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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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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.

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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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The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

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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.

Business
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Will it be a white Christmas? Here are odds of snow falling when the big day rolls around

Do you wanna build a snowman? Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
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Dazzling supermoon rises above Lancashire

Skygazers enjoyed magical views as a dazzling supermoonrose across Britain.
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Annette, David, Joseph and James Wannop. Photo by Steve Pendrill.

Top award for farming family

A Morecambe farming family has been named as champions at the national Excellence in Farming awards.

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The Cold Moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual

Cold moon set to provide close-up for stargazers

Skygazers will be treated to a bigger and brighter moon this weekend as it moves closer to Earth.

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Local hero Luke Hetherington helped save several people including a baby and young child in the Galgate floods

Hero dad helps save families from Galgate floods

Hero dad Luke Hetherington put his own life at risk to help save families as the water rose more than waist deep around him during last week’s floods.

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Flooded homes in Pennystone Road, Halton.

Housing plan for Halton - just days after village flooded

Plans to build up to 60 new homes in Halton have been submitted to Lancaster City Council - just days after the village flooded and residents called for a halt on new developments.

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Floods on Caton Road after Storm Desmond.

Lancaster wall to ‘cut flood risk to 1 in 100’

More than 100 businesses and 20 homes will have their flood risk cut from one in five to one in 100 if Luneside defence plans go ahead.

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It will be coldest on Thursdaywithoccasional wintry showers possible

Warning of ice and snow as temperatures set to dip well below freezing

Temperatures could dip as low as minus 10C (14F) in Britain later this week, with snow in some parts, forecasters have warned.

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Residents Stuart Nevin with Brenda Makin and Bethany Margerison, 11, in Poulton Park.

Morecambe residents’ bid to help restore historic park

Residents in Poulton have launched an online petition in a bid to raise money for their park to be refurbished.

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Galgate residents counting the cost after floods devastate homes

Residents in Galgate have been left devastated by the floodwater which swept through the village on Wednesday evening.

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Icy patches are likely to form on untreated surfaces as temperatures fall

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the country.
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Morecambe Road School following the flooding on Wednesday night.

Morecambe Road School “a little island” surrounded by floodwater

Morecambe Road School was left surrounded by water when the floodwaters hit on Wednesday night.

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Photo by @mathewgillings on Twitter of flooding in Lancaster. Photo credit: @mathewgillings/PA Wire

Highest ever 24-hour rainfall in 50 years at Lancaster University weather station

Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University’s Hazelrigg weather monitoring station have recorded record breaking 24-hour rainfall levels.

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Wendy Haslam, John Middleton, Brenda Middleton, Coun Caroline Jackson and Coun Tim Hamilton-Cox on Coniston Road where trees have been controversially felled.

Lancaster trees removal splits opinion on street

A decision to cut down trees on the Newton estate has divided residents.

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