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New partnership aspires to support excellence in social work education and practice in Cumbria

1/2/17: Members of the new Cumbria-Lancaster Social Work Teaching Partnership: Front row from left to right: Jane Pye (Lancaster University), Sonyia Curran (Cumbria County Council).

Robbery at Heysham petrol station

1/2/17: BP Garage, Oxcliffe Road. Image: GoogleLocal police are appealing for information following a robbery at a petrol station in Heysham. The incident happened shortly before midnight last night (Tuesday 31st January 2017) when two men wearing balaclavas entered the BP petrol station on Oxcliffe Road.

2017 Moonlight Walk in aid of St. John's Hospice has a superhero theme

26/1/17: The day before this year'sLancaster Comics Day(11th June 2017) in Lancaster Library, local cancer care charitySt.

Local Cinema Round-up for the 25th January to 2nd February 2017

25/1/17: 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 is a good selection of new and recent movies appearing in local cinemas during this period.

Final Days for This Year's Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year Search

24/1/17: The search to find Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017 as part of a countywide competition is drawing to a close soon. This year, High Sheriff John Barnett MBE DL is welcoming applications involving young people who have put others first.

Community Alcohol Partnership Launches in Lancaster

24/1/17: A Community Alcohol Partnership - the first in Lancashire - is tobe launched in Lancaster this month in the Bulk Ward area to tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour.

Local Cinema - Films from Friday 20th January 2017 in Lancaster and Morecambe

17/1/17: For day to day screening start times, visit the cinema web sites. Vue Cinema LancasterChurch Street, Lancaster LA1 1LP To book online click here.

Lancaster Vision group welcome Bailrigg Garden Village plan, calls for design competition

17/1/17: 17/01/17 The concept plan for Bailrigg Garden Village Lancaster Vision, a group attached to Lancaster Civic Society, has welcomed the go ahead for a new Garden Village centred on Bailrigg - and has suggested a competition for architects and designers to come up with a Masterplan for its look.

Gritters gear Up for Winter Weather in Lancashire

11/1/17: Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days.

Start planning your 2017 butterfly garden now

7/1/17: The Small Copper butterfly Last year was a pretty miserable one for garden butterflies. How many butterflies did you see fluttering around? The Big Butterfly Count results revealed the Gatekeeper, Comma and Small Copper were down 40%, 46% and 30% respectively compared to 2015.

Appeal to trace two youths following burglaries in Lancaster

6/1/17: Local police have released an image of two people they would like to speak to in connection with two burglaries in Lancaster. Officers attended Cowdrey Mews at around 2.00 am on Tuesday 3rd January following reports two youths were seen putting a television into a red Citroen Berlingo.

Lancashire County Council puts six Library buildings up for sale

2/1/17: Bolton-le-Sands Library. Image: GoogleLancashire County Council is selling six former library buildings, including the building in Bolton-le-Sands. Six former libraries are up for sale, or due to go on the market shortly - Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Earby, Freckleton, Fulwood, and Whalley.

Let the Dukes add a touch of drama to your 2017

28/12/16: From new versions of classic stories to a no-holds-barred production of Trainspotting, there’s a varied year of visiting drama ahead at The Dukes.

The Duo back in musical action at the George and Dragon

27/12/16: Popular combo The Duo – from folk to Floyd will be back in Lancaster at the end of this month, on Saturday 28th January 2017 commencing at 9.00pm in the George and Dragon on St George's Quay.

Lancaster Silent Movie & Classic Film Cub 2017 Film Screenings Announced

27/12/16: The Blot, a 1921 film, launches the 2017 screenings from Lancaster Silent Movie Classic Film Club The Lancaster Silent Movie Classic Film Cub has announced its screenings for 2017, which will all take place at the Gregson Centre on Moorgate.

Need a GP, nurse or pharmacist over the holiday?

23/12/16: Morecambe Bay NHS services tell us they have been working hard alongside local and national NHS colleagues to ensure that patients who really need urgent care over the Christmas and New Year period receive the quickest possible treatment they need, and that people who can be cared for elsewhere don

Lancashire is ready for stormy weather predicted over Christmas

22/12/16: Art: Nick MillerLancashire County Council says it is is fully prepared to respond to any severe weather which could hit the county over the festive period.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 21st to 29th December 2016

21/12/16: 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. Three new releases make it to the cinema this week.

County Council announces £500k extra funding to ease Winter pressures on Lancs Hospitals

21/12/16: Lancashire County Council has announced that it will make up to £500,000 available to ease winter pressure pressures on Lancashire's hospitals.

Morecambe's West-End feels lighter after clean-up shifts 18 tons of waste

20/12/16: Eighteen tonnes of waste – equivalent in weight to two T.Rexes – was collected in a cleanup in the West End of Morecambe over the last weekend in November.

Lancaster Canal Restoration work steams ahead

20/12/16: Work on Lancaster Canal's disused Northern Reaches, back in September (Updated 2nd February 2017): Volunteers for Friends of Lancaster Canal continued work on the disused section of its Northern Reaches over the weekend, which began back in September.

Time to have your say on Lancaster University’s future

19/12/16: Plans for the development of Lancaster University to 2020 and beyond, including exciting key projects such as the Health Innovation Campus, will be shared with the community in January. Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E.

Monuments of the North West light up for Samaritans this festive season

19/12/16: Three local landmarks are being lit up in green this December as part of a North West scheme to remind people that Samaritans are there to support people 24/7 throughout the festive period.

County Council winds up social care training company

18/12/16: Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership Limited (LWDP), a company owned by Lancashire County Council, has ceased trading, 11 years after it was set up to support workforce development activities in the social care sector. LWDP formally ceased to trade on 7 December.

'Lancaster Sings Leonard' homage night at the Yorkie this Wednesday

18/12/16: Players, singers and writers from all over the North-West will be at the Yorkshire House this Wednesday December 21 to celebrate the work of Leonard Cohen, in a night for Lancaster to Sing Leonard.

New Xmas hamper food donation point at SearchQuest, Church St

17/12/16: Anyone who wants to contribute to this year's Christmas hamper collection can drop their items off at SearchQuest's headquarters at 80 Church Street before Thursday, December 22.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 14th to 22nd December 2016

14/12/16: 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. Things are fairly static in the run up to Christmas, with only two new releases.

Labour City Council "out of its depth" on community pool closures, say Tories

14/12/16: Lancaster City Council's Conservative Party Group have accused Labour of failing to keep their promises to engage with the community to find solutions to keep the swimming pools in Carnforth, Hornby and Heysham.

Lancashire County Council's fund to support rural life in Lancashire - details announced

14/12/16: Old School Brewery, a microbrewery based near Warton Crag, has benefitted from the LEADER fund.

Lancaster Pub Watch "Home Safe" Scheme Launched

13/12/16: Lancaster Pub Watch has launched a scheme called Home Safe this December to try to ensure everyone who heads into town this Christmas is also able to get themselves home safely.

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