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June 2015

Dukes "Oliver Twist" - Sneak Peek at this year's Walkabout show!

Oliver (Jerome Thompson) on the run with Dodger (Josie Cerise) and Fagin (Russell Richardson) in The Dukes "Oliver Twist". Photo: Darren AndrewsThere’s a Twist to the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre event held in Lancaster this summer. The award-winning Dukes theatre will present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ popular story – Oliver Twist – from 3rd July until 15th August.

Welbourne Opticians

Welbourne Opticians, 3 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN. Tel: 01524 64151. As Independent Opticians we offer a full range of Optical Services.

Preston New Road shale gas application refused

Anti-fracking campaigners converging on County Hall today Photo by Miles Newman People all over the UK - and most particularly Lancashire and the Fylde are celebrating today as members of Lancashire County Council's (LCC) Development Control Committee (DCC) have voted to refuse the application by oil and gas company Cuadrilla for exploratory shale gas fracking at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton....

Lancaster Rubber & Industrial Supplies Ltd

Lancaster Rubber, Unit 5 Standfast Complex, Caton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3PE. TEL: 01524 844002. Based in Lancaster in the heart of Lancashire, we supply a huge range of quality industrial rubber & plastic products to the UK and Ireland.

Lancaster Printing

Carrie Parkinson, The Office, No. 2, Throstles Nest, Whinney Brow Lane, Forton Nr. Lancaster, Lancashire, PR3 0AE. Phone 01524 230300. We are a small family run company providing the highest quality promotional products to businesses and organisations in the UK.

Blending Science and Art: Experimentation at The Storey Today

A unique arts event - "Constants & Variables - as Part of the Understanding The Ritual Exhibition" - takes place at The Storey today (Friday 26th June) from noon, featuring the work of Adam York Gregory and Gillian Jane Lees. Gillian has created a pattern, cut and sewn a dress from paper. Adam has created ink using candles, gum arabic and water.

Doggy Tired

43 Halton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 2EA. Tel.: 01524 388985. Mob.: 07462 445345. As an experienced dog walker, Ann Williams of Doggy Tired provides superb Dog Walking Services in Lancaster and the surrounding areas.

Roseacre Wood shale gas application refused

Members of Lancashire County Council's Development Control Committee (DCC) have voted to refuse the application by oil and gas company Cuadrilla to explore for shale gas at Roseacre Wood by drilling, hydraulically fracking and testing the flow of gas.

Fracking decision deferred until Monday as Council hustled by corporate lawyers

Demonstrators outside County Hall today Photo by Miles Newman Members of Lancashire County Council's Development Control Committee have voted to defer consideration of applications relating to a site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, until 10am on Monday 29 June 2015. The deferral will give councillors time to consider written legal advice requested during today's meeting.

A.R Hyslop (Lancaster) Ltd

9 Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2AW. Tel: 01524 599999. We can provide the majority of your office requirements from the initial furnishing through to the everyday office stationery required to run your office.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 24th June to 2nd July 2015

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit theVirtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. This week sees four new films arriving at the local cinemas. We have comedy animation with the much anticipatedMinions (U)and comedy drama withQueen and Country (12A).

National demonstrations in Preston this week as Council decides fracking applications

Lancashire County councillors have been receiving messages from all over the world urging them to reject Cuadrilla's applications for fracking exploration at their meetings this week. The New York State legislature outlawed fracking last December.

Connect 2 Cleanrooms

Head Office, Riverside House, Forge Lane, Halton, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 6RH, UK. Phone: +44(0)1524 813020. Connect 2 Cleanrooms is a UK-based global company specialising in cleanroom design and manufacture.

Quality Plus Discount Furniture Warehouse

113 St Leonard's Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NL. Tel/Fax. 01524 35358. We are a local family-run business that has been established for over 35 years. We stock a large selection of Beds, Sofas and Bedroom Furniture, that are normally available for immediate delivery.

Woman, 85, assaulted with paving stone in Heysham

Police are investigating the serious assault of an 85-year-old woman in Heysham. Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 11.45am today (Thursday 18 June) to the report of a woman suffering a serious head injury after being assaulted by a man with what is thought to be a paving stone at an address on School Road.

The Fireplace Company

Unit 2, Whitefield Place, Morecambe, LA3 3EA. Tel: 01524 847398. Established in 1986 we have an interesting and inspiring showroom with plenty of displays incorporating gas fires, multi-fuel stoves and cassettes, electric fires, and a selection of fireplaces, with something to suit all budgets.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 17th to 25th June 2015

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit theVirtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. Again a week with a good selection of new films.

R & M Wheildon Limited

Greenhead Office, Low Bentham, Nr Lancaster, LA2 7ES. T. 015242 62330. The trusted experts in all aspects of heating, plumbing and renewable energy in the North-West.

Fathers in the frame in Lancaster: Specsavers is on the hunt for specs-wearing superstar dads

Families in Lancaster are being encouraged to enter their much-loved dads in the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards, a competition that celebrates glasses wearers nationwide. By simply sharing a selfie in their specs atwww.specsavers.co.uk/loveglasses, dads could be in with a chance of winning £10,000 in cash and a dream stay at the Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Recommendations Published on Shale Gas Planning Applications

Lancashire County Council has published its officers' recommendations on the applications by oil and gas company Cuadrilla to explore for shale gas at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood, by drilling, hydraulically fracking and testing the flow of gas, and for monitoring their operations. The officers' reports can be viewed on the Lancashire County Council website here(as Items 7 8).

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