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Multi million pound green energy deal for Lancaster firm

A Lancaster-based engineering firm has signed a multi-million pound contract with a leading renewable energy company.

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The rare white mole Gordon Tarney caught at Capernwray.

Rare white mole found near Carnforth

Mole catcher Gordon Tarney has caught a white mole – an extremely rare find.

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Volunteers investigating and recording the remains of a structure adjoining Rectory Woods, Heysham.

Archaeological hunt in Heysham

A team of coastal archaeologists are set to undertake a walkover survey around the Heysham coast and are looking for volunteers to get involved.

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The sewerage pumping station on Schola Green Lane, Morecambe.

£70m plan to improve beaches in Morecambe

A £70m project to upgrade wastewater treatment works in Morecambe to improve the area’s coastal waters and beaches is due to start in the spring.

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Caton Road during the ongoing roadworks. Photo courtesy of Morecambe Bay Movie Makers.

Roadworks expected in Morecambe and Lancaster over the next seven days

Upcoming roadworks in the area are as follows:

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Second bird flu outbreak

Second outbreak of bird flu confirmed

A second case of bird flu has been confirmed in Lancashire.

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A map of Heysham showing where the extended substation and new tunnel head will go (blue triangle) close to the existing substation (black triangle) and the route of the new underground tunnel (purple dash line).

8,000 reply to survey on Morecambe Bay tunnel plan

Around 8,000 people have had their say on plans to build a tunnel under Morecambe Bay to connect a new power station to the electricity network at Heysham.

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Morecambe Town Hall.

Have your say on 15-year housing plan

A series of drop-in events will be held so people can have their say on Lancaster City Council’s plans to allocate land for house building.

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Recycling bins in St Oswald Street in Lancaster.

Lancashire hits EU waste target and raises £2.2m from our recycling

More than £2m has been raised by Lancashire County Council from the sale of our recyclable material in 2015/16.

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RSPB looking for Lancaster and Morecambe volunteers

RSPB looking for Lancaster and Morecambe volunteers

The RSPB is on the lookout for people across the district with a passion for wildlife, to join its 2017 volunteer internship programme, providing the opportunity to work on some of the RSPB’s most beautiful nature reserves.

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Fire crews at the scene of the fallen tree in Heysham village

Collapsed Heysham village tree due to be removed by crane

A 70ft tree which collapsed onto a church hall in Heysham is likely to be removed by a large crane.

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Fire crews at the scene of the fallen tree in Heysham village

70ft tree falls on Heysham community centre in high winds

a 70ft tree collapsed onto the roof of a community centre in Heysham Village during high winds on Wednesday afternoon.

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HRH Princess Alexandra

Princess to open The Bay Gateway

Princess Alexandra will officially open the Bay Gateway in March.

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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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A councillor says Lancaster City Council's use of covert surveillance powers to catch dog foulers in the act was "appalling".

Council under fire for using terror law to catch dog foulers

A city councillor has slammed Lancaster City Council for using terror laws to catch dog foulers.

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A stunning photograph of a flock of birds over Morecambe Bay. Picture by DARREN ANDREWS.

Appeal for bay bird volunteers

Morecambe Bay Partnership is looking for volunteers to be ‘bird ambassadors’.

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Halton Mill.

Charity foundation awards £5k cash windfall to mill

The Ecology Building Society Charitable Foundation has awarded £5,000 to Halton Mill to support the renovation of a lift shaft.

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Coun Darren Clifford, West End resident and volunteer Linda Gould, David Holme of Adactus and Liz Das of West End Million at the area's recent clean-up pilot scheme.
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Streets get monster tidy-up

Eighteen tonnes of waste – equivalent in weight to two T.Rexes – was collected in a cleanup in the West End.

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A map of Heysham showing where the extended substation and new tunnel head will go (blue triangle) close to the existing substation (black triangle) and the route of the new underground tunnel (purple dash line).

Fears Morecambe Bay tunnel site may cause six years of hell for residents

Residents face six years of disruption from work on an underground power tunnel near Heysham.

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