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Headteachers call for action over school funding crisis

Class sizes will increase, teachers and support staff will be slashed and children will suffer from cuts to education budgets, a public meeting in Lancaster heard this week.

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Sarah Drake.

Mum who beat cancer hosts sell-out charity ball

Tickets have sold out for a brave mum-of-three’s fundraising night for CancerCare.

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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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Police have received a complaint about Morecambe Town Council.

Police probe complaint about Morecambe Town Council

Police have received a complaint about alleged financial misconduct at Morecambe Town Council.

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Barbara Barber.

Dispute over Morecambe town councillor’s ‘resignation’

Confusion surrounds the resignation of a Morecambe town councillor.

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Stuart Michaels.

Delight at Morecambe festivals cash boost

Festival promoters are delighted to receive a cash windfall from Morecambe Town Council.

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VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn praises ‘brilliant’ Lancaster project on city visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described a Lancaster social enterprise as a “brilliant local project” bringing hope to people who need it most.

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Sam Ud-din

Lancaster and Morecambe headteachers call ‘crisis’ meeting

A public meeting in Lancaster this month will address the “crisis” in the district’s school funding.

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Cat Smith speaking in Parliamant.

Lancaster MP says expenses claim story was “work of fiction”

The MP for Lancaster has described allegations of faulty expense claims as a “work of fiction” after a watchdog said they would not be investigating her.

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David Morris MP.

David Morris: “I honestly believe not one MP is guilty of anything”

The MP for Morecambe has spoken out after he was interviewed by police as part of a probe into Conservatives’ 2015 election expenses.

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Lancaster Town Hall

Political row over town hall nap

The MP for Morecambe has called for an official inquiry after a Lancaster councillor fell asleep in a public meeting.

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Niall Semple.

Morecambe town councillor resigns

A Morecambe town councillor has resigned.

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The land at Over Kellet

‘Major loss’ for north Lancashire village after housing approval

Residents in Over Kellet say they have suffered a “major loss” after plans were approved to build 15 new homes on farmland in the village.

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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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Coun Roger Sherlock

Lancaster councillor, 79, falls asleep in public meeting

A veteran city councillor who fell asleep on several occasions during a recent public meeting said it was “going on and on” and he was “very tired”.

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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Swan Lodge residents concerns over Council funding. Resident Steven Bell (front).

Fears for Sunderland homeless as funding is cut

A service which keeps hundreds of people off Wearside’s streets is to lose vital funding.

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Charges for garden waste collection come into force this year

Lancaster’s new garden waste bin charges ‘a joke’

Residents have been warned not to use their grey bin for green waste to avoid a controversial collection fee – or face “appropriate action”.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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