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New Social Justice book includes 'LANDED (Freeman's Wood) Project

2/3/18: A new book includes a chapter on StoreyG2’s “LANDED (Freeman's Wood)” project. The book, entitled "Contested Property Claims : What Disagreement Tell Us about Ownership", is part of a series on Social Justice.

Climate change expert speaks out against fracking at PNR

2/3/18: During this week's ‘Green Monday’ event at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site, local residents and campaigners opposed to fracking were joined by John Ashton CBE, the former Special Representative for Climate Change at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Lancaster City Council approves its 2018/19 budget

1/3/18: Lancaster City Council has set its budget for 2018/19, with a focus on a wide-ranging programme of investment to ensure the district thrives as a vibrant regional centre, while battling continued central government funding cuts.

Check on vulnerable and plan your travel during big freeze

26/2/18: Lancashire County Council is asking people to check on vulnerable members of their community as the county prepares to deal with a spell of freezing temperatures and severe weather.

Campus in the City

Repeats every week every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Fri Mar 30 2018. Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30 at CITC Shop, St Nicholas Arcade, Lancaster LA1 1NB

Campus in the City is back this week!

23/2/18: Lancaster University's Campus in the City (CITC) initiative will be back with a bang on 24 February to 31 March, with an exciting launch event planned. After an official launch ceremony from 11am, visitors can take a 3D tour of the body, learn some circus skills, meet some critters, and much more.

Police appeal after stabbing in house in Lancaster

23/2/18: Police are appealing for information after two young people were stabbed last Monday morning at a house in Sycamore Grove, Lancaster

Sixties rock and rollers The Pretty Things to perform in Morecambe

23/2/18: After more than 50 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things — still featuring original members Phil May and Dick Taylor and performing at the Platform in Morecambe next month — remain a significant, challenging force in Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Charity boss walks the walk for people facing cancer

23/2/18: The chief executive of a cancer charity is calling on people to join him and his partner for an epic 21-mile sponsored walk between Coniston and Barrow on 12 May.

Police appeal for witnesses after pedestrian hit by car

23/2/18: Police are appearing for information and witnesses to an incident on Tuesday 20 February on Slyne Road, Lancaster, in which a Toyota Yaris car collided with an elderly lady pedestrian, who suffered serious injuries.

Only rain should go down outdoor drains please

22/2/18: LOVEmyBEACH are campaigning to remind people that outdoor drains operate very differently from those connected to inside people’s homes, with outdoor drains usually running directly to the nearest river or stream - and NOT to the local water treatment works.

Help keep the Lancaster district clean this spring

22/2/18: As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign, Lancaster City Council is holding a series of community spring-cleaning sessions at local parks next weekend 2 - 4 March, all equipment provided. And if you'd like to organise a litter pick of your own they'll help you!

Plan to transform Lancaster’s food culture wins funding

22/2/18: The Sustainable Food Cities Network has awarded Sustainable Food City Lancaster a £10,000 grant to support their efforts to make local, healthy and sustainable food available to everyone in Lancaster. LESS, a Lancaster based community organisation is matching this with £10,000 of its own money too.

Lancaster premieres new show from the dark heart of the internet

22/2/18: Aliki Chapple's new show, premiering on 10 March at the Storey, takes a brilliant and unusual form: the staging of a viral online comment thread. In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, '666 Comments' could not be more timely and makes a vivid contribution to the ongoing conversation

Lancaster's fracking protesters fined. Please give generously!

16/2/18: 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

University staff to strike over pension cuts plan

16/2/18: 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.

Council asks for comments on Local Plan

13/2/18: 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.

Social enterprise launches to grow local electric car charging points

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

A heart-warming play with a serving of Northern sole and chips

9/2/18: Box of Tricks will bring their acclaimed production of Chip Shop Chips to the Dukes & the Platform on 23 + 24 Feb, featuring Josh Moran (Gunpowder and Peter Kay’s Car Share), Jessica Forrest (Hollyoaks and Coronation Street) and Mark Newsome (Early Doors). It's a show, quiz and a dinner all in one!

County celebrates caring Lancaster couple who fostered over 100 children

9/2/18: Foster carers from across Lancashire who have looked after children for many years have been honoured with a lunch at County Hall. The carers included Marie and Ken West from Lancaster, who have been foster carers for 40 years and have looked after 101 children. Respect!