Apply to become a police cadet

Youngboys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who are looking for adventure, new skills and to work within their local communities, are being invited to consider joining the Lancashire Police Cadets.

McCarthy & Stone Sales Executive Colette Grainger and Bowerham Primary School Teachers Emma Oliver and Adele Wilkinson and pupils Warren, Taylor, Lili, Bethany, Vicky, Emma, Mable, Sam, Freya, Adam, Aamina, Viki, Esme and Imogen planting a Lancashire Rose at Williamson Court, Lancaster. 


Schoolchildren dig deep to help OAPs

Children from Bowerham Primary School planted Lancaster roses in gardens for the homeowners ata retirement development to enjoy in the coming summer months. Pictured are McCarthy & Stone Sales Executive Colette Grainger and Bowerham Primary School teachers Emma Oliver and Adele Wilkinson with pupils at Williamson Court in Lancaster.

Long queues at Preston station as pasengers wait for replacement bus services.
Photo: Tom Taylor

No Bank Holiday trains from Preston to Carlisle

There will be no trains running from Preston to Carlisle tomorrow, Network Rail has announced.

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Third Comics Day returns to Lancaster with host of writing stars

Third Comics Day returns to Lancaster with host of writing stars

A day celebrating comic books is attracting big names to the city in aid of charity.

From left: Tom Wilkinson, Commercial Manager, Claire McKnight, Store Manager, Jess Appleton Stylist, Rebbecca Farquhar, Admin Assistant all from M&S Lancaster Andrew Brown Counsellor, Rose Fisher Counsellor.

Charity bestowed with honour

When the North Lancashire Counselling Service (NLCS) received a call from Marks & Spencer last month, they thought it was to tell them their order was ready for collection!

Matthew Brown from The Design Attic.

Morecambe agency launches resort design clinic for businesses

Morecambe-based creative marketing agency The Design Attic has launched a new design clinic for businesses.

Anti-terror measures around Blackpool Tower including training local businesses

Threat level lowered as armed officers patrol Lancashire streets

The threat level for terrorism in the UK has been reduced from critical to severe, the Prime Minister has said.

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Christopher Young, 43, of no fixed abode, is wanted for recall to prison. Photo: Cumbria Police

Wanted man may have travelled to Morecambe

A wanted man may have travelled to Morecambe, say police.

David Kenyon looks back on a general election before the war.

Lancaster nostalgia: a look back at general elections before the war

As the general election approaches on June 8 local historian David Kenyon takes a look back at previous elections before the war.

Manchester Victoria station is still closed as it is a crime scene

Bank holiday train cancellations as station still closed after terror attack

Northern Rail has announced the latest revised train timetable for the bank holiday weekend.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Action Fraud are warning people to beware of ransomware attacks.

Beware of scammers gaining PC access

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Crime 1
Dave Chisnall will represent England at the World Cup of Darts in Germany later this week.

Chisnall set for World Cup of Darts debut

Dave Chisnall will make his Betway World Cup of Darts debut for reigning champions England as he partners Adrian Lewis in the pairs tournament in Germany.

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Phil Brown welcomes Paul Dugdale to Lancaster City.

Defender Dugdale is Lancaster City’s latest new recruit

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown has made his fourth summer signing as he continues to equip the Evo-Stik First Division North champions for life in the Premier Division.

Non League
A 21st anniversary production of Trainspotting calls in to The Dukes.

Trainspotting performed on stage at Lancaster theatre

The Dukes is offering a ticket to a ride you won’t forget when Trainspotting arrives in June.

Theatre and Comedy
Ribby Hall recipe by Grant Beech
Lamb Kleftiko

RECIPE: Lamb Kleftiko - Serves two to three people

Lamb kleftiko is a rustic, traditional Greek recipe made with slow cooked lamb originally cooked in an earth oven, a simple pit in the ground, used to trap heat and smoke.

Eating Out
Children exposed to the problems caused by divorce for prolonged periods often experience toxic stress

Divorce can make children ill

The stress of divorce can leave children twice as likely to suffer ill health, according to new research.


Why one sniff can get you hooked on cocaine

A single snort of cocaine could be enough to get someone hooked, according to new research.

People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT

New life-saving advice says floating, not swimming, could prevent drowning in cold water

People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT rather than try to swim if they fall into water, according to new advice from the RNLI.

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