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Tiny turnout in Lancaster by-election as Labour retains seat

A new Lancaster city councillor has been elected in a by-election where only seven per cent of the electorate turned out.

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Former councillor Matthew Mann.

Lancaster by-election polls are open

Voters will go to the polls in the University and Scotforth Rural ward today to choose a new Lancaster city councillor.

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Cat Smith MP with Sally Harvey, RNIB's acting chief executive, at a parliamentary meeting about delayed and missed follow up appointments in eye clinics.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith urges eye clinics not to cancel constituents’ appointments

Lancaster MP Cat Smith attended RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) parliamentary reception to find out if time is running out for her constituents with conditions that can lead to sight loss.

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Cat Smith MP is backing Small Business Saturday.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith backs Small Business Saturday

Lancaster MP Cat Smith is celebrating the contribution of small firms in Lancaster as part of this year’s Small Business Saturday on December 3rd and visiting small businesses around her constituency to mark the day.

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Schools in Lancaster and Morecambe face cash crisis, warn teaching unions

Teaching unions in Lancashire have warned that freezing education budgets will have major effects on schools in the Lancaster district.

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Syrian asylum seekers and local residents held a Syrian People's Cafe at Marsh Community Centre in the summer.

Lancashire praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees

The Government has thanked Lancashire’s local authorities for their role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees across the UK.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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Part of a former funeral directors empty for 15 years (during the works) and now home to 14 houses.

Empty homes initiative pays off in Lancaster and Morecambe

A scheme aimed at bringing empty homes back into use has paid dividends in the Lancaster district.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

Catch up with all the latest overnight news with our morning roundup

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Cat Smith MP.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith Calls for Fair Equitable Life Settlement

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him to look again at delivering justice for Equitable Life policyholders.

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Cat Smith.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith welcomes u-turn on ‘pay to stay’ policy

Lancaster Cat Smith has welcomed a government u-turn on ‘pay to stay’ policy that would have hiked local rents by an average of £2,213 a year.

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Mike Quinton.

Lancaster health champion dies, aged 85

A champion of the health sector and consort to a former Mayor of Lancaster has died aged 85.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

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Cat Smith.

Rival MPs in Commons spat over Lancaster and Morecambe election merger

The Morecambe and Lancaster MPs have been involved in a spat in Parliament over letters to constituents.

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David Morris MP.

Morecambe MP calls for changes after expense claims errors

The Morecambe and Lunesdale MP has strongly refuted allegations by a national newspaper that he had claimed driving expenses in the UK while he was on official foreign trips.

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Robert Redfern, mayor of Lancaster.

Mayor of Lancaster hosts big town hall night out

The mayor of Lancaster will host a charity night of food and fun.

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Matthew Mann.

Lancaster University by-election hopefuls revealed

Four candidates will stand in a by-election for a Lancaster City Council seat in the University and Scotforth Rural ward.

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Cat Smith.

Lancaster MP cleared of any wrongdoing in 2015 election

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has been cleared of any wrongdoing in relation to spending during the 2015 general election.

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Morecambe MP calls Donald Trump “a Reagan of our times”

Morecambe MP David Morris has reacted to the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA.

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