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Woodcraft Folk seek leaders

Woodcraft Folk
13/9/19: Lancaster group thriving, seek new volunteers

Batala Lancaster to Celebrate a Banging 15 Years

Batala Lancaster at St George's Day Parade
17/9/19: Local community band, Batala Lancaster are preparing to mark the band’s 15th birthday with two “adventure drumming” events.

Motivational Techniques in the Workplace Study Seeks Participants

21/5/19: Motivational Techniques in the Workplace: Effects and Implications


start-ups for women
20/5/19: The new business start-up training course for women — Roots and Shoots — begins in June 2019. Applications are now open, with funding available for women on benefits.

Help shape the future of innovative technologies for mental health

Wearables prototype developed by Muhammad Umair at Lancaster Uni
11/5/19: Professionals and public from Lancaster and around the region have a unique opportunity to engage with exciting new wearables technology prototypes, being developed in Lancaster to assist people with common mental health issues.

Spotlight back at The Storey next week

Spotlight - May 2019
9/5/19: Spotlight returns to The Storey, Lancaster next Friday (17th May), offering another great evening of writing in performance.

Stephie Barber announced as Conservative Group Leader

Lancaster City Council Conservative Councillors 2019
6/5/19: Following the 2019 Lancaster City Council elections, the Conservative Group haven't wasted any time in deliberating on the loss of seats and have just announced they've selected Stephie Barber to act as the Group Leader.

Twin Brothers Celebrate Two Years On Air at Beyond Radio

Luke & Adam Stutchbury, part of the regular presenting team at Lancaster & Morecambe’s Beyond Radio
6/5/19: When Adam and Luke Stutchbury wanted to go on the radio the chances seemed slim. Cerebral palsy means the 18 year old twins are dependent on support to get around their home area of Lancaster and Morecambe in North Lancashire. But both have a keen interest in music, people and broadcasting and are d

Local City Council Election Results - Who's in Charge?

Ballot Vote Image
6/5/19: Lancaster City Council has moved from being under Labour control to No Overall Control as no one party has a majority after last week's local election poll.

Local Elections 2019: Party Site Links

1/5/19: For those of you who may not have received leaflets or been canvassed by candidates in tomorrow's local elections, here are the details of the online presence of participating parties. We've also featured their Facebook presence if they have one.

European Parliamentary Elections Candidates Revealed

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28/4/19: The full list of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections has been published.

Woodcraft Folk seek leaders

"Youth is not wasted on the young" - Education for social change
2/4/19: You like children and care about our co-operative social & environmental ethos [see], you could be one of our leaders.

The Tiger Who Came To The Dukes - This April!

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
22/3/19: Direct from a smash hit West End season, Judith Kerr's The Tiger Who Came to Tea has returned to the stage, celebrating its tenth year as a spectacular kid’s play - and it's on at The Dukes, Lancaster, in April.

Sooty Show heads to Morecambe

The Sooty Show
7/2/19: The Sooty Show is on its way to Morecambe. Direct from the hit ITV series, Sooty brings his new live show to The Platform in Morecambe on Tuesday 19th February for two performances.

Lancashire to bid for UK City of Culture status

Tony Attard
7/2/19: Marketing Lancashire and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership will bid to earn the county UK City of Culture status in 2025.

Electric Car Chargepoints Launched in Lancaster

22/1/19: New electric vehicle chargepoints launched, offering Lancaster motorists the chance to go electric in 2019.

Judges Lodgings re-opens in March

The Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster
8/1/19: After a lot of work behind the scenes by local volunteers and council representatives, we're happy to report that Lancaster's Judges' Lodgings museum is going to reopen when the season begins again this March.

French award for nanotechnology project involving Lancaster University

8/1/19: An international nanotechnology project involving Lancaster University has won an award at a ceremony in Paris.

City Council seeks views on additional Local Plan evidence

7/1/19: Lancaster City Council is asking for people’s views on the "soundness" of the submitted Local Plan following the publication of additional evidence and information.

Cash boost for Eden Project plans

Eden Project North
21/12/18: Lancaster City Council has agreed to contribute £250,000 to help advance plans for a new Eden Project in Morecambe.

The Dukes Starts 2019 From Scratch!

Nurse and circus performer, Jen Street is one of the artists taking part in The Dukes Scratch Night
20/12/18: What better time than a new year to start from scratch? The Dukes will be doing just that on Friday 18th January - when it launches its 2019 calendar of live events with a Scratch Night.

Schoolboy designs a Christmas card fit for the Queen

Will Lakin with Lancaster's Mayor
20/12/18: The artistic talents of a Halton schoolboy saw him beat off competition from hundreds of rivals and design a Christmas card fit for the Queen.

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Fence art at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire (Photo credit: Anna Szolucha)
17/12/18: Anna Szolucha, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northumbria University, explores why the impact of tremors at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool are reverberating so strongly throughout the community living on the surface

City Council's Chief Executive moves on

Susan Parsonage
10/12/18: Lancaster City Council has announced that its chief executive, Susan Parsonage, will be moving on to take up the role of permanent chief executive for Wokingham Borough Council. She is expected to start this role in mid-March 2019.

Changes to city council services and facilities this Christmas

10/12/18: There will be a number of changes to the availability of City Council services and facilities this Christmas.

Planning Inspector criticises Lancaster city council and postpones start of inquiry into the Lancaster Local Plan

Proposed area of growth for Bailrigg Garden Village
6/12/18: The Planning Inquiry Hearings for the Lancaster Local Plan, due to start on 8 January 2019, have been postponed by the Planning Inspector, Richard McCoy. This is because Lancaster City Council failed to deliver evidence on time and attempted to amend the Local Plan that was submitted in May.

Morecambe sparkles after Christmas lights switch on

Morecambe BID’s EDF Morecambe Sparkle switch on - Santa
4/12/18: The sparkle came back to Morecambe last Saturday with the Morecambe BID’s EDF Morecambe Sparkle switch on. New Town Square was packed for the second year running.

County Council votes through £77m cuts package without debate, after chaotic meeting suspended

Geoff Driver
4/12/18: Yesterday's Lancashire County Council Cabinet meeting saw the Geoff Driver, Conservative Leader of the Council, fully supported by his Cabinet suspend proceedings, walk out and then return, moving to vote through £77 million of cuts without any further debate.

Lancaster Woodcraft Folk want volunteers

Lancaster Woodcraft Folk
10/11/18: Our 5–8-year-olds: have fun, sing songs, play games and explore activities that help their self-confidence in building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and co-operation.

Fury as Lancashire Street Light Maintenance Cut by 50%

Street Lighting
8/11/18: Lancashire County Council have now cut the routine maintenance and testing cycle of Street Lighting by 50 per cent right across Lancashire, to the dismay of Lancaster's Labour councillors. The council has also decided to stop all night time inspections of Street Lighting