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October 2010

Motorcyclists given road safety message

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 13:16: Lancashire police have been out speaking to motorcyclists to remind them of the importance of staying safe on the road after a number of deaths this year. Road policing officers have spoken to over 2,000 motorcyclists in the past six months to educate them on safety.

New local networking community for freelancers, small business

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 15:35: Celebrating two years in business, Sharon Jackson of Bay Web Designs has started a forum and networking group for freelancers and small businesses in the local area. "Often networking groups are aimed at larger businesses," Sharon explains.

Appeal after rings stolen from hospitalised Heysham grandmother

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 15:09: Police are appealing for information after a thief stole two rings from an 88year-old grandmother who suffers from dementia as she lay on a ward at Lancaster Royal Infirmary. The rings are believed to have been stolen from Margie Blackburn’s finger between Tuesday 28th September and Thursday 30th September as she rested on ward 37 at the hospital.

Appeal following assaults in Lancaster

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 15:04: Police in Lancaster are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information after three separate assaults in the town last weekend -- two of them on students. The first incident took place around 11.50pm on Friday 8th October 2010 when a student was assaulted as he got out of a taxi on Lancaster's South Road.

New food waste scheme launches

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 14:55: Residents across the Lancaster district will be able to do their bit towards tackling climate change when a new scheme is introduced in November. Over the next few weeks food waste recycling will be introduced by Lancaster City Council across the district in a new scheme whose launch was delayed when handling centres elesewhere in the County failed to open on schedule earlier in the year.

Volunteers still wanted for health and fitness project at Williamson Park

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 12:23: Lancaster City Council is still on the look out for volunteers with green fingers to take part in a new health and fitness project at Williamson Park. The project starts on Thursday 21st October and being developed in partnership with the University of Cumbria.

Bad Moon rises over Yorkshire House for Hallowe'en!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 12:16: A top Hallowe'en "do-it-yourself music event" has been organised to mark Sunday 31st October at the Yorkshire House, Lancaster.

Police appeal after Morecambe mugging

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:36: Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed while walking through Morecambe late last Thursday. At around 11.20pm on Thursday (7th October 2010) the 45-year-old man was walking down one of the alleyways off West End Road near to Breezers Bar, when he was approached by three men.

Caravan stolen in Heysham

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:31: Police are appealing for information following the theft of a caravan worth around £14,000 in Heysham last month. The caravan was stolen from the secure yard of a house on Oxcliffe Road sometime between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday 25th September.

Motorists and pedestrians warned to take care as darker nights arrive

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 18:04: Lancashire Constabulary is warning motorists to drive with care as the dark nights set in -- taking extra caution on the roads and ensuring their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition. Officers across Lancashire will be visiting schools and colleges to educate students on road safety and will have various stop-points across the county to check that passing vehicles are in a good state of repair.

Students get fresh look at crime prevention

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 16:31: Over 750 students were given crime prevention advice at Lancaster University’s Freshers’ Fair last week. Members of Lancaster’s crime prevention team attended the event on Friday and handed out packs including personal attack alarms, ultra violet property marking pens and other crime prevention aides.

Countdown begins for city's Fireworks Spectacular

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 16:19: Lancaster's annual Fireworks Spectacular will take place on Saturday 6th November, and this year’s is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

New local transport plans could save over £100 million, say campaigners

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 13:03: Organisations from North Lancashire have joined together to give their backing to a report and proposal for urgently needed transport improvements for the Lancaster and Morecambe district.

Free crime prevention tools for Lancaster, Morecambe residents

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 12:16: Local residents can get switched on to home security as the nights draw in – with the help of free crime prevention tools. Timer switches – which can turn lights on to give the impression that someone is at home even when the property is empty – will be handed out free of charge at a series of events across Carnforth, Lancaster, Morecambe and Silverdale.

MBIs Take Harbour Ward council seat, Labour fails to offer candidate

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 12:11: Morecambe Bay Independent Geoff Walker has claimed the Harbour Ward council seat in a by-election held yesterday following the death of John Barnes.

Take part in a 'Big Conversation' about Skerton

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 13:11: Ryelands Park, Skerton People who live and work in Lancaster's Skerton area are being invited to take part in a very special event on the Tuesday 12th October 12 at Skerton Community High School.

Barnstorming Barnbox record label Promotes Local Music

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 01:01: How's My Pop - just one of several Lancaster bands involved in Barnbox. Photo: Jill Abbot Tom Bramhall profiles local music label Barnbox (, the fruit of several friends efforts to self release, distribute and raise the profile of locally produced music.