Milnthorpe wildlife park earns top certificate of excellence

Milnthorpe’s Wildlife Oasis have had a very happy new year as they’ve received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence after being recognised for “Superior Service”.

The team of local engineers who gave up their time to help fit a new heating system at a house in Crag Bank.

DIY SOS-style makeover helps couple in need

Lancaster’s answer to TV show DIY SOS took place in Crag Bank at the weekend, when 10 engineers gathered from across the country to help a disabled man.

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Next week's roadworks

NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
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The M6 is to be closed overnight for important link road work.

Overnight M6 closures to take place as part of ongoing link road work

Drivers using the M6 through Lancaster are being advised of an important phase the Heysham Link project which requires the closure of the northbound carriageway between junctions 33 and 34 and then the southbound carriageway between junctions 35 and 34.

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Dr Roy Armstrong.

Gambia unrest thwarts university research and conservation trip

Students and staff from the University of Cumbria preparing to travel to The Gambia to take part in vital research and conservation work have been forced to put the trip on hold just days before they were due to fly.

The League of Splendid's steampunk festival is in line for a grant from Morecambe Town Council.

Morecambe festivals budget to be finalised this week

A cash windfall for festivals will be part of Morecambe Town Council’s annual budget.

Brendan Hughes, chairman of Morecambe Town Council finance committee.

New ‘Anti-Social Behaviour Officer’ for Morecambe on cards

Morecambe Town Council may scrap its funding of PCSOs and bring in a dedicated Anti-Social Behaviour Officer to tackle youth gangs.

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Miaitalia in Bolton-le-Sands

Bolton-le-Sands restaurant break-in causes major damage

Thieves caused thousands of pounds worth of damage after breaking into a restaurant in Bolton-le-Sands.

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Travellers are currently experiencing delays of up to 60mins

Train users suffering severe delays from Preston

Train users travelling between Preston and Lancaster are currently experiencing severe delays after a failure in electricity supply, reports National Rail Enquiries.
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Health and fitness co-ordinator Ben France, right, with a gym member.
Feature on the new gym at the sports centre, part of a �1 million refurbishment at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster.

Job boost thanks to £5m refurb at Lancaster’s Salt Ayre

A £5m transformation of Salt Ayre Leisure Centre has helped employ new staff and bring a welcome boost to the economy, say council officials.

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The Palatine in Morecambe.

Morecambe pub will be back after refurbishment

A Morecambe pub has closed temporarily but will open again soon.

Lancaster Brewery at Lancaster Leisure Park.

Lancaster Brewery team hoping to boost interest in ale in China

Lancaster Brewery is introducing its beers to a whole new audience of craft ale fans this month in China.

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The M6 near Junction 33, Lancaster. Photo: Highways England

Driver caught doing 90mph in thick fog

A driver has been stopped by police after doing 90mph in thick fog on the motorway.

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Meet director of revenge film at Lancaster cinema

There’s a chance to meet the writer, director and star of a new grisly revenge fantasy film at The Dukes cinema on January 16.

A view of Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. (c)

Lancaster’s garden village - a once in a generation opportunity

A state-of-the-art garden village – one of only 14 in the UK – will be a “once in a generation opportunity” for Lancaster.

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Christmas shoppers in Lancaster

City memorabilia is festive hit

Lancaster’s civic pride is alive and well according to one city trader who has been inundated with purchases of Lancaster branded goods over the Christmas period.

The Globe Arena, home of Morecambe FC.

UPDATED: Morecambe FC all-weather pitch firm in administration

A company which operates the all-weather community pitches at Morecambe Football Club has gone into administration but the business will continue to operate.

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Entrance to Vue Cinema, Lancaster, from Market Square which could have glass doors on it preventing access

Lancaster cinema ticket prices halved for one year

A Lancaster cinema has cut its ticket prices in half for a year.

HRH Princess Alexandra

Princess to open The Bay Gateway

Princess Alexandra will officially open the Bay Gateway in March.

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The new Garden Villages project will be a boost to the economy

Government backs Lancaster’s new ‘garden village’

Lancaster is set to receive a share of £6m to create a new 3,500 home “garden village” in the city, one of the first of its kind in the UK.

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