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Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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An exposed grid on Meldon Road in Heysham during flash floods on Wednesday night. Photo by J-Packham Photography.

Freak storm caused flash flooding in Morecambe and Lancaster

A freak storm that hit Morecambe and Lancaster causing flash flooding was a one in almost 500 year event.

Convicted drug dealer Damien O'Connor.

Appeal to Lancaster drug dealer’s associates to help take fortune

A convicted drug dealer’s associates are being urged to help claw back his £1.5M fortune made from crime.

Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

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Police are appealing for information after an assault in a Lancaster nightclub.

Appeal after Lancaster nightclub assault

A man suffered an eye injury after an assault in a Lancaster nightclub.

Lower Church Street during flash flooding in Lancaster city centre on Wednesday evening. Photo shared by Go Burrito.

Flash flooding in Morecambe and Lancaster causes chaos

Flash floods swept across the district during Wednesday rush hour causing travel and traffic chaos.

Graffiti in the Lancaster area.

Graffiti artists strike in Lancaster

Police are reporting that there has been a significant increase in graffiti, ‘tagging’ and vandalism in the past few months.

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Crowds at Kendal Calling

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The final line-up for Kendal Calling Festival has been released.

Emily Hankinson from Heysham is competing in Miss Galaxy England

Heysham disabled teen goes for top beauty pageant

A disabled teenager hopes to inspire others that anything is possible after achieving a place in a prestigious beauty pageant.

Lancaster Castle will host Lancashire Witches Weekend to remember the events which took place in 1612.

Step back in time to witch trials at Lancaster Castle

The 405th anniversary of the arrest, trial and execution of the Lancashire Witches will be commemorated in a new festival.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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Organisers of Kendal Calling have issued advice ahead of the event.

Extra security should not alarm Kendal Calling festival-goers

Festival organisers have issued safety advice for those travelling to Kendal Calling next week.

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Real Salt Lake's David Horst (No.4) and Sunday Stephen battle with Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay

A friendly affair for Lancashire duo in US

There was a Lancastrian flavour to Manchester United’s pre-season friendly clash with US club side Real Salt Lake.

County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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A scene from Jailhouse Rock. Picture by Ronald Grant Archive.

Elvis film screened at Lancaster theatre

There will be a rock and roll theme to the next Dukes film screening for people with dementia, their friends and family.

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Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

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Spareparts Arts will be at Fleetwood Festival of Transport

Things to do this weekend (July 15 and 16)

There's surely something to suit all tastes in this pick of events:
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former Halton St Wilfrid's Primary School and Our Lady's Catholic College pupil Scott McTominay

Lancaster-born Scott aims to catch Mourinho’s eye

Youngster Scott McTominay wants to cap a whirlwind few months by establishing himself as part of Manchester United’s first-team set-up.


Blaze survivor speaks after Lancaster fire

Hero neighbours came to the rescue of a grandad who was watching TV unaware of a fire just feet away.

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