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Visit Lancaster’s secret garden for charity

One of Lancaster’s best-kept secrets will be opening its doors to the public next month in aid of charity.

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Debs Gourlay (second from right), next to David Croxall (second from left) with Britain in Bloom judges last year.

Blooming great idea for town

An overgrown area of land will soon be transformed into an outside lounge area for people to enjoy.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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The Tavern at Scale Hall has been earmarked for development into housing.

Former pub housing site is ‘over intensive’

Plans to convert a former pub restaurant into new housing have been recommended for refusal.

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One of the oak trees outside Lancaster Castle has been chopped down.

Oak tree felled in Lancaster Castle park

An old oak tree has been felled outside Lancaster Castle.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Creating the new wildflower verge at the Crook O'Lune.

Bees creating a buzz in the Lune Valley

The Lune Valley has been a hive of activity, as a team of hard working volunteers and local wildflower experts joined forces with the Lune Valley Community Beekeepers to help improve the area for bees and other wildlife.

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Rural equine centre gets official seal of approval

Rural equine centre gets official seal of approval

A couple who set up their own equestrian business just 18 months ago have been officially accredited by the British Horse Society.

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Lancashire Country Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport John Fillis at the new Park and Ride at J34 by new Bay Gateway.

Lancaster Park & Ride bus use on increase

The number of people using the new Park & Ride bus services in Lancaster has doubled over three months, new figures from Lancashire County Council show.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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Lauren Gora, Lancaster City Council Waste and Recycling Officer, helps pupils clear rubbish from  school land.

Lancaster school pupils call time on flytippers

Children from a Lancaster school have launched a campaign calling on flytippers to stop dumping rubbish in the grounds.

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PICTURES AND VIDEO: Lancaster bandstand demolition

Work continues this week to demolish an historic bandstand at a Lancaster park.

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Twiglet the hamster.

Unwanted hamster dumped on Lancaster doorstep

This little hamster is recovering after being dumped on the doorstep of a house in Lancaster.

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Lancashire Wildlife Trust chairman Steve Garland cuts the ribbon to open the event.

Nature adventure for families as Heysham Nature Reserve opens its doors

More than 100 children and parents took part in adventure trails around Heysham Nature Reserve in bright sunshine.

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The bandstand in Ryelands Park in Lancaster.

“We do not all support Ryelands Park bandstand demolition”

A bandstand which has stood in a Lancaster park for more than 50 years will be demolished.

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It is understood that at least one plot has 10 to 12 items placed on it, and complaints have been received by church staff.

Crackdown on memorials at Longton graveyard

Families are being asked to remove memorial items from a graveyard -  or it will be done for them.

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Dr Nathan Case and Rebecca Fielding, managing director of Gradconsult.

Sky’s the limit as Lancaster University researcher wins grant for northern lights study

A Lancaster University researcher is celebrating after receiving a grant, which is aimed at helping research into one of the great wonders of nature.

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A map of the proposed North West Coast Connections route.

Morecambe Bay power tunnel plan ‘paused’

Plans to build a tunnel carrying electricity cables under Morecambe Bay have been put on hold.

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Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Williamson Park in Lancaster will host four outdoor theatre productions this summer in its very own natural amphitheatre, The Dell.

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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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