Sky’s the limit as Lancaster University researcher wins grant for northern lights study

A Lancaster University researcher is celebrating after receiving a grant, which is aimed at helping research into one of the great wonders of nature.

A map of the proposed North West Coast Connections route.

Morecambe Bay power tunnel plan ‘paused’

Plans to build a tunnel carrying electricity cables under Morecambe Bay have been put on hold.

Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Williamson Park in Lancaster will host four outdoor theatre productions this summer in its very own natural amphitheatre, The Dell.

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Glasson Dock regeneration project. From left: Christine Milligan, Anne Kingston (LEF), Nick Smith, Christine Rowland, Frank Ford and Maggie Stainton. Photo: Stephen Garnett Photography. Images courtesy: Canal & River Trust.

Glasson is proud of new canal gateway

A £25,000 project has transformed the gateway into Lancaster’s 230-year old Glasson Dock.


Fairy garden is labour of love for Gail

Carnforth now has a beautiful community space for everyone to enjoy – and it’s all been created by one lady volunteer.

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The roundabout on Bay Gateway (Carnforth junction), where four incidents have happened over the last week

Work to start next month on Bay Gateway roundabout lights

A £325,000 project to improve lighting on the Bay Gateway is due to get underway in June.

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Flower beds next to The Midland hotel in Morecambe are empty. Picture: Michelle Blade.

Flower beds go to seed

Flower beds near The Midland hotel remain empty as summer approaches.

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Lancashire recommends.... campsites for tents

Wondering where to go for the next Bank Holiday weekend? Why not try these local campsites?

Morecambe Bay Central Platform

£60m Morecambe Bay gas boost will secure 350 jobs

Energy company Centrica has announced a £60m investment to boost gas production in Morecambe Bay.

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Sabrina Webster, Lauren Thompson and Nakita Cutler of Premier with Blackpool's first electric taxi.

Drivers asked for views on electric taxis

Electric taxis have moved a step closer in the Lancaster district as part of a drive to tackle air pollution.


Big Bali challenge for spinal injury victim

A man who can often be seen handcycling around Burton-in-Kendal is undertaking a gruelling challenge to raise money for a disabled sports charity.

City council workers are taking to the streets on quad bikes to tackle weeds.

Quad bikes to tackle weeds on streets of Morecambe and Lancaster

A hit squad of city council workers is taking to the streets on quad bikes to tackle the perennial issue of weeds.

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Happy Mount Park has been targeted by vandals.

Vandals target Happy Mount Park

Vandals trashed a Morecambe park at the weekend provoking police to place a dispersal order.

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The cascade will be officially opened on April 9.

Friends of park find long-lost waterfall

A newly discovered man-made waterfall will be switched on at Williamson Park.

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Freeman's Wood at the end of St George's Quay.

Lancaster residents up in arms over housing plans for Freeman’s Wood

Residents living close to a woodland site in Lancaster have criticised plans for a scheme which would see up to 250 new homes on the land.

Part of the 'Wave Reflection Wall' in Morecambe.

Prom to close for resurfacing work

Final touches to the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall are due to start on Tuesday April 18.

Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Anti-fracking protesters from Bristol swung into action at the quarry entrance

Anti-fracking demo causes traffic chaos

Anti-fracking protestors blocked the entrance to a Carnforth quarry by suspending themselves from swings .

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Morecambe student Owen Lambert is treated after being hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. He was caught up in the terror attack at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: by Carl Court/Getty Images

Lancashire student hurt in London terror attack

A Lancashire student has been injured after being caught up in the terror alert at the House of Parliament.

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