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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Photo: David Hurst Bolton Le Sands Library service Manager, Ros Sudworth, centre, with County Councillor Chris Henig, right, and Lancaster District Manager, Debbie Dawson, left, at the re-opening of the library after refurbishment

Village library goes up for sale

Bolton-le-Sands library is being put up for sale by the county council after it failed to find a community group to run it.

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Old visitor picture of Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood’s brother tells of her time in Morecambe

Entertainer Victoria Wood loved Morecambe and settled in the county after finding fame. Her brother Chris Foote-Wood has written a new book about his sister’s life and times and offers a fascinating insight into her years in the Red Rose county.

The Kings Arms in Lancaster.

Lancaster hotel staff face eviction after wages go unpaid

Two former Lancaster hotel workers face eviction this Christmas after claiming the company they worked for failed to pay them.

Travellers are being urged to check routes are clear before they set off.

Environment Agency urges travellers to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

With wet and windy conditions expected from Friday and into the Christmas weekend, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk - especially if driving or staying in an unfamiliar location.

Morecambe’s credit union challenges pay day loans companies

Morecambe’s credit union challenges pay day loans companies

There was a steady stream of people queuing to use the services at Morecambe Bay Credit Union when it opened for a couple of hours on Friday morning.

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