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NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
Lancaster Farms

Horror as nurse held captive by inmate with razor blade

A “trick or treat” burglar who held a nurse captive with a razor against her throat has been given an extended jail term after a judge ruled he was a danger to the public.

Triplets Nathan, Alex and Sammy Heywood from Caton.

Treble the fun as Caton triplets mark 21st birthday

Celebrations will be taking place in triplicate this weekend as three Caton brothers turn 21.

Steampunk craft day at The Platform.  Janice Barnes and Amanda Gray take part in Tea Duelling.

Splendid festival given £10k funding for year

A popular Steampunk festival in Morecambe has been given £10,000 by Morecambe Town Council for one year’s funding.

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The coat rail in Market Square. Photo by Nacha Hoppo.

‘Coat rail’ scheme for homeless set up in Lancaster

A novel idea currently spreading across the country which aims to help homeless people keep warm this winter has reached Lancaster.

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Agency hotfoots it to land top website deal

Agency hotfoots it to land top website deal

Creative agency Hotfoot Design has completed a rebrand and website for Bentham -based Atkinson Vos, the specialist in Mercedes-Benz manufactured iconic all-terrain vehicles.

From left India Faulkner-Wiley, Louise Haskins, Stephen Mulhern and Chris Kennedy. Lancaster Slimming World.

TV star praises Lancaster slimmers

A group of Slimming World consultants from Lancaster has got the magic touch when it comes to weight loss, according to TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

The Bay Gateway was the scene of yesterday's fire

Link road closed for two hours after lorry fire

A major new road into Morecambe was closed for two hours yesterday after a lorry caught fire, say fire services.
Lancaster Library

City becomes national LGBT hub

Lancaster will host a series of events after being chosen as a hub for the National Festival of LGBT History.

Wilde and Well Read in New Street, Lancaster.

Lancaster cafe owner denies owing ex-staff wages

A Lancaster cafe owner has denied claims he owes hundreds of pounds in unpaid wages to former staff.

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The original photo.

Does this photo show the ghost of man’s wife?

A Lancaster photographer was asked to complete one of his more unusual jobs – repairing an old photograph which appears to feature a ghostly figure.

Recycling bins in St Oswald Street in Lancaster.

Lancashire hits EU waste target and raises £2.2m from our recycling

More than £2m has been raised by Lancashire County Council from the sale of our recyclable material in 2015/16.

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The M6 is to be closed overnight for important link road work.

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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Two-car collision in Lancaster

Emergency services were called to a collision between two cars in Lancaster at lunchtime today, Thursday.

Support Adoption For Pets and Santa Paws at Warrington Animal Welfare - Picture date Monday 14 November, 2016 (Warrington, Cheshire) 
Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/

Pets at Home customers in Lancaster help homeless animals

Colleagues at Pets at Home in Lancaster are celebrating after they raised thousands following an appeal to help homeless pets.

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.

Lancaster's Park Run one year anniversary at Williamson Park.

Lancaster Parkrun celebrates first anniversary

Hundreds of runners took to Williamson Park to celebrate the first anniversary of Lancaster’s parkrun.

The vicar of Lancaster the Rev Chris Newlands.

Hate crime bigot targets Lancaster vicar

A police investigation has been launched after the vicar of Lancaster received “vitriolic” homophobic hate mail through the post.

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The pair will appear at Lancaster Magistrates court.

Court date for food hygiene breaches at Hornby restaurant

A man and a woman have been charged with a catalogue of hygiene offences at a Hornby restaurant.

Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital. A queue of nine ambulances was spotted on Boxing Day, and paramedics reported a wait of up to 90 minutes to hand over patients

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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