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Ex-consultant’s patient choice fears over Lancaster GP merger plans

Major plans for some of Lancaster’s biggest GP surgeries to merge and form a super practice have been met with concern from a former Royal Lancaster Infirmary consultant. Consultation has now ended on proposals for Dalton Square, King Street and Universi

today, 10:34 in Regional North West
 

Man arrested in Morecambe after spate of thefts from cars

Police arrested a man after a spate of thefts from vehicles. The man was arrested on Monday, December 5 on Euston Road, said police. Some of the owners of the items stolen have been reunited with their property. Police have charged a man with seven count

today, 10:05 in Regional North West
 

Lancaster by-election polls are open

Voters will go to the polls in the University and Scotforth Rural ward today to choose a new Lancaster city councillor. The candidates are: Xeina Aveyard (Green Party), Luke Henry Edward Brandon (Conservative), Nathan Neil Burns (Labour and Co-Operative)

today, 10:00 in Regional North West
 

New home for flood-hit centre

A new home has been found for a Lancaster fair trade centre, a year after flooding caused by Storm Desmond forced it to shut its doors. The FIG Tree Fair Trade Centre will move into The Priory after a partnership was forged. Until December 15, The Priory

today, 07:47 in Regional North West
 

‘Heavy hearts’ as village school to close

A village primary school with just 15 pupils is set to close next year. Members of North Yorkshire County Council’s executive agreed on Tuesday to publish closure proposals for Horton-in-Ribblesdale Church of England Primary School. The school has only 1

yesterday, 16:39 in Regional North West
 

Morecambe dad guilty of murdering his baby son

A man has been convicted of murdering his seven month old son. Kane Kennedy, 20, was found guilty by a unanimous jury of killing baby Oskar Jobey-Kennedy by smothering him at a flat in Morecambe. More to come.

yesterday, 15:48 in Regional North West
 

Giant snowman goes pop after yobs strike

A 19ft inflatable Christmas snowman was slashed and popped by vandals. The large figure which delighted children and adults in the run-up to Christmas was only inflated outside Black Bear Computers in Lancaster for a matter of hours before it was targete

yesterday, 15:29 in Regional North West
 

Court listings 06/12/16

The following people were dealt with at Lancaster Magistrates: ANDERTON, Nicholas James (40), Bowfell Avenue, Morecambe. Theft X9. 12 months drug rehabilitation, committed to prison for 12 weeks suspended for 12 months. Comp £791.59. ASPINALL, Michael Da

yesterday, 14:37 in Regional North West
 

Lancaster MP Cat Smith urges eye clinics not to cancel constituents’ appointments

Lancaster MP Cat Smith attended RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) parliamentary reception to find out if time is running out for her constituents with conditions that can lead to sight loss. Eye clinics that cancel appointments put their

yesterday, 13:05 in Regional North West
 

Tournament of a lifetime for football-mad boy

A football-mad schoolboy from Hest Bank will be representing England in the Premier League Truce Tournament in Belgium this week. George Drake, 12, a pupil at Ripley St Thomas Academy, has played for Blackburn Rovers u12s for nearly five years and the te

yesterday, 12:11 in Regional North West
 

School panto goes ahead thanks to nursing home

A children’s panto has finally been given the go-ahead thanks to a £500 donation from a local nursing home. The annual panto for pupils at Sandylands Primary School in Morecambe was under threat due to budget cuts. But thanks to the staff and the residen

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional North West
 

Brothers who inflicted "prolonged, sadistic violence" on child victims now free and fighting for anonymity

A judge is being asked to give indefinite anonymity to two brothers who tortured two young boys in a bout of "prolonged, sadistic violence" when they were 10 and 11 years old. The pair were sentenced to an indeterminate period in custody,...

yesterday, 11:51 in Regional North West
 

Cause of gas leak at Heysham 2 power station revealed

A routine battery charge was the likely cause of a hydrogen leak at Heysham 2 power station. Operators EDF Energy said an alert was sparked on Tuesday teatime after hydrogen was detected on site​. But following the incident, a spokesman for EDF Energy sa

yesterday, 11:51 in Regional North West
 

Heysham land sale is Gateway to economic growth says council

Land in south Heysham and Middleton will be sold to developers to help create a ‘Heysham Gateway’. Lancaster City Council hopes the large areas of vacant land will be regenerated by businesses to capitalise on demand created by the new Bay Gateway road.

yesterday, 11:51 in Regional North West
 

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports Feeling the strain of the Christmas shopping season? Is pressie-h

yesterday, 10:54 in Regional North West
 


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