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One-in-five 8-year-olds have their own smartphone

Nearly one in five eight-year-olds has their own smartphone, research suggests.

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Boots The Chemist Picture: PA

Chemist chain ‘sorry’ in morning after pill row

High street chemist Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives.

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Galloway's are appealing for items to be donated for a coffee morning.

Your trash could be treasure for Silverdale coffee morning

Local sight loss charity Galloway’s which has a base in Morecambe are on the lookout for donations of books, bric-a-brac, clothes and raffle/tombola prizes for their upcoming Silverdale coffee morning.

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An exposed grid on Meldon Road in Heysham during flash floods on Wednesday night. Photo by J-Packham Photography.

Freak storm caused flash flooding in Morecambe and Lancaster

A freak storm that hit Morecambe and Lancaster causing flash flooding was a one in almost 500 year event.

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Balloons being released at the memorial service for Charlie Younger.

Balloons released in memory of ‘little fighter’ Charlie

Family and friends released balloons at a special memorial service held to remember the life of a little boy who passed away a year ago.

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Pushing their quads to the limit, athletes racked up a whopping 3000ft of ascent before tearing down a rope swing suspended from a crane.

Runners pushed to the limit in Morecambe Bay race

Thousands of runners braved the wind and rain as they sprinted across the sands of Morecambe Bay last weekend.
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Convicted drug dealer Damien O'Connor.

Appeal to Lancaster drug dealer’s associates to help take fortune

A convicted drug dealer’s associates are being urged to help claw back his £1.5M fortune made from crime.

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Phil Watson and Jade Campbell with their son Max at home in Lancaster

Lancaster mum’s warning after newborn son survives life-threatening Group B Strep infection

Every week in the UK, a baby dies from the relatively unknown Group B Strep infection.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Police are appealing for information after an assault in a Lancaster nightclub.

Appeal after Lancaster nightclub assault

A man suffered an eye injury after an assault in a Lancaster nightclub.

Crime
Lowes at The Glow Rooms, Lancaster

REVIEW: Lowes, The Glow Rooms, Lancaster

You could be forgiven for thinking you weren’t in Lancaster when Lowes took over a city nightclub this week for their debut headline show.

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VIDEO: Inside Lancaster hospice pound shop

We chat to volunteers of a Lancaster hospice charity store which converts into a pound shop today.

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Lower Church Street during flash flooding in Lancaster city centre on Wednesday evening. Photo shared by Go Burrito.

Council clean-up in Lancaster after flash floods

Officers from Lancaster City Council have been working hard to clear debris and help businesses affected by Wednesday’s flash floods.

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Josephine Whitehead.

Talented Silverdale artist passes away

A talented artist who lived for many years in Silverdale has passed away.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Ben Haenow.

X Factor stars to sing at Morecambe Hotel

A sold-out gig by two X Factor stars will be held at the Morecambe Hotel on Saturday afternoon.

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Lower Church Street during flash flooding in Lancaster city centre on Wednesday evening. Photo shared by Go Burrito.

Flash flooding in Morecambe and Lancaster causes chaos

Flash floods swept across the district during Wednesday rush hour causing travel and traffic chaos.

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Billy Holmes with his dog Tyler who has been stolen during a burglary.

Staffie dog is stolen during house burglary

A desperate dog owner has made an impassioned plea for the return of her pet after he was stolen during a burglary.

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North West Ambulance Service

New triage tool is proving useful to assess patients

A pair of paramedics have developed a brand new way for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to work with nursing and residential homes to help residents to get the most appropriate care more quickly.

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The Neuro Drop-In Centre at Lancaster.

New cafe launch for Parkinson’s sufferers in city

New support for people living with Parkinson’s in and around Lancaster is launching on Saturday.

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