This site is easier to read in landscape format on mobiles.
John Edwards, David Lee, Danny Noon and Damian Yates

Four jailed following kidnap and assault incidents in Lancaster and Morecambe

Four men who brutally assaulted one man and kidnapped another in Morecambe and Lancaster have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years.
Flooding Image - Lancaster University

Lancaster University research suggests natural flood management could have made a ‘significant difference’ during Storm Desmond

Extensive natural flood management such as tree planting could reduce flooding even in extreme events like Storm Desmond, according to a new modelling study by Lancaster University researchers and partner organisatons.
Ben Heron

Estuary search underway for missing Lancaster man Ben Heron

A large-scale search is underway for Lancaster man Ben Heron, 39, who is believed to have walked into the water at Conder Green on Wednesday. Helicopters and search teams on foot have been scouring the coast and the Lune Estuary. Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Help us to run Virtual Lancaster

If you live in or near Lancaster, this is *your* website. Help us to manage it, edit it, find (or create) the best content to go on it, develop it and make sure it remains the best online resource for the area.

Recent news

Lancaster University in top ten universities in the UK

Lancaster Univeristy students

Lancaster is ranked ninth out of 129 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018, maintaining its position from last year.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Trust Ed Logo

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

Ian McNabb - Icicle Works frontman back in Lancaster in May

Ian MacNabb 2014

Legendary Liverpool singer-songwriter Ian McNabb will be bringing his electric – acoustic tour to the Yorkshire House in Lancaster at 8:30pm on Saturday 27 May 2017, performing tracks from his latest release ‘Star, Smile, Strong’’ in addition to songs from his solo career and Icicle Works days.

Events Calendar

Wray Scarecrow Festival Week!

29/04/2017 (All day) at Wray Village, LA2 8RG

Lancaster Charter Market. Lancaster City Centre

29/04/2017 - 09:00 to 16:00 at Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HY

Lancaster Community Music Centre.

29/04/2017 - 09:00 to 13:30 at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, East Road, Lancaster LA1 3EF

Lancaster Ramblers walk at Oxenber Woods/Smearsett Scar

29/04/2017 - 09:00 to 17:00 at Riverside Car Park, opposite PC World , Lancaster, LA1 1BS

Hear Me Roar! Even Louder! Lancaster Feminist Arts Festival 2017

29/04/2017 - 09:30 to 23:59 at Lancaster

City Museum Exhibition: 'Behind the Wall' - The history of the Standfast & Barracks site

29/04/2017 - 10:00 to 17:00 at Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT

Inspired by Journeys, photographs at the Carnforth Heritage Centre

29/04/2017 - 10:10 to 16:00 at The Link Gallery, Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, Carnforth, LA5 9TR

Celebrate May Day 2017: International Workers' Day March & Rally

29/04/2017 - 11:30 to 14:00 at Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Shakespeare's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'

29/04/2017 - 15:00 at Lancaster Castle

Shakespeare's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'

29/04/2017 - 19:30 at Lancaster Castle

The Duo

29/04/2017 - 21:00 at George and Dragon, Lancaster LA1 1RB

Wray Scarecrow Festival Week!

30/04/2017 (All day) at Wray Village, LA2 8RG

Guided birdwatching walk along the cycleway by Aldcliffe Marsh

30/04/2017 - 08:00 at Lune cycleway, New Quay Road, LA1 5QS

Car Boot Sale. Lancaster & Morecambe College

30/04/2017 - 08:00 to 12:30 at Lancaster & Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2TY