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Slippy stones causing misery for Lancaster shoppers

People are continuing to slip on the new paving stones in Lancaster city centre.

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The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Brexit could leave Lancashire out of pocket

Businesses in Lancashire are being warned that they could face losing million of pounds in funding from the EU as a result of Brexit.

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Morecambe centre, play area and beach

Why we do like to be beside the seaside

Returning to seaside towns such as Morecambe can trigger feelings of nostalgia which is good for our wellbeing, according to research from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan.

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It's all gone a bit Mary Poppins

So much for Storm Aileen

After the chaos in America, the season's first storm warning in the UK promised much damage and disruption.

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Why are storms named, and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

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Morecambe honeymoon couple stranded in Cuba as hurricanes hit

A couple from Morecambe on their honeymoon in Cuba this week have spoken of their horror as hurricanes devastated the Caribbean.
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An artists impression of the new Transpennine Express trains

New fleet of state-of-the-art trains will call in at Lancaster

Brand new ultra-modern trains will be calling in at Lancaster from 2019 as TransPennine Express (TPE) gets ready to launch its new fleet.

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Manager of the Co-op on Regent Road Lily Grantham has organised a 'West End spruce up event' for employees, customers and members of the public. Pictured from left are Lily Grantham, Yvonne Brade, customer sales assistant with her children Ruby, Ella and Lewis Roberts, Linda Westrop, supervisor, Roger Lund, customer, Rita Stobbs, customer, Julie Munro, customer sales assistant and Dorothea Turkington, customer.

Spruce-up for West End

Members of the community are invited to take part in a spruce up of Morecambe’s West End.

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Coun Caroline Jackson, Mollie Foxall, County Coun Gina Dowding and Coun Emily Heath with Frack McFrackface

Four Lancaster women sail Fracky McFrackface to Cuadrilla site then “lock on” outside

Four Lancaster women – including a city councillor – have “locked on” outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the Fylde.

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A display of Cushag (Ragwort) on the side of the road.

Deadly weed danger warning in Lancaster and Morecambe

A highly poisonous weed which can be seen springing up across the district can kill horses and cause a nasty skin reaction to anyone who picks it.

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Peter Bartley who runs Wardfield Farm with his wife Jean, are being presented with a quality award

How selling halal meat saved Lancaster farmer’s business

When Peter and Jean Bartley’s farm business started to suffer, a chance conversation helped turn their fortunes around.

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Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
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David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

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Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
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Jacky Burns has started off a new craze in the Heysham area called Pebbleart - she finds pebbles on the beach, paints and varnishes them, then hides them in the local area for people to find, with her grandchildren Olivia, Leo and Calvin

Hundreds get caught up in pebble craze

Painted pebbles are creating waves in Morecambe – and the craze shows no sign of abating.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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The team at work on Lancaster Canal.

Tonnes of duck weed removed from Lancaster Canal

A layer of weed described as ‘green porridge’ has invaded Lancaster Canal posing a threat to wildlife.

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A Lancaster City Council representative with a resident at a Local Plan consultation event.

Housing report sparks fears of ‘Bolton-le-Slyne’ U-turn

Residents of two villages fear that controversial house building may be back on the agenda.

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Lancashire County Coun Gina Dowding, left, with other protestors in Blackpool.

Lancaster councillor pleads not guilty to alleged fracking protest offences

A Lancaster councillor has appeared in court charged with offences alleged to have taken place during an anti-fracking protest.

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