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January 2014

Local Cinema Round-up for 8th to 16th January 2014 by Peter Clarke

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 16:56: For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, official film links and reviews. Only one new release during this period with The Railway Man (15), a drama based on a true story (Read on for review).

Government consults on new nuclear reactor design

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:22: The Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency has announced that they are progressing to the next phase of their assessment of a new nuclear reactor design for the UK – a design which could be used should a third nuclear power station get the green light at Heysham Power Station.

Holocaust Memorial Day events taking place through January

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:58: A series of events are taking place throughout January in Lancaster to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place on 27th January.

Have your say on councillor expenses

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 13:58: Lancaster City Council is inviting local people to have their say on councillor allowances by becoming members of the Independent Remuneration Panel. The IRP recommends the level of allowances and expenses paid to city councillors under the Members Allowance Scheme.

County's bus cuts plan will bring "harm and misery", argues local transport expert

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 09:00: Professor John WhiteleggLocal transport expert Professor John Whitelegg has hit out at proposals from Lancashire County Council to cut bus subsidies for evening services across the district.

Bay Foot Clinic

MRFHP offers a professional domiciliary foot care service in the Morecambe Bay and South Lakes area which is flexible, convenient and personal.  

Lancaster Canal Trust projects need volunteers

Friday, January 3, 2014 - 17:53: Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of Lancaster Canal Trust projects over the next few months – and there's a nature event listed below that may interest many of our readers coming up, too. • Volunteers are needed to help create a community Nature Park near the Lune Aqueduct, Lancaster, with work starting this month and running to the end of March.

Rail Fares up, wages flat – Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 17:38: Happy New Year! We hope you had a great festive season. As millions returned from our Christmas breaks today many locals will have bought or renewed their rail season tickets and been hit with yet another huge annual fare increase.