Fifteen to One presenter William G Stewart dies at 84

Former Fifteen To One presenter William G Stewart has died at the age of 84, a representative has said.

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Brexit is a plus for Morecambe tourism, say experts. Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Brexit ‘a positive’ for Morecambe tourism

Brexit is a major plus for tourism in Morecambe, claim industry insiders.

Conservative City Councillor for Bolton-le-Sands and Slyne ward, John Wild outside Bolton-le-Sands post office.

Bid to save Bolton-le-Sands Post Office relocation

City councillor John Wild has called a public meeting to be held on September 25 at 6.30pm at the Old Boys’ Grammar School in Bolton-le-Sands, to try to save the village Post Office from relocation.

From left Kelly Louise Smith, Sharon Jackon, founder of the Neuro Centre with Nayeli Cookson, centre, Guy Cookson, above and sons Oscar and Mateo and a family friend.

Family’s joy after builder found for house renovation

A mum with Motor Neurone Disease will be able to stay at home with her family after a builder was found to make vital changes to the house.

Jack Cordingley with one of his drones.

Drone search finds missing dog near Lancaster

A flying drone was instrumental in helping to find a dog lost on moorland above Lancaster.

Pooja and Sam Mall.

Team Reece boost as new beauty parlour opens doors

A glamorous new beauty salon opening at the weekend is donating its first weeks takings to the Team Reece cancer charity.

Ric French with some of the voices from Street Stories, at Lancaster District Homeless Action Service

Lancaster homeless appeal for album release

Homeless people in Lancaster have been working towards recording an album of songs – and they need your help to make it happen.

Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.


Mum backs go-kart tribute to Lancaster boy

A loving mum has given her blessing to a new go-kart racing track in the building where her son died.
The fountain fight between Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, and Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon

Viewers are very happy with Corrie's new extra episode

Coronation Street fans have shown their approval of the show's new double-bill Wednesdays as its debut brought an extra half hour of wedding drama to screens.

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Duncan Foster in Whittington

Campaign to bring buses back to Lune valley

A new campaign group has been set up to try and improve services for bus users in the Lune Valley.

New RLI stroke unit opens after £1m boost

New RLI stroke unit opens after £1m boost

Patients can now benefit from a brand new stroke unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, thanks to a major investment of more than £1m.

Four out of 10 admitted to running the shower for at least a minute before getting in

Most people do not worry about how much water they use

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.
Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

The average price of a pint rose by 6p

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

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Police say the man's death is not suspicious.

Man dies after fall from flat balcony in Lancaster

A man has died after falling from the balcony of a flat in Lancaster.

Youngsters who took part in the junior Under 14s tennis tournament at Bowerham Tennis Club.

Tennis: Sophie wins Under 14s tournament

Junior tennis was firmly back on the timetable at Bowerham Tennis Club last week, as players from the local area took part in an Under 14s tournament.

Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

Book review: Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

In an age of digital overload, what a joy to pick up a book of verse and immerse yourself in the words, truths, language and rhythms that have struck a chord with generations of poetry lovers.
Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School by Barry Hutchison

Book reviews: Cool ghouls, a faint-hearted vampire and royal rabbits

Autumn is here and time to escape into a magical world of reading with a special ‘dark nights’ selection of exciting new children’s books.

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