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More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
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An advertising van urging David Morris MP to give the public a say on post-Brexit trade deals has been circling Morecambe & Lunesdale.

Campaign urges Morecambe and Lunesdale MP to protect local farmers

An advertising van calling on MP David Morris to give the public a say on post-Brexit trade deals was circling Morecambe & Lunesdale on Friday.

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William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.
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An artist's impression of the Canal Quarter, as seen from Moor Lane

Have your say on major Lancaster developments

Residents have the chance to give their views on proposals for the city centre Canal Quarter project and Bailrigg Garden Village.

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More problems on Northern trains

Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
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Do we need a new EU referendum?

Lancaster and Morecambe MPs rule out second EU referendum

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit but insists 
Parliament should have a vote on the final deal.

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Labour retain seats on Lancaster City Council

Labour retain seats on Lancaster City Council

Labour Party candidates retained three seats on Lancaster City Council following a by-election this week.

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An investigation has been launched into services on Northern

Probe launched into 'inadequate' Northern train services

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an official investigation into Northern Rail after being bombarded with complaints about its service from passengers since the start of the year.

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Four people are on police bail in relation to a long-running investigation over One Connect contracts at Lancashire County Council

Bailed council boss announces resignation

A council chief currently on police bail has resigned with immediate effect.
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Rebecca Herissone-Kelly

Commuters in “open revolt” over rail delays and cancellations in Lancashire and Cumbria

A commuter from Warton who lectures at the University of Manchester says rail passengers are in “open revolt” over the “total collapse” of some services in the north of England.

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£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
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£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
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Lancaster Labour councillor steps out on his own

Lancaster Labour councillor steps out on his own

Lancaster city councillor Oscar Robert Thynne, representing John O’Gaunt ward, has resigned from the Labour Party.

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Big Brexit Survey

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in Morecambe think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in Morecambe think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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From left to right, Julie Vallance, Carole Roberts and Maria Ward.

Lancaster trio’s bid to help Syrian refugees

Three friends who set up a charity are planning their 11th trip overseas to offer humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Lancaster Recycling Centre and landfill

Lancashire’s hard plastic goes straight to landfill, council reveals

Plastic items like toys and garden furniture are not currently being recycled in Lancashire and will end up in landfill, the county council has said.

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Judges' Lodgings in Lancaster.

Judges’ Lodgings museum to reopen in Lancaster

Lancaster’s Judges’ Lodgings museum is to be reopened by Lancashire County Council.

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The Canal Corridor North project could transform Lancaster

Bid for Lancaster Canal Quarter committee

A call is being made to have all political parties represented on a proposed committee for a major Lancaster development.

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Low Road, Halton. Picture by Google Street View Images.

Green light for Halton homes

Plans have been approved for 76 new homes in Halton.

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