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Environment Agency warns of more frequent intense flooding

Intense bouts of flooding like those seen in the Lancaster district in 2015 and 2017 are set to become more frequent, the Environment Agency has warned.

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Colin and Leo, the new marmosets at Williamson Park in Lancaster

Marmosets Colin and Leo make Lancaster’s Williamson Park their new home

A pair of marmosets have become the latest additions to the growing family of small animals at Lancaster’s Williamson Park.

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General view of Bay Gateway sign.
Celebrations at the opening of the Bay Gateway, the new M6 link road, Heysham, developed by Costain. Local delegates were invited onto the road before it opened to traffic.

Final Local Plan reveals sites for 12,000 new homes in Lancaster district

A new Local Plan for the Lancaster District reveals the sites chosen for future development of housing and employment.

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Photo Neil Cross David Morris, MP for Morecambe.

Morecambe MP welcomes extra police funding

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris says he welcomes an extra £6m in police funding for Lancashire in 2018/19.

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Traffic light changes due after Lancaster gridlock complaints

Engineers are due to alter a set of traffic lights in Lancaster after motorists complained they are causing gridlock.

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Handout photo from Cuadrilla showing the drilling rig at Preston New Road shale gas exploration site, as the energy firm said it had "very encouraging" early results from its shale gas exploration site in Lancashire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 12, 2018. The company said a pilot well drilled down 2.7km (1.7 miles) at Preston New Road, in Fylde, had been completed and core samples showed the rock was suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. See PA story ENERGY Fracking. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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Expert says Lancaster is next on fracking list

Fracking will come to Lancaster if commercial quantities of gas are present at another site in Lancashire, an expert has warned.

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IVF treatment in Morecambe Bay will be cut under new plan

Plans to reduce the level of IVF treatment available on the NHS in the Lancaster and Morecambe area are being put out to public consultation.

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Morecambe Bay and a Lancaster warehouse are settings for new music videos

Morecambe Bay and a Lancaster warehouse are settings for new music videos

Themes crossing the spectrum of content between space travel and homelessness form a new and emerging body of work from a Morecambe act.

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Stroke campaign aims to halve Lancaster district deaths in two years

A new health campaign aiming to cut deaths from strokes by half over the next two years has been launched in the Lancaster area.

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Lancaster woman, 59, dies after GP says ‘no hospital beds’

The family of a Lancaster woman who died after being told not to attend hospital due to a bed shortage are demanding answers from health professionals.

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Cannon Hygiene in Northgate, Morecambe.

Staff fear for jobs as Morecambe firm is bought out

Staff at a 60-year-old Morecambe firm fear they may lose their jobs after the company was taken over on New Year’s Day.

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Frank Turner, Lancaster Town Hall. Photo by Chris Dale Photography.

Review: Frank Turner, Lancaster Town Hall, January 21 2018

It was always going to be a special one this.

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Promethium.

New concept album from Lancaster metal band delves into the Many Faces of War

Lancaster five piece metal band Promethium launch their third album with a show at The Bobbin next month.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

£45m compensation bill for Morecambe Bay’s health trust

More than £45million has been paid out to victims of mistakes made by Morecambe Bay’s health trust over the past five years.

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Morecambe bay hospitals fail to hit A&E target amid bed shortage concern

Morecambe Bay’s health trust failed to hit its A&E admission targets in December amid concerns over bed shortages.

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The weather warning covers the Lancaster district much of the UK (Picture: Met Office)

Ice, snow and 65mph winds forecast for Lancaster and Morecambe

Ice, snow, and winds of up to 65mph are forecast to hit the Lancaster and Morecambe areas this week.

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New Morecambe café aims to help people on low incomes

A new café in Morecambe aims to help people struggling with low incomes as well as strengthening the “weakest links” in the community.
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Cat Smith and Ben Soffa. Photo by Nick Dagger.

Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith announces pregnancy

Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith and her husband Ben Soffa have announced they are expecting their first child this summer.

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Mohammed Ali Ashcroft has re-opened the Coffee Pot for people suffering poverty in the West End of Morecambe, with partner Nikki Kershaw

New Morecambe café aims to help people on low incomes

A new café in Morecambe aims to help people struggling with low incomes as well as strengthening the “weakest links” in the community.

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Pupils from Central Lancaster High School with donations for the foodbank

Morecambe Bay Foodbank launches uniform project

Morecambe Bay Foodbank has launched a new project for parents who can’t afford to buy new school uniforms.

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