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September 2015

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 30th September to 8th October 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 20:20: 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. An excellent time for new releases with eight films either being released or new to the region. There is family comedy with the animationHotel Transylvania 2 (U)and more adult comedy withThe Intern (12A).

Celebrate Five Years of "April Poets" at The Storey - then learn to write your own verse

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 15:45: Kim MooreFans will be celebrating five years of "April Poets" poetry with a touch of class and a dash of music next month at the Storey with a special anniversary event.

Morecambe Bay in Paint Children's Event planned

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 14:41: Children are being invited to get creative with sponges, crumpled paper, fingers and stencils to paint Morecmabe Bay this half-term at a special family-friendly workshop, hosted by Morecambe Bay Partnership. Under the expert guidance of artist Andy Hornby, the Morecambe Bay in Paint event is being held at Lancaster City Museum on Tuesday 27 October with two sessions starting at 11am and at 2pm.

NICE Bar and Restaurant

The Storey Building, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH. Telephone: 01524 509094. Chic, welcoming and sophisticated.  

‘Forceful’ rogue traders to be tackled in countywide police operation

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 09:00: Bogus traders and pushy door sellers are being targeted in a week of action starting today, Monday 28th September.

Voting Day changes in the works for Heysham Central residents

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 08:11: Voters are being asked to comment on future polling arrangements in the Heysham Central ward. Lancaster City Council is reviewing its arrangements for voters on election day and is looking for feedback on a set of proposals it has drawn up for the area. The city council is proposing that the Heysham Central Ward is divided into two polling districts.

Meeting House Restaurant

11-17 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1TJ. P: 01524 848 049. The Meeting House is a family-run restaurant in Lancaster run by head chef and owner, Leann Smith, and her father Eddie Smith. The restaurant offers superb authentic locally sourced ingredients. 

Quite Simply French

27a St Georges Quay Lancaster LA1 1RD. Tel: 01524 843 199. Bringing a little ooh la la to Lancaster. 

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 23rd September to 1st October 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 16:41: 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. There are four new releases on the local screens this period.

Pizza Margherita

2 Moor Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1QD. Tel:01524 36333. At Pizza Margherita, we pride ourselves on having been providing exceptional, freshly cooked Pizza in Lancaster for over thirty years. 


91 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1RH. Tel. 01524 36253. The Moghuls first opened its doors in the early 1980's, it has been serving quality Indian cuisine to the growing Lancaster community.  

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 16th to 24th September 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 18:24: 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. Our region sees four new releases during this period.

Church Street Chop House & Coffee Shop

74, Church Street, Lancaster, LA1 1ET. Tel.: 01524 844451. The Chop House is a restaurant with a relaxed traditional feel, specialising in great steak and fabulous wine all at very reasonable prices. 

Blue Moon Restaurant

6 Rosemary Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1NR. Phone: 01524 381 111. Blue Moon Restaurant is a refreshingly modern Thai restaurant located in Lancaster. 

Global Link shares stories of refugees settled across Lancashire

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 15:58: Lancaster-based educational charity Global Link is sharing stories online of people who have found refuge in Lancashire, enabling voices to be heard from behind the headlines (some of them singularly unpleasant).

Heritage days open historic doors across Lancaster - and Lancashire

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 15:51: Some of Lancashire County Council's historic buildings will open their doors between Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th September as part of a national promotion of local attractions. The Heritage Open Days are an opportunity for people to find out about local history and explore their heritage, architecture and culture by getting involved in a number of activities. The majority of these are free.

Chamber of Commerce to host International Trade Conference

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 15:06: Lancaster's Chamber of Commerce is hosting an International Trade Conference and Exhibition at Lancaster House Hotel on Thursday 8th October 2015. The Conference is for all businesses and sectors who want to learn about new & existing markets and find new opportunities within the International market.

Lancaster Maritime Museum closed for two days for maintenance work

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 14:58: Lancaster Maritime Museum, based at the Custom House, St. George's Quay, Lancaster is closed today and tomorrow (Tuesday 8th September) to allow maintenance work to be carried out at the Custom House, which the museum is part of. Lancashire County Council museums manager Ian Watson, said: "We're very sorry for any inconvenience caused due to the museum being closed today and tomorrow.
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Bag Charges start next month

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:13: Large stores such as local supermarkets Sainsbury's, ADSA, Morrisons and others will have to charge 5p for each plastic carrier bag as from 5th October 2015. The fee - already in force in Wales, where money raised goes to charity, and Scotland - is part of government policy to reduce waste. Large retailers will charge a minimum price of 5p for most single-use plastic carrier bags.

Sleep expert to share wisdom at free Lancaster University lecture

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:08: Having trouble sleeping? No chance for cat napping? Then a free, Public Lecture at Lancaster University may be of interest. The lecture, hosted by Lancaster University’s Department of English and Creative Writing, examines exactly what sleep is and why it matters.

Police Appeal for Missing Morecambe man Anthony Potter

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 17:07: Police are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from home in Morecambe. Anthony Potter, 55, went missing from his home address on Pedder Street at around 6.30am this morning (Tuesday 1 September), described as white, 5ft 9in, of a slim build and is bald. He was last seen wearing a jumper, jeans and either brown brogues or Dr Martens boots.

Man in hospital after being stabbed in Morecambe

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 15:46: Police are asking anyone with information about a stabbing on Marine Road East, Morecambe in the early hours of Saturday 29th August to come forward. The Ambulance Service attended an address on the road at around 2.35am, reporting that a 58-year-old man had been found with four stab wounds to the left side of his chest.