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PETA activists target branches of Thomas Cook as part of campaign against SeaWorld

Animal rights protestors gathered outside the Thomas Cook branch in Preston this morning.
Planned North West roadworks

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.

Blood bags - NHS Blood and Transplant are urging people with two rare blood groups to donate after bad weather hit blood collections.

Urgent appeal for blood donations in Lancaster after bad weather hits collections

People with two valuable blood groups are being urged to donate at Lancaster Donor Centre now.

Brian Turner.

Hero builder pulls Lancaster woman from burning car

A hero builder has told how he bravely pulled a woman from her burning car seconds before it was completely engulfed in flames.

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West.

YELLOW WARNING: Ice predicted across the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West as temperatures have been predicted to plunge to -5.6°C.
Magistrates' Court

Scrap metal dealer cheated state out of more than £21,000, court told

A businessman who ripped off the benefits system to the tune of £21,310 has been given a suspended jail term.


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.
60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

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.

One of the baby snakes that was stolen during the raid.

Exotic animals stolen from Lancaster pet shop

A number of exotic animals were stolen from a Lancaster pet shop in an overnight raid.

Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

Esther with some of the attendees at the open mic night.

One last dance for Lancaster open mic night

One of the city’s most popular open mic nights will be ressurected for one night only.


Cars damaged in Asda petrol station blaze

Fire crews are still at the scene of a fire at Asda petrol station which has damaged several cars.
Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Emily Heath, Caroline Jackson and Mollie Foxall outside court.

Lancaster trio found guilty of blocking road during fracking protest

A former city Mayor, a retired health manager and a university lecturer from Lancaster have been found guilty of wilfully obstructing a highway during an anti-fracking protest.

Photo Neil Cross
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.

Cast of Aladdin at Preston Charter Theatre to January 3

REVIEW: Aladdin Preston Charter Theatre

With a puff of smoke, a boo, a cheer, sparkle and glitz, a technical glitch and some musical magic, mix it altogether in a rusty old lamp and oh yes, it could only be opening night of Preston’s 2017 pantomime Aladdin.

The Friends of RLI presenting the equipment to Katherine Mason,
Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Diabetes centre receives new £4k equipment boost

Diabetes services at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) have received a significant

"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.

A reindeer at a festive event.

Outrage over festive use of reindeer in Lancaster

A former Mayor of Lancaster has slammed organisers for using reindeer at a festive event.

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