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Lancaster bus campaigners call for free Christmas travel

Lancaster bus campaigners are calling on the council to provide free bus travel in the run up to Christmas to match its offer of free parking in the city’s car parks.

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David Morris.

Morecambe MP told off after heckling Jeremy Corbyn

The MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale has been ticked off in the Commons for heckling Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister’s Questions.

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Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

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Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver

Geoff Driver: My vision to tackle funding black hole

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver CBE has been underfire over plans to shake-up County Hall. Here he explains the steps he is taking to change the authority.

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The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is "sick of elections"

Lord Archer: Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year

Lord Jeffrey Archer has predicted the Conservatives will lose the next election if it takes place in 2018.

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Roger Sherlock.

Lancaster city councillor dies

Tributes have been paid after the death of one of Lancaster’s longest-serving councillors.

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At the end of last year, there were nearly 56,000 "declared absconders"

56,000 foreign nationals disappear off Home Office radar

Tens of thousands of foreign nationals including convicted criminals and illegal immigrants have disappeared off the Home Office's radar, it has emerged.

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The group is calling for childcare to be subsidised from when a child is six months old

Campaigners protest to improve rights for working mothers

A campaign to improve rights for working mothers is being stepped up with a series of protests across the UK.

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Edwina Currie, junior health minister in the 80s

You can't ban making a pass at someone from workplace - Edwina Currie

A former Conservative junior minister has said people need to learn how to reject advances at work "without upsetting people".
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Resort MP backs guide dogs campaign

Resort MP backs guide dogs campaign

Resort MP David Morris is backing a Guide Dogs campaign to ensure disabled passengers aren’t discriminated against when travelling in a taxi.

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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.

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The debate resumes at County Hall, Preston,  today

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver could face a no-confidence vote today

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver could face renewed calls for his resignation today
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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Will unstunned halal meat stay on Lancashire school dinner's menu?

A decision on whether Lancashire schools will in future serve halal meat butchered only from  pre-stunned animals is to be made by county councillors today.
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County Coun John Fillis, Deputy leader of the county council's Labour group

No mayor for Lancashire

The dream of appointing a mayor for the whole of Lancashire has died.
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Labour's deputy leader County Coun John Fillis highlights the problem of roads where marking will not be renewed

Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim.

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Universal Credit delays are turning people to foodbanks, Citizens Advice has said

Universal Credit causing ‘incredible hardship’ in Lancaster and Morecambe

The new Universal Credit benefit system is causing “incredible hardship” for people in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

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The Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Roger Mace

Mayor recovering after major surgery

The Mayor Of Lancaster, Coun Roger Mace, is recovering after a major operation to remove his kidney.

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Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster may be getting one MP.

One MP for Lancaster and Morecambe moves closer

A single MP for Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster is looking increasingly likely.

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John Bercow MP answering questions from Great Wood pupils via a Skype link from the Education Centre in Westminster.

Morecambe schoolchildren quiz Speaker of the House of Commons

Year 6 pupils at Great Wood Primary School had the opportunity to quiz John Bercow MP during a live question and answer session this week.

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Lancaster Town Hall.

Consultation exercise for West End will help council to improve rented housing

Residents, landlords, businesses and organisations in the West End of Morecambe should be on the look-out for a survey dropping through their letterbox asking for people’s views on the introduction of a scheme which will improve the quality of rented accommodation in their area.

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