Headteachers call for action over school funding crisis

Class sizes will increase, teachers and support staff will be slashed and children will suffer from cuts to education budgets, a public meeting in Lancaster heard this week.

The national cyber centre

Teen Jane Bond’s heading to cyber base

A group of Lancaster Grammar School pupils are heading to London to take part in a competition find the UK’s best cyber security talent of tomorrow.

Police have received a complaint about Morecambe Town Council.

Police probe complaint about Morecambe Town Council

Police have received a complaint about alleged financial misconduct at Morecambe Town Council.


VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn praises ‘brilliant’ Lancaster project on city visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described a Lancaster social enterprise as a “brilliant local project” bringing hope to people who need it most.

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Sam Ud-din

Lancaster and Morecambe headteachers call ‘crisis’ meeting

A public meeting in Lancaster this month will address the “crisis” in the district’s school funding.

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Cat Smith speaking in Parliamant.

Lancaster MP says expenses claim story was “work of fiction”

The MP for Lancaster has described allegations of faulty expense claims as a “work of fiction” after a watchdog said they would not be investigating her.

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David Morris MP.

David Morris: “I honestly believe not one MP is guilty of anything”

The MP for Morecambe has spoken out after he was interviewed by police as part of a probe into Conservatives’ 2015 election expenses.

Lancaster Town Hall

Political row over town hall nap

The MP for Morecambe has called for an official inquiry after a Lancaster councillor fell asleep in a public meeting.

The land at Over Kellet

‘Major loss’ for north Lancashire village after housing approval

Residents in Over Kellet say they have suffered a “major loss” after plans were approved to build 15 new homes on farmland in the village.

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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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Coun Roger Sherlock

Lancaster councillor, 79, falls asleep in public meeting

A veteran city councillor who fell asleep on several occasions during a recent public meeting said it was “going on and on” and he was “very tired”.

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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Phil Simpson and Cat Smith outside The Sun Hotel in Lancaster.

Pub jobs at risk after hike in business rate

The owners of a Lancaster pub say they may be forced to make redundancies after seeing business rates almost double overnight.

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Charges for garden waste collection come into force this year

Lancaster’s new garden waste bin charges ‘a joke’

Residents have been warned not to use their grey bin for green waste to avoid a controversial collection fee – or face “appropriate action”.

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Coun Darren Clifford said finances for keeping Hornby Swimming Pool open do not ""stack up".

Fight to save Hornby swimming pool

A man spearheading a drive to keep a village swimming pool open says closing it would be “criminal”.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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Cat Smith.

Crippling debt affects children’s mental health, Lancaster MP warns

Around 2,872 people in the Lancaster and Fleetwood Constituency are living with problem debt, according to new figures.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling with Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris on his visit to see the new M6 link road.

Transport Secretary visits Heysham to M6 link

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has praised the Heysham M6 link on a visit to the area.

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