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New owners could tip the balance as Morecambe battle for place in the Football League

It's a very nervous week for a number of our Football League clubs who are hoping to avoid relegation in their final games of the season.

Morecambe FC's place in the Football League is hanging in the balance.

But there's been a boost for the League Two strugglers this week with the arrival of new owners.

They've been speaking to David Chisnall.


Man sought after woman shot in face through window

Police are searching for a man after a woman was shot in the face through a window.

Officers want to speak to Daniel Simpson, 25, as part of an investigation into the incident.

It happened in Buttermere Avenue, Morecambe, on December 2nd last year.

Police are asking Daniel Simpson to contact them. Credit: Lancashire Police

Lancashire Police believe a shotgun was used in the attack, which left the 29-year-old woman seriously injured.

I would urge anyone with information on where he might be to get in touch with us. I would also ask Simpson himself to contact us if he sees this appeal.

– Det Ch Insp Becky Smith

Four other people have previously been charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with this shooting.

  • Tanaka Mutambirwa, 25, of no fixed address, has been charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder
  • Dean Tarry, 50, of Westminster Road, Morecambe, charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
  • Jayden Williams, 25, of Allerton Road, Bradford, charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
  • Damien Ivory, 23, of Basil Street, Bradford, charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Working families say low wages and rising prices are pushing them into poverty

Working families have been telling how low wages and rising prices are pushing them into poverty.

Granada Reports correspondent Daniel Hewitt has been exploring the rise in the number of children growing up in poverty, even though their parents are working.

Val Coles and her son Michael live in Morecambe in a flat above the shop where she works.


Dogs banned on Morecambe beaches until September

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Lancaster City Council have banned dogs on Morecambe beach between now and September.

The restriction came into force earlier this week to comply with the council's entry into the Seaside Awards.

The awards recognise beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management.

The council also argues restricting dogs during the summer months also helps to maintain the water quality at Morecambe South and North beaches during their busiest period.

Anyone found breaching the ban could face a fixed penalty notice of £80.

Appeal for witnesses after crash leaves nine-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a collision in Morecambe which left a nine-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Police were called to the scene at around 7.25pm on Sunday, January 29, following reports of an accident close to the Coastal Medical Centre in Heysham Road.

Officers believe that as the Renault Clio left the Kings Arms Pub car park, off Marine Road Central, followed by a Range Rover, it was involved in a collision with a Ford Mondeo at the junction with Heysham Road.

The incident happened on Heysham Road Credit: Google Maps

A nine-year-old boy, passenger in the Ford Mondeo from Kendal, suffered a suspected cardiac arrest at the scene and was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He was later treated for a broken arm and is now in a stable condition.

The second passenger in the Ford Mondeo, a five-year-old girl, also from Kendal, was treated for minor shoulder injuries and shock.

The driver of the Clio, an 18-year-old man from Heysham, suffered concussion and serious injuries to his abdomen and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for six hours. The driver of the Range Rover, a 25-year-old man from Lancaster, has since been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is on bail till March 17.

We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a serious road traffic collision in Morecambe.

Three people have been injured – two seriously – and we want to establish the exact nature of the incident.

We are particularly keen to trace two men who helped at the scene. Four men opened the door to the Clio in order to help the driver out of the car. We have traced two of those males, but have not yet identified the other two men.

We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police to contact us.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1188 of January 29.

– Sergeant Claire Pearson, Lancashire Police

Morecambe fans move manager to tears with donation

Fans of Morecambe FC have raised £1000 to pay the fine of their manager Jim Bentley.

The Morecambe boss was recently hit with a one thousand pound fine by the Football Association after being sent to the stands during a game.

He was lost for words when he discovered supporters had held a collection at Saturday's match and were paying off the fine for him.

Chris Hall has the story.

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