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Caton Road closed after collision

Traffic is at a standstill in Lancaster after a collision in Caton Road caused the road to be closed. The accident happened at around 12.10pm, and police said three vehicles were involved, although no one was injured. A blue Scania box van, a black Peuge

45 min. ago in Regional North West

Concerns grow for missing nine-year-old

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a missing nine-year-old boy. Maklaine Bottomley was last seen at 3.15pm on Thursday, October 20 on Webster Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston by his foster parent. It is believed that Maklaine was returning

today, 11:56 in Regional North West

Lancaster and Morecambe brain injury group’s Halloween appeal

A brain injury group is promising a frightfully good night to raise vital funds for a minibus to help reach people in rural areas. Headway Lancaster and Morecambe Bay are holding many fundraisers to help raise awareness and cash for vital transport servi

today, 10:19 in Regional North West

Backlash over Morecambe MP’s SATs comments

Parents have hit back at an MP’s claim that they are using their children as political pawns in a campaign over controversial exams. The group have spoken out over “shocking” comments made by Morecambe MP David Morris. This comes after hundreds of letter

today, 09:39 in Regional North West

Company holds alcohol training day for licensees

Licensees across the district have undergone training in laws surrounding the correct selling of alcohol. A course was held in Lancaster last week by Knight Training, who have received funding from SABMiller, the second biggest brewer in the world, via t

today, 09:39 in Regional North West

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police hunt after sickening attack on homeless man is caught on camera

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a homeless man being violently attacked in the city centre. At around 6.30am on Saturday (Oct 15) police were called to Market Street near Tesco in Manchester to reports

today, 07:57 in Regional North West

Girl, 15, disappears after leaving school

Concern is increasing about a 15-year-old girl who disappeared after leaving school in Lancaster yesterday afternoon. Elin Bland was last seen at around midday leaving the premises of Chadwick High School, Mainway, in the Skerton area of the city. She wa

yesterday, 17:54 in Regional North West

Lancaster MP Cat Smith backs National Adoption Week campaign

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has given her support to National Adoption Week and its campaign for people across Lancaster and Fleetwood to #SupportAdoption. The week is a national event, focusing on family finding for some of our most vulnerable children in th

yesterday, 17:12 in Regional North West

Pop to the shops and help Derian House

One of Lancashire’s leading supermarket chains has teamed up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to sell its popular audio bedtime story collection. The CD, which was created as part of the Chorley charity’s two-year-long Derian Dreams fund-raising camp

yesterday, 16:50 in Regional North West

Lancaster mental health doctor who slept on the job is struck off

A doctor has been struck off after repeatedly falling asleep on the job. Meenakshi Chopra, who worked as a psychiatric doctor in Lancaster, was discovered sleeping on duty at least nine times between 2009 and 2014. Dr Chopra was also found to have conduc

yesterday, 15:49 in Regional North West

Week of action to tackle drivers

Police in Cumbria are taking part in a national awareness week in relation to uninsured drivers. Nationally it is believed that there are approximately 1 million motorists who are driving without insurance. Driving without insurance is illegal and police

yesterday, 14:16 in Regional North West

Modern slavery is happening now

Look closer and modern slavery could be happening right in front of you – that’s the message from Lancashire Constabulary as part of their week of action. Until Friday October 21, 2016, officers will be out in force carrying out checks on premises such a

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional North West

Morecambe MP’s ‘boasting’ jibe denied by security boss

The Morecambe MP has told the Commons how unemployment is falling in the town and claimed the proof is the ‘boasts’ of a local Labour councillor. David Morris brought up comments made by Brendan Hughes in last week’s Lancaster Guardian during a debate in

yesterday, 13:06 in Regional North West

CancerCare campaign:‘My family said I had saved my own life’

“It was like a sucker punch.” This was how mum-of-three Sarah Drake felt when she was told she had breast 
cancer at the tender age of 34. Sarah had only just given birth to her son Henry 12 months before her diagnosis. She said: “It was January 2o13 and

yesterday, 12:57 in Regional North West

Mum-of-12 to join ex-husband in court over £10k parking meter theft

A Wigan-based mum-of-12 will join her ex-husband in court after they were accused of stealing more than £10,000 in change from parking meters. Cheryl Prudham, who has previously made national headlines after coining £40,000 a year in benefits, has been c

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional North West

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