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BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Three-fifths of people in Lancaster think we would be better off economically in Europe

Three-fifths of people in Lancaster think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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From left to right, Julie Vallance, Carole Roberts and Maria Ward.

Lancaster trio’s bid to help Syrian refugees

Three friends who set up a charity are planning their 11th trip overseas to offer humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Lancaster Recycling Centre and landfill

Lancashire’s hard plastic goes straight to landfill, council reveals

Plastic items like toys and garden furniture are not currently being recycled in Lancashire and will end up in landfill, the county council has said.

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Judges' Lodgings in Lancaster.

Judges’ Lodgings museum to reopen in Lancaster

Lancaster’s Judges’ Lodgings museum is to be reopened by Lancashire County Council.

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The Canal Corridor North project could transform Lancaster

Bid for Lancaster Canal Quarter committee

A call is being made to have all political parties represented on a proposed committee for a major Lancaster development.

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Low Road, Halton. Picture by Google Street View Images.

Green light for Halton homes

Plans have been approved for 76 new homes in Halton.

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Residents in Heysham are being asked their views on the plans.

Plans announced for new Heysham Parish Council to be set up

Plans for a new parish council to be set up in Heysham are being discussed.

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Roulette played on a fixed odds betting terminal - or FOBT.

SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?

Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street...

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Lancashire peer Baroness Farrington dies aged 77

Lancashire peer Baroness Farrington dies aged 77

​Tributes have been paid to Labour former whip Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, who has died aged 77.

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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
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The Canal Corridor North project has been rebranded.

Lancaster Canal Corridor u-turn as council parts ways with developer

Lancaster City Council have ended its partnership with developers British Land for the Canal Corridor site.

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Owen Lambert

Lancashire survivor of Westminster Bridge attack reveals harrowing details one year on

"The terrorists can’t win, they can never take away the everyday kindness of people.” One year on from being injured in the terror attack on Westminster Bridge, student Owen Lambert is determined never to let terror win.
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Morecambe MP David Morris visits Syrian refugee camp

Morecambe MP David Morris visits Syrian refugee camp

During a post-Brexit trade visit to Turkey, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris visited a refugee camp near the Syrian border.

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Lancaster canal corridor scheme ‘full of risks’, say councillors

Lancaster canal corridor scheme ‘full of risks’, say councillors

Councillors called for a community led approach to plans for the Canal Corridor development site in Lancaster at a public meeting this week.

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Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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Children in care has risen to a 20 year high in the north west

Lancaster Tory councillor asks for more cash for ‘growing crisis’ in children’s social care

A Lancaster county councillor has written to the government asking for more money to deal with a “growing crisis in children’s social care”.

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Lancaster general view'Lancaster Town Hall.

Legal chief cost Lancaster City Council £80 an hour for 15 months

Lancaster City Council hired a temporary legal officer at a cost of more than £80 an hour for over a year, the Lancaster Guardian has learned.

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St George's Mill in St George's Quay, Lancaster

Lancaster residents ‘punished’ for asking too many questions

Two Lancaster residents have spoken out after being branded “unreasonably persistent complainants” by the city council.

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