Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Mark Cutter with staff from Tesco in Carnforth and their recent delivery.

Lancaster bar offers free holiday food for kids

A Lancaster bar has launched a free lunch club for families during the summer holidays.

Emily Hankinson from Heysham is competing in Miss Galaxy England

Heysham disabled teen goes for top beauty pageant

A disabled teenager hopes to inspire others that anything is possible after achieving a place in a prestigious beauty pageant.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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Firm re-launches bespoke fuel storage hire business

Firm re-launches bespoke fuel storage hire business

On the back of a very successful last six months, Heysham-based Fuel Proof Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of customised, high quality fuel storage equipment for diesel and aviation fuel, has re-launched its fuel storage hire business.

Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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From left manager Janet George, owner Solomon Reader, and manager Craig McCoy at Jump Rush, Morecambe's trampoline park.

Tenpin bowling plan for Morecambe amusement arcade

A tenpin bowling lounge is the next step in plans to create a multi-purpose indoor entertainment complex in Morecambe.

The Logs Direct team, the organisers of Logfest.

Your chance to ask a burning question at Halton wood firm’s open day

Clive "Wiggy" Donaldson

Put on dancing shoes for city audition

City dancers are being invited to take their first steps to a professional career in entertainment via a tribute to a hit TV show.

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Lancaster Town Hall.

More cuts on horizon admits Lancaster City Council

Substantially more budget cuts, income generation and “other savings” are still needed to balance the books, the chief executive of Lancaster City Council has said.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Shock restructure for county council

Lancashire County Council’s new Tory rulers have unveiled plans for a major restructure of the council’s management team.

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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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More than 900 jobs will be lost as Store Twenty One goes into liquidation.

Morecambe clothes shop closes down after parent company goes bankrupt

Fashion retailer Store Twenty One which had a shop in Morecambe, has gone into liquidation, resulting in the loss of 900 jobs.


VIDEO: End of an era as Lancaster furniture shop makes way for flats

It’s the end of an era for an historic Lancaster landmark building as its final link with the furniture trade ends.

Graham Hodgson and Rod Taylor pictured at The Visitor Sunshine Awards in 2012.

New sponsors for Morecambe FC function room

The main function room at Morecambe Football Club has a new sponsor.

Managing director of Cox Motor Group, David Cox.

Motor group in key land deal

Land off Mellishaw Lane previously used by flytippers to dump fridges and household rubbish has been bought by Cox Motor Group to be developed.

Allan Muirhead, Sarah Ross and Coun Giles Archibald in the new visitor information centre in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Old bank in Kirkby Lonsdale gets new lease of life

Kirkby Lonsdale’s Visitor Information Centre has relocated to a larger building on a prime site in the centre of the town.

All fees and charges associated with unplanned overdrafts are set to be removed by Lloyds Bank Group.

Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to scrap charges for unplanned overdrafts

Lloyds Banking Group is to launch a simplified "pay-as-you-go" overdraft charging system and scrap some fees, in a shake-up affecting millions of customers.

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