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Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

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Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star

A newly discovered planet orbiting a nearby star could be the closest world to Earth providing a comfortable home for life.
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Morecambe's beaches have been rated 'good' for water quality.

‘Good’ rating for Morecambe beaches

Morecambe beaches have been given the stamp of approval for water quality by the government.

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Planet Earth photographed on December 7, 1972 during the Apollo 17 moon mission

Scientists issue grave 'warning to humanity' 25 years on from landmark alert

A prophetic "Warning to Humanity" giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

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Venus (left) and Jupiter in the skies over Brighton Pier

Jupiter and Venus put on a show for early-morning stargazers

Early risers witnessed a cosmic event on Monday morning as Venus and Jupiter appeared side by side in the sky.

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Rough sea's along Tynemouth Longsands on the North East coast

Temperatures drop below freezing - but more prolonged cold spell still to come

Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night - but it was not the chilliest night of the autumn so far.

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Gritters will be out in Lancashire tonight

WARNING: Freeze forecast as gritters take to roads

Drivers have been warned to take care on the roads after a forecast freeze tonight.

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Lancaster Town Hall.

Council wants views on Arnside and Silverdale planning documents

Public opinion is being sought on the soundness of the Arnside and Silverdale Development Plan document by Lancaster City Council.

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An aerial view of Stott Hall farm near Huddersfield in Yorkshire

'Motorway Farm' to become a wildlife haven

A farm which sits in the middle of a motorway has pledged to become a wildlife haven.

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The entrance to the West View car park off Victoria Street in Morecambe was lined with trees before they were removed.

What happened to the trees?

Trees at the entrance to a car park in Morecambe have been cut down prompting a lively debate on social media.

Environment
Greenfingers Allotment group celebrating �10,000 lottery funding to replace fencing which keeps being vandalised at Daisy Bank Allotments, Heysham

Heysham allotment group’s £10k lottery funding windfall

A community project in Heysham is celebrating after being awarded £10,000 in lottery funding towards extra security at their site.

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Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the UK's lead test pilot, using a specialist fighter jet simulator at BAE Systems in Warton

Role of simulator hailed in preparing pilots for flying new fighter

A specialist fighter jet simulator facility, where a cost-saving landing method was developed, is a "critical piece of the puzzle" for pilots preparing for flight trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Politics
Kirkby Lonsdale pub raises £1,500 for national trail

Kirkby Lonsdale pub raises £1,500 for national trail

The Royal Barn has raised £1,500 in just over two months, as part of an initiative with the Pennine Way National Trail.

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Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.
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Lancaster University professor helps detect unique space phenomenon

Lancaster University professor helps detect unique space phenomenon

A Lancaster professor is part of an international collaboration which has detected an astronomical phenomenon never before observed.

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Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year.
Offbeat
The garden at Matthias Court in Morecambe.

What a great awards night for our growing town

Over 150 Morecambe residents and business representatives attended the annual Morecambe in Bloom presentation at the Headway Hotel.

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Scientist at work at Lancaster Universitys Environment Centre.

Lancaster University leads top government economy study

Lancaster University is leading one of the government’s 12 new regional science and innovation audits to develop a new approach to regional economic development.

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An elephant photographed alongside the Zambezi during Anita Lowis's charity canoe trip.

Lancaster businesswoman takes on African river canoe challenge

Animal lover and businesswoman Anita Lowis took to the water on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to support a charity close to her heart.

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The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight

Britain set to be lashed by Ophelia's tail on anniversary of great storm

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores.

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