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Olympic champion to officially open new retirement flats in Lancaster

Former British Olympic champion Dame Mary Peters will be in Lancaster on Friday to mark the official opening of the new assisted living development, Williamson Court.

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Theresa May announces cash boost for Lancashire at her first regional cabinet near Warrington

PM announces £70m Northern Powerhouse cash for Lancashire

Lancashire has been welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse “family” with a £70m golden greeting.

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The former HSBC on Garstang Road, Fulwood, is becoming a Costa

Opening date for new Preston coffee shop

Costa is due to open in the former HSBC bank in Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, on February 7.

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£9m Lancaster teaching block nears completion

£9m Lancaster teaching block nears completion

Ten teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, balcony and chill out space are weeks away from completion at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.

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There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

Lancashire MP demands help during weekend rail closures

​A Lancashire MP has demanded clear signage and proper disabled access for train passengers as weekend rail closures begin.

Transport
Recipe book is icing on the cake as Lancaster cupcake firm ends

Recipe book is icing on the cake as Lancaster cupcake firm ends

A popular baker is bidding farewell to the popular Yummy Cupcake Company, after 10 years of baking sweet treats for the people of Lancaster and the surrounding areas.

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Milnthorpe wildlife park earns top certificate of excellence

Milnthorpe wildlife park earns top certificate of excellence

Milnthorpe’s Wildlife Oasis have had a very happy new year as they’ve received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence after being recognised for “Superior Service”.

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The team of local engineers who gave up their time to help fit a new heating system at a house in Crag Bank.

DIY SOS-style makeover helps couple in need

Lancaster’s answer to TV show DIY SOS took place in Crag Bank at the weekend, when 10 engineers gathered from across the country to help a disabled man.

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City firm a leading light in league table

City firm a leading light in league table

Lancashire based PFP Energy has been named second in the annual customer satisfaction survey by Which?

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Coffee chain looks set to open at Preston station

Coffee chain looks set to open at Preston station

A new Starbucks looks set to open in Preston Railway Station in March.

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Fishergate, Preston

Highways bosses grilled over controversial bus lane plans for Preston

Highways bosses from Lancashire County Council have been grilled by city leaders about controversial road schemes in Preston.

Transport
Next week's roadworks

NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
North West
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We are not aMOOsed, John Swale with Matilda at the homnest boxed Milk Bar at St Michaels-on-Wyre

Stall owners’ honesty box raid dismay

Pilfering thieves have left farm owners considering whether to pack up their honesty stall.

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Photo Neil Cross Preston Market stallholder Pete Burns

Work on third phase of Preston market project to begin this month

Work is set to get under way on a new Market Hall in Preston. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Agency hotfoots it to land top website deal

Agency hotfoots it to land top website deal

Creative agency Hotfoot Design has completed a rebrand and website for Bentham -based Atkinson Vos, the specialist in Mercedes-Benz manufactured iconic all-terrain vehicles.

Business

Roll on spring, say frustrated Preston drivers

March can’t come soon enough for fed-up motorists in and around Preston.

Transport
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The former HSBC on Garstang Road, Fulwood, is becoming a Costa

New coffee shop in Preston is taking shape

Work is well under way on a new coffee shop due to open in Fulwood, Preston.

Food and Drink
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A new apartment/hotel is opening up at Number 10 Theatre Street, Preston

Plans unveiled for city bedroom boost

A luxury apartment hotel is being developed in Preston City Centre.

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Brabin's

Nation's oldest shop could close

A Ribble Valley village faces losing one of its long standing legacies - unless a last minute buyer steps forward.

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Cuadrilla workers preparing the site at Preston New Road for fracking

Church fracking claim sparks online war

An unholy row has blown up over claims that the Church of England has given its support to fracking.

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