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Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action.

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County Coun Peter Britcliffe

Silence on Virgin deal

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back today.

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A new planning application for the Canal Corridor area of the city is expected towards the end of 2018, and work could start in 2021

Lancaster Canal Corridor: £25m cost to tax-payer revealed

Lancaster councillors have launched a scathing attack on proposals for the new £250m Canal Corridor development in the city.

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Leading economists have called for an end to fossil fuel investment

Lancaster Uni profs get on board with fossil fuel plea

Prominent professors from Lancaster University have joined experts from around the world in calling for an end to investments in fossil fuels.

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Carly Hudson and her son Nathan welcomed all their friends to enjoy the 'White Christmas' with them in their back garden of their house. TK Maxx have hidden snow globes on shelves in their stores nationwide, with a price of actual snow put outside their house. 10 December 2017.

Lancaster family’s snow fun

One Lancaster family had a unique Christmas gift delivered when TK Maxx transformed their home into a winter wonderland for 48 hours.

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Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

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The ticket office at Carnforth could be set to close.

Green light for Carnforth ticket office closure

Carnforth Station ticket office could close permanently after a £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet.

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Parents, who have set up the petition, (Ruth Woodhouse centre), outside St Peter's Cof E Primary School in Heysham.

Parents demand action at Heysham school junction

Scared parents who fear for their children’s lives on a school run are demanding action.

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Lancashire Road Police shared a picture on social media of the Bay Gateway in Lancaster covered in ice. Police jokingly offered residents "free ice skating lessons".

Drivers warned over ice on roads as freezing temperatures hit Lancashire

Drivers have been urged to take extra care on the roads this morning after freezing temperatures across Lancashire led to widespread ice and frost, say police.
Transport
Tom’s upholstery venture is tailor-made for travel

Tom’s upholstery venture is tailor-made for travel

When it comes to upholstery for classic cars, boats and even planes, one local business has it covered.

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Couple realise dream of luxury shepherd huts firm

Couple realise dream of luxury shepherd huts firm

A husband and wife team has fulfilled a long-held dream by launching their own luxury business.

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Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

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Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

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Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

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Reindeer at Old Holly Farm, Cabus.

Business of year award for farm

A number of successful Garstang businesses were applauded and recognised at the Wyre Business Awards 2017.

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Local business leaders (and participants of the Low Carbon Innovation Forum) at the Waste Transfer Centre where they saw the mountain of plastic collected just that morning.

War on Lancaster’s plastic waste

Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is working with local businesses and Lancaster City Council to create an action plan to tackle the growing problem of the city’s waste.

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One in three employers surveyed said that men will never take an equal role in caring for children.

Managers reluctant to hire women who may have children, survey finds

One in seven employers admit they would be reluctant to hire a woman who might have children, according to a new study.

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Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
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