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November 2016

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 30th November to 8th December 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 18:45: 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. Four new releases make it to local screens this period.

'Left Behind' City Museum Exhibition captures abandoned Moor Hospital

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 14:00: 'Left Behind: Capturing the Moor Hospital’ is an exhibition by Nick Dagger Photography at Lancaster City Museum. It showcases Lancaster’s abandoned 19th Century psychiatric hospital, the first asylum in Lancashire. This project sets the scene of what was left behind after closing its doors in 2000 and before the complex was given a new lease of life and redeveloped as luxury homes in 2013.

Winter Warmer Food, Music & Crafts Festival this Saturday at St Thoms

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:31: It’s the busiest shopping day of the year this Saturday and you may already be dreading the thought of trudging round in the cold. But fear not, there’s a way to warm up, re-energise, pick up some unique gifts and even make a positive difference while you’re at it. Lancaster Winter Warmer, which will run 11am-7pm on 3rd December at St Thomas’ Church, promises all this and more.

Former Corrie star makes The Dukes a port of call for special maritime heritage project

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 15:30: Julie HesmondhalghA former Coronation Street favourite is among a cast bringing Lancaster’s maritime heritage to life in audio dramas launched on Friday 2nd December. Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper in the popular soap, joins seven other actors in Port Stories, an exciting new Dukes project which recently received Heritage Lottery Fund support.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 23rd November to 1st December 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 19:22: 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. We have four new releases featured in local cinemas during this period. There is romantic drama based on real life events in A United Kingdom (12A) and wartime romance in Allied (15).

Cat Smith welcomes government u-turn on "Tenant Tax"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 09:00: Cat Smith MP: pleased "disastrous" rent proposal has been ditchedLancaster's MP Cat Smith has welcomed a government u-turn on a ‘pay to stay’ policy that would have hiked local rents by an average of £2,213 a year The Government last night abandoned its controversial ‘pay to stay’ policy, which wou

Out in the Bay

LGBTQ+ Out in the Bay logo
Office 1,2,3 Europa House, Europa Way, Lune Industrial Estate, Lancaster LA1 5QP. Tel. 07449 311 406. Long-established local charity supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals and individuals questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Open weekdays 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Lancaster Local Food Directory

Lancaster Local Food Directory logo
Here you can find information about food, drink and seeds produced in and around Lancaster. This directory has been produced by LESS as part of the GOLFE project. 

Maths Right

Tel. 07791 378 445. Maths Right offers one to one mathematics tuition in the Lancaster and Garstang areas. Judith of Maths Right is a qualified mathematics teacher (QTS) with experience of Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. 

Lancaster City Council

Tel. 01524 582000. Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ. Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AF. Serving Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural and coastal areas 

Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council logo
Tel. 0300 123 6701. Detailed information about the council and its services for residents, tourists and businesses.  

Price of My Pig

Price of My Pig band logo
Price of My Pig play a blend of disco, reggae, ska, bhangra and more, alongside Irish, English and European folk tunes played by some of the North West’s finest. ‘POMP’ is destined to make people smile with its driving beats and memorable melodies. 

Lancaster District Bus Users Group

Stagecoach Service 41 Bus at Common Garden Street
Lancaster District Bus Users Group exists to further the interests of bus passengers throughout the Lancaster District, including Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural area. 

Sous Vide Tools

Sous vide
Central Barn, Claughton Business Park, Hornby Road, Claughton, Lancaster, LA2 9JX. Tel. 01524 770060. One of the UK’s leading retailers of a great range of sous vide equipment and machines, from water baths and vacuum sealers through to dehydrators, smoking guns and so much more.  

Man suffers serious injuries following collision in Morecambe

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 17:36: Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Morecambe last week. At around 8.00pm on Thursday 17th November 2016 a Ford Ka was travelling from Lancaster along Mellishaw Lane near White Lund Industrial Estate when it lost control and crossed on to the opposite side of the road, colliding with a Vauxhall Insignia.

Morecambe MP David Morris caught up in further expenses furore

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 09:55: Local MP David Morris is caught up in another Parliamentary expenses row, after House of Commons records apparently revealed he claimed £1,400 for driving in the UK - while he was on official foreign trips.

Gritters get ready for a cold weekend

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 15:24: Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the weekend, with further wintry showers and icy conditions forecast tonight (Friday). The cold conditions are forecast to last throughout the weekend, with rain, sleet and ice possible on Friday through to Sunday before the weather becomes more settled early next week.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 16th to 24th November 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 19:13: 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. During this period we see five new releases making it to the local screens. There is adult drama with American Honey (15) and Julieta (15).

Cat Smith MP supports Usdaw's campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 14:45: Cat Smith MP with General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary of USDAWLancaster's Cat Smith MP has joined with the members of the retail union USDAW(the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) to call for an end to abuse in the workplace.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 9th to 17th November, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 18:35: 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. In this period we see the arrival of just one new release, but two movies have been lost. The new movie is the science fiction drama Arrival (12A) in which alien spacecraft arrive on the earth.

Tory plan to make Lancaster's Bulk & Skerton Wards part of Morecambe leaked

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 16:30: Conservative proposal for a Morecambe Lunesdale ConstituencyThe Conservatives are campaigning for an electoral boundary change that would split Lancaster right down the middle. See maps, right. Last week Morecambe MP David Morris wrote to his constituents to tell them that it would be better for their constituency to incorporate half of Lancaster - rather than all of it.

Design a Christmas card for Lancaster's mayor

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 15:34: The Mayor of Lancaster is asking primary school age pupils from across the district to design him a Christmas card. The successful design will be sent to a number of important people on behalf of Lancaster City Council, including Her Majesty the Queen.

How Will Cuts Affect Your School?

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:23: www.schoolcuts.org.uk has worked out how government budget cuts (which vary for different local authorities) will affect each individual school. You just put in your postcode and you have them. The site used published Department for Education data to calculate cuts to England’s primary and secondary schools over this Parliament, 2015 – 2020.

M6 Link no "Magic Bullet" when it comes to new business, we have to "Think Big", urges Seatruck boss

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 14:21: Seatruck CEO Alistair EaglesHot on the heels of the opening of the Bay Gateway earlier this week, Alistair Eagles, CEO of Seatruck Ferries, one of the companies set to benefit the most from the new M6 Link, has called on locals to not sit back and be content simply with less congestion, and think big when it comes to the area's future.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 2nd to 10th November 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 19:35: 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 five new movies being screened in our region during this period. There is the feel good A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) and animated romance in Ethel and Ernest (PG).

Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett back in Lancaster

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 17:05: Tomorrow evening Natalie Bennett, former leader of the national Green Party will be speaking at a collaborative event between Lancaster University Politics Society and Lancaster University Young Greens, to discuss the shale gas industry, green energy and Natalie’s view on fair public administration.