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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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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Residents in Heysham are being asked their views on the plans.

Plans announced for new Heysham Parish Council to be set up

Plans for a new parish council to be set up in Heysham are being discussed.

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The Canal Corridor North project has been rebranded.

Lancaster Canal Corridor u-turn as council parts ways with developer

Lancaster City Council have ended its partnership with developers British Land for the Canal Corridor site.

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Morecambe MP David Morris visits Syrian refugee camp

Morecambe MP David Morris visits Syrian refugee camp

During a post-Brexit trade visit to Turkey, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris visited a refugee camp near the Syrian border.

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Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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Children in care has risen to a 20 year high in the north west

Lancaster Tory councillor asks for more cash for ‘growing crisis’ in children’s social care

A Lancaster county councillor has written to the government asking for more money to deal with a “growing crisis in children’s social care”.

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Lancaster general view'Lancaster Town Hall.

Legal chief cost Lancaster City Council £80 an hour for 15 months

Lancaster City Council hired a temporary legal officer at a cost of more than £80 an hour for over a year, the Lancaster Guardian has learned.

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Lancaster general view'Lancaster Town Hall.

Budget for Lancaster: Council tax increase and what’s in store for year ahead

Lancaster City Council has set its budget for 2018/19, promising to focus on a programme of investment to ensure the district thrives as a vibrant regional centre.

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Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

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Coun Dowding: Public awareness of problems of our throwaway culture is at an all-time high.

County Council to consider banning plastic cups and crockery

The plastic cup, disposable crockery and other single use plastic items could be outlawed from county hall and other council premises - if Councillor Gina Dowding gets her way.

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County Coun Paul Greenall puts his amendments during  the County Hall debate

County Councillors' expenses slammed as "gravy train for fat cats"

Lancashire’s county councillors totted up an expenses and allowances bill of nearly £1.3m in the last financial year.

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Lancashire County Council awarded the 104m contract to Virgin

Privatising county NHS contract 'will only save 0.07%'

A controversial move to privatise parts of Lancashire’s health services would save just 0.07 per cent, it has been revealed.
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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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