Things to do this weekend (September 23 to 24)

As we enter autumn, here's some events for you to try out:

Whats on

VIDEO: Powerhouse Minister visits Morecambe Winter Gardens

A leading politician has visited the Morecambe Winter Gardens and encouraged the theatre’s owners to bid again for government cash to aid its restoration.
The Morecambe Lifeboat.

Couple escape car after becoming stranded at Sunderland Point

A young couple from Heysham had a lucky escape when their car was surrounded by the tide at Sunderland Point.

Lewis Edwards.

Appeal to trace missing 15-year-old boy from Garstang

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Garstang.

Stephen Barron, 66, was reported missing from his home in Mintlaw, and was last seen on Friday, 8 September 2017

Police search for man missing for over a week

Police in Scotland are searching for a missing man who they believe may be in Blackpool or Morecambe.

County Coun Jones  speaking at the extraordiinary meeting minutes before his collapse

Parties unite with get well messages

County councillors united this week in sending get well wishes to their colleague County Coun Tony Jones following his collapse at an extraordinary council meeting last Friday.

Callout for the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team

Rescue from canal bank

The Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team was called out to assist after a walker broke an ankle on the banks of the Lancaster Canal near Carnforth on Saturday afternoon.

Serious Sam Barrett and James the Fang will be appearing upstairs at The Adelphi on Saturday

Things to do this weekend (September 15 to 17)

There's a great mix of events happening in Lancashire over the weekend, and even some heading into next week.

Whats on

Morecambe couple still stranded in Cuba

A Morecambe couple are still stuck in Cuba after the island was battered by Hurricane Irma.

The Lancaster district, which includes Morecambe, is 'mid-table' in a report into coastal deprivation.

Lancaster district 'mid-table' as report reveals coastal deprivation

The UK's coastal communities are struggling but the Lancaster district is keeping its head above water, claims new research.
Bat Walk Night is being held at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Things to do this weekend (September 8 to 12)

Here's some things to try this weekend, and even extending beyond the weekend:
Whats on
An artist's impression of the planned new bigger Aldi store.

Morecambe Superbowl-Aldi deal moves step nearer

Plans to demolish Morecambe Superbowl and replace it with a new larger Aldi supermarket have moved a step closer.

Gordon Buchanan. Picture by Graham MacFarlane.

TV star Gordon Buchanan talks animals and almost being stranded in Morecambe

Wildlife TV star Gordon Buchanan has been face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous animals but one challenge he wasn’t prepared for was getting stuck in Morecambe.


UPDATED: Latest on Morecambe takeaway video assault

A police sergeant has asked people not to post 'mindless comments' online after a video of an assault in a Morecambe takeway was viewed more than 750,000 times. (Warning: the video contains scenes some viewers may find upsetting).
County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
County Coun Geoff Driver

Will new winter care plan ease bed-blocking in Lancashire hospitals?

Lancashire County Council has unveiled its plans to help reduce hospital “bed blocking” and meet spikes in demand for social care over the winter period.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

Sam the Dog will take to outer space again on a Skybolt 2 research rocket launched later this month.

Morecambe space dog set for return space mission

A soft toy which was lost in space is set to make a miraculous comeback for a second mission.

Oscar's Wine Bar and Bistro in Lancaster.

Lancaster wine bar shuts to make way for gin palace

Oscar’s Wine Bar & Bistro in Lancaster has closed to make way for a new Hogarths Gin Palace and a £720,000 revamp.

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