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Creative Dallas Road children light up canal for festival

31/10/16: Sixty schoolchildren and other young people have created a floating sculpture and lantern installation that will be on display at the Aldcliffe Triangle and canal towpath (near the Waterwitch Pub) for this year’s Light Up Lancaster festival this Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November.

Light Up Lancaster! Only 6 days to go!!

29/10/16: This year’s Light Up Lancaster festival is just a few days away now - a weekend of cultural events across the city taking place on November 4 - 5.

Lancaster's Christmas Shelter Appeal is launched

28/10/16: Lancaster District Homeless Action Service (LDHAS) are busy organising our City's Annual Christmas Shelter for Lancaster's homeless people.

Closure of Lancaster's White Cross Adult College confirmed

27/10/16: Not for much longerVirtual Lancaster can now confirm that from December 2016 courses will no longer be delivered at White Cross Education Centre, as Lancashire Country Council is redeveloping the building for a change of usage, due to government budget cuts.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 26th October to 3rd November 2016

26/10/16: 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. With halloween soon upon us, there is a excellent selection of horror movies being screened.

Motorcyclist, 53, hurt in Lancaster collision

25/10/16: A 53-year-old man has suffered a serious foot injury following a collision in Lancaster. Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.30pm yesterday (24th October) following reports of an accident on Little Fell Lane.

Protests over Barclay's ownership of fracking company

22/10/16: Lancaster anti-fracking campaigners are so angry that Barclay's Bank is financing fracking in Yorkshire through its subsidiary company Third Energy that they joined with visiting activist groupReclaim the Poweron Friday lunchtime to protest peacefully (if somewhat noisily) outside Barclay&

13-yearold boy assaulted on Lancaster bridge

19/10/16: Police are appealing for information after a teenager was attacked by a man in Lancaster. Sometime between 1.30pm and 1.40pm on Sunday (16th October 2016), the victim, a 13-year-old boy, was cycling on Lune Street towards the Millennium Bridge.

Sanctuary: Yoga Festival planned to raise money for refugees

18/10/16: Sara Bailey Rebecca Ellis A wide-ranging yoga festival aiming to raise cash for refugees will take place at Halton Mill on Saturday 19th November from 9.30am until 4.30pm.

HS2 Route threatens ancient woodlands

14/10/16: Photo: WTMLAs if the much-despised plans to frack Lancashire weren't bad enough in the government's bid to industrialise our countryside, the ridiculously-expensive HS2 train line looks to threaten the future of some of the North West's ancient and much-loved woodlands, quite apart fr

Quay Meadow discoveries to go on display in Lancaster

13/10/16: The Lancaster and District Heritage Group will be on display in Lancaster's St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre from tomorrow, Friday 14th October, to the 28th November 2016.

Bus Users' Group Meets as service cuts bite and doubts are raised about Lancaster's new Park & Ride scheme

12/10/16: Original image via Stagecoach (Mash-Up via Internet) The next Lancaster District Bus Users' Group meeting is at 2.00 pm in Lancaster Library, on 20th October, announced as local press report on the disastrous impact service cuts are having, with one local pensioner resorting to hitch-hiking to

'Cuadrilla men followed us and filmed our children', parents claim

12/10/16: Tina RotheryAt a well-attended meeting at Lancaster Friends Meeting House yesterday, Lancaster residents started organising the local response to Secretary of State Said Javid's recent decision to allow Cuadrilla to frack at Little Plumpton, near Blackpool.

Police forces unite in country’s largest rural policing operation

12/10/16: Dozens of police officers and volunteers took part in a major clampdown on rural criminals last week.

2015 Winter Flood Stories inspire powerful new Lakes Festival Comics Exhibition, "Five Bridges"

11/10/16: Art by Mike Medaglia for the "Five Bridges" floods exhibitionAhead of Kendal'sLakes International Comic Art Festivalthis weekend(14th - 16th October), some of the event'sExhibitionsare now open, with others to follow on 12th October.

Tuesday Night Jazz Finale at Lancaster's Robert Gillow

10/10/16: Local jazz couple Sue Parish and Jon Moore (pictured) will be closing their popular and long running series of Tuesday night jazz sessions at the Robert Gillow Pub by bringing together two top ensembles.

Lancashire anti-frackers march on landowner's home

9/10/16: Around 2000+ protesters assembled yesterday (Saturday) at the site on Preston New Road near Blackpool where Cayman Islands company Cuadrilla proposes to start hydraulic fracking.

Government forces fracking onto Lancashire

6/10/16: 06.10.16 Demonstrators protesting today's decision The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javidtoday allowed Cuadrilla's appeal against the county council's decision to refuse permission for fracking at the Preston New Road site, subject to conditions.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 5th to 13th October 2016

5/10/16: 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. There are just four new releases this period.

Local author AS Chambers steps from the shadows at Lancaster Library this Hallowe'en

5/10/16: A.S.Chambers, Lancaster’s master of the macabre, will be making a special appearance at Lancaster Library this Hallowe'en weekend.

Coming Soon: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival!

4/10/16: The fourth Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from 14-16 October 2016 in Kendal, Cumbria, celebrating great comic art from across the world - and the full details forevery ticketed event have now been announced.

Lancaster wheelchair users blocked by high kerbs, Councillor finds

4/10/16: Mary Kinane blocked at the kerbLocal Green City Councillor Jon Barry and Disability Activist Mary Kinane have begun a series of walkabouts in Lancaster to help highlight the plight of wheelchair users who are facing daily challenges getting around Lancaster’s pavements.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 28th September to 6th October 2016

28/9/16: 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. There are four new movies on offer during this period.

Could you be a Councillor and stand for what you believe in?

28/9/16: Lancashire County Council is asking people to consider if they could be a councillor ahead of next year's county elections - and had organised two events in Preston in October where anyone interested can fins out more about what's involved.

Independent review confirms funding cuts will put Lancashire County Council in the red to meet legal provisions

28/9/16: Lancashire County Council has published an independent review of its finances which confirms that thanks to Tory government funding cuts, its long-term financial position is not sustainable, even if it makes significant further savings.

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

21/9/16: 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. Four new movies have been released during this period.

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

14/9/16: 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. There are five new movies released during this period.

Will the trains run on time for "Lancashire Challenge" charity fund raiser?

12/9/16: On Friday 16th September 2016, local railway fan David Chandler will aim to travel by train to every railway station in the county of Lancashire, in under 24 hours, in aid of the Lancaster-based charitySt. John's Hospice.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 7th to 15th September 2016

7/9/16: 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. There are six new films released during this period.

New Drama Sees Lancaster's Storm Memories Flooding Back

7/9/16: Photo: Cat Smith “The floods of December 2015 will go down in the collective memory of Lancaster as the days which brought the city together through adversity… Alternative Outcomes’ perspective on that night has come together in a creative expression of community.” Lancaster Fleetwood MP, Cat Smith

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