Lancaster MP Cat Smith calls for government funding for local flood defences

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has launched a campaign urging members of the public to support her letter to the Chancellor to secure funds for flood defences in Lancaster.

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LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

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Coun Abi Mills, second from right, with local residents and members of 16th Lancaster Scout Group.

Lancaster park and woodland in safe hands

A new group tasked with looking after and improving a city woodland will be hosting a consultation event next month.

The view from Skerton Bridge

Lancaster student village work ‘to begin in the summer of 2017’

A major new student development in Lancaster would be completed within two years, if plans are given the go-ahead.

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Tree climbing is on the decline in the north west

Less than half of north west children have ever climbed a tree, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that children in the region are better at identifying a Pokemon than a species of bird.

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Morning rush hour traffic in Lancaster travelling across Skerton Bridge.

Major new transport plan agreed for Lancaster district

An ambitious new transport plan which provides the blueprint for a “prosperous and better-connected, less congested, and greener Lancaster” has been agreed by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet.

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Patricia Davies, chairman of Preston New Road Action Group.

Fracking campaigner: “This Government neither listens nor can it be trusted”

Anti-fracking campaigners have blasted the government for overturning three councils’ decisions to reject fracking in Fylde.

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Henry Wild in part of the wildflower meadow now bursting with nectar-bearing blooms loved by honey bees.

Dog-friendly caravan park takes the lead for bees

A Lancaster caravan park has sown the seeds of survival for endangered honey bees by swapping pooches for pollen in part of its grounds.

Sunderland Point on the Lune estuary, close to Morecambe Bay.  You reach it via a single-track road from Overton across a marsh that is flooded at high tide. Graham Wilkinson, from Chipping

Lune Estuary in line for greater protection

Proposals to designate the Lune Estuary as a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) have been submitted to the government.

Caroline Jackson,leader of the Park Playground Project group at Williamson Park, receiving the Best Practice Award from the Lancashire Environmental Fund from Andy Rowatt, LEF Fund Manager and Mike Davison, SUEZ.

Friends of Williamson Park awarded for funding work

Friends of Williamson Park members have won an award from the Lancashire Environmental Fund for their work in applying for a £30,000 grant to redevelop the play areas in the park.

The Heysham M6 Link.

M6 link: upcoming road closures and roadworks

The latest M6 link road closures and roadworks information has just been released.

Charges for green waste collection will be introduced in 2017

Green waste charges will hit Lancaster and Morecambe in 2017

Lancaster City Council are set to introduce charges for green waste collection from January next year.

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'Angling Alert' has been launched by the Angling Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency.

Sign up for fisheries crime alert on the web

A cutting-edge initiative to help tackle fisheries related crime has been launched by the Angling Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency.

The bandstand in Ryelands Park in Lancaster.

UPDATE: Lancaster council accused of neglect over park bandstand demolition

Plans to demolish a bandstand in a Lancaster park due to a lack of funding has caused uproar.

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The bandstand in Ryelands Park in Lancaster.

Plans to demolish Lancaster park’s bandstand

Plans are being made to demolish a bandstand in a Lancaster park due to lack of funds for restoration.

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The Heysham M6 Link the Bay Gateway officially opens on Halloween, October 31.

Date revealed for Heysham M6 link opening

An official opening date has been revealed for the Heysham M6 link road.

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Rubbish dumped in Littledale

Lancaster and Morecambe taxpayers’ £1m flytipping bill

Flytipping has cost Lancaster taxpayers almost £1million over the last three years, new figures have revealed.

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Plans for the new development in Bulk Road, Lancaster

REVEALED: New 630-bed student village plan for Lancaster

Major new plans for a student village on wasteland in Lancaster have been revealed.

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A closure of the A6 Lancaster Road has been postponed.

M6 link: A6 road closure postponed

A planned closure of the A6 Lancaster Road between September 16 and 19 has been postponed.

Beautiful Morecambe Bay.

Electric bikes network plan

An electric bike network is being planned for Morecambe Bay.

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