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Morecambe dad guilty of murdering his baby son

A man has been convicted of murdering his seven month old son.

One of the 19 foot inflatable figures outside Black Bear Computers in Lancaster, a snowman, was vandalised and has to be repaired before it can be inflated again.

Giant snowman goes pop after yobs strike

A 19ft inflatable Christmas snowman was slashed and popped by vandals.

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.

George Drake.

Tournament of a lifetime for football-mad boy

A football-mad schoolboy from Hest Bank will be representing England in the Premier League Truce Tournament in Belgium this week.

Ethan Holleley and Abbie Turner (both 10) from Sandylands with Hillcroft residents Edwina Barnes, Jean Dougherty and Joan North.

School panto goes ahead thanks to nursing home

A children’s panto has finally been given the go-ahead thanks to a £500 donation from a local nursing home.

Heysham 2 power station.

Cause of gas leak at Heysham 2 power station revealed

A routine battery charge was the likely cause of a hydrogen leak at Heysham 2 power station.

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

Lancaster Market Square

New police powers will tackle Lancaster city centre crime

Additional powers to deal with anti-social behaviour and alcohol related crime are due to come into force in Lancaster City Centre.


Court listings 06/12/16

The following people were dealt with at Lancaster Magistrates:

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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Photo Neil Cross
Elizabeth Welch's husband John fell in their fish pond and couldn't get out, neighbour Graham Charleston rescued him until the paramedics arrived

Pond fall OAP saved by hero neighbour

A neighbour’s quick thinking actions saved a pensioner‘s life after he fell into his own garden fish pond.

Floods at Claughton in 2015.

How many homes and businesses were flooded in your area?

Figures have revealed the vast majority of properties flooded in our district in December 2015 were in Lancaster city centre with Halton second most affected.

Lincoln Close in Westgate. Christmas lights switch-on.

Hundreds raised at Westgate Christmas lights switch-on

A Morecambe couple held their own Christmas lights switch-on at their home for the community to enjoy.

Police raided two flats in Morecambe looking for drugs.

Two arrested after Morecambe drugs raid

Police targeted two flats on Westminster Road at the same time during a drugs raid.

Artwork created by local artist Kate Drummond titled 'Fantastic'. It is a risograph print based on the murals she created by The Midland hotel in Morecambe.

Burglary-hit hub selling art for studio cash

A community project devastated after a burglary is fighting back by holding a fundraising exhibition.

Laurel and Hardy meet the Eric Morecambe Statue.

When Eric Morecambe ‘met’ Laurel and Hardy

Now here’s a meeting across the comedy generations as Laurel and Hardy stand side-by-side with our Eric.

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.

Photo Neil Cross
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.

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