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September 2009

Local Comics Artist Secures Publishing Deal

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 01:17: Local comic artist Dave Hughes will be celebrating the first professional publication of his work this weekend, when he heads to the Birmingham International Comic Festival to sign copies of his graphic story, Thomas Wogan is Dead.

Uni Students Issued with Crime Packs

Monday, September 28, 2009 - 23:03: More than 700 university students are being given crime prevention packs in a bid to beat the burglars. The Lancashire Police packs are being given to Lancaster University and University of Cumbria students who live in the 220 off-campus properties managed by Lancaster University Student Union.

Sex Assault: Police Issue eFit

Monday, September 28, 2009 - 23:01: Lancaster Police have released a computer-generated image of a man they want to trace in connection with a serious sexual assault in Lancaster. The incident is alleged to have taken place in an alleyway off Brock Lane near to the Horse and Farrier pub on Brock Street between 10pm on Saturday 5 September and 12.40am on Sunday 6th September 2009.

County Council Rejects Veggie Savings

Monday, September 28, 2009 - 10:12: Lancashire County Council Tories have rejected a simple proposal from Green County Councillors that would have cut greenhouse gases across the county while at the same time saving the council money.

Put On Your Top Hat, And Dance - with Ludus

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 16:36: Are you a budding Fred Astaire, Ruthie Henshall, Billy Elliot or Maria Von Trapp? Well this month Lancaster's Ludus Dance is offering you the chance to dance along to all your favourite show-stoppers at their Musical Theatre Super Sunday.

Starkey Celebrates Henry VIII at Uni

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 13:29: Historian and TV presenter Dr David Starkey will be at Lancaster University tomorrow, celebrating the legacy of one of the most famous monarchs in history. The History Department invited Dr Starkey to give a public lecture to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

Sustainable Solutions company seeks Local Food Project Worker

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:36: LESS (Local & Effective Sustainable Solutions), a Community Interest Company set up to promote sustainable living in the Lancaster area, seeks a Local Food Project Worker. Here are the details.

In Memoriam: Professor Philip Reynolds

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:12: The funeral for Professor Philip Reynolds, Lancaster University's second Vice Chancellor and founding Principal for Furness College, will take place at Lancaster Crematorium tomorrow.

Nuisance Jet Skis on the Lune: will Anyone Act?

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 23:25: (Updated 22/9/09): Local bird lovers have again raised concerns over jet ski use on the River Lune, concerned for the safety of nesting birds: but while the problem of 'nuisance users' appears to be growing, the question of just which local body should be dealing with it continues to mean no action is being taken Most local jet skiers and water skiers are responsible uses of local waterways and...

Origami Bus Used to Launch Lancaster Census Rehearsal. No, really...

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 15:06: Above: Robert Redfern, Deputy Mayor of Lancaster with Jonathan Ayre, 2011 Census Lancaster Area Manager; Ian Cope, Deputy Director 2011 Census Operations; Glen Watson, 2011 Census Director and children from Cathedral Primary School, Lancaster and Great Wood Primary School, Morecambe, at the launch of the 2009 Census Rehearsal. Oh, and an origami bus...

Stand Firm on Binge Drinking, Say Campaigners

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 16:55: North West region-wide wellbeing and health campaign group Our Life has expressed concern at reports that the government is considering delaying new laws to tackle the rising unhealthy drinking culture in the UK. The delays may also impact on locals, where the most recent statistics on alcohol-related crime run into the hundreds.

LitFest 10 Day Line-Up Announced

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 16:45: Lancaster’s Literature Festival is back next month with a wide range of authors to tempt book lovers over its extended ten-day run. There are dozens of great writers to tempt readers at this year's festival, now in its 31st year: from Booker-shortlisted writers to a pick of the crop of new debut novelists; from rock ‘n’ roll excess to a whole day full of subtle and beautiful poetry.

Lancaster celebrates 'Lino King's'; generosity and Cycling Link

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 16:04: Lancaster City Council will be celebrating the centenaries of Lancaster Town Hall and the Ashton Memorial over the weekend of 26th- 27th September.

Still Time to Reconsider Costly Bypass Plans, say Campaigners

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 00:37: Campaigners against the proposed M6 Link Road north of Lancaster to Heysham port are calling on Lancashire County Council to reconsider the costly scheme - even though outgoing Labour councillors tried to saddle their Conservative replacements with the project just before the last local elections.

Morecambe Festival Success

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 15:58: Thousands of people converged on Morecambe at the weekend for We Do Like to be Beside the Sea, a two day feast of seaside fun. Morecambe Visitor Information Centre reported a bumper weekend with more than 1,500 people passing through its doors with the Festival attracting people from far and wide.

Pink Flamingos Fly into The Dukes!

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 13:56: A film highlighting the plight of East Africa's lesser flamingos that could help to save one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles is to open a series of environmental films hosted by The Dukes as part of Lancaster's One Planet Festival in October.

McGuinness Celebrates Major Win

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 10:38: Top local bike champion John McGuinness snatched a brilliant victory on the final lap of Sunday's Metzeler National 1000cc Superstock Championship race at Croft on Sunday, taking full advantage of a coming together between team-mate Steve Brogan and Alastair Seeley on the last corner.

We do like to be beside the (Morecambe) seaside!

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 14:47: A fabulous evocation of the seaside entertainment and holiday atmosphere, enjoyed by millions in Morecambe’s heyday, is provided by the resort’s forthcoming ‘We do like to be beside the sea!’ festival.

ID cards to be linked to police records?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 21:44: (Updated 3/9/09): Investigations by an online IT news site suggest millions of British people working in education in health or as volunteers could come under pressure to be fingerprinted and obtain a national ID card. The claims have been condemned by worried pressure groups, but government bodies insist they claims are unfounded.