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Wheelchair team’s cash lifeline boost

The GB wheelchair rugby team has been thrown a cash lifeline after their entire funding was pulled – much to the delight of one of the players who is from Morecambe. War-hero turned GB athlete Stuart Robinson said: “It’s great news and any funding coming

today, 19:16 in Regional North West

Search underway for missing 39-year-old man from Lancaster

A search is underway for a 39-year-old man who is believed to have walked into the water at Conder Green yesterday (Wednesday). Police were initially called shortly before 2pm to reports Ben Heron, from the Lancaster area, had gone into the water close t

today, 17:39 in Regional North West

Beware of Facebook identity fraudsters

Fraudsters need just three pieces of personal information to steal your identity, most of which can be found on your Facebook profile. All it takes is your name, date of birth and address for fraudsters to steal your identity and access your bank account

today, 16:44 in Regional North West

Car burst into flames on supermarket car park

A car burst into flames in the car park of a Preston supermarket, say fire services. The fire, which started at around 5.30pm on April 26, was reported after a woman pulled into a parking space and spotted smoke coming from the bonnet of her Peugeot 207.

today, 15:07 in Regional North West

Search called off for man missing in River Lune

The search has been called off for a man missing after going into the River Lune. At 2.20pm on Wednesday April 26, the Coastguard requested the Morecambe RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to assist police and local coastguard teams to search for a man reporte

today, 14:50 in Regional North West

Pub glasser is jailed for three years

A man who attacked two people in pubs in Lancaster has been jailed for three years. Lewis Blatchford, who was subject to a suspended jail term for drug dealing at the time, left a young woman with a permanent scar to her nose last May when she told him t

today, 14:19 in Regional North West

Man hit by rock is ‘improving’

A man is still in hospital after he was hit by a falling rock in a Lancaster park. The man, 50, was out walking with his family near the duck pond in Williamson Park when he was hit by what appears to have been a falling rock, said police. He suffered a

today, 14:00 in Regional North West

VIDEO: Bright future for Morecambe pub after £250K refurb

Take a look inside one of Morecambe’s best-known pubs after its £250K makeover. The York Hotel has undergone a stunning transformation after a refurbishment by owners Bravo Inns. Its new open plan look, swish decor, bar and pool/darts room are already pr

today, 13:41 in Regional North West

Ex-Lancaster MP reveals wish to stand again

The former Conservative MP for Lancaster looks likely to be named tomorrow as his party’s candidate in the general election. Eric Ollerenshaw is the sole candidate going up for re-selection by Tory party members. Mr Ollerenshaw, 67, was MP for Lancaster

today, 12:55 in Regional North West

How to spot an email phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the email looks entirely legitimate? Every year, millions of people fall victim to email phishing scams – these are emails that attempt to obtain sensitive information by masking as a trustworthy source like the bank.

today, 12:43 in Regional North West

Lancaster mum sparks election count toddler row

A councillor has slammed an election policy which she claims discriminates against her and her three-year-old son. Lizzi Collinge has complained about a law which she says will stop her son Nye from attending the county council election count unless he i

today, 12:43 in Regional North West

£2 raffle mansion to come with Lord title

A unique competition that could see the winner become the owner of a luxury Lune Valley house for just £2 has raised £648,000. Dunstan Low, the owner of Melling Manor in Melling, said he had been overwhelmed by the response since he announced the competi

today, 12:38 in Regional North West

Two taken to hospital after Lancaster house fire

Two people were taken to hospital after a fire at a house in Lancaster. Fire crews from Lancaster, Morecambe and Bolton-le-Sands were called to Hala Road at 10.13pm on Wednesday and found fire had broken out in the back bedroom of the property. Smoke fro

today, 10:39 in Regional North West

Little Bare pub proves big hit with locals

A new ‘micropub’ in Bare has been a hit with locals and visitors alike since it opened a few weeks ago. Little Bare, in Princes Crescent, is owned and run by the McCann family – husband and wife Val, 58, and Julie, 57, and their son Nick. Seven-year-old

today, 10:14 in Regional North West

Recovery operation for man who went into the water at Glasson Dock

Rescuers continue to search for a man in what is being described as a ‘recovery operation’ after he went into the water at Glasson Dock. Morecambe hovercraft, Fleetwood lifeboat and the coastguard have all been searching the shoreline from Sunderland Poi

today, 10:14 in Regional North West

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