Traffic in Britain hits highest level with 317.8bn miles travelled

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: About 317.8 billion miles were travelled on Britain's roads in 2015

2:35pm Thursday 11th February 2016

Traffic on Britain's roads reached its highest ever level last year and congestion continued to rise, official figures show.

Philip Hammond: UK still has issues with EU reform proposals

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Philip Hammond said the UK still has "issues" with the proposed EU reform package

12:34am Thursday 11th February 2016

The UK still has "issues" with the proposed EU reform package, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said after pro-Brexit campaigners said the latest draft watered down protections.

E-cigarette vapour 'as damaging for babies' brain development as tobacco smoke'

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: New research suggests that e-cigarette vapour may be as damaging as tobacco smoke to the nervous systems of the foetus or newborn infant

8:27pm Thursday 11th February 2016

Pregnant women who smoke may harm their babies' brain development if they turn to e-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine craving, scientists have warned.

Police hunt paedophile over licence breach

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Undated handout photo issued by Dorset Police of David Chadwick who was released from prison recently but breached his licence conditions on Tuesday, Dorset police said.

8:23pm Thursday 11th February 2016

Police have released a photograph of a paedophile they are hunting after he breached his licence conditions.

Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has contract extended for a year

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe will remain in the post until at least September 2017

12:37pm Thursday 11th February 2016

Britain's most senior police officer Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will remain in his post for at least another 19 months after the Home Secretary awarded him a one-year contract extension.

Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland after admitting sexual activity with girl

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:  Adam Johnson has been sacked by Premier League Sunderland

8:22pm Thursday 11th February 2016

England footballer Adam Johnson has been sacked by Premier League Sunderland after he admitted a charge of grooming and one of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

30% of female rape victims are girls aged under 16

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Three in ten female rape victims were aged under 16

7:16pm Thursday 11th February 2016

Nearly a third of female rape victims are girls aged under 16, new figures indicate.

Google: We pay 'fair' tax amount in the UK

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Matt Brittin, president of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, was accused of "living on another planet"

3:02am Thursday 11th February 2016

Google has insisted that it pays a "fair" amount of tax in the UK, as one high-paid executive came under fire from MPs after admitting he did not know how much he earned.

Einstein's gravity waves detected a century after his prediction

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Student Muzi Li at the Institute of Gravitational Research at Glasgow University holding a phone that shows a computer simulation of gravity waves - ripples in spacetime - which have been detected by scientists a century after Albert Einstein predicted th

12:34am Thursday 11th February 2016

Gravity waves - ripples in spacetime - have been detected by scientists a century after Albert Einstein predicted their existence.

NHS bosses cited in letter 'don't back imposition of junior doctor contracts'

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt delivers a statement to the House of Commons, London, outlining how talks with the British Medical Association (BMA) have ended in a stalemate

2:21am Thursday 11th February 2016

Several NHS chief executives who apparently put their names to a key letter used by Jeremy Hunt to justify imposing new contracts on junior doctors have withdrawn their support for such a plan.


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