As anti-fracking protestors left Poulton-le-Fylde for Blackpool earlier we gathered opposing views on shale gas exploration in Lancashire.
Anti-fracking campaigners are staging a 'funeral march' for Lancashire saying that a go ahead for the controversial procedure would amount to death for the Fylde countryside.
The fracking firm Cuadrilla has applied to explore two sites at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood for shale gas.
Councillors are due to make a final decision on the planning application but a report earlier this week by Lancashire County Council recommended rejecting it.
Organisers say the march will be from the stocks in the centre of Poulton Le Fylde at 10am walking to Blackpool.
Cuadrilla has said any issues raised in the report can be resolved.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused the Prime Minister of crucifying the North West after a series of government cuts.
In an exclusive interview on ITV's Party People, Mr Miliband says Liverpool and Manchester have been unfairly targeted with the region worse off than other parts of the country.
The Government has been urged to take responsibility for train rolling stock and tackle shortages which have led to massive overcrowding on services.. Louise Ellman, the chair of the Transport Select Committee has serious concerns about where new money is being spent. The Liverpool Riverside MP has also called for spending on rail to be spread across the country rather than favouring London.
The Government has been urged to take responsibility for train rolling stock and tackle shortages which have led to massive overcrowding on services. The Transport Select Committee also called for spending on rail to be spread across the country rather than favouring London.
The committee welcomed record investment in the rail network but said it was concerning that the Transport Department had ordered new trains for services in London and the South East while expecting passengers in the rest of the country to travel on reconditioned, older stock.
Network Rail must demonstrate that it can deliver key improvements, such as electrification in the North West and the Great Western Main Line, on time and while still delivering safe and efficient services for all passengers.
Reported delays to key infrastructure projects must be addressed by the Department for Transport. If a rail improvement or electrification project is announced for delivery in a set time period, there should be an expectation that it will be delivered on time.
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The Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has accused the Prime Minister of 'crucifying' the North West after a series of government cuts.
In an exclusive interview on ITV's Party People (tonight at 10:40pm) Miliband says Liverpool and Manchester have been unfairly targeted with the region worse off than other parts of the country.
In the run up to the general election - Granada Reports has looked at why the younger population are disillusioned with politics. We've spoken to some young people from Moss Side in Manchester. Its part of the Manchester Central constituency and at the last general election had the lowest voter turnout in the country.
There's been a setback to hopes of a fracking industry in Lancashire, after a key council report said it should not go ahead at two sites between Blackpool and Preston. Cuadrilla was seeking permission to use the controversial method of extracting shale gas in tests at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood, near Roseacre.
But planning officials have recommended the applications be rejected over concerns of noise and traffic pollution.
Our correspondent Amy Welch reports: