University of Cumbria’s fetal research listed among most important discoveries of 2017

Research work which examined the visual perception of babies in the womb carried out at the University of Cumbria ultrasound laboratory in Lancaster and Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been listed as among the most important discoveries of 2017.

Deborah sharing her experiences with LMC students.

Lancaster and Morecambe students welcome cabin crew member

Air Cabin Crew students at Lancaster & Morecambe College were visited by Senior Cabin Crew member Deborah Pye from airliner, Flybe.

Beauty students learned new skills and techniques at a training day.

Lancaster and Morecambe college students made up with beauty training

Representatives from the International Institute for Anti-Ageing (IIAA), Environ Facial and Jane Iredale Make-Up attended Lancaster & Morecambe College to deliver a full industry training day for aspiring beauty therapists and make-up artists.

Lancaster University researchers have  formed a study on the new counting system for domestic violence.

Lancaster University researchers call for true picture of domestic violent crime

Violence against women could become significantly less visible in police-recorded crime figures when a new counting method comes into effect, warn researchers at Lancaster University.

County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
Children watching birds at school, RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch. Picture by David McHugh (

Eagle-eyed school children in Lancashire to look out for the nation’s favourite birds

Blackbirds, house sparrows and robins are at the top of the checklist for hundreds of school children across Lancashire this week as the world’s biggest schools’ wildlife survey kicks off.

The new drug could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease

Lancaster University scientists discover new Alzheimer’s drug

A drug developed to tackle diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s after “significantly” reversing memory loss in tests on mice, scientists say.

Youngsters at the Pre-School Centre at the University Of Cumbria celebrate their outstanding Ofsted.

Lancaster pre-school celebrates ‘outstanding’ Ofsted

Staff and children at a Lancaster pre-school are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors said their facility was ‘outstanding’.

Louise Ironfield with some of the dresses donated for "You Shall Go To The Ball"

You shall go to the ball says city nurse Louise

A Disney-loving bride has set up her own Cinderella style initiative  to enable disadvantaged teenagers to go to the ball.

Talk to your child about having some responses ready if they are asked to send explicit images

Advice for parents concerned about children sexting

Child safety group Internet Matters has released a new list of tips for parents who are concerned about their children taking part in sexting.
300 people attended Monday's meeting.

Resort rallies round after shocking report into child poverty in Morecambe

The local community has sent out a strong message of support in the wake of a stark report into child poverty in Morecambe.

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Community meeting to be held in Morecambe to discuss child poverty issues

A community meeting is being held to discuss child poverty in Morecambe following an investigation this week.

Heysham High.

Two schools in Lancaster district on Ofsted list of shame

Standards in Lancashire’s schools – including two in the Lancaster district – are falling, according to the schools watchdog Ofsted.

Annette Smith of the Morecambe Bay Foodbank.

Children in Morecambe ‘suffering from rickets due to poverty’

The extent of child poverty across the district has led to many youngsters now suffering from rickets, an investigation has found.

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.

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.

Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

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