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Estuary search underway for missing Lancaster man Ben Heron

Ben Heron

A large-scale search is underway for Lancaster man Ben Heron, 39, who is believed to have walked into the water at Conder Green on Wednesday. Helicopters and search teams on foot have been scouring the coast and the Lune Estuary. Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Ian McNabb - Icicle Works frontman back in Lancaster in May

Ian MacNabb 2014

Legendary Liverpool singer-songwriter Ian McNabb will be bringing his electric – acoustic tour to the Yorkshire House in Lancaster at 8:30pm on Saturday 27 May 2017, performing tracks from his latest release ‘Star, Smile, Strong’’ in addition to songs from his solo career and Icicle Works days.

Lancaster's New Nature Trail Opened at Claver Hill

The herb garden at Claver Hill, Lancaster

The new nature trail at Lancaster's Claver Hill community farm was officially opened by Councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox at a community event on Saturday 15 April. About 150 people attended, enjoying free refreshments supplied by local supermarkets.

Lancaster and Environs Arts Round-up from 26th April 2017

Man and child riding on a train.

A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region from 26th April 2017

Don't forget to Register to Vote for the General Election

Voting slip

With a general election set to take place on 8th June 2017, it is important you register to vote by midnight on 22 May and then use your vote on the day. You can register online in just 5 minutes at

Creating A Life More Ordinary

Dance sessions are a popular A Life More Ordinary event

People with dementia are invited to get creative at some special events at The Dukes in Lancaster this month, and in May.

Dying Arts: The Etiquette of Grief


Lancaster Arts are hosting a number of art and performance events in May which explore our attitudes to death during the national ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’ 8-14 May 2017.

Lancaster and Environs Arts Round-Up

Poster showing a girl with balloons, advertising the Imagine Heaven exhibition

A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region.

Lancaster confirmed as member of renewed School for Public Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research has announced that a collaboration between Liverpool and Lancaster Universities will be a member of a renewed School for Public Health Research. The LiLaC initiative is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University.

Celebrate a century of jazz with the Chris Barber Big Band

Chris Barber's Big Band

One of the biggest names in international jazz, Chris Barber, comes to the Platform in Morecambe on Friday 21st April...

Freeman's Wood to be sold to new developer if outline planning permission granted

Not the actual plan. Just 'a suggestion'

Outline planning permission is being sought for the Freeman's Wood area. The owners, Bermuda-based Property Trust, don't plan to develop the site themselves, but to obtain outline planning permission and then sell it to a developer at a substantial profit.

Lancashire County Council election candidates revealed

Lancashire County Council logo

The list of candidates for the Lancashire County Council elections on Thursday 4th May 2017 has been announced and we have the full list of candidates campaigning for your vote in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

Andre Vincent makes Lancaster Comedy Club debut this Sunday

Andre Vincent

This April's line-up for Lancaster Comedy Club includes Andre Vincent, making his Borough debut - and Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side star Stephen Bailey

Wanted Morecambe man, 81, believed to be in Blackpool

John Gilbert Blacktop

Police are continuing to appeal for help to trace missing man John Gilbert Blacktop. Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was on trial at Bradford Crown Court but failed to turn up for court last week. He was convicted in his absence and sentenced to 21 years in prison and is now wanted.

Police Appeal after Lancaster City Centre Assault

Lancaster Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lancaster, reporting the offender appeared to be a young teenager.

The Duo Spring Back into Action!

The Duo - David Emptage and Tony Cooke. Photo: John Freeman

Someone has awoken The Duo from its slumbers and said “go to a pub and play some music” and they have agreed to comply.

Make your mark - don't forget to register to vote

Time is running out for anyone who has not yet registered to vote if they want to make their mark in this year’s Lancashire County Council elections.

Morecambe's Great War Heritage Exhibition Opens on Easter Saturday.

Life in the trenches, The Great War Heritage Project, Morecambe

A fascinating exhibition of World War I memorabilia will open on Saturday 15 April at the Morecambe Heritage Centre. The collection ranges from the Home Front to the Western Front and beyond and includes many items used as props in the making of the film ‘War Horse’.

Four Abstract Artists Review

Poster for the four abstract artists exhibition

A review of the Four Abstact Artists (4AA) exhibition being held in the Storey from 27th March to 7th April 2017

Freeman's Wood: Consultation on Satnam Plan to Build 250 Homes

Proposed development plan for the Freeman's Wood area

The Property Development Trust's planning consultants, Satnam, are drafting a proposal to build 250 new homes on the land now occupied by Freeman's Wood. They will be holding a consultation display about it at the Storey, this Wednesday 5 April, from 12 noon - 6.45pm.


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