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Morecambe barber hopes to open new shop in Heysham

A Morecambe barber hopes to expand his business to keep up with a growing trend in male grooming.

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Raymond and Sam Moi Chan in Lancaster

The Lancaster-China connection

This month, Lancaster has been awash with colour and expression during the Chinese New Year celebrations, with hundreds of people attending events in the city centre and at the university.

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Picture: Yui Mok

Top tips on how to lower your energy bills

As three of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers announce price hikes, experts are reminding householders of small changes that can help slash how much they spend on gas and electricity.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling with Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris on his visit to see the new M6 link road.

Transport Secretary visits Heysham to M6 link

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has praised the Heysham M6 link on a visit to the area.

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Scott Walker, leak detective at United Utilities

Meet the ‘leak detectors’ . . . and their wooden listening stick

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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The sign for the Neuro Drop In centre has been taken down by the Highways Authority as well as the signr for HMP Lancaster Farms. Pic: Google Street View.

Sign saga for drop-in centre rumbles on

A wrangle over a sign directing people to a charity for those with neurological needs is rumbling on.

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A campaign has been launched to save Bentham Post Office.

Post office campaign to continue

The Post Office is continuing to work hard to find a solution to saving Bentham Post Office, they said.

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Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster

Lancaster bridge set to close for £4m revamp

One of Lancaster’s major road bridges is scheduled to close for six months as part of a £4m programme of works.

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Debenhams Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost 135,000 to just under 12,000 workers.

Listed: All 360 businesses that failed to pay staff properly

The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1m.

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Andy Barker is the co-owner of The Station Hotel, Caton

Full steam ahead as Caton hostelry gets £100k makeover

A Lune Valley pub has been transformed thanks to a £100,000 refurbishment by two Lancaster businessmen.

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The Bright House store in the Arndale Centre is due to close in March.

BrightHouse to close as part of cost-cutting

BrightHouse in Morecambe’s Arndale Centre is closing on March 11.

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More cuts spark Lancaster court closure fear

A magistrate has warned that the decision to move custody cases from Lancaster to Preston is another nail in the coffin for local justice.

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The Flying Scotsman at platform one at Carnforth Station, May 1987. Picture by Robert Swain.

Nostalgia: a look back at Carnforth Station

We take a look at Carnforth Station and its famous clock which featured in the film Brief Encounter.

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A major revamp of the York Hotel pub is under way.

York Hotel undergoes £250k refurb

A £250,000 refurbishment on one of Morecambe’s popular pubs is well under way.

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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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Dianne Yates.

Lancaster law firm helps fund national cancer research into mesothelioma

A Morecambe law firm has become the patron of a charity fund for research into the incurable cancer, mesothelioma.

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The newly resurfaced junction of Euston Road and Market Street in Morecambe. More work is now being carried out down Euston Road towards New Town Square near the Travelodge.

Phase 2 of Morecambe town centre work begins

The next stage of work to improve the shopping streets of Morecambe town centre is under way.

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An artists impression of what the new combined fire and ambulance station will look like on Cable Street, Lancaster.

Renovation work starts at Lancaster fire station

Work begins this week at Lancaster fire station to create a modern base for firefighters and paramedics.

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Police were called to the incident at around 6.10am

Man dies after being 'struck by train'

Police were called to a fatality after a man was "struck by a train" in Penwortham.
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Becky Hindley.

Former Coronation Street star sets up new flower business in Warton

A former Coronation Street star has set up a new business in Warton Crag selling seasonal flowers.

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