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Bike ride for cancer charity raises £778

A caring health trust boss organised a bike race and raised £778 for CancerCare North Lancashire and South Cumbria. Tim Bennett, a former trustee of CancerCare in Lancaster, held the bike race on roads around Levens and Lindale in South Cumbria. Tim...

15 min. ago in Regional North West

Wennington volunteers celebrate litter picking success

A group of volunteers from Wennington celebrated their achievements over six months. The volunteers are an informal group of local residents with a shared concern for the local environment and a common goal of enhancing and maintaining the attractive,...

29 min. ago in Regional North West

Tough fundraiser for two worthy charities

A team of people from LA1 Construction Ltd completed a Tough Mudder challenge and raised over £2,300 to be split between two charities. Co-owner of the company based on Lyth Road in Lancaster, Elliott Sansom said: “I did a Tough Mudder a few years ago...

29 min. ago in Regional North West

NHS urges all staff to get flu jab this winter

The NHS wants all front-line healthcare workers to have a flu jab this winter, praising trusts which hit 90% coverage last year. Figures show that last winter the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust had one of the highest uptakes of the flu...

42 min. ago in Regional North West

Carnforth GP elected vice chair of the BMA

A Carnforth GP has been elected vice chairman of the British Medical Association for the second year running. Dr David Wrigley is a senior GP at Ash Trees Surgery and has been at the busy surgery for 15 years. The surgery has 17,500 patients. The BMA...

42 min. ago in Regional North West

Fashion show to raise money for RLI breast screen unit

Catwalk queens are due to strut their stuff on Saturday when staff from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) host a charity fashion show ahead of next month’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The fashion show is being organised by Helen Hague, Emma...

42 min. ago in Regional North West

Great North team’s £7k total for Unique Kidz

More than £4,500 has been raised so far by a team of 23 people who took on this year’s Great North Run to raise money for Unique Kidz and Co. And with sponsorship money still pouring in the total is expected to rise to £7,000- plus. Unique Kidz and...

54 min. ago in Regional North West

New role for Lancaster theatre school teenagers

A Lancaster theatre school is waving goodbye to nine graduating students all hoping to make a career in the competitive world of dance and drama. The Turning Point Theatre Arts teenagers have all secured places at prestigious performing arts, colleges...

today, 09:35 in Regional North West

Lancaster University named best in north west by The Times

Lancaster University has been named as the best in the north west. Lancaster – which previously won a separate UK University of the Year award from The Times for 2018 – is ranked as the sixth best in the entire country, a position it retains from last...

today, 09:14 in Regional North West

Lancashire recommends... karaoke bars

Are you a Mariah fan or a Kylie princess? Maybe Prince or Take That are your bag. Here is a list of the best places to belt out your favourite tunes. To view the vote click here VOTE: Where is the best place to sing karaoke in Lancashire?

today, 09:14 in Regional North West

A second fracking site in Lancashire would be "costly" to county's police, says councillor

A second fracking site in Lancashire would require extra government funding to cover policing costs, according to a member of the county’s Police and Crime Panel (PCP). Liz Oades, who is also a county councillor for Fylde East, was speaking at a...

yesterday, 18:31 in Regional North West

Help researchers to bring women’s activism to life

Popular protest is on the rise but there’s a long history of women’s activism in the North and now researchers are calling for women in Lancashire to step forward and share their stories. ‘Remembering Resistance: A Century of Women’s Protest in the...

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional North West

New apprentices join hotel group’s culinary academy

Nine teenagers from Lancashire and Cumbria have stepped onto the first rung of their career ladder in the hospitality sector, thanks to a hotel group’s unique training initiative. English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has recruited the cohort to...

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional North West

Solicitors welcome new partner to team

Emma Edwards has been promoted to partner at Lancaster and Preston law firm BSG Solicitors. Emma specialises in providing individuals with advice on inheritance tax planning, wills, trusts and probate matters. Commenting on her new position she said:...

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional North West

Three new strike dates on Northern trains

Northern rail workers are to stage fresh strikes in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out on October 6, 13 and 20. They will also walk out on October 5 and 6 at...

yesterday, 16:52 in Regional North West

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