squirrel joined dozens of residents at the gates of Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road.
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VIDEO: Saving the environment in Lancashire...one bin bag at a time

Reporter Nick Lakin took a tour of the Materials Recovery Facility at Farington, near Leyland, to find out what happens to our recyclable waste.

Environment

Plastic protest at Preston New Road fracking site

Around 40 residents and members of county environment groups came together at Preston New Road fracking site to raise awareness of plastics pollution, what can be done to reduce plastics use, and the link between fracking and plastics.

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£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
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£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
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Staff at SEA LIFE Blackpool have conjured up an aquatic tribute for World Circus Day...an underwater Big Top for the clown fish!

Life really is a circus for fish at Blackpool Sealife Centre

Staff at Sealife Centre in Blackpool conjured up an aquatic tribute for World Circus Day...an underwater Big Top for the clown fish.

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Chris Bevan

Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

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The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Environment
The lock-on marks the second day of protests at the site to mark the start of a planning inquiry which is being held atBlackpool Football Club.

Protesters lock-on outside fracking site

Anti-frackers have locked on outside the Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road, say police.
Environment
Blue moon photographed by Post reader Jim Martin at 10.10pm on March 31, 2018

Once in a blue moon moment caught on camera

Amateur astronomer Jim Martin’s passion for sky watching paid off when he captured this rare blue moon moment from his Lancashire garden.

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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
Environment
Darren Miller

Ex-fracking contractor changed sides to join protesters

A Blackpool man who was a contractor working for gas fracking company Cuadrilla has appeared at court charged with obstructing the highway outside the firm’s drilling area.

Environment
A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

Environment

JIG AT THE RIG: 'Mass dance-off' at Cuadrilla's fracking site in Preston New Road

An organised dance-off is being held at Cuadrilla's fracking site in Preston New Road today.

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Lancashire water workers in pensions dispute

Lancashire water workers in pensions dispute

Hundreds of water workers in Lancashire will join a two-day strike on Friday in protest over changes to their company pension scheme.

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Getting to the root of the green renaissance

Getting to the root of the green renaissance...

Allotments are enjoying a boom time. Kath Finlay reports on why there’s now a trend to grow your own
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