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Morecambe's MP seeks answers on investment for the town - and third Heysham reactor

17/7/15: David MorrisMorecambe MP David Morris has again been pushing for new nuclear development, along with an appeal for White Lund Industrial Estate to qualify for an enterprise zone application and for Morecambe to be considered for coastal communities investment this week.

Alarm bells ring as "Infrastructure Bill" sneaks easier loss of protection for public rights of way into law

16/6/14: More power stations? Simplez, thanks to new legislation on its way Local people already concerned at how flawed the planning process is - especially as new housing schemes in Lancaster come under investigation and with plans in the works for a third nuclear power station at Heysham may be alarmed to hear that, in future, there will be little that can be done to stop some of them.

Government consults on new nuclear reactor design

7/1/14: The Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency has announced that they are progressing to the next phase of their assessment of a new nuclear reactor design for the UK – a design which could be used should a third nuclear power station get the green light at Heysham Power Station.

Soap Stars back in Morecambe for charity football match

21/6/13: Ralf Little and Ryan Thomas may be leading out the All Stars football team at the Globe Arena on Sunday 14th July in the eighth annual soap stars charity football match. Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall, Hollyoaks’ Ricky Whittle and Emmerdale’s Danny Miller are also regular members of the team which will be confirmed nearer kick off.

Heysham power station backs new access to engineering apprenticeship

26/7/12: An innovative scheme backed by Heysham power stations to help youngsters land prestigious engineering apprenticeships is being trialled at Lancaster and Morecambe College. The new access to engineering course starts at the college in September and is partnership between EDF Energy and the college.

Rock Solid Expo set to challenge nuclear waste plans for Cumbria

23/4/12: Director of GeneWatch Dr Helen Wallace will be in Kendal next month to give a free lecture at Kendal Museum, part of the Rock Solid? Expo art and events exploring the government plan to try to contain nuclear wastes in Cumbrian geology.

Massive rise in liability costs for nuclear operators

31/3/12: The Government has confirmed its intention to substantially increase the third party liabilities of operators in the event of a nuclear incident, meaning any accident at Heysham Power Station could incur much higher costs for its owners.

Workplace deaths on the rise in Lancashire

2/1/12: Eight people lost their lives while at work in Lancashire last year and 661 suffered a major injury, according to the latest statistics - including two in the Lancaster and Morecambe area. The Health and Safety Executive - Britain's national regulator for workplace health and safety.

Soap Stars back at the Globe Arena for annual football challenge

18/7/11: Morecambe FC’s Globe Arena is hosting the seventh annual soap stars football match organised by Heysham power stations to raise money for a number of charities this coming Sunday (24th July).

Legal challenge to proposed Heysham Reactor: studies link to doubled cancer rates

22/4/11: Following on from German government studies showing more than doubled risks of infant leukaemia around every nuclear power station studied, Heysham Anti-Nuclear Alliance (HANA) has launched a legal challenge against Chris Huhne, the Secretary of State for The Department of Energy and Climate Change, for his Justification of new nuclear power stations.

Council backs new nuclear build as Heysham 1 gets 'extended life'

17/12/10: Lancaster City Council has backed the building of new nuclear power faciliities at Heysham - just as Heysham 1 power station has been granted a five-year life extension, meaning it can continue to generate electricity until 2019.

Fire at Heysham 2 not dangerous, says director

8/12/10: Heysham power station has moved quickly to calm fears about a fire at the installation yesterday. Heysham 2 power station called Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to site at 10.00pm on Tuesday after smoke was detected in an electrical room in a non-nuclear area of the plant.

Heysham Power Station offline status 'routine'

3/11/10: One of Heysham nuclear reactors was taken offline on Monday after what owners EDF Energy called an "unplanned outage" - but the power station has categorically denied internet rumours that it was caused by a computer virus. "We took unit 2 at Heysham 1 off line on 1st November to carry out a routine repair," a spokesperson for the Station told virtual-lancaster.

Morecambe MP David Morris warns of 'total blackout'

4/8/10: David Morris MP claims people say he 'glows in the dark' because he's pro-nuclear.Morecambe MP David Morris has been scare mongering in the Commons again, claiming Britain will face a total blackout in 10 years time if the government doesn't back a massive expansion of nuclear power.

Heysham 3 Reactor Proposals Fall into Black Hole

14/6/10: With a £4 billion 'black hole' recently discovered in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (DCA) budget, the chances of a third nuclear reactor at Heysham are becoming increasingly remote.

New Morecambe MP backs Nuclear Power, Carnforth rail station development

1/6/10: New Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris was quick to reaffirm his support for the nuclear power industry in his maiden speech to the House of Commons last week. Commenting on plans for a low-carbon energy policy in the Queen's Speech he noted the decommissioning of Heysham 1 and expressed his hope that a new power station would be built in its place.

Celebrate Morecambe Weekend is here

12/5/10: Morecambe's leading businesses are joining forces to promote the resort in a special weekend which will feature a chance to buy a pair of Eric Morecambe’s glasses. Organised by the Morecambe Visitor, the event kicks off with a black tie dinner at The Midland Hotel and on Saturday everyone will have a chance to buy a replica of Eric’s glasses and in turn support the resorts RNLI crew.

TheyWorkForYou interviews local Election Candidates

4/5/10: Democracy site TheyWorkForYou has posted a Question and Answer feature with local candidates for the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency, challenging them on their views on various local matters such as the building of a third nuclear power station at Heysham and the proposed Heysham M6 link road.

Lancashire Economy Needs Renewables, Not Nuclear Say Campaigners

29/4/10: Renewables are the best hope for the local economy, Cllr John Whitelegg explained to a thoughtful audience last night at the Heysham Anti-Nuclear Alliance (HANA) public meeting to discuss the government's proposals for a new wave of nuclear power stations, which include building a third reactor at Heysham.

HANA Calls Public Meeting over Proposals for Heysham 3

18/4/10: Heysham Anti-Nuclear Alliance (HANA) is hosting a public meeting about plans for the construction of a new nuclear power station at Heysham. The meeting will take place at the Gregson Community Centre at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 28th April.