Lancaster MP Cat Smith backs Small Business Saturday

Lancaster MP Cat Smith is celebrating the contribution of small firms in Lancaster as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday on December 3rd and visiting small businesses around her constituency to mark the day.

Schools in the Lancaster district face a cash crisis, say unions

Schools in Lancaster and Morecambe face cash crisis, warn teaching unions

Teaching unions in Lancashire have warned that freezing education budgets will have major effects on schools in the Lancaster district.

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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

Stock views of Preston- County Hall.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Solar park set to go ahead despite neighbours’ fears

Retrospective plans to create a solar park at a water treatment works in Lancaster look set to be given the green light.

Firms help to prepare students for life at work

Firms help to prepare students for life at work

Business and enterprise students at Lancaster & Morecambe College have been getting first hand experience of the business world, thanks to a new relationship the college has forged with local employers.

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Alistair Eagles.

Early Bay Gateway boost for trade at Heysham ferry firm

A Heysham ferry company has reported a massive boost in trade after the opening of the Bay Gateway.

Two lanes are currently closed on the M6

Delays on the M6 between junctions 18 and 17 southbound due to serious accident

The accident, which involved two lorries and one car, happened at around 11.30am this morning (28, November).

Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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Football coach Barry Bennell whose abuse of young men in his care has prompted Crewe Alexandria to launch a review of how the allegations were handled

Overnight news digest - More than 20 ex-footballers report abuse, prisoner suicide hits epidemic levels and May to host summit ahead of Article 50

Catch up with all the latest overnight national news with our morning roundup

Part of a former funeral directors empty for 15 years (during the works) and now home to 14 houses.

Empty homes initiative pays off in Lancaster and Morecambe

A scheme aimed at bringing empty homes back into use has paid dividends in the Lancaster district.

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Sara Pendlebury from Morecambe who is recovering from an urgent operation, has been told she cannot claim benefits whilst she is off sick despite paying into the system for 30 years.

Real-life story mirrors film about benefits

A hard working mum-of-four who has paid into the system for 30 years has been told she can’t claim a penny in benefits.

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Cat Smith MP.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith Calls for Fair Equitable Life Settlement

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him to look again at delivering justice for Equitable Life policyholders.

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'Hidden workforce' key to growth of 5m small businesses in the UK

'Hidden workforce' key to growth of 5m small businesses in the UK

A hidden workforce of stay at home mums and dads could hold the key to small business growth and provide a huge boost the UK economy.

Philip Hammond on a visit to Havwoods flooring company in Carnforth.

Chancellor reveals Living Wage to rise

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

Cat Smith.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith welcomes u-turn on ‘pay to stay’ policy

Lancaster Cat Smith has welcomed a government u-turn on ‘pay to stay’ policy that would have hiked local rents by an average of £2,213 a year.

The Dukes' new artistic director Sarah Punshon

Theatre announces key appointment

The Dukes has announced the venue's new artistic director will be Sarah Punshon.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

Francesca, Roberta, Bruno, Valeria, Dominico at Buccellis.

New Italian cafe and deli launched in city centre

A new Italian cafe and deli has opened in Lancaster, fulfilling a lifelong dream for its owner and head chef.

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

Bay Gateway roundabout crashes force safety investigation

Speed restrictions and safety measures will be put in place on the Bay Gateway after 
several vehicles crashed headlong into a roundabout.

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Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

Delays on M6 Northbound after vehicle breakdown

Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

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