Vision of the future led to 21 years of success for Lancaster salon

Twenty-one years ago, Jo Ireland and Graham Cass made the business move that was to lead them to the Jo and Cass salons that are today’s hair and beauty phenomena

Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
KFC's Chicken AM

Chicken wings? KFC join the jet set with first UK airport restaurant at Manchester T3

KFC has joined the jet set! This week KFC and HMSHost International opened its very first airport restaurant – and is now serving up finger lickin’ chicken in the departures lounge of Manchester Airport’s Terminal Three – creating 50 new jobs.
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There are plenty of new routes into careers that wereonce the preserve of graduates.

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

According to teen magazine Future-Mag, more than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they’d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job.

One for the bank holiday barbecue

Aldi set to bring back 16oz rump steak for less than a fiver

Aldi’s massive rump steak, The Big Daddy, is set to come back to stores this August.

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Plans are afoot for Park Hotel, Regent Road, Morecambe

New owner of Morecambe ‘haunted’ hotel in high spirits

Ambitious plans have been revealed for one of Morecambe’s most iconic hotels which is said to be haunted.

One for the, er, road

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way

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George Higginson.

Free solar eclipse glasses in memory of ‘Overton’s little scientist’

A businessman is giving away solar eclipse glasses for free to anyone travelling to America during the eclipse on August 21

County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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The Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017 heads to Birmingham's NEC

Record staycation figures as caravan and motorhome sales are on the up

Figures released by the National Caravan Council (the NCC) confirm the UK's continuing enthusiasm for caravanning and motorhoming.

But how do you say it??

Tomato, tomato, Primark, Primark, let's call the whole thing off

If you want to shop where clothes are falling off hangers, where do you go?

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Steep climb in number of air passengers arrested for drunken behavior

The number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour on flights or at UK airports increased by 50% in the last year, new figures reveal.

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The Mark Hotel in Manhattan

The Mark Hotel ranked the world's best city hotel

The Mark Hotel, located in one of Manhattan's most coveted and discreet locations a stone's throw from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, received the top rating in Bilanz, Switzerland's leading business magazine, which gave the property its much anticipated and coveted #1 rating in The World's 100 Best City Hotels Award.


Parking mad - Bungling council slammed for only resurfacing middle of residential street to save money

Bungling council workers have been blasted by residents after they only resurfaced the MIDDLE of their road in a bid to save cash.

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Around 5,000 members of the GMB and Unite unions at the site in Cumbria will be balloted

Sellafield workers to vote on strike action after rejecting 1.5% pay rise

Thousands of workers at the Sellafield nuclear site are to start voting on whether to strike over a "completely unacceptable" 1.5% pay offer.

Rail fares have increased twice as much as pay since 2010

Rail fares have risen twice as much as wages since 2010

Rail fares have increased twice as much as pay since 2010, according to new research ahead of news on how much prices will go up next year.

The West End in Morecambe.

Cracking down on rogue landlords in Morecambe

Poorly managed rented housing and anti social behaviour is being targeted in a new scheme aimed at landlords in Morecambe.

Wilko said it is consulting with 3,900 of its store supervisory team

Wilko opens redundancy consultation process amid 'uncertain' events

Thousands of jobs at retailer Wilko are at risk after the firm confirmed it has entered redundancy consultation with nearly 4,000 staff, weeks after bemoaning a rise in costs as a result of the pound's Brexit-induced collapse.

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Ordering online or self-scanning products is being blamed for job losses

ASDA in discussions over staffing changes to reflect new shopping habits

Supermarket giant Asda has started consulting with workers in 18 of its stores over changes to staffing because of different shopping habits such as ordering online or self-scanning products.

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XH558 flew for the last time in 2015

Public offered chance to have names written on Vulcan bomber

The owners of the last airworthy Vulcan bomber are giving supporters the opportunity to have their names written on the wings of the aircraft as they continue work towards getting it back on public view.

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