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More action needed on workplace discrimination - Barrow disability campaigner

A report by disability charity Scope found that almost one in four working disabled people do not feel their employer supports them to do their job. READ MORE: Barrow disability team back bid to stop cuts to benefits Even more, a staggering 58 per cent h

Aira Force road shut for repairs

Aira Force road shut for repairs

A road near the Aira Force tourist attraction that runs alongside Ullswater will be closed from today. Work to repair a worn out section of the A592 is about to start. Cumbria County Council is investing approximately £350,000 in road repairs and improve

News & Star, 2 min. ago

Crash update: Serious accident closes Colne Road in Burnley

Motorists in Burnley are being advised to avoid the Colne Road area after a serious accident involving three cars. It is believed a male driver collapsed at the wheel and struck two other vehicles. He was subsequently taken to hospital. The two other dri

Pendle Today, 2 min. ago

"Sleaze, grime and crime": ECHO readers say Mathew Street needs an overhaul

ECHO readers believe Mathew Street needs to be cleaned up. City centre councillor Nick Small said he wants to ban touting in the iconic street and work with businesses to make it more like New Orleans – and less like Faliraki. People living, working and

Liverpool Echo, 14 min. ago
Ice warning issued for Cumbria

Ice warning issued for Cumbria

A weather warning has been issued, warning that icy conditions will hit Cumbria overnight. Difficult driving conditions are expected and motorists and pedestrians are urged to take extra care. The Met Office has this morning put out the yellow warning fo

News & Star, 24 min. ago
Council to agree powers to force landowners to sell up plots for new Police HQ

Council to agree powers to force landowners to sell up plots for new Police HQ

Council chiefs will this week agree plans to acquire land where a new £45m police headquarters will be based - and will force landowners to sell up if required. Merseyside Police announced last year its intention to move from its Canning Street base to a

Liverpool Echo, 29 min. ago

French-Canadians set to take village stage in Goosnargh

A French-Canadian company, featuring former Cirque du Soleil performers, are staging their new show in Goosnargh this weekend. Les Bordéliques will perform ‘Blind Date’ at Goosnargh Village Hall on Sunday, March 5 at 7pm. In a wacky and absurd blind date

Garstang Courier, 30 min. ago
Daniel Fox murder trial - updates from court

Daniel Fox murder trial - updates from court

10:53 Holt in the dock Leighton Holt has appeared in the dock. He has short dark brown hair and is wearing a blue suit, white shirt and blue tie. 10:52 Trial judge and counsel Good morning, I’m Neil, the Echo’s Liverpool Crown Court reporter. I’ll be liv

Liverpool Echo, 34 min. ago

Great results and medal haul for Clitheroe swimming club

Swimmers for Clitheroe Dolphins have been going that extra length recently following the appointment of a new head coach. Since Lee Stringfellow joined the club as head coach in 2016 the club has enjoyed great results and has been promoted in the Micro L


£25m conference centre build in Blackpool to begin in October

Work to build a new £25m conference centre in Blackpool is set to start in October after detailed plans were passed by councillors. The town’s planning committee unanimously agreed proposals to build the complex on the Leopold Grove side of the Victorian

Blackpool Gazette, 42 min. ago

Letters - February 22, 2017

HEALTH Government plans to cripple the NHS Blackpool Council at its January meeting agreed to tell the Government the savings it was demanding in local health care were unrealistic and asked it urgently to invest in social care and the NHS. Pressure on o

Blackpool Gazette, 42 min. ago

Council chief says services could be delivered better locally

Wyre Council’s leader has called for more services to be delivered by his authority rather than Lancashire County Council – flying in the face of proposals for greater centralisation of power. Coun Peter Gibson has long been an opponent of a combined aut

Fleetwood Today, 46 min. ago

Teenage killer to be sentenced for murder of Mark Hillman: updates from court

Video LoadingVideo Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8CancelPlay now Watch this video again Video will play in  Jonny Humphries sums up the Mark Hillman murder case Share this video Watch Next Teen killer to be sentenced Teenag

Liverpool Echo, 46 min. ago
Jurors out on murder trial over death of Bootle teen

Jurors out on murder trial over death of Bootle teen

Jurors tasked with deciding whether a Speke man murdered a Bootle teenager are set to enter a second day of deliberations. The panel of eight men and four women went out on Friday after hearing almost two weeks of evidence about the death of Michael Warh

Liverpool Echo, 46 min. ago
Man suffers 'potentially life-altering' injuries in Cumbrian crash

Man suffers 'potentially life-altering' injuries in Cumbrian crash

A 22-year-old man has suffered "potentially life-altering" injuries following a crash on the A595. He was driving a black Ford Focus, which was in collision with a HGV near Mealsgate this morning. He had to be cut free by firefighters and...

News & Star, 49 min. ago

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