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August 2011

Appeal after man assaulted in Morecambe pub

Police are appealing for information after an assault at a pub in Morecambe.   At around 11.15pm last night (30th August), police were called to the Imperial pub on Regent Road after a fight broke out.   It is believed, that the fight, involving a group of men and women, began inside the pub but then spilled out on to the street outside.

Comedian Tape Face's triumphant return to Lancaster

If funny bones have a pulse then The Lancaster Comedy Club would have its fingers firmly on it! The Borough's twice monthly comedy night has had an uncanny knack of bringing the best comics to the city just before the rest of the world catches on. New Zealander Sam Wills (also known as The Boy With Tape On His Face) is a prime example.

Howden Jones tour continues

Local musicians Kate Howden and Paul Jones - better known simply as howdenjones - have announced further dates in their 'beautiful music in beautiful places' tour across the UK - including a number of local events at places like Glasson Dock and Lancaster's Golden lion pub. Check out the full list to date below.

1,000 plant cannabis factory found in Morecambe

(Updated 31/8/11, suspects named): Police have seized around 1,000 plants after a cannabis factory was discovered in an empty house in Morecambe. Officers were called to the property on Alexandra Road at around midnight on Monday, following a report of a break-in at the address.

RLI Candle Lit Vigil to protest NHS Privatisation

A Candle-lit Vigil will be held on Wednesday 7 September outside the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (on the green opposite White Cross) in defence of the NHS and against proposed changes to marketise it for profit. All are welcome.

Please pledge for Fairfield Association nature reserve bid

Local environmental charity, the Fairfield Association, have just bought a strip of land of more than two acres to add to their new 15-acre FAUNA (Fairfield Association Urban Nature Area) nature reserve and seek to buy another. The strip just purchased runs across the area next to FAUNA which the association has been raising money to buy for the last year.

Cumbria Uni Clearing: Sustainable Technologies B.Eng. places available

Cumbria University still has places left on the BEng Sustainable Technologies degree course based in Workington. Big PV solar arrays, biomass boilers, offshore windfarms, hydro-electric, cheap living, fresh air, the best scenery in England to play out in and a sure career in a high demand field with a global future.

Under Morecambe Skies exhibition set to reveal the town's hidden chaos?

"Under Morecambe Skies" is a new photographic exhibition by Lancaster photographer Richard Davis which opens in the Dukes Gallery, Lancaster next Friday (2nd September) "The exhibition is a celebration of all things Morecambe, it highlights the often choatic mix of man's bizarre intervention nature's stunning wonder," says Richard.

Local councillor piles on the pedal power to raise money for local community centre

Lancaster's Castle Ward Green Councillor Jon Barry will be riding a sponsored 100 mile Tour of Castle Ward to raise money for the Marsh Community Centre next month. Coun Barry intends to do 19 laps of the 5.3 mile course around the edge of Castle Ward, hoping to complete the course in under 7 hours on Saturday 17th September, depending on the weather, traffic and his legs!

Yorkshire terrier stolen in Carnforth burglary

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Carnforth in which a Yorkshire terrier was stolen. Although the dog has now been found, items stolen in the raid are still being sought. Between 10.30am and 1.15pm on Friday 19th August, somebody broke into a house on Main Street in Whittington.

Police seek canal camera thieves

Lancaster police are hunting thieves who stole camera equpment from a bird watcher on the canal. The incident happened just before 9.00am on Friday 19th August near to the canal path on Aldcliffe Road. A local nature photographer was approached by two men and one of them started to talk to him and distracted him whilst the other man stole his bag containing various pieces of camera equipment.

Pilling it on at the Platform

The Platform is hosting a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert with Pilling Jubilee Silver Band and Wendy Sharrock next month. Pilling Silver Jubilee Band has had great success over the last few years, winning numerous contest trophies – a run of success the band puts down to to a lot of hard work and commitment from the players and conductor, who have all worked as a team.

University of Cumbria offers clearing opportunities open to disappointed students

Disappointed students who have received their A Level results today can call the University of Cumbria’s Clearing hotline for help and advice. The University has set up a call centre to deal with the hundreds of calls expected over the next days and weeks from students looking for places starting in September.

Appeal after Morecambe assault

Morecambe Police are appealing for information after an assault that happened in the early hours of Sunday morning (13th August). At just after 1.00 o'clock on Sunday morning, police received a report of a fight that had happened on Christie Avenue around half an hour earlier, around 12.30am.