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The Leader of Blackpool Council has issued a powerful endorsement of the “It Stops Here” movement to help create a safer environment for women. On the back of the growing public outrage following the disappearance and murder of Sarah Everard in London, Cllr Lynn Williams has vowed to do everything possible to create a zero […]

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have today (Thursday 18th March) approved a new strategy for managing coastal flooding and erosion risks along the Cumbrian coastline over the next century. The Cumbria Coastal Strategy recommends long term sustainable solutions and will be used to make the case for government funding for coastal management defence schemes in the […]

An exciting new play area has opened in Ulverston after an £85,000 overhaul by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC). The revamped council playground at North Lonsdale Road has been designed to be inclusive for children of all ages and abilities. Bright and imaginative zoned areas have been created for different age groups, and some of […]

Cumbria Police are investigating an incident of Hate Crime that occurred in Iceland on Highgate, on Monday (1st  March 2021). It was reported that comments of a harassing nature were made to staff in the store. Officers are keen to speak to the person pictured as part of their investigations and are asking for the public’s […]

Lancashire County Council has secured a further 1,000 laptops for schools to ensure that all students have the technology they need to be able to work remotely. An extra £650k for the new hardware brings the council’s investment in laptops for schools to £1.47m. In total the council has secured 3,350 laptops for schools with […]

Cumbria Police are investigating a report of harassment where a small group of males allegedly approached a residential property and begun to shout abuse and make threats. It is reported to have happened on Claife Avenue at midday Tuesday (16th March). Police are appealing for other residents or anyone in the area at the time to come […]

White Cross Business Park in Lancaster is home to new office and a co-working space aimed at the growing digital and technology sector. The renovation of the historic Fraser House building has brought a modern new look and layout, which is more suited to flexible ways of working. Work has been completed on the renovations […]

Colin Cox, Cumbria’s Director of Public Health, has reacted to news that some countries have paused use of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine in response to concerns about blood clotting. He said: “The decision of a number of countries to suspend use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is baffling. There have been 37 reports of blood […]

Lancashire fire and rescue service dispatched two fire engines from St Annes to a kitchen fire on Clifton Drive South, Lytham. The fire involved a pan in the oven and firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported.

An urgent recruitment drive has been launched across Cumbria for adult care workers to help care for the most vulnerable people at home and in care homes.  The Care Hero Campaign – which originally launched in April 2020 at the peak of the first Covid-19 wave – highlights the staffing crisis currently faced by the […]