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.
The trial of the TV weatherman Fred Talbot has heard from a third man who claims that he was sexually assaulted by him.
The alleged victim, who's being called C for legal reasons, said he was forced to sleep in the same bed as Mr Talbot on a canal barge trip.
Mr Talbot denies all the charges against him.
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The lawyer for former ITV weatherman Fred Talbot is cross-examining witness 'C' at Manchester's Minshull Street Court.
The prosecution has claimed a 'drunk' Mr Talbot performed a 'sex act' on a school trip on a canal barge.
Our correspondent Rob Smith is in court.
Defence suggest that 13-year-olds, as C was, were unlikely to go on the school's canal trips. They were, the lawyer states, for older boys.
C tells the jury there were "two barges" where the youngsters were "split" between ages. Younger boys on one boat. Older boys on another.
Defence ask about the "pornography" that C says was brought on board. Defence: "You're not suggesting Mr Talbot looked at it?" C: "No."
Defence say, with another teacher on the trip, leaving pornography "strewn around" would be a "risk." They say Mr Talbot knew nothing of it.
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.
Stars paid tribute to Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride at the National Television Awards, as the biggest names in television were honoured for their work.
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