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March 2018

Date set for Lancaster City Council by-elections

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:02: The date for by-elections to elect new councillors for the Skerton West and the University & Scotforth Rural wards on Lancaster City Council has been announced.

Poetry and Prose Reading

Poetry and Prose Reading
at King Street Studios 5a King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN

Artist talk and discussion

Artist talk and discussion from Frank and Sharon Barnes
at King Street Studios 5a King Street Lancaster LA1 1JN

Introduction to Monoprinting workshop

Introduction to monoprinting workshop
at King Street Studios, 5a King Street, Lancaster LA1 1JN

Learn to make a Handmade book and Decorate its cover

Learn the skills to make a handmade book
at King Street Studios 5a King Street Lancaster LA1 1JN

Something Called Home

Art Exhibition
at king Street Studios LA1 1JN

Magical Creatures (7+)

at Lancaster City Museum LA1 1HY

Walking Netball

Walking Netball
at The Centre @ Halton LA2 6NB

Hogwarts Open Day (7+)

at Lancaster City Museum

Lune Valley Voices

Lune Valley Voices
at The Centre @ Halton LA2 6NB

Mabel Mouse's Easter Egg Hunt

at Lancaster City Museum LA1 1HY

Easter Crafts

at Lancaster City Museum LA1 1HY

Wriggly Gallery: Dancing In Play

Wriggly Gallery: Dancing In Play, image of child standing on painting
at Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University

Campaigners welcome Council rethink on Canal Corridor development

Artist's impression of the proposed Canal Quarter development, as seen from Moor Lane
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:40: Campaigners have welcomed Lancaster City Council's decision to withdraw from its arrangements with developer British Land.and is moving to re-shape ambitious plans to transform acres of prime land and buildings on the city's Canal Corridor, after extensive discussion.

Next stage for major £100m bid for transport and road improvements in Lancaster

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:14: Major infrastructure plans to support new homes in Lancaster and the development of Lancaster University, including the new Health Innovation Campus, have received approval to be taken to the next stage.

Trains around britain then and now

at Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth LA5 9BT

Geoff Driver decrees only Tories allowed to speak at County's Cabinet meetings

Geoff Driver
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 15:35: Lancashire County Councillors are still smarting after its Cabinet agreed on 8 March to a proposal by by Conservative Council Leader Geoff Driver to bar any councillor from addressing Lancashire's Conservative-only Cabinet who was not a Cabinet member, other than the Labour leader and deputy.

CLOUD meeting advises on how to comment on Local Plan - Deadline is 6 April

Proposed area of growth for Bailrigg Garden Village
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 14:17: A packed General Meeting of CLOUD on Tuesday 20 March stressed the need for people to respond to Lancaster City Council's Local Plan by 6 April 2018. Worried residents expressed a range of concerns, with flooding and air quality topping a long list. Information on how to comment was provided

'Take 5' Litterpick Volunteers Clean Up City Canal Corridor

'Take 5' litter pick volunteers
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 13:38: On Saturday 10th March 2018, a voluntary litter pick and multi-agency fisheries patrol was conducted on the Lancaster Canal, in and around Lancaster, with the aim of improving this much-loved space for all users, as well as providing a high-visibility deterrent against wildlife and fisheries crime.

Canal Rubber Duck race in aid of CancerCare

Duck race
at Canal Turn Pub, Lancaster Rd, Carnforth LA5 9EA

Litfest storytelling: The Invisibility Hat - Dominic Kelly

Welcome to Litfest 2018
at Storey Auditorium, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Litfest Springfest: Paul Evans 7pm, Jackie Morris 8.15pm

Welcome to Litfest 2018
at Waterstones, King Street, Lancaster LA1 1JN

Litfest Springfest: Kathleen Jamie 7pm, Jim Crumley 8.15pm

Welcome to Litfest 2018
at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Art Exhibition preview: Ian Gardner 'Woodwell, Silverdale'

Woodwell, Silverdale by Ian Gardner
at Sun Hotel, Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1ET

Take back control say Greens on Canal Corridor. Petition launched

Green Councillors' proposal for the Canal Corridor development
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00: A public meeting at the Gregson Centre last week was told by Green Party speakers that the proposed scheme by British Land was full of financial and environmental risks. They calculated that it would be more financially sound for the Council to take control with a phased scheme.

Lancaster Medical School to double its student intake

Lancaster University UK logo
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 15:34: Lancaster Medical School is to provide 60 more places as part of the biggest ever expansion of the NHS medical workforce across the UK. This will bring the total number of available places at Lancaster for future doctors to 125 for 2019 entry.

Labour's majority in the balance as student city councillors resign

Lucy Atkinson & Sam Armstrong
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:56: Two vacancies have been created on Lancaster City Council following the resignation of two Labour councillors. Lucy Atkinson and Sam Armstrong, who both represented the University and Scotforth Rural ward, have resigned their seats.

Irish music session

Lancaster Irish session
at Robert Gillow, Lancaster LA1 1HP

Friendly free Afternoon Concert

at Salvation Army, Balmoral Road, Morecambe. LA3 1HJ

The Scarthwaite Presents — Club Tropicana 80s Roadshow

at Scarthwaite Hotel, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9HR

Police appeal for information after teenager groped in Lancaster.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:52: Police are appealing for information after a 19 year old woman was groped in Lucy Street car park in Lancaster shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning.

County approves new LED streetlights

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:43: A scheme to replace 38,000 streetlights with LEDs has been approved by Lancashire County Council's cabinet. This £9.2m project, running from April 2018 to November 2020, will see all of the county's older, less efficient streetlights replaced by cutting edge, energy saving LEDs.

New Visitor Parking Permits could cost an extra £22 a year each

Lancashire County Council logo
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:27: Green Party councillors say that new arrangements for visitors' parking permits will bring extra costs for some residents living in resident parking scheme zones - as much as an extra £44 a year for some.

Bodyshop Fundraising Party for Neurodropin

at Neuro DropIn, Stone Row Head, Lancaster LA1 3QZ

The Groove Cutters Party Night

at Gregson Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY

2nd Image Photography

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Recital of music for violin and piano.

at St Martin's Chapel, University of Cumbria, Lancaster LA1 3JD

Lancaster Music Makers concert

at St Martin's Chapel, University of Cumbria, Lancaster LA1 3JD

Fun Prize Bingo to raise money for NW Blood Bikes

Bingo night
Halton WI, well known for their generosity, are holding a fun event to raise funds for their chosen charities. Last year was the fabulous pudding night, such an experience is hard to repeat. This year their chosen charity is North West Blood Bikes, and plans are in hand for a fun prize bingo night. 

Lune Valley Voices

at The Centre @ Halton LA2 6NB

Enjoy-a-Ball - Children's Play Activities

Enjoy a ball
at The Centre @ Halton LA2 6NB

Enjoy-a-Ball: Children's Play Activities

Enjoy a Ball
at The Centre @ Halton LA2 6NB

Robocobra Quartet

Robocobra Quartet
at The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup
at More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup
at More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon
at More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

Rheingans Sisters

Rheingans Sisters
at More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT