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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn meets people in Morecambe during visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn learnt first-hand the issues people in Morecambe face on a visit to the town.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visiting Morecambe

Jeremy Corbyn will be visiting Morecambe today, Friday.

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Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
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County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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County Councillor Tony Jones.

Morecambe Tory’s decision to quit ‘won’t solve issue’

A Morecambe councillor has criticised a former colleague for quitting Lancashire County Council’s Tory group over concerns about the leadership.

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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim

Tory MEP: Britain's 'ridiculous Brexit mess'

Sajjad Karim is a Conservative member of the European Parliament for the north west. Here he explains why he believes the nation is on a path to 'disaster' and argues his colleagues need to change their approach to leaving the EU.

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The Skerton by-election will take place on September 7

Candidates announced for Skerton by-election

The resignation of former Lancaster City Councillor Karen Leytham has prompted a by-election in Skerton West.

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European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker

Juncker and Brussels team spent £24,000 on 'air taxi' for one-night trip to Rome

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and his team racked up a 27,000 euro (£24,450) expenses bill for European Union taxpayers by chartering a private jet for a one-night visit to Rome.
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Lancashire County Coun Gina Dowding, left, with other protestors in Blackpool.

Lancaster councillor pleads not guilty to alleged fracking protest offences

A Lancaster councillor has appeared in court charged with offences alleged to have taken place during an anti-fracking protest.

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Electricity is a rip-off

OPINION: Electricity is a rip-off – we need a truly radical intervention in the energy market

British Gas has raised electricity prices by 12.5% and its rivals are likely to follow suit. Another round of inflation-busting increases has put calls for an energy price cap back on the agenda.

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Dee and Paul Woodruff and their food bar at the Crook o'Lune car park

Fond farewell from Lancaster’s councillor Woodie

A sense of humour has been a staple of retiring Lancaster City Coun Paul Woodruff’s 22 years representing the city.

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The flooding from the garden in Mr Robin Watson's home in Clematis Drive in Garstang, part of the Redrow Canal View development

Garstang buyers of new build homes reveal their property horrors

Residents living in one of Garstang’s newest luxury developments have revealed their ‘horror stories’ from inside their newly built homes.
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Graham Cass.

Twice burgled Lancaster hairdresser grabbed baseball bat when police don’t turn up

A Lancaster businessman armed himself with a baseball bat for protection after police failed to respond to the second burglary in a month at his hair salon.

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Cat Smith MP tweeted this photo of Ryelands Road under water on Monday night with the comment: "Hi @unitedutilities Ryelands Road in Lancaster looks like this, I'm being asked if you're aware and able to send anyone out to fix it?"

Wet wipes flushed down loo made Lancaster flooding worse

A blockage caused by flushed wet wipes worsened floods in Lancaster, say United Utilities.

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Cat Smith MP.

Cat Smith’s voting age ‘MP sex’ blog causes stir

The Lancaster MP’s claim that “At 16 you can have sex with your MP but you can’t vote for them” has caused a commotion online.

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Tony Blair

High court rejects Iraq general's bid for Blair war prosecution

The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.

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One PSPO could ban dog walking, public singing and loitering in one area.

Concern at 'busybody' council powers targeting swearing, dog walking and busking

Councils have accelerated their use of "busybody" powers to criminalise acts such as swearing, dog walking and busking in public spaces, according to a civil liberties group.
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Lancaster scheme wins top planning award

Lancaster scheme wins top planning award

Specialist waterfront developer H2O Urban has gained a prestigious accolade at the Planning Awards.

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