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Poverty fears as parents fail to cough up

Nearly half the parents in Lancaster who have their child maintenance payments controlled by the government failed to pay in the first three months of this year.

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A hosepipe ban is to be introduced in the North West

United Utilities prepares for multi-million payout to shareholders

Just days before the hosepipe ban, United Utilities is preparing to hand out its biggest shareholder dividend in a decade.

Environment
BNI Castle president Simon Drake and Piccadilly Garden charity manager Stephen Neaves.

Lancaster business group helps boost charity

Lancaster business group BNI Castle presented a cheque to Piccadilly Garden & Day Support Service for £3,150 raised with a special event which took place at Lancaster Brewery.

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Mick Freeman from Lancaster who along with eight members of his family, will be taking on the Three Peaks, with the added challenge of cycling between them, in aid of St John's Hospice.

Three Peaks with a difference!

Nine members of the same family are set to take on the Three Peaks this summer – with an added challenge.

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Comedian Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney gig set for Lancashire

Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney will be in Lancashire this weekend.

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The Lancashire Encounter arts festival in Preston

City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

Lancashire could be putting together a City of Culture bid, it has been revealed.
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Garry Thompson hopes to be back for Morecambe's Christmas schedule

New deal for Morecambe striker Thompson

Garry Thompson’s future with Morecambe is clearer after the striker signed a six-month contract with the Shrimps.

Shrimps
The planning process for fracking at Little Plumpton began in Lancashire - but the government is considering changing that.

County to defend fracking planning powers

Lancashire County Council will tell the government that future decisions about fracking should be taken locally.

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District councils are to be advised to keep fast food away from schools and areas of high childhood obesity.

Fast food limits could be coming to your corner of Lancashire

A councillor’s call to restrict the number of takeaways in areas with high childhood obesity and deprivation has won unanimous support.
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Morecambe: The latest from League Two - LIVE

What’s happening in League Two today? Our live blog has all the latest deals and rumours so you don’t miss a beat.

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Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
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The Transpennine Express has been affected by the timetable chaos

Dozens of suspended train services will not be back until September

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September, it has been revealed.
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Sanjeev Bhaskar as DI Sunny Khan and Nicola Walker as DCI Cassie Stuart in the new series of ITV's cop drama Unforgotten

Why Unforgotten is the police procedural with a warm heart

It’s been boiling hot hasn’t it? Muggy, close, even tropical on some days. So what do we do? We stay in and watch TV, that’s what. Especially as Unforgotten (ITV, Sundays, 9pm) is back on our screens.

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Rob Gittins, Managing Director at Palletways UK, Simon Park Managing Director at Kidds Transport Ltd and Mike Harrison, Operations Director at Palletways UK.

National award for Lancaster transport provider

Kidds Transport, a leading transport and logistics provider in Lancaster, has been recognised with a coveted national award for delivering first class customer service and operational excellence over the past 12 months.

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School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
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Lancashire County Council's underspent its budget for road repairs in 2017/18.

Pothole repair money will not slip through the cracks, council says

A backlog of road repairs caused by harsh winter weather will be cleared, the leader of Lancashire County Council has promised.
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The group of Ribblesdale students who have organised the De-stresstival with supporting Lancashire Mind staff.

New health and relationship lessons for schoolchildren

Healthy living will top the timetable under new rules being drafted by the Government.

Education

Council denies it has lost its way over footpath signs

Lancashire County Council has rejected a claim that it can take up to three years to replace missing signs identifying public footpaths.
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Design course is all child’s play at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Lower Sixth students studying A-level Product Design at Lancaster Royal Grammar School have been working on a project with The Loyne Specialist School to design and make toys for their pupils.

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PCSO Karen Hodgson outside |Lancaster Town Hall.

New role gets to grips with unruly youths

Lancaster City Council has joined forces with police to crack down on youth anti-social behaviour.

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