Lancaster urged to ‘show heart’ to help homeless

Plans for agencies across Lancaster to work more closely together in a bid to tackle homelessness were backed at a public meeting held this week.

Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

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Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the weekend

Snow warning issued for Lancashire

A weather warning for snow has been issued for Lancashire.

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Barry and Fiona Robinson at The New Inn, Yealand

Village pub re-opens after major refurbishment

A village pub has reopened after a restoration and refurbishment project by its new owners.

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Mike Dent and the team at Ubertechs, Callum Taylor and Ian Maude, have been named one of only five Apple premium service providers in the UK

City IT firm wins place on coveted Apple provider list

A Lancaster IT firm has been listed as one of Apple’s top service support firms in 
the UK.

Helen Cleece leads volunteers around the city centre handing out food to the homeless.

Business group to hold forum on Lancaster homeless

A Lancaster business group has said an increase in homeless people in the city centre is presenting a poor image for visitors.

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No matter which sector you chose, your job may not be secure, say union bosses

Nearly half of jobs in the North West ‘insecure’

Nearly half of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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Allan Blackburn and Marie Gardner at the building site for the new gymnastics studio at Lancaster Leisure Park.

New Lancaster gymnastics hub gets thumbs up

The next Max Whitlock, Louis Smith, Beth Tweddle or Claudia Fragapane might be produced at Lancaster Leisure Park.

Northern Rail services will be affected by a union strike on Monday.

Rail strikes cause commuter chaos

Rail strikes have caused disruption for commuters across the district this morning.

John French from Fat Media.

Lancaster media firm up for award for gambling charity campaign

Lancaster digital marketing agency Fat Media is celebrating after being shortlisted for a national award for its work with leading charity organisation, GambleAware.

This week is National Apprentice Ship Week, showcasing how apprenticeships help people of all ages gain the skills they need for a rewarding career.

National Apprenticeship Week: Lancaster and Morecambe apprentices tell their experiences

In National Apprenticeship Week, GEMMA SHERLOCK speaks to apprentices in Lancaster and Morecambe who are aiming to climb the career ladder.

From left Jo Parker, Ken Parker, Sharon Jackson and Blake Prince at the Lancaster Beer Festival. Picture by Nick Dagger Photography.

Thousands visit Lancaster Beer Festival raising £17k for charity

Thousands raised their glass to Lancaster’s successful Beer Festival which raised more than £17k for local charities.


BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Staff at the new Home Bargains superstore on Westgate at the official opening on Saturday.

New £4.5m Home Bargains store opens its doors in Morecambe

A new £4.5m Home Bargains superstore has opened in Morecambe.

A photo from a tweet by @MarkUmpl of his malfunctioning SSE smart meter. Big Six provider SSE said it had launched an urgent investigation into the errant devices, one of which warned a customer they had bust their daily budget by nearly three million per cent.

£33,000 for just one day's power! Energy giant apologises over malfunctioning smart meters

Shocked customers of a major energy company have received an apology after malfunctioning smart meters said they would be charged up to £33,000 for one day's power.

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The Logs Direct team.

TV show makes it a great winter for Lancaster fuel specialist

Lancaster-based wood and coal fuel specialist Logs Direct has found one of its newly introduced products flying out of the door all winter, thanks to TV programme Countryfile.

Matt Jackson at the British Chamber of Commerce Christmas dinner in China

Lancaster Brewery takes beer to global market

Lancaster Brewery is going global.

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A gritting lorry

Gritters out after weather warning

Gritters will be out tonight after temperatures were predicted to drop below freezing.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Under-pressure hospital issues plea for staff

An under-pressure hospital trust has issued a plea for staff over the weekend.

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