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D-Day hero’s emotional trip back to Normandy – 73 years on

World War Two veteran Jack Bracewell made an emotional return to the Normandy beach where he came ashore on D-Day 73 years ago. Jack, 94, travelled to Caen with his daughter Lynne Shelling as part of the Return to Normandy initiative, visiting Gold Beach

today, 12:15 in Regional North West

Sewage truck spillage in Lancaster

Sewage spilled from a truck on a Lancaster street today. The incident happened on Thurman Street. It is thought the sewage may have expanded inside the tank and spilled out of the top. A cleaning up operation got under way. People were talking about the

today, 09:20 in Regional North West

Skin experts collect award for teamwork

Teamwork goes more than skin deep for a bunch of nurses who have won a top award. The Dermatology Outpatients team at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) was awarded Team of the Year 2017 atthe British Dermatology Nursing G

yesterday, 18:43 in Regional North West

Nostalgia: Lancaster officer’s diary from Japanese prisoner of war camp

New book tells story of Lancaster officer’s tune held in a notorious Japanese prisoner of war camp. During the Second World War Colonel Cary Owtram OBE was held in Chungkai Japanese Prisoner of War Camp, on the infamous river Kwai. At the time he was 2nd

yesterday, 17:40 in Regional North West

More than 40 drivers stopped at police checkpoint

More than 40 drivers have been stopped at a police checkpoint in a crackdown on drink driving. Officers from the Lancs Roads Policing unit have been conducting spot checks across the county this morning. At a checkpoint set up in Lancaster, 44 drivers we

yesterday, 15:22 in Regional North West

Flood alert warning for the North Morecambe Bay area

Coastal properties in the North Morecambe Bay area are at risk from flooding this morning and afternoon. An amber flood alert is in force for the high tide. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur to roads and some properties along the coast may be af

yesterday, 12:52 in Regional North West

Lancaster theatre celebrating 30 year outdoor anniversary

Exactly 30 years ago this Saturday – June 24 – The Dukes opened its first ever promenade theatre season in Lancaster’s Williamson Park. And to mark this milestone, theatre staff and some of The Dukes dozens of volunteers celebrated with a party and tucke

yesterday, 10:57 in Regional North West

Memorial tribute to be held in Lancaster to ‘little fighter’ Charlie

A memorial service is to be held to remember the life of a little boy who passed away a year ago. Seven-year-old Charlie Younger died in hospital in Sheffield on July 19 2016, surrounded by his mum Karen, dad Gary and older brother Aiden. Severely disabl

yesterday, 10:33 in Regional North West

Women get to grips with tyre safety at Morecambe event

A tyre centre in Morecambe has teamed up with GT Radial to host a women only tyre safety event. Westgate Tyres hosted the evening event for over 30 female customers at their location at the Old Works. This followed a demand from their own female customer

yesterday, 09:29 in Regional North West

Lancaster University festival hopes to be real page turner

This July sees the first Lancaster Words festival, a three-day exploration of all things literary though a vibrant mix of readings, interviews, lectures, discussions, workshops, art exhibition, book-making and even film-making.  The festival, which runs

Friday, 20:32 in Regional North West

Now owner for Lancaster student blocks

A Lancaster developer and owner of student accommodation has transferred the management of three of its blocks in the city. CityBlock has now completed the transfer of ownership and management of its three blocks in Lancaster, known as Cityblock 1, 2 and

Friday, 18:10 in Regional North West

Heysham man raped vulnerable young woman twice in her home

A man who began to rape a vulnerable woman as she vomited in a loo after a night out has been jailed for four years. Judge Andrew Woolman imposed the immediate jail term at Preston Crown Court after hearing how Thomas Griffin had tried to sexually assaul

Friday, 16:12 in Regional North West

Conference talk on improvements

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust recently organised a conference todiscuss improvements in the way healthcare is delivered by the Trust. A range of speakers attended the conference’ to talk about changes that have resulted in quality improvements. De

Friday, 16:12 in Regional North West

Fire checks in Lancaster after Grenfell Tower deaths

Checks have been carried out on high rise blocks in Lancaster in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Lancaster City Council and Lancaster University have both reviewed fire procedures after the London tower block fire where 79 people are thought to

Friday, 15:13 in Regional North West

Warning to parents as Snapchat now shares your child's exact location - unless you change settings

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends. The update allows you to see the exact area, town, street and even house in the street of any user. Some parents g

Friday, 14:50 in Regional North West

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