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Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Transport

Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
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Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

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Morecambe Bay Care Home, Gleneagles Drive, Morecambe

Threatened Morecambe care home could be saved

An under-threat Morecambe care home could be saved after its operator struck a last-ditch finance deal.

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"ATM deserts" could be created

Link says it is 'committed to maintaining geographical coverage of free ATMs'

ATM network Link has moved to offer assurances following concerns over the future availability of free-to-use cash machines.

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Community meeting to be held in Morecambe to discuss child poverty issues

A community meeting is being held to discuss child poverty in Morecambe following an investigation this week.

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Royal Mail recommends that people post early

Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Royal Mail staff are working to ensure millions of Christmas cards arrive on time in what is their busiest week of the year.

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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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Here are all the dates for when your benefits will be paid.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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A new beer and burger bar, 75 Church Street, has opened in Lancaster centre, from left, owner Mark Cutter, Matthew Fitzwilliam, Loren Nott, Becky Dale and Caitlin Walton.

Lancaster landlord crafts new beer venture in city

Specialist beer bars in America and Manchester have inspired a Lancaster landlord to take on a new venture.

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County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

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The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
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The drop came as Lottery sales fell by 9%

Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

National Lottery income for good causes fell by 15% over the year to April as players turned away from draw-based games to scratchcards, a report from the Government's spending watchdog shows.

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The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

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Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action.

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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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A new planning application for the Canal Corridor area of the city is expected towards the end of 2018, and work could start in 2021

Lancaster Canal Corridor: £25m cost to tax-payer revealed

Lancaster councillors have launched a scathing attack on proposals for the new £250m Canal Corridor development in the city.

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Leading economists have called for an end to fossil fuel investment

Lancaster Uni profs get on board with fossil fuel plea

Prominent professors from Lancaster University have joined experts from around the world in calling for an end to investments in fossil fuels.

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Carly Hudson and her son welcomed all their friends to enjoy the 'White Christmas' with them in their back garden of their house. TK Maxx have hidden snow globes on shelves in their stores nationwide, with a price of actual snow put outside their house. 10 December 2017.

Lancaster family’s snow fun

One Lancaster family had a unique Christmas gift delivered when TK Maxx transformed their home into a winter wonderland for 48 hours.

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