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February 2008

Bypass Gets Go Ahead

The Secretary of State has decided to give planning permission for the Heysham-M6 link road. A decision on funding the road (estimated to cost around 160 million) will be made separately by the Government. The news will come as a blow to campaigners trying to bring some sanity into local transport planning.

Smith Fury on Post Office 'Consultation"

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP has savaged the post office and the government for their handling of the latest round of unwelcome Post Office closures and called for a parliamentary debate on the plans. As we reported previously, post office cut proprosals call for six post office closures locally and two will be replaced with am "outreach solution".