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Overnight M6 closures to take place as part of ongoing link road work

Drivers using the M6 through Lancaster are being advised of an important phase the Heysham Link project which requires the closure of the northbound carriageway between junctions 33 and 34 and then the southbound carriageway between junctions 35 and 34.

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Dr Roy Armstrong.

Gambia unrest thwarts university research and conservation trip

Students and staff from the University of Cumbria preparing to travel to The Gambia to take part in vital research and conservation work have been forced to put the trip on hold just days before they were due to fly.

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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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Miaitalia in Bolton-le-Sands

Bolton-le-Sands restaurant break-in causes major damage

Thieves caused thousands of pounds worth of damage after breaking into a restaurant in Bolton-le-Sands.

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The Bulk Road development from Derby Street on the river Lune

Green light for 630-bed Lancaster student village on “rat infested” land

The skyline of our city is set to radically change after a 630-bed student village was given the thumbs up.

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Travellers are currently experiencing delays of up to 60mins

Train users suffering severe delays from Preston

Train users travelling between Preston and Lancaster are currently experiencing severe delays after a failure in electricity supply, reports National Rail Enquiries.
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Health and fitness co-ordinator Ben France, right, with a gym member.
Feature on the new gym at the sports centre, part of a �1 million refurbishment at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster.

Job boost thanks to £5m refurb at Lancaster’s Salt Ayre

A £5m transformation of Salt Ayre Leisure Centre has helped employ new staff and bring a welcome boost to the economy, say council officials.

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Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

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The Palatine in Morecambe.

Morecambe pub will be back after refurbishment

A Morecambe pub has closed temporarily but will open again soon.

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Lancaster Brewery at Lancaster Leisure Park.

Lancaster Brewery team hoping to boost interest in ale in China

Lancaster Brewery is introducing its beers to a whole new audience of craft ale fans this month in China.

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Several routes have been cancelled this morning.

Trains cancelled or delayed due to signalling problems

A signalling problem between Manchester Oxford Road and Salford Crescent has led to delays and cancellations on several rail routes throughout the North West this morning.
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The M6 near Junction 33, Lancaster. Photo: Highways England

Driver caught doing 90mph in thick fog

A driver has been stopped by police after doing 90mph in thick fog on the motorway.

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Meet director of revenge film at Lancaster cinema

There’s a chance to meet the writer, director and star of a new grisly revenge fantasy film at The Dukes cinema on January 16.

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The Hala Carr site in Lancaster

Residents criticise Hala homes plan

Plans to build 42 new homes on land between Bowerham Road and the M6 in Lancaster have been criticised by residents.

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Proposed development land in Halton

Housebuilder plans up to 85 new homes on fields in Halton

Plans to build up to 85 new homes in Halton will be presented to residents at a consultation in the village on January 17.

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A view of Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. (c) www.letchworth.com

Lancaster’s garden village - a once in a generation opportunity

A state-of-the-art garden village – one of only 14 in the UK – will be a “once in a generation opportunity” for Lancaster.

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Christmas shoppers in Lancaster

City memorabilia is festive hit

Lancaster’s civic pride is alive and well according to one city trader who has been inundated with purchases of Lancaster branded goods over the Christmas period.

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The Globe Arena, home of Morecambe FC.

UPDATED: Morecambe FC all-weather pitch firm in administration

A company which operates the all-weather community pitches at Morecambe Football Club has gone into administration but the business will continue to operate.

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MP Ben Wallace

Government minister visits Lancashire following complaints about county council’s library closures

Government Minister Rob Wilson will visit Lancashire on Tuesday (Jan 10) to investigate the county council’s decision to close 28 libraries.

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Entrance to Vue Cinema, Lancaster, from Market Square which could have glass doors on it preventing access

Lancaster cinema ticket prices halved for one year

A Lancaster cinema has cut its ticket prices in half for a year.

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