New McDonald’s restaurant in Lancaster opens creating 80 new jobs

A new McDonald’s restaurant in Caton Road will open its doors for business next week, bringing 80 new jobs to the area.

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Bruce Crowther outside St John's Church on the Sunday morning after the floods struck. Photo by Richard Davis.

New home for flood-hit centre

A new home has been found for a Lancaster fair trade centre, a year after flooding caused by Storm Desmond forced it to shut its doors.

Land off Middleton Road, Middleton which could become part of the Heysham Gateway regeneration area.

Heysham land sale is Gateway to economic growth says council

Land in south Heysham and Middleton will be sold to developers to help create a ‘Heysham Gateway’.

Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
Heysham Power Station

Gas alert at Lancashire nuclear plant

An alert was sparked at Heysham 2 power station in Lancashire today after hydrogen was detected on site​

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Jeni Robinson at Revivals West End, Morecambe

Morecambe shopkeeper’s Revival after storms wrecked her home

It took Jeni Robinson many months to rebuild her life after Storm Desmond.

The new Park & Ride in Caton Road, Lancaster.

Lancaster’s 650 space Park and Ride to open this week

Lancaster’s new Park and Ride service will open this week, with free parking available for the first three months.

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Developer Opus North's CGI image of what is proposed for the Frontierland site.

Council cautious on Marks and Spencer return to Morecambe

Marks and Spencer’s return to Morecambe has moved one step closer but with a word of warning from the council.

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Argos in the Arndale Centre, Morecambe

Morecambe Arndale Centre’s Argos store to close

The Argos store in Morecambe Arndale Centre is to close next year – with a new digital outlet opening in the town’s Sainsbury’s instead.

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Engineers of the future from Lancaster Royal Grammar School win scholarships

Engineers of the future from Lancaster Royal Grammar School win scholarships

Three pupils from Lancaster Royal Grammar School have been awarded scholarships designed to encourage them towards a career in engineering.

Allan Blackburn in the new furniture section at GB Antiques Centre.

Lancaster antiques centre expands after popular furniture dealer retires

The team at GB Antiques Centre at Lancaster Leisure Park have revealed their new furniture expansion, just in time for the Christmas rush.

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Picture posed by models

Schools in Lancaster and Morecambe face cash crisis, warn teaching unions

Teaching unions in Lancashire have warned that freezing education budgets will have major effects on schools in the Lancaster district.

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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

Stock views of Preston- County Hall.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Solar park set to go ahead despite neighbours’ fears

Retrospective plans to create a solar park at a water treatment works in Lancaster look set to be given the green light.

Firms help to prepare students for life at work

Firms help to prepare students for life at work

Business and enterprise students at Lancaster & Morecambe College have been getting first hand experience of the business world, thanks to a new relationship the college has forged with local employers.

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Alistair Eagles.

Early Bay Gateway boost for trade at Heysham ferry firm

A Heysham ferry company has reported a massive boost in trade after the opening of the Bay Gateway.

Two lanes are currently closed on the M6

Delays on the M6 between junctions 18 and 17 southbound due to serious accident

The accident, which involved two lorries and one car, happened at around 11.30am this morning (28, November).

Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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