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Tesco swings axe on supermarket staff in jobs cull

Tesco is to axe 1,700 shop floor jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive at Britain's biggest retailer.

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British Home Stores in Lancaster before it closed.

Restaurant and gym plans for former Lancaster BHS store

A property group has voiced an interest in the empty British Home Store.

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Motor group invests in next generation of talent

Motor group invests in next generation of talent

Vantage Motor Group is expanding its Apprenticeship Training Programme with new hires and a commitment to grow its training opportunities throughout 2018.

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Funding boost for Lancaster social enterprise founder Diane

Funding boost for Lancaster social enterprise founder Diane

A woman from Lancaster who launched a social enterprise to support young people with mental health problems has been given a boost by a programme partnered with the Big Lottery Fund.

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James Hall's Spar distribution centre in Preston

Spar shops recall pulled pork

Hundreds of Spar shops across the North are recalling packets of pulled pork following a salmonella scare.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

£45m compensation bill for Morecambe Bay’s health trust

More than £45million has been paid out to victims of mistakes made by Morecambe Bay’s health trust over the past five years.

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Some of the cobwebs at Lancaster Bus Station.

Bus passengers in anger over “dirty” Lancaster station

Dirty windows, spider webs, pigeon droppings and broken equipment are dragging Lancaster Bus Station down, claim bus users.

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The Ridge Hotel site in Lancaster

Affordable homes plan for former Lancaster pub site

Plans to build a new block of flats on derelict land in Lancaster have been submitted to the city council.

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The West End two development on Albert Road. Picture by Janine Hogarth.

West End build takes shape

The second stage of a £5m development in the West End is taking shape.

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Lancaster Bridge will be closed for six months in the new year.

Road closures and changes for Greyhound Bridge repairs

Road closures will soon come into force to get ready for major repairs to Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster.

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Rail electrification and upgrades will form part of Transport for the North's strategic plan

Transport group launches blueprint to drive region's economy

A grand plan to transform the fortunes of the region through its road and rail network has been launched.
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Morrisons trolly left in Morecambe.

Trolley thieves hit Morecambe

Supermarket trolleys are being dumped in Morecambe at an alarming rate, claim shoppers.

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David Waddington, owner of Miaitalia in Bolton-le-Sands, has taken over the former Harts cafe in Morecambe from the former owner Paul Hart

Famous Morecambe cafe buyout will be scoop for town

Morecambe’s famous Hart’s cafe will soon be reopening under new ownership and with a new name.

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The Be Inspired Business Awards culminate in a major presentation night and celebrations

The Be Inspired Business Awards 2018 are open for applications

The Be Inspired Business Awards are known as ‘the one they all want to win’ . Today entries opened for the major Lancashire event, run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

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Police were called to the M6 northbound after a white car swerved off the road.

Car swerves off M6 northbound

Police were called to the M6 northbound after a white car swerved off the road.

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Expanding ecommerce experts open second office

Expanding ecommerce experts open second office

The new year sees new ventures for expanding Lancaster ecommerce agency Nublue, as they announce the opening of a second office in Manchester.

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The A6 was closed after a serious collision.
Photo: Lancs Roads Police

A6 closed after three-car crash

The A6 was closed for several hours and an air ambulance called following a three-car crash.
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BID offers cash to improve look of Lancaster city centre

BID offers cash to improve look of Lancaster city centre

Lancaster BID is offering businesses up to £1,000 to help improve the look of the city centre.

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Dino-Day in Lancaster city centre

Footfall down in Lancaster in 2017 but city gets Christmas boost

Footfall in Lancaster fell year on year in 2017, but the city enjoyed an economic boost over the Christmas period, according to new figures.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

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