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New boss Rigby relishing challenge of stepping up at Slyne

Paul Rigby is relishing the challenge of stepping up to be Slyne-with-Hest’s new manager.

Football
Westgate Tyres held a tyre safety event especially for women.

Women get to grips with tyre safety at Morecambe event

A tyre centre in Morecambe has teamed up with GT Radial to host a women only tyre safety event.

Business
PJ Harvey will be appearing at the festival.

Lancaster University festival hopes to be real page turner

This July sees the first Lancaster Words festival, a three-day exploration of all things literary though a vibrant mix of readings, interviews, lectures, discussions, workshops, art exhibition, book-making and even film-making. 

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Toby Carvery, Eden Park Hotel, Beckenham. Toby Carvery is offering a free roast dinner for military personnel this Saturday, June 24 for Armed Forces Day.

Toby Carvery salutes the Armed Forces with free meal on Armed Forces Day

Toby Carvery is showing its support to the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery on Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 24.

Lifestyle
Dee Roach.

Conference talk on improvements

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust recently organised a conference todiscuss improvements in the way healthcare is delivered by the Trust.

Health
Preston Crown Court.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Heysham man raped vulnerable young woman twice in her home

A man who began to rape a vulnerable woman as she vomited in a loo after a night out has been jailed for four years.

Crime
Bowland Tower, Lancaster University.

Fire checks in Lancaster after Grenfell Tower deaths

Checks have been carried out on high rise blocks in Lancaster in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

News 1
The new Snap Map

VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
Business 1
Anne Cooper with the team from UHMBT.

Top NHS Digital nurse visit

The Chief Nurse from NHS Digital visited Morecambe Bay to see some of the work being delivered as part of the hospital trust’s Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Optimisation Programme.

Health
Hotpoint

Thousands urged to contact Hotpoint over fridge-freezer in Grenfell Tower fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company.

Offbeat
A 10-day giant panda cub at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo

Baby panda charms Japan

A baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl, Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has confirmed.

Offbeat
The typical suitcase alone will leave a 141.00 dent in the bank balance

The average holidaymaker's suitcase contains items worth over £3k

The average holidaymaker jets off to the sunshine with a suitcase crammed full of more than £3,000 worth of tech, toiletries and tanning products, it has emerged.

Offbeat
David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Morecambe MP gets Northern Ireland job

The Morecambe MP has been given a top job in the Northern Ireland office.

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Michael Threlfall before the Manchester Run.

70-year-old Kirkby Lonsdale runner completes 30k challenge

A pensioner from Kirkby Lonsdale has completed the penultimate leg of a 30k running challenge to raise money for North West Cancer Research.

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The man was suspected to have suffered serious head injuries and a possible heart attack, say fire crews.

Elderly man airlifted to hospital after falling down embankment

An elderly man was airlifted to hospital following a daring rescue after he fell down an embankment, say fire services.

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Virgin Media users are said to be at risk. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

Offbeat
Last year's Armed Forces Day on Preston Flag Market was a huge success

Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
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Robin and Helen Loxam at the Carr House Farm, Lancaster, "Secret Garden" which is going on display to the public next month for charity

Visit Lancaster’s secret garden for charity

One of Lancaster’s best-kept secrets will be opening its doors to the public next month in aid of charity.

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Morecambe's new first-year professionals Ben Hedley, Niall Maher and Steve Yawson. Picture: Matt Rushton

Bentley hails academy improvements after signing three more youngsters

Jim Bentley believes Morecambe’s youth set-up is going from strength to strength after adding three more academy graduates to his squad.

Football
Year 4 winners St Peter's.

Youngsters star at primary cricket competitions

The district Year 4 and 5 ECB Kwik Cricket competitions produced two days of action at Westgate Cricket Club.

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