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A Level celebrations turned sour for teenager assaulted in Lancaster

20/9/11: Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the early hours of Friday 19th August 2011 between 2.00 and 4.30am on Cheapside, outside the McDonald’s restaurant, Lancaster. The victim, a 19-year-old local man who was out celebrating his A level results, was approached by four men who punched him a few times before making good of their escape.

Cannabis seized in Lancaster searches

8/9/11: Cannabis with an estimated street value of £500 and hundreds of pounds in cash was seized by police in Lancaster yesterday (7th September). A man was searched on Westbourne Road and cannabis – some of which police suspect had been prepared ready for dealing – and cash were seized. A subsequent search of a flat on the same street led to the seizure of more cannabis.

Man assaulted at Lancaster bus stop

28/6/11: Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Lancaster. Around 3.00am on Sunday 12th June, a 27-year-old man was waiting at a bus stop on South Road when he was approached by another man. Without warning, the man hit the victim over the head with his arm which was in a plaster cast before getting on the same bus as the victim.

Man stabbed in Lancaster, arrest made

10/12/10: Detectives have launched an investigation after a 49 year old man was stabbed in Lancaster. Police were called to an address on Patterdale Road on the Ridge at around 5.45pm yesterday (Thursday 9 December 2010). On arrival, they found a man suffering from a stab wound to his chest. He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Appeal after nightclub assault in Lancaster

6/12/10: Police in Lancaster are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in a nightclub in the city. At approximately 3.00am on the 28th November, the 20 year old man was in Toast nightclub, sat in a booth talking to a woman when he was approached by a man who punched him in the head before walking away. The offender has been described as white, between 18 and 25 years old and of slim build.

Motorists get Parking warning

9/3/10: Motorists who leave their vehicles on Lancaster’s Ashton Road are being reminded they will be fined if they park illegally. Police have received a number of letters from drivers given tickets after parking on a section of the road that is now covered by a solid white line system However, the fines have been upheld.

Conservation area proposals go out to consultation

26/2/10: Lancaster City Council has launched a consultation into plans to help further protect the district’s unique character and history. Last year the council launched an indepth review to see if parts of Carnforth and Lancaster’s Cannon Hill should be designated as conservation areas.

In Review: My Mother Said I Never Should

10/2/10: Now showing until Saturday 27 February 2010, the Dukes' production of 'My Mother Said I Never Should' is a beautifully and cleverly interwoven observation of women's lives over three generations. Like a tapestry with different coloured textured threads – each thread representing the choices open to the women.

Subtext: Call for Volunteers

23/1/10: Subtext, Lancaster University's alternative fortnightly e-newsletter, faces closure unless new volunteers can be found to join its team. The popular e-newsletter, targeted mainly at staff and post-grads, launched in December 2005 following the university administration's controversial prosecution of the George Fox 6.

Icy pavements "A Death Trap", say Greens

5/1/10: Green councillors have called on Lancashire County Council to prioritise gritting of pavements rather than just major roads. "Many people, including me, have fallen over in the last few weeks and there seems virtually no gritting of pavements outside the town centre," commented John O'Gaunt ward Councillor Jude Towers.

What Now for the Tramway?

4/1/10: Lancaster's disused Tramway pub on St Leonard's Gate, owned by Mitchells and in a sorry state of repair. This is just one of several properties owned by Mitchells that appears to have been left to rot, a victim of continuing uncertainty over the future of development of the "Canal Corridor".

Moorside opens its doors to a primary school experience

2/6/09: Moorside School, Lancaster is opening its doors for a day to give parents and children an insight into primary school life. The open day takes place on Friday, 12 June from 9.00am until 3.00pm when everyone is welcome to explore the corridors, classrooms and extensive grounds of the school and see for themselves the teachers and children in action during lesson time.

M6:50 Exhibition Arrives at City Museum

30/4/09: The 50th anniversary of the motorway exhibition sponsored by the Highways Agency opens in Lancaster City Museum on Saturday 2 May. The exhibition, titled M6:50, created by Lancashire County Council with funding from the Agency to mark the opening of the country's first motorway - the M6 Preston bypass on 5 December 1959 - also features the Lancaster bypass.

Earhtquake Hits Lancaster

28/4/09: Lancaster and Morecambe residents were rocked by an earthquake this morning, but it was Ulverston that took the brunt of the tremors. The earthquake hit at about 11.20am, prompting phone calls to local police. The British Geological Society said the earthquake originated at Ulverston in Cumbria and recorded 3.7 magnitude on the Richter Scale.

Official Opening of Quay Flood Defences Announced

16/4/09: River Lune from St. George's Quay Originally uploaded by JohnFreemanLancaster's Flood defence wall and new quayside pathway on St Georges Quay will be opened by the Mayor of Lancaster on Thursday April 23rd at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.

'Holiday at Home' for British Tourism Week 2009

9/3/09: A 'Taste of Lancashire Food' at Lancaster Tourist Information Centre. Photo via: Staff at Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres are inviting customers to call in and help them celebrate British Tourism Week (March 23 to 29).

Protesters' Statement to Centros

5/12/08: Centros... at the heart of urban degeneration... Why are we here? We've come to the offices of Centros today to peacefully demonstrate against the planned invasion of our town and our community by this development company.

Call for Mental Health Unit Plans to be Scrapped

26/9/08: Green Party County Councillor Chris Coates has called for Lancashire Care Trust (LCT) to scrap their plans for new mental health unit at Royal Albert fields, off Ashton Road in Lancaster, and to start the site selection process again.

Five Stars for The Ashton

26/9/08: Lancaster's new Ashton Hotel, which opened back in July, has just received its official rating from Visit Britain and achieved the highest star rating, making it the only five star accommodation in the city.

Lancaster's Litter Problem not helped by Planning Laws

26/9/08: Yet another late night fast food outlet looks set to get retrospective planning permission next month from Lancaster City Council, even though concerns have been raised about the possibility that granting the license will add to noise and litter problems in the area.