Argos opens at Sainsbury’s Morecambe

Argos has opened a new digital store at Sainsbury’s Morecambe, creating around 15-20 new jobs.

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Molly Blackwell of the Tampon talk group of students with Zoe Taylor, Ida Mau, Kyle Austin and Kelly Thurston, from Lancaster University have set up a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral bathrooms at the Uni and in public bathrooms in Lancaster

‘Tampons are not a luxury item’

A group of students have launched a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral toilets at the university and in public bathrooms in Lancaster.

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John Lyon, managing director of ICS.

90 Lancaster firms will be hit by contractor shake-up

Shocking statistics reveal that 90 Lancaster businesses will feel the hit of new legislation for contractor workers.

First Subsea

Multi million pound green energy deal for Lancaster firm

A Lancaster-based engineering firm has signed a multi-million pound contract with a leading renewable energy company.

Singer song-writer Alex Hulme be returning to the stage in Lancaster

Gifted Alex is on a mission with new music

Garstang singer Alex Hulme will be returning to the Lancaster stage next month to debut his latest works.

Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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Rod Taylor

Staff hunt shows it’s “business as usual” at Shrimps

Morecambe FC is on the hunt for new staff as the battle for control of the club rages on.

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Pictured from left are Helen Soutar (Grants, Legacies and In Memoriam Officer, St Johns Hospice), Grace Peacock (holding the cheque), Maddy Bass (Head of Nursing & Quality, St Johns Hospice), Jenny Alderson (from Morrisons), Tracy Jenkinson (from Morrisons), Keith Crompton (Senior Registered Nurse, St Johns Hospice), Annie Haygarth (Community Clinical Lead, St Johns Hospice), Wendy Goldspink (Senior Registered Nurse, St Johns Hospice) and Gill Muckalt (Senior Health Care Assistant, St Johns Hospice).

£20k Morrisons funding gives boost to Lancaster hospice

St John’s Hospice has received a boost to its service after The Morrisons Foundation approved £20,000 in vital funding, which will be used to provide essential equipment for their In-Patient Unit.

Cat Smith.

Crippling debt affects children’s mental health, Lancaster MP warns

Around 2,872 people in the Lancaster and Fleetwood Constituency are living with problem debt, according to new figures.

Crash on the M6 northbound causing delays

Crash on M6 causing delays

A busy section of the M6 is seeing long delays after a crash earlier today.

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Early coal mine, Littledale. The timber props, which were used to hold up the mine roof, are still in existence today, approximately 170 years after they were first put to use. This Littledale mine differs from the coal mines situated in Wrays vicinity in that waste has been removed to make the tunnel higher. In Wrays coal mines only coal was removed. The thickness of the seams could account for this difference; Wrays coal seams were 16 to 19 inches thick, however the coal seams in the Littledale mine were much narrower at approximately nine inches.
Photography by Archie Meadowcroft.

Nostalgic look back at Wray’s coal mines

In the first of a series, local historian David Kenyon looks at the history of Wray’s last coal mine.

Angela Norris.

Looking back on a Lancashire coast

A former Lancaster journalist and health worker has written about her childhood and teenage years growing up in a sleepy seaside town at the dawn of the disco era.

Barber Rob Hughes, who has a shop on Back Marine Road in Morecambe, hopes to open new salon in Heysham.

Morecambe barber hopes to open new shop in Heysham

A Morecambe barber hopes to expand his business to keep up with a growing trend in male grooming.

Raymond and Sam Moi Chan in Lancaster

The Lancaster-China connection

This month, Lancaster has been awash with colour and expression during the Chinese New Year celebrations, with hundreds of people attending events in the city centre and at the university.

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Picture: Yui Mok

Top tips on how to lower your energy bills

As three of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers announce price hikes, experts are reminding householders of small changes that can help slash how much they spend on gas and electricity.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling with Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris on his visit to see the new M6 link road.

Transport Secretary visits Heysham to M6 link

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has praised the Heysham M6 link on a visit to the area.

Scott Walker, leak detective at United Utilities

Meet the ‘leak detectors’ . . . and their wooden listening stick

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Two hurt and road closed after crash

Two hurt and road closed after crash

Two people were hurt and major congestion built up after a two-car collision in Forton, near Lancaster.

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