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BREAKING: Non-stunned halal meat will be banned in Lancashire’s schools

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has decided that only stunned halal meat should be provided to schools.

Education
Lancaster MP Cat Smith, right, with her husband Ben Soffa, and their son Eli

Lancaster MP “thrilled” after birth of first baby

Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has given birth to a baby boy.

News
Canal Corridor North, Lancaster

Give us a voice plea on Lancaster Canal Quarter

A new action group that aims to give Lancaster residents a voice in plans for the city’s Canal Quarter development will hold a public meeting next week.

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Photo: David Hurst'Gillows Building, North Road, Lancaster.

Lancaster developer wins appeal

A Lancaster based student accommodation developer has won its appeal against a planning condition in relation to the city’s historic former Gillows building.

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Lancaster Town Hall.

Complaints procedure revamp for Lancaster City Council

Lancaster City Council is looking to improve its complaints process.

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Lancashire County Council awarded a 104m healthcare contract to Virgin Care

Council 'misled' NHS trusts over £104m contract, says judge

A judge has slammed Lancashire County Council for “misleading” NHS Trusts over the £104m Virgin contract.

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Halton library, which currently houses the Children's Centre

Lancaster Children’s Centres set to close after £1.2m budget cut

A consultation has been launched into the closure of two Children’s Centres in the Lancaster area.

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The hole cordoned off in Butler Street - Photo Lancashire County Council

City centre sink hole disrupts traffic

City centre traffic was disrupted after a large hole appeared in the surface of Butler Street, Preston this afternoon.

Offbeat
Prime Minister Theresa May visited a hospital to announce the funding boost

NHS funding boost - will we see the difference on the wards?

Will Theresa May's funding boost really make a difference? Professor of health economics Maria Goddard crunches the numbers.

Health
Lancaster for Europe in London

Lancaster Remainers join 100,000 strong pro-EU march

Members of Lancaster For Europe joined more than 100,000 people in London to demand a “people’s vote” on the final Brexit deal.

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Unaccompanied trailers parked at Heysham .jpg

Heysham port predicts post Brexit boost

The owners of Heysham Port are predicting an economic boost and new jobs for the area if and when the UK leaves the EU.

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Ambulances lined up.

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.
Health
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:
Health
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.
Travel
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.
News
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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