Schools in Lancaster and Morecambe face cash crisis, warn teaching unions

Teaching unions in Lancashire have warned that freezing education budgets will have major effects on schools in the Lancaster district.

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Syrian asylum seekers and local residents held a Syrian People's Cafe at Marsh Community Centre in the summer.

Lancashire praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees

The Government has thanked Lancashire’s local authorities for their role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees across the UK.

Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

Part of a former funeral directors empty for 15 years (during the works) and now home to 14 houses.

Empty homes initiative pays off in Lancaster and Morecambe

A scheme aimed at bringing empty homes back into use has paid dividends in the Lancaster district.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

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Cat Smith MP.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith Calls for Fair Equitable Life Settlement

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him to look again at delivering justice for Equitable Life policyholders.

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Cat Smith.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith welcomes u-turn on ‘pay to stay’ policy

Lancaster Cat Smith has welcomed a government u-turn on ‘pay to stay’ policy that would have hiked local rents by an average of £2,213 a year.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

Philip Hammond will promise new money for broadband

UPDATED: Autumn Statement 2016

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

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Cat Smith.

Rival MPs in Commons spat over Lancaster and Morecambe election merger

The Morecambe and Lancaster MPs have been involved in a spat in Parliament over letters to constituents.

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David Morris MP.

Morecambe MP calls for changes after expense claims errors

The Morecambe and Lunesdale MP has strongly refuted allegations by a national newspaper that he had claimed driving expenses in the UK while he was on official foreign trips.

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Cat Smith.

Lancaster MP cleared of any wrongdoing in 2015 election

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has been cleared of any wrongdoing in relation to spending during the 2015 general election.

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Donald Trump

Morecambe MP calls Donald Trump “a Reagan of our times”

Morecambe MP David Morris has reacted to the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA.

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Manager of Lancaster Homeless Centre, Gary Welsh .

Homelessness and hardship on rise in city

Homelessness and hardship is on the increase in Lancaster.

Child poverty is recorded as affecting almost a quarter of Lancaster district children in new statistics.

‘Shocking’ new statistics show almost a quarter of Lancaster district children live in poverty

Almost a quarter of children in the Lancaster district are living in poverty, according to new statistics.

Left Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister, with right, Martin Kelly Director of Economic Development at Lancashire County Counci

Lancashire welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse ‘family’

Lancashire was today welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse “family” after the signing of a landmark agreement.

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President elect: Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.
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Today, America will finally find out who will lead it for the next five years.

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Theresa May

High Court rules MPs will have final Brexit say: What happens now?

The High Court has ruled in favour of a legal challenge that the Government cannot trigger Brexit without an MP vote.

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