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Morecambe showbiz legend, pantomime dame and Harry Hill’s TV dad dies at 86

One of Morecambe’s greatest ever showbiz stars has died aged 86 – leaving a kind gesture by his TV celebrity friend sadly unfulfilled.

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Dr Ronak Patel

Four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at wheel

More than four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after driving home from a night shift, research shows.

Offbeat
A man had part of his ear bitten off in Lancaster.

Man has part of ear bitten off in attack in Lancaster

A man had part of his ear bitten off in Lancaster in what police described as a ‘nasty attack.’

Crime
Dame Mary Peters.

Olympic champion to officially open new retirement flats in Lancaster

Former British Olympic champion Dame Mary Peters will be in Lancaster on Friday to mark the official opening of the new assisted living development, Williamson Court.

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Gordon Kaye

'Allo 'Allo! actor Gorden Kaye dies aged 75

Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.
Arts 1
Dan Blenkharn is tackled by Clitheroe.

Carnforth 31-44 Clitheroe

Carnforth missed the chance to leapfrog opponents Clitheroe in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division Three North table on Saturday, losing 44-31 after a stunning comeback by the visitors.

News
Theresa May announces cash boost for Lancashire at her first regional cabinet near Warrington

PM announces £70m Northern Powerhouse cash for Lancashire

Lancashire has been welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse “family” with a £70m golden greeting.

Business 8
Lucca the War Dog by Maria Goodavage

Book review: Lucca the War Dog by Maria Goodavage

When a frontline soldier is in a dangerous war zone, carrying a gun and ammunition may not always be his best defence.

Arts 1
The Globe Arena in Morecambe.

Confusion over who owns Morecambe Football Club

Question marks have been revealed over the ownership of Morecambe FC as confusion continues to surround the football club.

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When My Ship Comes In by Sue Wilsher

Book review: When My Ship Comes In by Sue Wilsher

Flo Bundell spends her days cleaning the luxury cruise ships at Tilbury docks… and her nights dreaming of sailing away to a new life in the sunshine of Australia.

Arts 1
The driver of the car had a lucky escape

Lucky escape for driver of two-crash car

A driver had a lucky escape yesterday after the car he was driving was involved in two crashes on the M6, say fire services.
Transport
Biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

Biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

B&M has recalled a range of biscuits owing to ingredients which could cause a health risk not being correctly labelled.

Offbeat
‘Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

‘Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

Offbeat
The study disproves previous theories that e-cigarettes are responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking

E-cigarettes ‘attract teens who wouldn’t normally smoke’

E-cigarettes and their tempting flavours are attracting teens who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco, new research has revealed.

Offbeat 1
Garstang were winners over Eagley at the Riverside on Saturday.

Slyne hit for six in defeat to Wrens

Slyne-with-Hest were hit for six by second-placed Blackpool Wren Rovers in the West Lancashire League Premier Division on Saturday.

Football
Lancashire Police crackdown on mobile phone use behind the wheel

Lancashire Police crackdown on mobile phone use behind the wheel

Police in Lancashire are taking part in a week-long crackdown on illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel.
Crime 10
Two cars collided on The Bay Gateway.

Crash on Bay Gateway junction

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on The Bay Gateway junction.

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Alex Whitmore. Picture: Matt Rushton

Whitmore delighted to be back with Morecambe

A familiar face is back at the Globe Arena after Morecambe announced the re-signing of Alex Whitmore.

Football
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