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Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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The micro-blogging site admitted there is "still much work to be done".

Twitter clamps down on abuse on social networking site since start of 2017

Twitter users are experiencing "significantly less abuse" on the social media platform than six months ago, the company has claimed.

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The former Death In Paradise star Kris Marshal

Kris Marshall backed for role as Doctor Who companion

Kris Marshall might still be joining the cast of Doctor Who - as the companion to the first female Doctor.

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Wetlands at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Ineos threatens legal action against National Trust over fracking survey

Energy firm Ineos is threatening to take legal action against the National Trust so it can carry out a fracking survey on its land.

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Police recorded nearly five million offences in England and Wales over the period, 458,021 more than the same period last year.

Police concern over rising recorded crime and falling officer numbers

The largest annual rise in crime recorded by police in a decade, coupled with a fall in officer numbers to the lowest in more than 30 years, has sparked concern among both chiefs and the rank-and-file.

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Police are appealing for information after an assault in a Lancaster nightclub.

Appeal after Lancaster nightclub assault

A man suffered an eye injury after an assault in a Lancaster nightclub.

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Lowes at The Glow Rooms, Lancaster

REVIEW: Lowes, The Glow Rooms, Lancaster

You could be forgiven for thinking you weren’t in Lancaster when Lowes took over a city nightclub this week for their debut headline show.

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VIDEO: Inside Lancaster hospice pound shop

We chat to volunteers of a Lancaster hospice charity store which converts into a pound shop today.

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Lower Church Street during flash flooding in Lancaster city centre on Wednesday evening. Photo shared by Go Burrito.

Council clean-up in Lancaster after flash floods

Officers from Lancaster City Council have been working hard to clear debris and help businesses affected by Wednesday’s flash floods.

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The move would give students more rights and protection

Students could sue universities over breach of contract, plans suggest

Universities could face lawsuits in the future from students who believe they have not been given the education they were promised.

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Josephine Whitehead.

Talented Silverdale artist passes away

A talented artist who lived for many years in Silverdale has passed away.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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X Factor stars to sing at Morecambe Hotel

A sold-out gig by two X Factor stars will be held at the Morecambe Hotel on Saturday afternoon.

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Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.

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Lower Church Street during flash flooding in Lancaster city centre on Wednesday evening. Photo shared by Go Burrito.

Flash flooding in Morecambe and Lancaster causes chaos

Flash floods swept across the district during Wednesday rush hour causing travel and traffic chaos.

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Billy Holmes with his dog Tyler who has been stolen during a burglary.

Staffie dog is stolen during house burglary

A desperate dog owner has made an impassioned plea for the return of her pet after he was stolen during a burglary.

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TSB Bank app to start using iris recognition technology

TSB is to introduce iris recognition as a way for customers to unlock the bank app and access their account, the first in Europe to use this form of biometric technology.

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North West Ambulance Service

New triage tool is proving useful to assess patients

A pair of paramedics have developed a brand new way for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to work with nursing and residential homes to help residents to get the most appropriate care more quickly.

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Pupils aged 14 had the highest number of permanent exclusions

35 pupils a day expelled from schools in England

The equivalent of 35 children a day are being expelled from schools in England, official figures show.

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The Halston Aparthotel in Carlisle

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Historic northern cities are enjoying something of a renaissance of late, and Carlisle could be one such example of an emerging success story.

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