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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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The NFU said farmers need full support from the government

Lancaster farmers need Brexit support

Farming union the NFU said farmers in the Lancaster district must be given “full support” after an environmental charity warned of a £19.5m loss of funding from the EU.

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View from the Crook o'Lune looking down the Lune Valley.

Children have their say on Lune Valley village’s future

Residents in Caton have had their say about how they would like to see their village develop through to 2031.

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Glasson Dock regeneration project. From left: Christine Milligan, Anne Kingston (LEF), Nick Smith, Christine Rowland, Frank Ford and Maggie Stainton. Photo: Stephen Garnett Photography. Images courtesy: Canal & River Trust.

Glasson is proud of new canal gateway

A £25,000 project has transformed the gateway into Lancaster’s 230-year old Glasson Dock.

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

Work to start next month on Bay Gateway roundabout lights

A £325,000 project to improve lighting on the Bay Gateway is due to get underway in June.

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Flower beds next to The Midland hotel in Morecambe are empty. Picture: Michelle Blade.

Flower beds go to seed

Flower beds near The Midland hotel remain empty as summer approaches.

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Lancashire recommends.... campsites for tents

Wondering where to go for the next Bank Holiday weekend? Why not try these local campsites?

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Morecambe Bay Central Platform

£60m Morecambe Bay gas boost will secure 350 jobs

Energy company Centrica has announced a £60m investment to boost gas production in Morecambe Bay.

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Sabrina Webster, Lauren Thompson and Nakita Cutler of Premier with Blackpool's first electric taxi.

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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