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Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Lenders have been raising their fixed mortgage rates in recent weeks - so here's what you need to consider and how you can still bag a good deal.

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View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s.

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An artist impression of the new showroom off the M6

Plans for new Porsche showroom near Carnforth in pipeline

Plans to build a new Porsche Centre on land near Carnforth have been submitted to Lancaster City Council.

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Networks are overcharging loyal customers an average 22 a month

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Loyal mobile phone customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets they have already paid for if they remain on expired fixed deals, a consumer group has warned.

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The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages

Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals.

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The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

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Photo: David Hurst
Lancaster Castle.

Lancaster tells world we’re a ‘dynamic investment destination’

The city of Lancaster is being showcased as a “dynamic investment destination” at a major property event in London.

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Lancaster Brewery staff try out the beer.

Lancaster Brewery raises a glass to prestigious beer listings

Lancaster Brewery has secured listings for all of its freehold managed venues in CAMRA’s 2018 Good Beer Guide.

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Apprentice-style contest will be all in good cause

Apprentice-style contest will be all in good cause

The Apprentice is coming to Lancaster!

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Lancaster students seek consultancy challenge

Lancaster students seek consultancy challenge

A group of final year students from the University of Cumbria are looking for a challenge which could benefit businesses in north Lancashire.

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Many would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows.

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Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month

Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month, new figures show.

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Jane and Stephen Caldwell. Picture: BBC iPlayer.

Arnside cafe couple speak of £100k online fraud nightmare

A couple from Arnside have revealed how they were scammed out of more than £100,000 in savings by online fraudsters.

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Mark Aspinwall, Graeme Moore, William Foster and Jordan Catterall.

Lancashire cyclists take on 140-mile challenge in honour of Wigan dad Chris Cowley

A team of Lancashire cyclists have taken on a daunting bike ride for in honour of a man who died of bone cancer.

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Growing Lancashire ticketing firm attracts a further £750,000 funding

Growing Lancashire ticketing firm attracts a further £750,000 funding

Lancashire-based ethical ticketing firm Vibe Tickets has now raised a further £750,000 of follow-on funding.

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The GLC model is one of many affected

Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recall

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.
Transport
Rivington Services

Revealed: The best and worst motorway service areas

Transport Focus surveyed customers at England's 112 motorway service areas.

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Scientist at work at Lancaster Universitys Environment Centre.

Lancaster University leads top government economy study

Lancaster University is leading one of the government’s 12 new regional science and innovation audits to develop a new approach to regional economic development.

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The M6 at junction 35, pictured previously

UPDATE: M6 crash: lanes reopen

The M6 was shut in part of Lancashire following a crash.
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The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has purchased new vehicles.

£200k vehicle investment boost for Heysham Port business

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has invested £203,000 in its vehicle fleet to support freight and passenger services.

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