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Brexit ‘a positive’ for Morecambe tourism

Brexit is a major plus for tourism in Morecambe, claim industry insiders.

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Conservative City Councillor for Bolton-le-Sands and Slyne ward, John Wild outside Bolton-le-Sands post office.

Bid to save Bolton-le-Sands Post Office relocation

City councillor John Wild has called a public meeting to be held on September 25 at 6.30pm at the Old Boys’ Grammar School in Bolton-le-Sands, to try to save the village Post Office from relocation.

Business
From left Kelly Louise Smith, Sharon Jackon, founder of the Neuro Centre with Nayeli Cookson, centre, Guy Cookson, above and sons Oscar and Mateo and a family friend.

Family’s joy after builder found for house renovation

A mum with Motor Neurone Disease will be able to stay at home with her family after a builder was found to make vital changes to the house.

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Jack Cordingley with one of his drones.

Drone search finds missing dog near Lancaster

A flying drone was instrumental in helping to find a dog lost on moorland above Lancaster.

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Ric French with some of the voices from Street Stories, at Lancaster District Homeless Action Service

Lancaster homeless appeal for album release

Homeless people in Lancaster have been working towards recording an album of songs – and they need your help to make it happen.

Music
Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Health

Mum backs go-kart tribute to Lancaster boy

A loving mum has given her blessing to a new go-kart racing track in the building where her son died.
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Duncan Foster in Whittington

Campaign to bring buses back to Lune valley

A new campaign group has been set up to try and improve services for bus users in the Lune Valley.

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New RLI stroke unit opens after £1m boost

New RLI stroke unit opens after £1m boost

Patients can now benefit from a brand new stroke unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, thanks to a major investment of more than £1m.

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Four out of 10 admitted to running the shower for at least a minute before getting in

Most people do not worry about how much water they use

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.
Business
Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

Health
Police say the man's death is not suspicious.

Man dies after fall from flat balcony in Lancaster

A man has died after falling from the balcony of a flat in Lancaster.

Crime
Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Crime
Officers found a gruesome-looking bloody hand

Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

Transport
Cathedral Catholic Primary School.

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Cathedral Catholic Primary School

The Cathedral Catholic Primary School is hidden away behind St Peter’s Cathedral.

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VIDEO: Council refuses villagers' offer to paint rundown library

Residents have offered to paint their village library to stop it from going to rack and ruin – but the council says no.

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Head Christine Mitchell with a pupil.

Lancaster school taken out of special measures by Ofsted

Hard work has paid off at a specialist school in Lancaster after it was taken out of special measures by Ofsted.

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Sharon Jackson wins the Health Hero Award sponsored by Holywell at the Sunshine Awards held at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe

How an ‘ordinary’ Lancaster woman launched an extraordinary support service

“I am just an ordinary person.”

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Holly Wignall, Richard Dyer and Jamie Scahill at Williamson Park

Lancaster park to host new three day music festival

A brand new three day music festival is set to take over Williamson Park in Lancaster next year.

Music

VIDEO: Powerhouse Minister visits Morecambe Winter Gardens

A leading politician has visited the Morecambe Winter Gardens and encouraged the theatre’s owners to bid again for government cash to aid its restoration.
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