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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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Teenagers rescued after getting trapped in derelict building in Lancaster

Teenagers rescued after getting trapped in derelict building in Lancaster

Two teenage girls were rescued after finding themselves trapped in a derelict building in Lancaster.

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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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Mavis Youren.

Heysham gran attack family says NHS let dad down

“It should never have come to this. They failed him so many times.”

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Triplets Nathan, Alex and Sammy Heywood from Caton.

Treble the fun as Caton triplets mark 21st birthday

Celebrations will be taking place in triplicate this weekend as three Caton brothers turn 21.

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The coat rail in Market Square. Photo by Nacha Hoppo.

‘Coat rail’ scheme for homeless set up in Lancaster

A novel idea currently spreading across the country which aims to help homeless people keep warm this winter has reached Lancaster.

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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.

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The M6 is to be closed overnight for important link road work.

Overnight M6 closures to take place as part of ongoing link road work

Drivers using the M6 through Lancaster are being advised of an important phase the Heysham Link project which requires the closure of the northbound carriageway between junctions 33 and 34 and then the southbound carriageway between junctions 35 and 34.

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Two-car collision in Lancaster

Emergency services were called to a collision between two cars in Lancaster at lunchtime today, Thursday.

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Dr Roy Armstrong.

Gambia unrest thwarts university research and conservation trip

Students and staff from the University of Cumbria preparing to travel to The Gambia to take part in vital research and conservation work have been forced to put the trip on hold just days before they were due to fly.

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The vicar of Lancaster the Rev Chris Newlands.

Hate crime bigot targets Lancaster vicar

A police investigation has been launched after the vicar of Lancaster received “vitriolic” homophobic hate mail through the post.

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County Hall

Why Lancashire County Council may be watching you

Lancashire’s trading standards service has admitted its staff sometimes fake Facebook accounts in a bid to trap persistent offenders.

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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

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Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Bishop retires after 43 years in Ministry

A Lancashire bishop with more than 40 years in the Ministry has announced he will retire this summer.

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Stephen Emmett

Three years jail for Morecambe fraudster who stole from disabled cousin

A man who set up 39 Paypal accounts in a bid to defraud his disabled cousin has been jailed for three years after a judge ruled he had shown no remorse to his victim.

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Gateway: The Bulk Road site in Lancaster has become scruffy

Student village to ‘help free homes’

TWO major new student housing developments have been given the go-ahead at key sites in Lancaster.

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Enforcement: The former Moorlands Hotel on the corner of Quarry Road and Dumbarton Road.

No permission for pub change

STUDENTS are illegally living in a former Lancashire pub after its owner went ahead with its conversion without planning permission.

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Coastal Road blocked in Hest Bank

Coastal road blocked in Hest Bank

Barriers from the sea wall have blocked a major coastal road in Hest Bank.

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