Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Carnforth swimming pool.

Carnforth swimming pool gets lifeline

Carnforth community swimming pool has taken a step closer to survival.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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Lancaster Music Festival co-ordinator Ben Ruth.

Lancaster musicians bang drum for easy access to Europe

Concern has been raised by Lancaster musicians over their ability to tour in Europe post-Brexit.

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Lancaster general view
Lancaster Town Hall.

More cuts on horizon admits Lancaster City Council

Substantially more budget cuts, income generation and “other savings” are still needed to balance the books, the chief executive of Lancaster City Council has said.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Shock restructure for county council

Lancashire County Council’s new Tory rulers have unveiled plans for a major restructure of the council’s management team.

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Fulwood Library is now set to reopen. Photo: Neil Cross

Closed-down libraries will reopen

Many of Lancashire’s closed-down libraries are set to be re-opened within months.

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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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Karen Leytham.

Lancaster city councillor resigns

A Skerton West councillor has resigned from Lancaster City Council.

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Saulo Cwerner co-ordinates the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programmes

Friendly Lancashire attracting more refugees

It was a simple gesture, but for frightened Syrian refugee Ahlam Hasan it meant the world.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

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More than 200 people turned out to an event celebrating Lancaster as a city of sanctuary for refugees.

Hundreds celebrate Lancaster’s City of Sanctuary status

Hundreds turned out to celebrate Lancaster as a safe place for refugees seeking sanctuary.

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David Morris.

Teaching union hits back at Morecambe MP’s Daily Mail comments

Lancashire’s teaching union has hit back at claims by Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris that a headteacher tried to oust him from his seat.

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David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Morecambe MP gets Northern Ireland job

The Morecambe MP has been given a top job in the Northern Ireland office.

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Alistair Eagles, CEO, Seatruck Ferries

Brexit gridlock fear for Heysham M6 Link

We don’t want the new M6 Link Road turning into “operation stack”.

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PICTURES: Morecambe and Lancaster’s Armed Forces Day ceremony

Morecambe, Lancaster and Carnforth began celebrations early in flag raising ceremonies at the town halls ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 24.


Guide to Armed Forces Day celebrations

Flags are flying high this week in a mark of respect to our Armed Forces.

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David Morris (second right) and his supporters celebrate at Lancaster Town Hall

INTERVIEWS: Morecambe and Lancaster MPs return to Westminster

Both of our local MPs have gone back to work amid an uncertain political future at Westminster.

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