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October 2014

Chryssie Burgess

99 Sibsey Street, Lancaster LA1 5DQ (correspondence address). Tel: 07815 466006. A straight-forward, common sense approach to the real story of the body, health and you.

Dukes S. African festival will vibe you to the Township

Singing sensations 'The Soil' in concert next Thursday Twenty years of democracy in South Africa will be celebrated when Afrovibes, a biennial festival of theatre, music, dance and film, takes over The Dukes next week from 3 - 9 November. The Dukes Café Bar will become a Township Café during the festival, serving African food and drinks and hosting free events and activities.

Local Food Assembly Taster & Launch Party next Wednesday

Lancaster's new Food Assembly will be holding its official Taster Launch Party next Wednesday 5 November 2014 from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at the White Cross Pub on Lancaster's canalside.

Dacrelands Clinic

Aldrens Lane, Skerton, Lancaster, LA1 2DU. Tel: (01524) 69864. Dacrelands Clinic houses a range of therapies, providing broad based, holistic therapy within a single centre.

Pinochet's Nemesis, Dr Juan E. Garcés, to speak at Lancaster University

Dr Juan E. GarcésDr Juan E. Garcés is the Spanish lawyer who master-minded the arrest and detention of General Pinochet (Chile’s former dictator) in 1998, for massive violations of human rights. He will speak about the struggle to bring dictators to justice in Spain and Latin America at Lancaster University on 6th November at 5pm in the Cavendish Colloquium Room (Faraday Building).

Cats shot on Marsh Estate, Police investigating

Lancaster Police have received two reports of three cats being harmed or shot from residents of the Marsh Estate, Lancaster. "This is a cruel and completely unacceptable crime which has left pet owners feeling unsettled," said a spokesperson, who also pointed out that this is an unusual offence which will likely surprise and disgust local residents.

Students protest BAE's 'careers in killing'

Students protest against BAE Systems on campus (Image from 2007 protest)The Lancaster University Careers Fair was again the venue for a protest against the inclusion of BAE Systems. A Group of Lancaster University Students and activists staged a "die-in" at the careers fair in the university's Great Hall this afternoon.

Local Cinema Round-Up for 29th October to 6th November 2014 by Peter Clarke

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. There are two new releases during this period, the thriller Nightcrawler (15) and the horror film Ouija (15).

Health campaigners to lobby NHS Trust today over pharmacy sell-Off

Photo updated 29.10.14 at 15:30. No Health Sell Off Campaigners lobby the UHMB Trust Board Meeeting No Health Sell-off campaigners will lobby today's (Wednesday 29 October) meeting of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), calling for transparency over the planned sell-off of the trust’s pharmacy services.

A Woman’s Place is in the lab

Dr Valerie Bevanfrom Lancaster UniversityA Woman’s Place is in the lab, according to a Lancaster University event focussing on the careers of women in science, technology and engineering Hurdles still exist for women who wish to further their careers in science, both in industry and academia.

Remembrance Sunday Service Details

This year's Remembrance Sunday marks the centenary of World War One and falls on 9th November 2014, with a number of services being arranged in the Lancaster district. Everyone is welcome to go along to remember all who died for their country in the two World Wars and also those injured or traumatised by more recent operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.

Eric Morecambe statue - opportunity in adversity?

Public Meeting at the Midland with presenters from The Bay radio (standing) Danny Mathews andNick Margerrison. On the panel were Coun Ron Sands, LLC Chief Officer for the Environment Mark Davies, sculptor Graham Ibbeson and his associate Jim Cadman.

Bashful Alley Centre

Healing & Self-Renewal with the Alexander Technique. This therapy and well-being centre with three harmonious session rooms for group and individual practitioner use has been situated in the heart of Lancaster since 1989. Its founder, John Woodward, also heads the Natural Running team.

Review: 'Horizontal Collaboration' at the Dukes

Horizontal Collaboration written and produced by David Leddy Presented by Live at Lica: In the City on Friday 24 October 2014 at The Dukes Reviewed by Lesley O'Hare The Dukes’ Round theatre was the perfect setting for this intimate and intense piece. A piece about power. A piece about womanhood. A piece about good, bad, and the muddy waters in between.

Physiofusion Ltd

150a Greaves Road, Lancaster, LA1 4UW. Tel: 01524 874 649. With highly trained, experienced and specialist therapists, Physiofusion is able to provide you with a comprehensive treatment service.

County planners postpone decision deadline for fracking applications

A commercially viable shale gas extraction field requires 50+ wells Lancashire County Council has agreed with Cuadrilla to defer the deadline for a decision on planning applications for shale gas development.

Lakeland, Bay & Pennine (LBP) Physiotherapy and Soft-tissue Injury Clinic

University of Cumbria Sports Complex, Lancaster Campus, Lancaster LA1 3JD. Sue Shields’ Face & Body Spa, 60 Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9LE. Tel: 01524 590999 / 07801 424115. We specialise in examination, prevention and treatment of a wide range of soft-tissue, joint and musculoskeletal problems.

Local Cinema Round-Up for 22nd to 30th October 2014 by Peter Clarke

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. This is an excellent period for movies with seven new releases. Also we have a particularly full programme showing at the Vue.

Castle View Clinic

7 Rydal Road, Lancaster, LA1 3HA. Tel: 01524 67707. Castle View Clinic is a friendly, family-run health centre specialising in the treatment of illness using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Physio-4u Preston – Lancaster – Blackpool

Pure Leisure, Lakeland Leisure Village, Borwick, Carnforth, Lancaster LA6 1BH. Ashtrees Surgery, Market St, Carnforth, Lancaster LA5 9JU. Tel: 07947 727533. Professional Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics in Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool by Physio-4u.

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