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May 2011

Is your Cat confused about the referendum on the voting system on the 5th May?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 17:07: Are you unsure about how to vote on the 5th May? Confused about AV and First Past the Post? Think about how your cat must feel! The video above addresses the issue in a cat friendly manner.

Arteria gallery unlocks the art of Les Darlow

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 16:46: Artist Les Darlow Lancaster's award-winning contemporary gallery and design led gift shop Arteria is hosting a live art / live window display at its Brock Street venue. Visitors will be able to observe talented artist Les Darlow as he paints much loved Lancaster scenes on Saturday 28th May from 10am until 5.00pm.

Hunt on for street thieves targetting the elderly

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 15:52: Police are appealing for information following three separate street jewellery thefts from the elderly in Lancaster and Preston last month -- which police believe could be linked. The offences have all involved vulnerable victims being approached whilst they are alone in the street and resulted in the victim’s personal jewellery being stolen.

Marathon Man to attempt World Ultra-Marathon Record at Ryelands, Tuesday

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 16:51: Andy McMenemy, a business man and the son of a former soldier, will be at Ryelands Park tomorrow (3rd May), starting at 9am, running his 49th marathon in as many days, as he continues his world record attempt to run 66 consecutive ultra-marathons in 66 days.

Morecambe Bay Gas field to close?

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 08:50: Gas giant Centrica has threatened to close one of its Morecambe Bay gas fields, which provides some six per cent of the UK's annual gas needs. The possible move comes in response to increased taxes placed on oil companies and just as the three fields in Morecambe Bay are closed for a month of maintenance. Now, the BBC reports Centrica is saying it might not reopen the South Morecambe field.

Animal Care seeks Open Day help

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 12:23: Lancaster charity Animal Care’s Open Day is going to be held on Sunday 22nd May and they need your help.   Do you work for a School, Club or Sports Centre or other organisation that would be willing to let them borrow a large amount of tables? They can collect them and return them to any address locally.   They're are also looking for volunteers to run stalls on the day and to set up and help.