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July 2015

Bay Waste

Unit 14, Heysham Business Park, Middleton Road, Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3PP. Tel: 07519 339843 / 01524 851626. Bay Waste is a fully licensed waste carrier providing a high quality waste removal and disposal service in the Morecambe, Lancaster and surrounding areas.

Next North West Literary Salon features Carol Birch and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga MakumbiAugust's North West Literary Salon at Lancaster Library offers an evening of free stories, conversation, food and music. The event will features dramatic readings from celebrated authors Carol Birch and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

Woman, 67, attacked and burgled in Morecambe

Police are appealing for information after a 67-year-old woman was attacked and burgled at her home in Morecambe. The incident happened at around 11.45 pm on Tuesday 28th July, when a man broke into the woman’s house on Regent Road. The victim was confronted and assaulted by the man, who demanded money from her before leaving the house with a small amount of cash.

Local Group Spotlight: The Hornby Occasionals

A scene from HMS Pinafore, performed by the Hornby Occasionals The Hornby Occasionals are a 32-year old operatic society which performs a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year in the Spring at Hornby Institute, Hornby, Lancaster, where they also meet and rehearse. Their next show will be Iolanthe, which will be performed in mid-March, just before Easter.

New Freemen and Freewomen Celebrated in Lancaster

The mayor of Lancaster, Coun Jon Barry, and chief executive of Lancaster City Council, Mark Cullinan, with the city's new Freemen One of Lancaster’s most historic traditions was celebrated last Saturday (25th July) when nine people were admitted as Freemen of the City.

Lancaster's Spotlight writers group Arts Council funding axed

Flashback: James Wood on stage at a Spotlight event at the Yorkshire House in March 2005 The team behind Lancaster's popular writing and performance group, Spotlight, have been left reeling by Arts Council England's decision to withdraw funding, instead apparently choosing to focus backing for writers in the North West only on projects in Liverpool and Manchester.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 29th July to 6th August 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 Lancaster sees seven new film releases.

Bees under threat as Government relaxes pesticide ban

Photo: John FreemanJust as Lancaster's Beekeepers were getting deserved media attention for introducing newcomers to their craft, celebrating their much-admired work, came wider news interest in our best-known pollinators. And it wasn't good.

Uni-Travel Ltd

Uni-Travel Ltd., Alexandra Square, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire. LA1 4XX. +44 (0) 1524 388 388. Uni-Travel has been serving Lancaster University students and staff for nearly 30 years.

Lancaster Veterinary Centre

195 Bowerham Road, Bowerham, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4HT. Tel : 01524 840033. We are Lancaster's longest established dedicated small animal only practice and offer top quality veterinary care for pets coupled with a personal service for their owners.

Morecambe man still missing

Police are continuing to appeal for information that could help in finding Leon Gee, who is missing from home in Morecambe. Gee, 21, left his home address on Euston Road at around 5am on Sunday 12 July but has not been seen or made contact with friends or family since. He is described as white, 6ft tall, medium build with dark brown hair.

Government U-turns on promise to protect heritage wildlife reserves from fracking

Map of Cuadrilla's Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence for the region of Lancashire (PEDL165) Philip Mitchell of North Lancs Green Party reports to Virtual Lancaster that, despite an earlier commitment to do the very opposite, the government is now in the process of removing protection from Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs),our most important nature sites.

Backbone IT Group

Cameron House, White Cross, Lancaster LA1 4XQ. Tel: 01524 65533 / 0208 820 1458. A full service digital agency, Backbone IT can provide you with everything you need to succeed online in English-language markets and in China.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 22nd to 30th 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. Four new releases make it to the Lancaster screens this week.

Man, 21, missing from home in Morecambe

Police are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from home in Morecambe. Leon Gee, 21, left his home address on Euston Road at around 5am on Sunday 12 July but has not been seen or made contact with friends or family since. He is described as white, 6ft tall, medium build with dark brown hair.

Celebrate National Play Day at Salt Ayre Sports Centre next month

Lancaster City Council is inviting everyone to celebrate National Play Day with an action packed day of free activities and adventure at Salt Ayre Sports Centre. On Wednesday 5th August 2015, children will have the chance to take part in face painting, balloon modelling, penalty shoot-outs and enjoy lots of fun and games.

Reid Hamilton Insurance Brokers

Reid Hamilton & Co Ltd, 3 Queen Square, Lancaster LA1 1RN. Tel: 01524 39939. Our philosophy is a simple one: Customer care is at the heart of everything we do reflected by us holding the ISO9001 quality assurance accreditation.

The Insurance Centre

Lancaster Office: 8 China Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EX. Tel: 01524 848506. Knott End Office: 18 Lancaster Road, Knott End-on-Sea, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 0AR. Tel: 01253 810630. TIC is a member of Broker Network, the UK’s longest established and largest commercial insurance network.

Morecambe's MP seeks answers on investment for the town - and third Heysham reactor

David MorrisMorecambe MP David Morris has again been pushing for new nuclear development, along with an appeal for White Lund Industrial Estate to qualify for an enterprise zone application and for Morecambe to be considered for coastal communities investment this week.

Man assaulted in Heysham cemetery

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault at Hale Carr Cemetery in Heysham. The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Friday 10 July at Hale Carr Cemetery. The victim, a 49 year old man, was on his way to visit his mother’s grave when he was assaulted by an unknown offender. The victim received serious head and facial injuries which required hospital treatment.

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