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Police appeal after service station carjackings

A black Volkswagon Polo similar to the stolen car
27/7/17: Police are appealing for witnesses after two incidents at service stations in Forton & Carnforth. In both incidents a man got into a car being parked by a woman driver.

Art a la Carte - 26 July 2017

Paintings from previous exhibitions
26/7/17: Here's a list of some of the exciting art events taking place within our vibrant region.

Lancaster Samaritans want you to Shush! and Listen

Lancaster Samaritans premises at 21 Sun Street
25/7/17: Every six seconds, someone in the UK and Ireland contacts Samaritans, and every 90 minutes in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, someone takes their own life. Samaritans are encouraging people people to improve their listening skills by following these simple SHUSH! listening tips.

Plans underway for £1m boost to Lancashire's buses

Axed Bus Montage. Original image via Stagecoach (Mash-Up via Internet)
25/7/17: Lancashire County Council will this week take a major step towards improving the county's bus network, with councillors due to meet to discuss where investment is most needed.

Paul Woodruff leaves Lancaster City Council

Paul Woodruff
24/7/17: Councillor Paul Woodruff has resigned as a member of Lancaster City Council.

Lancaster Uni graduates first ever doctors with a Lancaster medical degree

Lancaster Medical School Class of 2017
21/7/17: The CEO of Health Education England, Prof Ian Cumming, has congratulated Lancaster Medical School on becoming fully accredited by the GMC. 41 medical graduates have gained a Lancaster medical degree this year. In previous years 266 Lancaster-trained doctors graduated with a Liverpool degree.

Lancaster City Council takes action after flash floods

Flooding on Caton Road, Lancaster UK. 19 July 2017
21/7/17: Lancaster City Council officers have been working hard to clear debris and help businesses affected by Wednesday’s flash floods.They undertook a clean-up operation early Thursday morning and removed damaged carpets and fittings for affected properties in Stonewell. More resilience measures planned.

Make a Pledge to the Sea for National Marine Week

Shoresearchers find a crab
21/7/17: National Marine Week runs from Saturday 29 July to Sunday 13 August (yes that's a fortnight). Lancs Wildlife Trust will be celebrating it with local events about the Irish Sea and the amazing wildlife round our coast.

Torrential rain lifts the tarmac in Lancaster

Flash-flooding at Stonewell in Lancaster on 19 July 2017
20/7/17: Torrential rain hit Lancaster yesterday and left a right mess in its wake as floodwater gushed down streets, lifting tarmac and manhole covers and inundating Stonewell. Parts of Willow Lane, St George's Quay, Caton Road and Torrisholme Road were also flooded. But when the going gets tough....

Apoth-A-Kids invites families for free school holiday lunchtime meals and activities

Apoth-A-Kids school holiday lunchtime activities programme
20/7/17: As the summer holidays quickly approach us, the Apothecary Bar & Lounge would like to invite you and your family to join them for a free lunch and a schedule of family-friendly activities from 12-2pm on weekdays from 24 July - 1 September.

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce choose LDHAS for Charity Of The Year

Lancaster & District Homeless Action Centre
18/7/17: Each year Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce chooses a charity to support as their Chamber Of The Year. This year the chosen charity is Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service Ltd. (LDHAS).

Lancaster City Councillor's resignation means by-election for Skerton West

Karen Leytham
14/7/17: Councillor Karen Leytham has resigned as a member of Lancaster City Council, citing personal reasons. The vacancy in the Skerton West ward will be filled by a by-election on a date to be announced in due course.

'Local' Lancaster Writers Wanted: Words Aloud at Lancaster Fun Palace

5/7/17: Exciting opportunity for Lancaster writers. Lancaster Fun Palace are seeking written pieces of up to 15 minutes long to be performed at The Dukes in October.

Storey G2 launches new ownership-mapping LANDED project

Storey G2 is exploring landownership
30/6/17: Storey G2 is launching a pilot for a project to produce artists’ cadastral maps (maps of landownership) showing current and historical landownership of a rural area of north Lancashire, and revealing change over time.It follows on from their previous work on "Landed (Freeman's Wood)".

Dukes celebrates 30 years Of Park Theatre with Treasure Island

The Dukes production of Treasure Island in Williamson Park
29/6/17: The Dukes will celebrate three decades of promenading in the park with a visit to Treasure Island that begins next Tuesday 4 July and runs until 12 August.

Ludus Dance is looking for a Finance Officer

29/6/17: Have you got what it take to be Ludus' next Finance Officer? Always wanted to work in arts/dance?

Successful funding bid for Lancaster Arts

Lancaster Arts
29/6/17: Lancaster Arts, Lancaster University’s award winning arts organisation, is proud to announce continued Arts Council England funding for the next four years.

Art : a la Carte - 28 June 2017

Marion Kuit, Yellow Wallpaper
28/6/17: 28.07.17 Here's a list of some of the exciting art events taking place within our vibrant region.

The Dukes welcomes Arts Council Funding

Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
27/6/17: Lancaster's The Dukes arts venue - popular for its theatre, film and more - has secured another four years of funding from Arts Council England(ACE).

It's all getting creative down the West End

One of the many West End creative projects
26/6/17: There's a lot happening in Morecambe's West End this Summer, with some novel free festivals coming up to celebrate the creative culture of the local area. From street art and street markets to one man bands, there is something for everyone!

Armed Forces Day this weekend in Lancaster & Morecambe

Armed forces day poster
23/6/17: Armed Forces Day will be celebrated this weekend, in Lancaster on Saturday and in Morecambe on Sunday.

Dukes Offers Free Theatrical Directing Course

Nuffield Theatre Intro to Directing Course
23/6/17: The Dukes is offering people from all walks of life a chance to learn about theatre directing this summer. The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme takes place at the Lancaster theatre from August 12 – and it’s free. They'e keen to attract a diverse range of participants aged 18 plus.

Book Seats on Lancaster Coach to London 'Not One Day More' March

People's March Against Austerity, 14 June 2014
20/6/17: A coach is being organised for Lancastrians wishing to travel to London on Saturday 1 July to join the 'Not One Day More' March. Seats are £20 full price, with concessionary seats for people on low incomes.

Free Pitches for Summer Traders at Lancaster Charter Market

Lancaster Charter Market
20/6/17: Lancaster City Council is offering a number of pitches for free this summer to anyone introducing something new and exciting to Lancaster's popular street market, and continue a trading tradition that dates back to 1193.

Council makes statement on fire prevention measures

Main Street and Captains Row, Skerton
16/6/17: Lancaster City Council has released a statement explaining its fire prevention policies.

Lancaster Supports Grenfell Tower Survivors. We can help.

Emergency shelter for Grenfell Tower survivors
16/6/17: Marsh Community Centre is teaming up with London community centres and churches to provide longer term support for the survivors of the terrible fire that took place in Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate in London on the 14th June. Here's how you can help.

Art: a la Carte

Poster advertising a film on American Expressionism
14/6/17: A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region.

Lancaster's Great Get Together community picnic

The Great Get Together  - Lancaster
10/6/17: Lancaster will celebrate our first 'Great Get Together' at Giant Axe field next Saturday 17 June. It's a day for everyone to get together for a picnic and lots of family-friendly fun.

Morris holds Morecambe & Lunesdale against 9.7% Labour rise

David 'Empty Chair' Morris
9/6/17: 09.06.17 David Morris has held Morecambe & Lunesdale for the Conservatives with 21,773 votes; his majority reduced to 1,399, down from 4,590 in 2015. Vikki Singleton saw Labour's share of the vote increase by 9.7%.

Cat Smith holds Lancaster & Fleetwood for Labour with 6,661 majority

Cat Smith MP, Lancaster & Fleetwood Labour
9/6/17: 09.06.17 Congratulations to Cat Smith MP, who has held Lancaster & Fleetwood for Labour, with 25,342 votes (55.1% of the turnout) increasing her majority from 1,265 in 2015 to 6,661.

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