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Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.

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An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
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An advertising van urging David Morris MP to give the public a say on post-Brexit trade deals has been circling Morecambe & Lunesdale.

Campaign urges Morecambe and Lunesdale MP to protect local farmers

An advertising van calling on MP David Morris to give the public a say on post-Brexit trade deals was circling Morecambe & Lunesdale on Friday.

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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
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Activists wave European Union and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 8, 2018. Theresa May will be forced to abandon proposals for a "customs partnership" with the EU, a leading Conservative Brexiteer has warned. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Lancaster ‘Brexitometer’ suggests appetite for people’s vote on final EU deal

A Brexit survey carried out in Lancaster found those that responded were in favour of a “people’s vote” on the final EU deal.

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William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.
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An artist's impression of the Canal Quarter, as seen from Moor Lane

Have your say on major Lancaster developments

Residents have the chance to give their views on proposals for the city centre Canal Quarter project and Bailrigg Garden Village.

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More problems on Northern trains

Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
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The Manchester Survivors Choir

Manchester Survivors Choir release charity single to mark first anniversary of Arena attack

The Manchester Survivors Choir has released a charity single to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing.
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Do we need a new EU referendum?

Lancaster and Morecambe MPs rule out second EU referendum

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has ruled out a second referendum on Brexit but insists 
Parliament should have a vote on the final deal.

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Labour retain seats on Lancaster City Council

Labour retain seats on Lancaster City Council

Labour Party candidates retained three seats on Lancaster City Council following a by-election this week.

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An investigation has been launched into services on Northern

Probe launched into 'inadequate' Northern train services

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an official investigation into Northern Rail after being bombarded with complaints about its service from passengers since the start of the year.

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Four people are on police bail in relation to a long-running investigation over One Connect contracts at Lancashire County Council

Bailed council boss announces resignation

A council chief currently on police bail has resigned with immediate effect.
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Deputy Mayor Coun Claire Cozler and Mayor of Lancaster Andrew Kay.

New Lancaster Mayor dons robes

The new mayor of Lancaster officially donned his robes at a ceremony on Friday May 11 in the Ashton Hall.

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Rebecca Herissone-Kelly

Commuters in “open revolt” over rail delays and cancellations in Lancashire and Cumbria

A commuter from Warton who lectures at the University of Manchester says rail passengers are in “open revolt” over the “total collapse” of some services in the north of England.

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£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
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£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
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Lancaster Labour councillor steps out on his own

Lancaster Labour councillor steps out on his own

Lancaster city councillor Oscar Robert Thynne, representing John O’Gaunt ward, has resigned from the Labour Party.

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Big Brexit Survey

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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