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Two men wanted after woman robbed in Lancaster

Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old woman was robbed by two men in Lancaster.

The woman was walking between East Road and Melrose Street at around 2am on Sunday morning, May 29.

A man ran out from behind a wall and punched her in the face, knocking her to the floor. He stole her phone, injuring her finger, before a second man came from behind the wall and kicked her leg.

Then men fled in the direction of East Road and the city centre.

The victim suffered bruising to her eye and cheek as well her leg.

The first male is described as a white, between 6ft and 6ft 3in tall, with a slim to medium build. He was wearing a waterproof sports top with a dark hood up and had a light coloured scarf covering his face. He was also wearing dark coloured sports trousers and trainers.

The second male was described as wearing dark clothing and trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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Man arrested over murder of Lancaster man

John Houston, 41, was found dead inside a house on Laburnum Grove on Monday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps

Police investigating the death of a man from Lancaster have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

A man, believed to be John Houston, 41, was found dead inside a house on Laburnum Grove on Monday afternoon, April 4. Formal identification is yet to take place.

A man, 43, also from Lancaster, is in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident reference number 686.

Detectives say they are interested in John Houston's movements between Saturday, April 2, and his death.

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Crews say they have major fire in Lancaster under control

Firefighters were called from across Lancashire and from Cumbria to help deal with the fire in the city centre.

It's believed to have started in a sauna at a health and fitness centre on Penny Street.

Around 40 firefighters were involved in the operation.

The fire service says the sauna and gym are on the third floor of a six-storey building, which was evacuated with no casualties reported.

Video by Adam Greenwood of events in Lancaster today:

Fire breaks out in centre of Lancaster

Around 40 firefighters have been dealing with a fire in Lancaster city centre.

The operation's centred on a gym on Penny Street, after the alarm was rasied at around 10:15 today.

Part of the area's been cordoned off and several buildings are understood to have been evacuated.

Watch: Moment James Anderson receives OBE from the Prince of Wales for services to cricket

This is the moment Lancastrian cricketer James Anderson received an OBE from the Prince of Wales for services to cricket.

The so-called "Burnley Express" became England's leading Test wicket-taker last year, surpassing Sir Ian Botham's milestone of 383.

Anderson has more than 430 test wickets and received the honour from Prince Charles during a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.

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