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Big Girls Don't Cry

7/11/08: A tribute to Franki Valli and the Four Seasons by The East Coast Boys will take place at the Platform on Saturday 22nd November. As the lead singer of the Four Seasons, Franki Valli had a string of hits beginning with number one hit 'Sherry' in 1962.

The Drawer Boy

4/11/08: by Michael Healey Farnham Maltings(in association with Theatre Passe Muraille and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre) The Drawer Boy is the story of Morgan (Ian Blower) and Angus (Mick Stroebel), World War 2 veterans who just manage to make a living on their farm, Morgan looking after Angus whose memory has

Local MEP supports an end to fish discards

3/11/08: The current measures to try and help ailing cod stocks to recover have had a disastrous knock on effect of the entire whitefish fishing fleet, local MEP Sir Robert Atkins said earlier today.

Transition City Event

3/11/08: Transition City Lancaster, a local group inspired by the now worldwide Transition Town movement, is inviting everyone from the Lancaster area to particpate and share their experiences and ideas about how best we can meet the challenges of creating a sustainable city in the face of rising energy cost

Survive and Thrive in the Recession

3/11/08: The Green Party's economics spokesperson Molly Scott Cato will be giving a talk entitled Surviving and Thriving in a Recession at the Borough Pub, Dalton Square, Lancaster on Tuesday 11th November at 7.30pm.

Lancaster University's new "Early Years" Programme Uneviled

28/10/08: Early years workers from throughout the North West will have the chance to learn more about a pioneering new programme, being offered by CETAD, Lancaster University next Tuesday, 4 November.

Job Insecurity Bad for Everyone

27/10/08: The on-going misery caused by the global financial crisis, and current widespread fears over job security, is likely to affect those still in employment as much as those who ultimately lose their jobs, according to a leading Lancaster-based academic.

Vegan Feast at the Gregson

24/10/08: There's to be a Vegan Feast on Friday 7th November 2008 at 8.00pm upstairs at the Gregson in Lancaster.

West End Gardens in the 'Oscars' of the North West tourism industry

24/10/08: Morecambe's West End Gardens competed with the best public spaces in the North West on Wednesday night at the England’s North West Tourism Awards. The West End Gardens entered under the ‘Public Space’ category and unfortunately missed out on the winner’s trophy.

Appalachian Roots in Morecambe

24/10/08: An American old time music and dance variety show full of humour and skill comes to The Platform in Morecambe on Friday November 7.

Animals at the Platform

24/10/08: The Animals and Friends team up with legendary guitarist Spencer Davis to perform a concert packed with well loved hits from the sixties and seventies at The Platform, Morecambe on Saturday 8th November 2008.

More Government Action as Recession Bites in North West

23/10/08: Regional Minister Beverly Hughes is to bring together key players from the public and private sectors to fight the North West's corner during the economic downturn.

An evening of terror in the Ashton Memorial

22/10/08: Join the staff of Williamson Park (if you dare!) for a terrifying evening full of shocks and scares, ghost stories and local scary tales on Friday 31st October with a performance of the play “The Ghost Writer.” Staged inside the evocative main hall of the Ashton Memorial, the play, in which two cha

Halloween Spooktacular cancelled

22/10/08: Due to the weather forecast for Saturday 25th October, the Halloween Spooktacular event which was due to take place at Happy Mount Park has been cancelled. The Met Office predicts high winds and heavy rain for Saturday.

Centros Decision Dismays Lancaster Residents

15/10/08: Residents development campaign group It's Our City, which has proposed several different uses for the land that forms Lancaster's massive and controversial Centros urban development plan, says it is "disappointed" that Lancaster City Council Planning Committee has voted to grant

Council Votes for Centros

15/10/08: After months of debate, public protest, planning objections from all manner of organisations including existing retailers large and small, Lancaster City Council's Planing Committee did what it was expected to do earlier today -- and approved the outline planning permission for the controversia

In Review: The Bomb

14/10/08: The Bomb is inspired by the first meeting between Jo Berry, whose father Anthony Berry was killed (with four others) in the 1984 IRA bomb-blast in the Grand Hotel, Brighton, at the Tory Party Conference, and Patrick Magee, the man who planted the bomb.

Fashion Parade for Animals!

14/10/08: Pick your dress for the coming party season at a special fashion show in aid of Animal Care at Lancaster and Morecambe College at 7pm on Wednesday, 22nd October.

Spotlight Shines on Local Writers

10/10/08: There’s a powerful line-up of poetry and music on offer at next week's Spotlight Club, with some of the area’s top-notch writer’s and performers.

Councils' Iceland Investments Threatened?

10/10/08: Both Lancaster City and Lancashire County Council had investments in crisis-hit Icelandic banks - along with Lancashire Police. Lancaster Council has moved swiftly to reassure the public that in the short term, the council does not face any financial difficulties from the investments.

Iconic Roman tombstone unveiled at Lancaster City Museum

10/10/08: An iconic Roman cavalry tombstone will be returned to Lancaster and officially unveiled by Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Museums Service at Lancaster City Museum on Wednesday 15 October 2008.

Go Aerial in the Half Term!

7/10/08: Lancaster City Council is offering a variety of sports and arts activities during the October half term holidays (Monday, October 27 - Friday, October 31) for children aged between 4 and 16 years old. But you’ll have to be quick - places fill up very quickly for these popular activities.

Doctor Who Stand-Up Returns to the Dukes

7/10/08: Top comedian and actor Toby Hadoke returns to the Dukes this month with his hilarious hit show, Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf. This razor sharp comic odyssey, at The Dukes on Saturday 18 October, charts the rise, fall and rise again of the TV legend.

Midland Hotel Development Celebrated

7/10/08: English Heritage has championed The Midland Hotel in Morecambe as one of England's 20 best development schemes in historic places.

Lancaster Under Surveillance

7/10/08: In recent months, many people have been shocked to discover that Local Authorities including Lancaster City and Lancashire County Council have spy powers.

The Sacred Thread at The Dukes

6/10/08: Celebrity TV actress Shobna Gulati, well known for her role in Coronation Street, stars in a bold new theatre work, The Sacred Thread at The Dukes this month (21 October).

LitFest Line Up Announced

6/10/08: Lancaster's LitFest celebrates its 30th year this festival with a jam-packed four days of poetry, novels and short fiction. The festival, at The Dukes from 29 October to 1st November, features a wide range of work, from British novels to international poetry.

Register to speak on Centros applications

6/10/08: A special meeting of Lancaster City Council's planning committee will take place on Monday and Tuesday of next week (October 13 and 14) to discuss the plans for the redevelopment of the Canal Corridor site in Lancaster by Centros.

Centros Development Plans Savaged Again

4/10/08: As decision day approaches for the Centros planning applications for the canal corridor, two more prestigious national organisations have added their voices to the many already condemning the scheme.

Only A Game?

3/10/08: This exhibition may be outside the Lancaster area, but it's bound to appeal to football fans acorss lancaster and Morecambe, which is why we've included it...