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Seven rescued from lift stuck between floors

Seven rescued from lift stuck between floors

Seven people were rescued after getting trapped in a lift in Lancaster last night.

Bed-bound woman rescued from burning Lancaster house

Bed-bound woman rescued from burning Lancaster house

Firefighters saved a bed-bound woman's life after a fire broke out at a house in Lancaster last night.
Lancaster University.

Lancaster students ‘have paid for fraudulent essays’

Two firms which write essays for university students in return for payment claim to have had customers from Lancaster who have submitted fraudulent essays.

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Firefighters called to kitchen blaze

Firefighters called to kitchen blaze

A householder received treatment for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Lancaster.

Two hurt and road closed after crash

Two hurt and road closed after crash

Two people were hurt and major congestion built up after a two-car collision in Forton, near Lancaster.

Photo Ian Robinson
Preston landmarks
County Hall

Woman stole £14,000 from her grandmother’s care home fees

A woman who ripped off her grandmother and Lancashire County Council when she helped herself to care fees has narrowly avoided jail.

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Andy Barker is the co-owner of The Station Hotel, Caton

Full steam ahead as Caton hostelry gets £100k makeover

A Lune Valley pub has been transformed thanks to a £100,000 refurbishment by two Lancaster businessmen.

A683 in Caton. Picture: Google

Biker hurt in crash near Lancaster

A biker has been hurt in a crash near Lancaster.

Yummy Cupcake Company owner  Jen Cavanagh shows off her delicious delights, the recipes for which can be found in Jens book, A Decade of Cake.

Lancashire baker's new book is the icing on the cake

A popular baker is bidding farewell to the popular Yummy Cupcake Company, after 10 years of baking sweet treats for the people of Lancashire.
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Firefighters dealing with a house fire

Man treated for smoke inhalation after Lancaster house fire

A man was treated in hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire at his home in Lancaster this morning, Monday.

Jason Wheeler

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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Mark Menzies at Preston Station

Rail firm rapped for great train ‘robbery’

Rail bosses have refused to back down over a Lancashire fares scandal being dubbed the “great train robbery.”

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Rogue trader fined after cold calling led to contracts breach

A rogue trader who persuaded pensioners to have work done on their homes without informing them of their rights to cancel will find himself nearly £3,000 out of pocket.

Reilly McCarthy, four, who has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.


Little Reilly McCarthy wants to run about and play football just like his big brother.

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County Hall

County Council sets Council Tax and warns of more cuts to come

Lancashire County Council meets today to set its Council Tax and budget for 2017/18 with a warning that yet more multi million pound cuts could lie ahead.

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The new baseball cap style police hat

Baseball caps now part of new Lancashire Police uniform

Traditional bobby on the beat police helmets are to become a thing of the past as new uniforms are rolled out across the county.

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Harriet Davis.

Lancaster student’s film aims to challenge stereotypes about eating disorders

A Lancaster medical student has made a film showing that you don’t need to be ‘stick thin’ to have an eating disorder after a GP told her ‘I’ve seen worse than you.’

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