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Children's Design Ideas Wanted for Happy Mount Park

29/5/09: Lancaster City Council is inviting children and their parents to Happy Mount Park on June 6 to help design an innovative ‘natural play area’.

Are you in the mood for dancing?

29/5/09: Are you a member of, or do you teach, at a dance school? If so, you may be interested in an opportunity to display your talents at the forthcoming Family Fun Weekend at Morecambe’s Festival Market, which will be held on 4th - 5th July.

University Professor advises War Tribunal

29/5/09: It was one of the worst acts of genocide in history. 200,000 people executed - up to two-million others dying from starvation or disease.

What's Italian for delicious?

26/5/09: You didn’t need to be multi-lingual this weekend if you visited the Festival Market in Morecambe to know that the tantalising treats on offer there were truly 'delizioso'!

Carnival Chase Event Announced

22/5/09: The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by slow strobe lights through dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger’s signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it.

Summer Afternoon Concerts at The Platform

22/5/09: A new series of fortnightly summer afternoon concerts starts at the Platform on Wednesday 3rd June, running until 26th August.

Get on your bike with free cycle training

22/5/09: Lancaster City Council is offering a variety of bike maintenance and cycle skill courses to help you make the most of our wonderful district this summer by bike.

Local Producers Event planned at Festival Market

21/5/09: After the success of a similar event earlier in the year, Lancaster City Council is once again organising a special event featuring local producers of food, arts and crafts at Morecambe’s Festival Market.

Totally Wired at The Storey

21/5/09: Jo Gillot - just one of the acts at Totally Wired's multi-arts event at the Storey next month.

Voters: Don't miss the post

19/5/09: Lancaster City Council is reminding people who have registered to vote by post that postal votes are being sent out this week. Local elections will take place for Lancashire County Council, Morecambe Parish Council and the European Parliament on 4th June.

City Centre Revamp Consultation Launched

14/5/09: (updated 15/5/09): A major new consultation into proposals aiming to revitalise Lancaster City Centre has been launched by the City Council, but some argue the Council is itself responsible for the poor state of the town's much-loved public spaces.

Local Events in Tourism Vote

13/5/09: Morecambe’s annual celebration of the seaside 'We do like to Be Beside the Sea!' and the Lancaster Fireworks Spectacular have been nominated for the major award 'Event of the Year' by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board.

Green Light for Sainsbury's Extension

13/5/09: Above: What the revamped Sainsbury's store would look like from the car park. Image courtesy Sainsbury's.

Poll Cards in the Post for June Elections

8/5/09: Local voters should be on the lookout for their poll cards for the June elections to Morecambe Parish Council, Lancashire County Council and the European Parliament will take place on Thursday, 4th June.

EDF begins nuclear land sale process at Heysham

8/5/09: EDF Energy has begun a sales process relating to the divestment of land potentially suitable for new nuclear build at Heysham and Dungeness in Kent.

Murdered Man's Wife's Appeal for Witnesses

3/5/09: #fullpost{display:inline;} The wife of a man who died following an incident in a Lancaster pub has made a direct appeal to those responsible to hand themselves in to police.As we reported last week, police were called to a disturbance at the Sir Richard Owen Wetherspoon pub on Spring Garden Street

Spotlight's Big May Moving Storey

1/5/09: Arlen ConnellyPhoto by John FreemanAfter 13 years at The Yorkshire House, Lancaster's live-writing cabaret, Spotlight, is moving to the newly re-modelled Storey in Meeting House Lane, which has become a centre for the local creative industries.

Don't Lose Your Vote: Reminder To Register

30/4/09: Lancaster City Council is reminding people who have not yet registered to vote that time is running out if they want to make their mark in this year’s local elections.

M6:50 Exhibition Arrives at City Museum

30/4/09: The 50th anniversary of the motorway exhibition sponsored by the Highways Agency opens in Lancaster City Museum on Saturday 2 May.

Earhtquake Hits Lancaster

28/4/09: Lancaster and Morecambe residents were rocked by an earthquake this morning, but it was Ulverston that took the brunt of the tremors. The earthquake hit at about 11.20am, prompting phone calls to local police.

Potts Pies Pip Premiere Rivals

28/4/09: Potts Pies have beaten nearly all the opposition in one man's solo survey of football ground pies, with Morecambe's half time fare proving a better meal than anything Manchester United or Chelsea could serve up.

Morecambe Artist Opens Studio to Public

27/4/09: Morecambe artist Joseph Cowell will opens his studio space to the public this weekend.

Exploring Live Literature with LitFest

24/4/09: What might you create with five days access to Lancaster LitFest's new auditorium space at the Storey, critical friendships with Litfest's Artistic Director Andy Darby and Flax editor Sarah Hymas, and a materials/expenses budget of up £500?

Lancaster pub brawl leaves man in critical condition

24/4/09: Community support officers were still posted outside Wetherspoons in Spring Garden Street today after a large fight on Thursday left one man in hospital in critical condition with serious head injuries.

Green Councillor Resigns

23/4/09: Green Councillor Catriona Stamp, who has represented the Castle Ward since her election in 2007 and previously represented Scotforth West Ward from 2003 to 2007, has resigned from Lancaster City Council.

St. George's Day Music

23/4/09: In amongst the other things that are happening on St George’s Quay today to mark St. George's Day and over the weekend, singer and guitarist Martin Stimson will be performing at the Three Mariners pub tonight.

County Council "Misled" over Bypass

21/4/09: (Updated 24 April 2009 with Council response): It seems our local councils may have been a trifle slapdash -- to say the least - when it came to full disclosure over its application for funding for the controversial Lancaster Northern Link Road.

Library Closes for Refurb

20/4/09: Lancaster Central Library will be closed for oen week from Monday 27 April, re-opening on 5 May, offering a reduced service from the Junior Library on New Street. The work is the initial stage of major re-development for the Library now in progress, the result of it securing Lottery funding.

Coates Picked as Green candidate for Morecambe

16/4/09: Green County and City councillor Chris Coates has been selected as the prospective Green parliamentary candidate for the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency at the next general election. He now has the unenviable job of trying to bite into sitting Labour MP Geraldine Smith's majority.

Official Opening of Quay Flood Defences Announced

16/4/09: River Lune from St. George's Quay Originally uploaded by JohnFreemanLancaster's Flood defence wall and new quayside pathway on St Georges Quay will be opened by the Mayor of Lancaster on Thursday April 23rd at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome.

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