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Woman dies following collision in Carnforth

17/5/17: Police are appealing for information after a woman has died following a collision in Carnforth.

Lancaster Pride this Saturday!

Lancaster Pride poster
16/5/17: It's Lancaster Pride this Saturday! With a Parade and Street fair in the afternoon from noon, and a Pride Carnival in the evening! And more. This year it's in aid of Out in the Bay, a local charity providing support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in the Lancaster area.

23-year-old cyclist killed in Quernmore accident

Postern Gate Road close to the junction with Stock-A-Bank Road. Image: Google
15/5/17: A 23-year-old man has died after a serious collision in Quernmore.

Opinion: Soul-searching as Greens field candidates for Lancaster & Morecambe

Chris Coates
13/5/17: After weeks of soul-searching the North Lancashire Green Party has nominated general election candidates for Lancaster & Fleetwood and Morecambe & Lunesdale. Previous Green candidate Chris Coates has written an open letter asking them to step down in favour of Labour.

Police investigate Lancaster swan killing

12/5/17: An investigation is underway after a swan was found with a suspected gunshot wound in Lancaster.

Headteachers call for protest on Saturday as Lancashire faces £76m Education Cut

Save Our Schools March & Rally poster
10/5/17: Schools in Lancashire face cuts averaging the loss of £496 per child (in some cases more than £700), equal to the loss of 2047 teachers.

Lancaster and Environs Arts Round-up

Part of the art installation A Squall in the Distance
10/5/17: A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region from 10rd May 2017

Conservatives take control of Lancashire County Council

5/5/17: Lancashire County Council's results have been announced for the election held on 4th May 2017.

Lancaster and Environs Arts Roundup. Posted 3rd May 2017

Poster advertising the Squall in the Distance exhibition
3/5/17: A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region from 3rd May 2017

Lancashire faces 'Perfect Storm' of Service Cuts, says Council Candidate

Matthew Whittaker, Labour County Council Candidate for Lancaster Rural East
30/4/17: Lancashire is facing a 'perfect storm of crises in our everyday lives' due to government budget and service cuts, according to Matthew Whittaker, who is standing as the Labour Party candidate for Lancaster Rural East in the Lancashire County Council elections this Thursday.

Four jailed following kidnap and assault incidents in Lancaster and Morecambe

John Edwards, David Lee, Danny Noon and Damian Yates
28/4/17: Four men who brutally assaulted one man and kidnapped another in Morecambe and Lancaster have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years.

Lancaster University research suggests natural flood management could have made a ‘significant difference’ during Storm Desmond

Flooding Image - Lancaster University
28/4/17: Extensive natural flood management such as tree planting could reduce flooding even in extreme events like Storm Desmond, according to a new modelling study by Lancaster University researchers and partner organisatons.

Lancaster University in top ten universities in the UK

Lancaster Univeristy students
28/4/17: Lancaster is ranked ninth out of 129 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018, maintaining its position from last year.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Trust Ed Logo
28/4/17: Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

Estuary search underway for missing Lancaster man Ben Heron

Ben Heron
27/4/17: A large-scale search is underway for Lancaster man Ben Heron, 39, who is believed to have walked into the water at Conder Green on Wednesday. Helicopters and search teams on foot have been scouring the coast and the Lune Estuary. Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Ian McNabb - Icicle Works frontman back in Lancaster in May

Ian MacNabb 2014
27/4/17: Legendary Liverpool singer-songwriter Ian McNabb will be bringing his electric – acoustic tour to the Yorkshire House in Lancaster at 8:30pm on Saturday 27 May 2017, performing tracks from his latest release ‘Star, Smile, Strong’’ in addition to songs from his solo career and Icicle Works days.

Lancaster's New Nature Trail Opened at Claver Hill

The herb garden at Claver Hill, Lancaster
26/4/17: The new nature trail at Lancaster's Claver Hill community farm was officially opened by Councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox at a community event on Saturday 15 April. About 150 people attended, enjoying free refreshments supplied by local supermarkets.

Lancaster and Environs Arts Round-up from 26th April 2017

Man and child riding on a train.
26/4/17: A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region from 26th April 2017

Don't forget to Register to Vote for the General Election

Voting slip
22/4/17: With a general election set to take place on 8th June 2017, it is important you register to vote by midnight on 22 May and then use your vote on the day. You can register online in just 5 minutes at

Creating A Life More Ordinary

Dance sessions are a popular A Life More Ordinary event
18/4/17: People with dementia are invited to get creative at some special events at The Dukes in Lancaster this month, and in May.

Dying Arts: The Etiquette of Grief

17/4/17: Lancaster Arts are hosting a number of art and performance events in May which explore our attitudes to death during the national ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’ 8-14 May 2017.

Lancaster and Environs Arts Round-Up

Poster showing a girl with balloons, advertising the Imagine Heaven exhibition
12/4/17: A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region.

Lancaster confirmed as member of renewed School for Public Health Research

10/4/17: The National Institute for Health Research has announced that a collaboration between Liverpool and Lancaster Universities will be a member of a renewed School for Public Health Research. The LiLaC initiative is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University.

Celebrate a century of jazz with the Chris Barber Big Band

Chris Barber's Big Band
6/4/17: One of the biggest names in international jazz, Chris Barber, comes to the Platform in Morecambe on Friday 21st April...

Freeman's Wood to be sold to new developer if outline planning permission granted

Not the actual plan. Just 'a suggestion'
5/4/17: Outline planning permission is being sought for the Freeman's Wood area. The owners, Bermuda-based Property Trust, don't plan to develop the site themselves, but to obtain outline planning permission and then sell it to a developer at a substantial profit.

Lancashire County Council election candidates revealed

Lancashire County Council logo
5/4/17: The list of candidates for the Lancashire County Council elections on Thursday 4th May 2017 has been announced and we have the full list of candidates campaigning for your vote in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

Andre Vincent makes Lancaster Comedy Club debut this Sunday

Andre Vincent
5/4/17: This April's line-up for Lancaster Comedy Club includes Andre Vincent, making his Borough debut - and Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side star Stephen Bailey

Wanted Morecambe man, 81, believed to be in Blackpool

John Gilbert Blacktop
5/4/17: Police are continuing to appeal for help to trace missing man John Gilbert Blacktop. Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was on trial at Bradford Crown Court but failed to turn up for court last week. He was convicted in his absence and sentenced to 21 years in prison and is now wanted.

Police Appeal after Lancaster City Centre Assault

5/4/17: Lancaster Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lancaster, reporting the offender appeared to be a young teenager.

The Duo Spring Back into Action!

The Duo - David Emptage and Tony Cooke. Photo: John Freeman
4/4/17: Someone has awoken The Duo from its slumbers and said “go to a pub and play some music” and they have agreed to comply.


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