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Green Fair Date Ste

21/11/08: This year's Green Fair will take place on Saturday 29th November from 10-4.00pm at the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster. There will be the usual selection of stalls, food and Father Chrismas in his grotto.

Learn to Cycle' Courses for Youngsters

21/11/08: Parents who are thinking of buying their youngsters a new bike for Christmas might want to take advantage of the Lancaster City Council's 'Learn to Cycle' sessions taking place in January.

Guardian Readers Caught in Traffic

20/11/08: The national Guardian published a piece on moving to Lancaster last weekend, claiming one local described the town as the "Brighton of the north" (a claim usually reserved for Morecambe, so I imagine Councillor Sands will be having words).

Celebrate Lancashire Day

18/11/08: Lancaster City Council's Visitor Information Centres will celebrate all things Lancashire later this month by giving away free key rings and pens.

Unmasking the region’s Green Heroes

18/11/08: The search is on for environmentally conscious companies from across Lancashire as the Northwest Business Environment Awards (NWBEA) 2009 sets out to unmask our green heroes from industry that are putting the environment at the heart of their company’s success.

Witches and Greeks Storm The Dukes!

17/11/08: As the final touches of Christmas magic are added to its upcoming festive show Sleeping Beauty, The Dukes has announced its new Spring season of touring and Home Grown work, which includes a dramatic new tale based on the famous Pendle Witches and an outdoor adventure in Williamson Park with Jason a

Cycling Survey Launched -- win a hamper!

17/11/08: Lancaster City Council is asking for just a few minutes of your time in return for the chance of winning a Booths luxury Christmas hamper full of delicious local food and drink worth £100.

Top ABBA tribute band comes to The Dome

17/11/08: Voulez Vous, one of the UK’s greatest and best loved Abba tribute bands will be playing at the Morecambe Dome on Saturday 29 November. Voulez Vous promise an evening of pure Abba nostalgia, with a glittering array of costumes and one of the most stunning light shows and stage sets touring today.

Spotlight on Spotlight at the Yorkshire House

15/11/08: There’s another powerful line-up of poetry and music on offer at this month’s Spotlight Club (Friday 21 November) at the Yorkshire House, Lancaster, with some of the area’s top-notch writer’s and performers.

Ice Skate in Morecambe this Christmas

15/11/08: An open air ice rink will transform Morecambe into a winter wonderland this Christmas, so get your woolly hats, scarves and mittens on and glide around the (synthetic) ice, pretending you are the next Torvill or Dean.

Continental Market comes to Lancaster

15/11/08: Lancaster’s Market Square will play host to a visiting continental market from 21 to 23 November. On offer will be gourmet treats including French cheeses, Spanish paella, German sausages, Pyrenees jam, garlic prawns and potatoes, crepes and much more.

Santa's in Morecambe - and Lancaster!

11/11/08: Santa popped into Morecambe’s Festival Market this week to prepare for the opening of his grotto on the weekend of 29 and 30 November between 10am and 4.00pm. For just £1 children will be able to meet the great man and receive a special Christmas gift.

Free Parking for Christmas

11/11/08: Local shoppers will be able to enjoy free parking at selected times in Lancaster and Morecambe in the run up to Christmas. On Sundays between 16 November and 28 December there will be free parking at all of Lancaster City Council’s pay and display car parks in Lancaster and Morecambe.

Did the Councils Fireworks Light Your Fire?

11/11/08: Lancaster City Council has launched an online consultation to find out people’s views on this year’s Fireworks Spectacular. The annual event went off with a bang on Saturday when thousands of people braved the rain to watch the biggest and best display in the event’s 16 year history.

‘Hamlet’ Runner Up for Major Fringe Theatre Award

11/11/08: Local theatre company demi-paradise's production of Hamlet at Lancaster Castle this spring was runner up for the 2008 Equity Ensemble Award, part of the long established Peter Brook/Empty Space Awards.

Give What You Can, Take What You Need

11/11/08: In the lead-up to new show Dinner With America, showing at Lancaster University's Nuffield Theatre 29th 30th November, London based artist Rajni Shah delivers a free participatory experience in the centre of Lancaster.

When is a Local paper No Longer Local?

10/11/08: American-owned free paper Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen is closing its office and moving all but one of its staff out of Lancaster to different areas.

Livewire - AC/DC Tribute at The Platform

7/11/08: AC/DC tribute band Livewire will be performing at the Platform on Friday, 21 November.

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.

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


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