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Drivers asked for views on electric taxis

Electric taxis have moved a step closer in the Lancaster district as part of a drive to tackle air pollution.

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Bluebells in Masons Wood in Fulwood

Local bluebell displays among UK’s best

Two Lancashire woods have been named among the best places to see bluebells in the country.

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Big Bali challenge for spinal injury victim

A man who can often be seen handcycling around Burton-in-Kendal is undertaking a gruelling challenge to raise money for a disabled sports charity.

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Steiner School children with the letters they have written about Freeman's Wood.

Schoolkids back fight to save popular woodland

Lancaster children are begging property developers not to destroy one of the city’s most prized green spaces.

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City council workers are taking to the streets on quad bikes to tackle weeds.

Quad bikes to tackle weeds on streets of Morecambe and Lancaster

A hit squad of city council workers is taking to the streets on quad bikes to tackle the perennial issue of weeds.

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Happy Mount Park has been targeted by vandals.

Vandals target Happy Mount Park

Vandals trashed a Morecambe park at the weekend provoking police to place a dispersal order.

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The cascade will be officially opened on April 9.

Friends of park find long-lost waterfall

A newly discovered man-made waterfall will be switched on at Williamson Park.

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Freeman's Wood at the end of St George's Quay.

Lancaster residents up in arms over housing plans for Freeman’s Wood

Residents living close to a woodland site in Lancaster have criticised plans for a scheme which would see up to 250 new homes on the land.

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Freeman's Wood at the end of St George's Quay.

Public consultation to be held in Lancaster over Freeman’s Wood housing plans

Proposals for up to 250 new homes for the western edge of Lancaster are to be unveiled tomorrow, Wednesday.

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Part of the 'Wave Reflection Wall' in Morecambe.

Prom to close for resurfacing work

Final touches to the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall are due to start on Tuesday April 18.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Anti-fracking protesters from Bristol swung into action at the quarry entrance

Anti-fracking demo causes traffic chaos

Anti-fracking protestors blocked the entrance to a Carnforth quarry by suspending themselves from swings .

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Morecambe student Owen Lambert is treated after being hit by a car on Westminster Bridge. He was caught up in the terror attack at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: by Carl Court/Getty Images

Lancashire student hurt in London terror attack

A Lancashire student has been injured after being caught up in the terror alert at the House of Parliament.

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Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

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The proposed site for 70 new homes off Kirkby Lonsdale Road in Halton.

More new homes planned for Lune Valley village

Plans to build 70 new homes on farmland in Halton have been submitted to Lancaster City Council.

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The newly restored fish spawning pond on the river Lune

Restored fish pond aims to restock river Lune

A safe haven for fish on the river Lune near Lancaster has been restored by the Environment Agency, Costain and the Lune Rivers Trust.

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River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

River levels monitored as floods alerts lifted

Flooding alerts were ​lifted today ​after Lancashire emerged largely unscathed from last night’s high winds and heavy rain.

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Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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The land at Over Kellet

‘Major loss’ for north Lancashire village after housing approval

Residents in Over Kellet say they have suffered a “major loss” after plans were approved to build 15 new homes on farmland in the village.

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