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A Lancaster institution is celebrating its fortieth anniversary.

Morecambe Library.

BREAKING NEWS: Morecambe Library to remain fully open

Plans to turn Morecambe Library into a self-service 'satellite' library have been scrapped.
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Richard Peregrine sent us this photo of a large pothole or sinkhole in Long Marsh Lane on Friday morning.

Large hole appears in Lancaster road

A dangerous 2ft deep pothole or sinkhole appeared in a Lancaster road this morning, Friday.

City firm joins call to ‘give shale gas the green light’

City firm joins call to ‘give shale gas the green light’

Lancaster firm Kidds Transport are among the backers of new pro-shale group Lancashire for Shale.

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Market Cobbler. Peter Corke.

Rate relief is a big boost for small firms in Lancaster

Small business owners in Lancaster are likely to be thousands of pounds better off when changes to rate payments come into effect next year.

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Lancaster Town Hall

Car park charges in Lancaster raise £1.2m in 2015

Lancaster City Council raised £1.5m in revenue from its car parks last year.

An example of a church window design.

Stained glass window designs saved by funding

Thousands of a Lancaster firm’s designs for stained glass windows which feature in historic buildings throughout the world will be preserved thanks to a grant won by Lancashire County Council’s Archives Service.

Staff waiting to greet customers at the new Primark store in Lancaster.

Crowds of shoppers as Primark opens in Lancaster

Shoppers swarmed into the new Primark store in Lancaster as it opened its doors today.

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Electricity North West has launched a new online tool for reporting power cuts

Online help to report power cuts

A new online tool has been launched to help report power cuts in Lancashire.

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Luke Massie of Vibe tickets

Vibes are good for funding bid

Successful Lancashire tech startup company Vibe Tickets is already more than half way in its quest to gain £600,000 of investment from the Crowdfunding community

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The Crown Hotel pictured in 2011.

New bar and bistro to open in Morecambe

Morecambe town centre will be boosted by the opening of a new bar and bistro.

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Lancaster's Primark

Lancaster’s Primark store gets ready for opening

Lancaster’s new Primark store will open its doors to customers this week.

The former Heysham health centre has been converted into a Co-op store.

New Co-op store will create jobs

A new Co-op food store in Heysham opens on Thursday August 25 and has created 26 new jobs.

Lancaster Railway Station

UPDATED: Flooding causes rail delays in Lancashire

Train travellers are facing delays and cancellations between Lancaster and Preston this morning due to flooding.

Professor Peter Fielden (Head of Chemistry), Dr Mukesh Kumar (the project Research Fellow at Lancaster Universitys Department of Chemistry), Michael Mumford (From eBiogen Ltd) and Dr Telford (From UHMBT).

Lancaster Uni’s blood testing tech is heading to market

New blood-testing technology that promises to improve healthcare treatments for cancer patients, post-operative care and monitor the health of babies in the womb is being developed by Lancaster academics.

Progress Housing Group, Lancashire, Lifeline service. Picture by Paul Heyes, Friday January 16, 2015.

New team needed as service makes Progress

Progress Lifeline has expanded its services into Lancaster and Morecambe and is looking for people who would be interested in joining a team to help create a mobile responder team in the area.

Virgin train

UPDATED: Lines reopen after de-railment

Rail lines have re-opened after a de-railed train was put back on the tracks in Lancashire.

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Brian Berry.

New apprenticeship funding plan ‘is fair’

New apprenticeship funding proposals announced by the government look like a ‘fair settlement for small employers’, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

File photo from 2013: Youth event to promote apprenticeships at lancaster Job Centre. Ethan West from Lancaster with training co-ordinator Val Shemilt from Lancaster and Morecambe College.

Fall in number of Lancaster work benefit claims

New jobs figures released this week paint a positive picture for young people searching for work in the Lancaster district.

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One of the thousands of postcards which helped to make a record sale for 1818 Auctioneers at their two day fine art sale.

Prestigious postcard sale sets auction house record

The sale of 30,000 postcards has set a new record for an auction house on the Lancashire/Cumbria border.

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