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Both the Lancaster defendents from the 27 July two-car lock-on blockade at Cuadrilla's Preston new Road fracking site were found guilty of Obstruction of the Highway in Blackpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. They have £1,124 to pay and there is a fund-raising campaign to help them
As part of a national dispute over a staff pension scheme, the University and College Union (UCU) will call on its members to take strike action on 14 days between 22 February and 16 March. The impact of the strike is likely to vary in different parts of the University and picket lines are expected.
Lancaster City Council has formally published its new Local Plan and is seeking public opinion on whether it is ‘legally compliant and sound’. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday April 6.

Recent news

Williamson Park welcomes two new furry friends

Marmosets in Williamson Park
15/2/18: Two common marmosets have joined the small animal zoo family at Williamson Park.

Social enterprise launches to grow local electric car charging points

Charging a car
9/2/18: Lancaster residents aiming to switch to electric vehicles are being hampered by a lack of local charging points. On Saturday 24 Feb at the Ashton Memorial, there will be a lunchtime launch of Charge my Street's new, volunteer-led project to install chargepoints around Lancaster and Cumbria

LitFest 2018 Programme - Wizards at the Castle and a Bedroom in Arles

Welcome to Litfest 2018
9/2/18: Lancaster Litfest has published its exciting new programme of events for LitFest 2018. Running through March with a storytelling warm-up on 19 Feb, they bring you novelists, poets, short story writers, spoken word artists, illustrators, nature writers, vloggers, podcasters and storytellers

Events Calendar

Exhibition: One Man Band Shebang

19/02/2018 - 10:00 to 17:00 at More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Rd, Morecambe LA3 1QT

Exhibition: The Rhythm of Stitch

19/02/2018 - 10:00 to 20:00 at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Space Babies Movement & Play Sessions - Term time only

19/02/2018 - 10:00 to 10:45 at Ludus Dance, Lancaster LA1 1RE

Sunshine Singers meet

19/02/2018 - 10:00 to 11:00 at Friendship Centre, Robert St, Lancaster LA1 1PT

Chanting for Peace

19/02/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00 at Tara Centre, The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1HT

Lunch Club at Barton Road Centre

19/02/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30 at Barton Road Centre, Barton Road, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA1 4ER

Exhibition: 'Conduct' (Inc 'Landed' and 'Undermine' projects)

19/02/2018 - 12:00 to 17:00 at Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University LA1 4YW

Gathered Voices Community Choir meets.

19/02/2018 - 13:00 to 15:15 at 131 Balmoral Road, Morecambe LA3 1HJ

Tai Chi Chuan Class

19/02/2018 - 16:30 to 18:30 at Gregson Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY

KS Fitness Pilates with Laura

19/02/2018 - 18:00 to 18:45 at Victoria Institute, Brookhouse Rd, Caton LA2 9QT

Stretch and Boogie - Term time only

19/02/2018 - 18:00 to 19:00 at Ludus Dance, Lancaster LA1 1RE


19/02/2018 - 18:30 at Tara Centre, The Storey, Castle Park, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Holistic Yoga Classes

19/02/2018 - 18:30 to 20:00 at Sefton Road UR Church Hall, 39 Sefton Road, Morecambe LA3 1TZ

Litfest: Debs Newbold `Lost in Blue`

19/02/2018 - 19:00 at The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH