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No deal yet on Northern League and Palace Shield merger

Northern Premier League clubs have agreed – in principle – in favour of a merger with the Palace Shield.

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George Drake.

Tournament of a lifetime for football-mad boy

A football-mad schoolboy from Hest Bank will be representing England in the Premier League Truce Tournament in Belgium this week.

April and Jamie Whiteley get into the Christmas spirit preparing their Kestrel dinghy for Morecambe Sailing Clubs Turkey Chase meeting.

Family affair for Morecambe Sailing Club’s Whiteleys

There were feathers in the cap for the Whiteley family with father, Nick, taking first place and daughter and son, April and Jamie, following him home in Morecambe Sailing Club’s Turkey Chase meeting on the bay on Sunday.

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Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club's ladies first team.

Hockey: Clubs do battle in derby clashes

Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club’s Ladies 1s took derby bragging rights with victory over Lancaster 2s on Saturday.

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Trimpell Raptors' Paul Stebbing and David Gott.

Second beats third in Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis League

Second played third in the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis League this week as Trimpell Raptors visited Garstang Annihilators.

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Vale youngster Max Castaldi.

Differing fortunes for Vale’s squash sides

Teams from the Vale of Lune suffered differing fortunes in the latest round of matches in the North West Counties Squash League.

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Jack Pullar and James Gullen. Picture: Hugh McManus

New teams for Pedal Heaven’s Pullar and Gullen

Two district cyclists have moved teams ahead of the new season after a successful 2016 as team mates.

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Vale's Sam Wallbank.

Burnage 12-25 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune produced a glorious team performance to extend their unbeaten run to five games.

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Carnforth lost out at Ormskirk on Saturday.

Ormskirk 2nds 24-19 Carnforth

Carnforth went down 24-19 at Ormskirk 2nds in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division Three North on Saturday.

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Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kirkby Lonsdale 26-18 Wilmslow

League leaders Kirkby Lonsdale made it a perfect dozen with a 26-18 win over Wilmslow on Saturday.

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Glen Townson joins Ealing Trailfinders. Picture: ETPRM

Morecambe’s Townson joins Ealing after six years with Bristol

A Morecambe second row forward has ended his six-season association with Bristol and joined Ealing Trailfinders.

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Ben Winterburn and Josh Thompson (back) with Aimee Banks, Alex Livingstone and Holly Salisbury (front).

Swimming: Young Otters are in Winter wonderland after medals haul

Carnforth Otters were well represented in the North West Regional Winter Championships, with eight of the top squad swimmers achieving qualifying times in multiple events.

Ray Carr.

Table Tennis: Raptors prove too good for title-chasing University A

In the latest round of the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis league, Trimpell Raptors played host to title prospects University A.


Squash: Vale knocked off top spot after defeat to Thornton

Vale of Lune’s squash teams racked up another double in their latest outings on court but this week they were not celebrating victories but reeling from defeats.

Both the senior and junior boys teams won bronze medals at the English Schools Swimming Team Championships.

Swimming: Impressive Ripley team make mark against best in country

The Ripley St Thomas Year 8 boys’ swimming team returned from the English Schools’ Swimming Team Championships as one of the top state school teams in the country in both the medley and freestyle relay events.

The Ford Focus of Dave Wright/Steve Pugh.

Rallying: Wright finishes second while Wolff gets back into groove

Last Saturday saw more than 70 rally crews and their cars assemble at Skelwith Caravan Park for the start of the annual Grizedale Stages Rally, this year sponsored by the Hippo Motor Group.

David Eatock as a Chorley player in 1997

Ex-Chorley player is latest to come forward in football abuse scandal

Former Chorley striker David Eatock is the latest player to claim he was abused by a football coach as a youngster.

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Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club.

Lancaster and Morecambe men only team to see action

The wintery weather hit the latest round of hockey fixtures hard at the weekend.

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Adam Gregory on his way to victory on Saturday night. Picture: Rob Kershaw Photography

Kaizen MMA Academy do double on big show in Liverpool

A Lancaster mixed martial arts gym is celebrating more success for two of its fighters.

Shay Walsh. Picture: BAMMA 2016/Marc Moggridge

Lancaster MMA star Walsh handed Brazilian test

Lancaster’s mixed martial arts star Shay Walsh will have Brazilian opposition for his next fight.

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