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Lancaster and Morecambe tattoo parlours donating cash from ‘Manchester bee’ tattoos to terror attack fund

Tattoo parlours in Lancaster and Morecambe are donating the payments they receive from symbolic ‘Manchester bee’ tattoos this weekend to a fundraising appeal for families caught up in Monday’s terror attack.

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The former Frontierland site, Marine Road West, Morecambe

£17m shopping park hits hitch with Inn pullout

The withdrawal of a major hotel chain from the Frontierland shopping park scheme has led to renewed fears over its future.

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The former Bradford Arms in Morecambe will be called 1866.

Modley talks lead to change of Morecambe pub name

The former Bradford Arms in Morecambe won’t be named after a famous comedian after ‘amicable talks’ with his family led to a change of plan.

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Lancaster University Student Union held a hustings at Lancaster Town Hall. PHOTO: Lancaster University Students Union

Lancaster and Fleetwood election hopefuls face city’s students

The four people hoping to become the next MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood were grilled by students from Lancaster University.

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Developer Opus North's CGI image of what is proposed for the Frontierland site.

Premier Inn pull out of planned Morecambe retail park

Premier Inn will not be building a hotel on the planned Bay Retail Park in Morecambe.

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The NFU said farmers need full support from the government

Lancaster farmers need Brexit support

Farming union the NFU said farmers in the Lancaster district must be given “full support” after an environmental charity warned of a £19.5m loss of funding from the EU.

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The roundabout on Bay Gateway (Carnforth junction), where four incidents have happened over the last week

Work to start next month on Bay Gateway roundabout lights

A £325,000 project to improve lighting on the Bay Gateway is due to get underway in June.

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Stagecoach staff at the ceremony from left standing, Robert Iles, retired driver of 23 years, Tristan OCallaghan, shift fitter of 20 years, Christopher Chinery, property cleaner of 20 years, Christine Chinery, engineering clerk of 20 years, Phil Craig, driver of 20 years, Pauline Whitaker, retired travel shop sales clerk of 23 years, William Hopps, retired driver of 29 years, Michael Morris of retired driver of 23 years, David Burgess, retired driving instructor of 21 years, Willie McPhail, operations manager of 20 years, Neville Topley, driver of 30 years. Seated, Bryan Walkden, chief engineer, Matt Cranwell and David Lee-Kong, operations director.

Stagecoach staff celebrate 249 years of service

Stagecoach staff based in Morecambe are celebrating after clocking up an incredible 249 years of service.

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Albert Modley - comic 22/05/1950 - On With The Show 
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On arrival at Central Station Blackpool from London , Albert Modley who had just finished a film with a horse race sequence , could not resist a mount so he borrowed Mick from a station Landau

Modley pub renaming talks

Plans to call a Morecambe pub ‘The Albert Modley’ after the famous old-time comedian may have to change at the wishes of Mr Modley’s family.

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The team from Arran Eleanor Creative Ltd.

Garstang agency aims to help small businesses

Arran Eleanor Creative Ltd, a creative marketing company based in Garstang, launched earlier this year with an ethos reflecting managing director Arran Rigney’s sentiment that “great marketing should be available to everyone.”

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Makeover pubs serve up boost for cancer charity

Makeover pubs serve up boost for cancer charity

A trio of local community pubs are celebrating their refurbishment by committing to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Peter Carroll and his firm P Carroll Fishers, based in Durham, have been banned from selling fish or seafood in Lancashire after Carroll,  49, of Sycamore Road, Kimbleworth, Chester-le-Street, Durham, admitted engaging in unfair commercial practice after two pensioners were pressured into buying hundreds of pounds of fish

Roadside checks to target rogue traders

Roadside checks were carried out this week as Lancashire Police and Trading Standards joined forces to disrupt dishonest traders and scammers as part of a UK-wide crackdown.

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A recent march and rally in Lancaster opposed real term cuts to school budgets.

Cuts on timetable at cash-starved Morecambe school

School governors across Lancaster and Morecambe have accused the government of lying about a funding crisis, as one school revealed the true cost of cuts to its budget.

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Voom! Lancashire ticket firm boss Luke is face of new Virgin contest

Voom! Lancashire ticket firm boss Luke is face of new Virgin contest

Lancashire-based Luke Massie, founder and managing director of Vibe Tickets, has been announced as the new face of VOOM 2017.

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University of Cumbria

General view of the library.
Pic: Lee Boswell
09/10/10

Cuts forecast as uni reaches milestone year

The University of Cumbria is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in August.

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Poultry Farming in Lancaster. Newton Rigg Agricultural College, Penrith, 1930.

Lancaster nostalgia: poultry keeping

In a one-off special, Wray historian David Kenyon looks back at poultry keeping across Lancaster

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The Bradford Arms. Morecambe.

Enter competition to win £250 for renaming Morecambe pub

There are only two days left now to suggest a new name for a Morecambe pub which is reopening soon.

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Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual

M6 closures to take place next week

The M6 is scheduled to close for two consecutive nights to allow essential work to be carried out to a footbridge, says a motorway service provider.
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Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies (left), Owner Trevor Hemmings and trainer by Paul Nicholls celebrate after Vincente won The Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase during Coral Scottish Grand National Day at Ayr Racecourse.

Preston North End owner adds millions to his fortune

Preston North End owner Trevor Hemmings has added £125m to his vast wealth in the past year, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List published today.

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