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Campaign to honour fallen police officers

Lancashire Police is backing a national campaign to honour police officers killed in the line of duty.

The Met Office are predicting that it will remain warm although thundery showers are expected across the north west

Yellow warning for rain in north west over Bank Holiday weekend - but it's not all bad news

A yellow weather warning for rain in the north west has been issued by weather experts just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.
ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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From left: Steven Grant and Darrell Hutchinson, owners of Munchies American Takeaway on Queen Street in Morecambe.

Morecambe takeaway to raise funds for families affected by Manchester terror attack

A Morecambe takeaway is donating 10% of its bank holiday weekend takings to the families of those affected by the Manchester terror attack.

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Daniel Wolstencroft (left) with Billy Walden, one of the group's supporters.

New Lancaster and Morecambe support group aims to help young male sex abuse victims

A group set up to help male survivors of childhood sex abuse is aiming to launch a branch in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens.

Man arrested in connection with Manchester Arena bomb after raid

Counter-terror police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have carried out fresh raids, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside overnight.

Yorkshire Building Society

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Society goes the distance for youth charity

The Lancaster branch of Yorkshire Building Society will be going the distance today, Thursday, May 25, in support of its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).Colleagues at the branch in St Nicholas Arcades will be joining others around the UK in cycling, rowing, running and walking to raise funds for EYH as the Society takes up the challenge of travelling 83,000 kilometres over their three year partnership – one kilometre for every homeless young person in the UK 3-1-5 Health Club have donated the bike to the society to support their fundraising. Colleagues will also be selling cakes and EYH trolley coin key rings in support of the partnership.Joanne Varey, Manager of the Lancaster branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “Over the course of the partnership we have set ourselves the challenge to cover a distance of 83,000km, which is over twice the circumference of the Earth, to reflect the 83,000 young people that are homeless in the UK each year.”

The Polo Tower.

Polo Tower demolition date set

The Polo Tower is finally coming down.

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Armed and unarmed police can now be seen on the streets of Cumbria following Monday's terrorist attack.

Armed police on the streets after attack

Armed and unarmed officers are now on the streets of Cumbria for visible reassurance following Monday’s terror attack

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Geoff Driver at LCC

Geoff Driver confirmed as council leader - just three days after arrest

Scandal-hit politician Geoff Driver has been confirmed as the new leader of Lancashire County Council.

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An aerial view of Heysham Port.

Passengers may need ID to travel on ferries from Heysham

Passengers boarding ferries at Heysham Port should carry identification and check in early for sailings due to enhanced security measures after the Manchester terror attack.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Homeless man, Chad, pictured in happier times.

Simple ceremony marks life of Morecambe’s homeless Chad

A simple remembrance ceremony marked the life of Morecambe’s well-known homeless man Chad.

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Emergency services at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig

Police warning over fraudulent fundraising websites

Police have warned people to be aware of fraudulent fundraising websites in the wake of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.

The family and the Manor House in Melling. Picture by pigs can fly photography.

Melling Manor House competition’s hospice pledge

A man behind a unique competition that could see the winner become the owner of a luxury Lune Valley house is pledging £25,000 of ticket sales to St John’s Hospice.

The Blue light relay is travelling across the country.

Blue torch relay raising awareness of mental health in Lancaster

A torch, similar to the Olympic one, will travel to Lancaster visiting emergency services to raise awareness of mental health.

Courtney Boyle, 19, was studying criminology and psychology at Leeds Beckett University

Mother pays tribute to 'angels' after daughter and partner are killed in Manchester Arena bomb blast

A woman who lost her partner and daughter in the Manchester terror attack said they were "both my angels flying high in the sky".
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TheQueenhas arrived at a hospital where medics battled to save the lives of children caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bomb.

Queen arrives at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in wake of Manchester Arena attack

The Queen has arrived at a hospital where medics battled to save the lives of children caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bomb.

Police are currently attending the incident

Bomb squad called to incident in Hulme

The army bomb squad have been called to a road in Hulme.
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