Fracking protests close road near Preston as police issue warning

Police speak to protesters blocking a lorry at Preston New Road Pic: Business Lancashire Lancashire Police had to shut part of a busy road between Preston and Blackpool on Wednesday (11 January) due to anti-fracking protests. The A583 Preston New Road was closed between […]

2 years ago
Cuadrilla resume work to kick start fracking again amid protests

Anti-fracking campaigners bring a lorry to a halt Pic: Friends of the Earth Work on resuming fracking on the outskirts of Preston has begun. Cuadrilla reopened its Preston New Road site on Thursday (5 January) and it has triggered fresh protests on the surrounding […]

2 years ago
Fracking near Preston is allowed to go ahead at one site

Fracking near Preston is to become a reality as the government overturned a decision made by Lancashire County Council. Communities secretary Sajid Javid has said Cuadrilla can frack at Preston […]

3 years ago
Fracking near Preston: Public meeting to be held at Preston Minster before inquiry begins

A public meeting is to be held in Preston ahead of an inquiry into whether fracking near the city should take place. Lancashire County Council voted last year to reject […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Opinion: Nine things 2016 holds for Preston

A pot of gold could come in handy for public finances in Preston during 2016 Pic: Tony Worrall The end of the year draws near and like the Christmas Lights in Preston city centre the lights are going out one by one (gradually). It’s a good chance to […]

3 years ago
Will Preston City Council cautiously accept fracking?

Preston councillors are being asked to “cautiously accept” fracking in and around the city. A showdown has been set in the Town Hall as a report by the city’s environmental […]

4 years ago
Frack on: Government calls urging fast-track fracking incite anger from environmentalists

Environmental campaigners in Preston have reacted angrily to the suggestion from the government that fracking applications should be fast-tracked. Energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd has drawn criticism after […]

4 years ago
Lancashire County Council rejects fracking application

Lancashire County Council has rejected an application from Cuadrilla to frack at two sites in Lancashire. Applause broke out in the public benches that quickly echoed onto social media to […]

4 years ago
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