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May 2015

Popular "Duo" Back at The Golden Lion - and strum their way onto YouTube

On Saturday 6th June - just around the corner - The Duo – from folk to Floyd will be playing at the Golden Lion, Moor Lane, Lancaster. 9.00pm-ish kick-off, as usual, ending at 11.20pm or thereabouts. Hoo-bloody-ray you cry, and rightly so for the news is not confined to that anouncement, oh no......

National Trailboat Festival on Lancaster Canal this weekend

Image: The Inland Waterways Association The Inland Waterways Association's 2015 National Trailboat Festivaltakes place this weekend (30th May - 1st June)at the Westmorland Show Ground, Crooklands, Cumbria, on the northern reaches of the Lancaster Canal.

M6 Link Works - New Road Closure for Works announced

Drivers using Lancaster Road (A6) in Slyne are being advised of a weekend closure to facilitate works for the Heysham to M6 Link Road; these include several service and drainage crossings of the existing carriageway.

Lancashire Police launch National Volunteers's Week

Clive Grunsahw: “Volunteers are an absolutely vital part of Lancashire Police - they help make the Constabulary the outstanding Force it is."Lancashire Police are celebrating National Volunteers’ Week with a week of activities around the region. National Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place between 1-7th June.

Local Cinema Round-Up for 27th May to 4th June 2015

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. Only a modest two new films have been released during this period. These are the action adventure San Andreas (12A) and the comedy drama Danny Collins (15).

Lancaster Comics Day Launch Event on Saturday

A small event to launchLancaster Comics Daywill take placeat First Age Comics, Lancasteron Saturday 30th May 2015 from 11.00am.

Eileen Blamire Back as Lancaster City Council Leader, Labour firmly "in charge"

Labour Councillor Eileen Blamire has been re-elected as the council’s leader for the next four years, elected by full Council at a meeting held last night (Tuesday) for a four year period.

Dean Marshall Consultancy

Tel: 01524 63492. Dean Marshall Consultancy Limited provide a wide range of services including Web Design, SEO Joomla CMS Support and Project Consultancy Services for the Joomla Content Management System which is used throughout the world.

Lancaster CityBlock properties sold

CityBlock 3 on Penny Street Family-owned CityBlock has sold its Lancaster student properties in a £26.5m deal with investment group Empiric Student Propertythat also includes accommodation blocks in Leicester. The Lancaster portfolio comprises three blocks on Penny Street. CityBlock 1 has 30 beds, CityBlock 2 has 77 beds and CityBlock 3 has 100 beds.

Norman Trewhitt exhibition at The Storey

Local artist Norman Trewhitt has an exhibition in the Thomas Storey room next to the NICE restaurant until 2nd July, and his work features in the collective exhibition by members of Luneside Artists' Studios at The Dukes until 22nd June. Much of Norman's work explores the realms of myth and fairytale.

Honeycomb Company

Stoney Lane, Galgate, Lancaster LA2 0QY. Telephone: 01524 751347. Honeycomb Company Limited Incorporating Pennine Bee Farms is an independent 4th generation family run business established in 1947, intially producing and packing English and Heather honey from our own hives.

Queen's Lancaster Visit this week set to Disrupt Traffic

Her Majesty the Queen will be visiting Lancaster Castle on Friday 29th May, paying a private visit on Friday 29th May. As is customary, the visit will add to Lancaster's regular traffic woes with road closures from an early hour and the discovery of funds to pay for repainting and cleaning of anything our monarch might see on her visit, despite the financial cutbacks.

Plans for Morecambe BID ramp up

The old Morecambe Visitor building Morecambe businesses and the Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce both recognise that central Morecambe is in need of improvement.

Psychology research team studies meat-eaters

Dieticians and nutritionists issue repeated warnings about the very common effects of overeating meat on health. Climatologists warn that animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, including 37 percent of methane emissions and 65 percent of nitrous oxide emissions.

Local Cinema Round-Up for 20th to 28th May 2015

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. A good time for new movies. This week sees nine new releases making it to the Lancaster screens. There are four new family oriented films.

Police investigating boy-pack sexual assault on 14-year-old girls in Morecambe

Police are investigating a sexual assault against two 14-year old girls in Morecambe. The incident happened at around 3.15pm on Saturday afternoon, May 16th on a cycle path between Trimpell Sports and Social Club in Morecambe and the Frankie and Benny’s restaurant on Central Drive It is alleged that the girls were approached by a group of boys and then subjected to a sexual assault.

Lancaster University-developed Alzheimer’s drug to enter clinical trials

Professor David AllsopA new drug developed at Lancaster University that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials.The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. Currently there are about 850,000 cases in the UK, with numbers expected to reach over a million by 2021.

Viva Dental

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Alfred Street Recycling Site to close, branded eyesore by locals

Lancaster City Council is to close Alfred Street recycling site in Lancaster after local residents said it had become an eyesore. In November last year, the council asked residents in the area for their views on the site and the vast majority felt that the site had become a hotspot for flytipping and that they would be happy to recycle using their kerbside recycling boxes.

Rocking Horse set to return to New Street - and Wibbly Wobbly burgers to Lancaster city centre, too!

Photo © James Mackie. Used with permission With the great news that a much-loved takeaway, Wibbly Wobbly, is about to expand into new premises, the old toy shop in New Street, Lancaster, we're also pleased to report that restoration work has finally begun on the listed building's iconic rocking horse.