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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business
Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

News

For sale: Former Blackpool chapel on Whitegate Drive is now a luxury pad

A giant fish tank sits in an alcove which formerly housed an organ, while a swimming pool has been built where the altar once stood.

Business
County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

News
Chesterfield is one of the few places you can still get a KFC

KFC closures across Preston - latest

A KFC in Preston has re-opened following an earlier closure due to chicken shortages across the country.
Business
A photo of the crash, courtesy of Lancashire Road Police.

Motorcyclist airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after horror crash

Emergency services attended the scene of a serious crash this afternoon which saw two casualties taken to hospital.
Transport
Plastic pollution in the sea. Picture by Blue Planet 2, BBC.

Lancaster Guardian launches plastic waste campaign

The Lancaster Guardian is today pledging to raise awareness around and join the fight against the huge problem of plastic choking our oceans and littering our city, coast and countryside. Nick Lakin reports...

News
Train users are suffering disruption this morning after overhead electric cables were damaged overnight, says Network Rail.

Delays and cancellations on trains after cables damaged overnight

Train services have been disrupted this morning after overhead electric cables were damaged overnight, says Network Rail.

Transport
Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

News
LANCASTER and MORECAMBE  31-10-16'General view of Bay Gateway sign.'Celebrations at the opening of the Bay Gateway, the new M6 link road, Heysham, developed by Costain. Local delegates were invited onto the road before it opened to traffic.

Final Local Plan reveals sites for 12,000 new homes in Lancaster district

A new Local Plan for the Lancaster District reveals the sites chosen for future development of housing and employment.

Business
A Women in Beusiness event is being held at Glasson Dock.

Lancaster Chamber joins ‘push for progress’ in women’s roles

In the 100 years since some women were first given the vote, the UK has seen huge changes in women’s roles, but there is still more to achieve.

News
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

News
Lancaster firm appoints new Euro sales director

Lancaster firm appoints new Euro sales director

In pursuit of its business development objectives in international markets, Lancaster-based self-adhesive materials manufacturer Metamark Ltd has appointed Jean François Carric to the role of European sales director.

News

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
Carnforth Railway Station

Ticket office closure signals Carnforth station threat

The closure of Carnforth Travel Information Centre is a “backward step” and would put the whole station in jeopardy, according to one of the town’s city councillors.

News
Lancaster & Morecambe College business students hear tales to inform and inspire

Lancaster & Morecambe College business students hear tales to inform and inspire

The Working Options in Education team returned to Lancaster & Morecambe College to inform and inspire their Business Level 3 students.

News
Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

Politics
being done on Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster

Work gets under way on Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster

Vital refurbishment work has started on Greyhound Bridge, and our photographer Neil Cross has been along to snap what’s been happening so far.

News
Morecambe FC's Globe Arena.

Morecambe FC issue statement insisting they were NOT subject to winding up order

Morecambe FC have clarified reports they were subject to a winding up order this week.

Football
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