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UPDATE: Four leading council figures arrested

Four leading council figures have been arrested in swoops by police as part of Lancashire’s long-running One Connect investigation.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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David Morris with one of his electric guitars.

David Morris challenges Brian May for brave Heysham boy

A guitar-playing Morecambe general election candidate has challenged Brian May for a good cause.

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Labour’s manifesto finds favour but a third of the region’s voters are still undecided

Labour’s manifesto finds favour but a third of the region’s voters are still undecided

Labour’s plans to increase education spending, stop hospital closures and introduce a £10 an hour minimum wage have found favour among voters in the North West.

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David Morris.

Election hopefuls to be quizzed in Morecambe

Candidates standing in Morecambe and Lunesdale in the general election will be asked questions on the promenade this afternoon (Wednesday).

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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The Tries want Britain to be 'the safest place in the world to be online'

CYBER ATTACK: What is a Wanna Decryptor and how does it work?

Wanna Decryptor is a piece of malicious software that encrypts files on a user’s computer, blocking them from view and threatening to delete them unless a payment is made.

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The new mayor of Lancaster, Coun Roger Mace, with the deputy mayor Stuart Bateson.

New mayor of Lancaster takes office

The new mayor of Lancaster has officially donned his robes.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Fighting Fake News: PM Backs Trusted Free Press and Warns of Dangers of Fake News

Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to the local press industry’s Fighting Fake News campaign by warning of the dangers of fake news distributed on social media and giving her strong support to a free press which underpins democracy by investing in highly trusted journalism.

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A recent march and rally in Lancaster opposed real term cuts to school budgets.

Cuts on timetable at cash-starved Morecambe school

School governors across Lancaster and Morecambe have accused the government of lying about a funding crisis, as one school revealed the true cost of cuts to its budget.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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General election survey results

General election poll of the North West's voting plans

The Labour vote may be set to go up in the North West against a national trend, according to a nationwide survey of voting intentions.
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Theresa May supports return of fox hunting: What do you think? Have your say

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, at the House of Commons in Westminster, London

No charges over Tory election spending in 2015 says CPS

No criminal charges are to be brought against Conservative MPs or officials in relation to allegations of spending irregularities in the 2015 general election campaign, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

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Rebecca Novell.

Greens confirm they will stand in Lancaster general election

The Greens have announced their candidates for the general election – ending talk of them standing aside in Lancaster to give Labour a better chance.

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