Universal Credit causing ‘incredible hardship’ in Lancaster and Morecambe

The new Universal Credit benefit system is causing “incredible hardship” for people in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

The Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Roger Mace

Mayor recovering after major surgery

The Mayor Of Lancaster, Coun Roger Mace, is recovering after a major operation to remove his kidney.

Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster may be getting one MP.

One MP for Lancaster and Morecambe moves closer

A single MP for Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster is looking increasingly likely.

John Bercow MP answering questions from Great Wood pupils via a Skype link from the Education Centre in Westminster.

Morecambe schoolchildren quiz Speaker of the House of Commons

Year 6 pupils at Great Wood Primary School had the opportunity to quiz John Bercow MP during a live question and answer session this week.

Lancashire care homes are to get a makeover

County care homes to get a £6m upgrade

Council-owned care homes for the elderly are to get a £6m package of improvements.

Lancaster Town Hall.

Consultation exercise for West End will help council to improve rented housing

Residents, landlords, businesses and organisations in the West End of Morecambe should be on the look-out for a survey dropping through their letterbox asking for people’s views on the introduction of a scheme which will improve the quality of rented accommodation in their area.

Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

The author, playwright and broadcaster Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett urges public funding of 'indispensable' libraries

Libraries are a vital community service and should be publicly funded, Alan Bennett has said.

David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Bid to oust Theresa May will ‘fizzle out’ says Morecambe MP

A leadership challenge to the Prime Minister will fizzle out, says the MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Prime Minister Theresa May

What would trigger a Tory Party leadership contest?

As speculation mounts over the Prime Minister's future, here is a look at how Theresa May could be replaced.

The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference

May vows to end 'rip-off' energy bills

Energy firms will face a price cap on "rip-off" bills under plans announced by Theresa May.

Stuart Robinson. Photo: Help for Heroes

Lancashire veteran scoops Invictus medal

A Morecambe veteran is celebrating after winning a medal for the second time at the Invictus games.

34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds (PA Archive)

34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds

Britons who voted Leave in the EU referendum are more likely to describe themselves as "racially prejudiced" than those who voted Remain, according to new research.

Coun Kevin Frea

Labour win Lune Valley village seat for first time in decades

A Lune Valley village has elected a Labour councillor for the first time in recent history.

Photo of rubbish adjacent to Heath Road sent in by reader

Lancaster aims to reduce plastic bottle use by providing free drinking water

Plans to install new drinking water fountains in Lancaster and Morecambe in a bid to reduce plastic bottle use have been launched by city councillors.

Lancaster general view
Lancaster Town Hall.

Lancaster sleeping councillor probe rules ‘no breach’

Seven councillors have been cleared of breaching Lancaster City Council’s code of conduct.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Meeting debating call for Lancashire County Council leader’s resignation must be re-convened

A call for the resignation of County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council, is set to be debated by the full council for a second time.

Ged Fitzgerald was suspended from his role as chief executive for Liverpool City Council.

Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
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