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SLIDESHOW: Babies mix with elderly at unique new Lancaster exercise class

An innovative new idea which has seen babies mixing with elderly care home residents across Britain and abroad has now reached Lancaster. Abi Doughty set up her Sling Swing group for mums and babies 18 months ago, which gives parents the chance to...

31 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Couple’s Lancaster wedding same day as royals

A couple’s wedding will be extra special this year as they share their big day with the royal family. Adrian Tonge and Marc Wilkinson will tie the knot at Lancaster Castle on May 19 – the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. The pair...

today, 10:31 in Regional North West
 

Dalton Hall estate owner’s bid for natural burials

An estate owner is aiming to educate people about the environmental impact of cremations and why natural burials are a more sustainable option. Francis Mason-Hornby, owner of the Dalton Hall Estate, introduced the woodland burial ground seven years...

today, 09:50 in Regional North West
 

VIDEO: Babies mix with elderly at unique new Lancaster exercise class

An innovative new idea which has seen babies mixing with elderly care home residents across Britain and abroad has now reached Lancaster. Abi Doughty set up her Sling Swing group for mums and babies 18 months ago, which gives parents the chance to...

today, 09:32 in Regional North West
 

Thousands more people using foodbanks in Lancaster and Morecambe

Foodbank use in the Lancaster and Morecambe area has significantly increased over the last year, new figures have revealed. Issues with Universal Credit, insecure or casual work, zero hour contracts, benefit changes and low pay have all contributed to...

yesterday, 16:21 in Regional North West
 

Morecambe Coronation Street star supports teen’s disabled campaign

A teenager who is campaigning for the disabled has received support from a TV soap star. Cameron Redpath, who has cerebral palsy, set up his disability awareness campaign one year ago and has received immense support ever since. Support has ranged...

yesterday, 15:59 in Regional North West
 

Lancaster Moorside fields will remain village green

The future of a Lancaster village green has been secured after its registration was upheld in court. Moorside Fields in Lancaster has been at the centre of a legal battle for many years. The 13-hectare land adjacent to Moorside Primary School is owned...

yesterday, 14:51 in Regional North West
 

GALLERY: Garstang turned into a rainbow of runners during inaugural Colour Dash

Rain turned to sunshine in Garstang when the town’s inaugural colour dash hit the streets this weekend. The race was a sell-out with all 500 tickets being snapped up to raise money for St John’s Hospice in Lancaster – with £10,000 and counting being...

yesterday, 12:42 in Regional North West
 

Friends take on Three Peaks challenge in memory of Lancaster three-year-old who died from meningitis

Friends and colleagues of the parents of a three-year-old boy who died from meningococcal septicaemia have raised more than £6,000 for charity. Hector Kirkham, from Lancaster, was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary last month but sadly died later...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Final murals placed for Morecambe street project

The final stage of a street art project which sees famous faces from Morecambe’s showbiz past displayed across the town has been completed. A mosaic of our town’s most famous face, Eric Morecambe has been added to the celebrity collection of hoardings...

yesterday, 09:50 in Regional North West
 

Morecambe theatre to host zoo party

One of Morecambe’s oldest theatres will transform into a party destination as DJs from across the globe get ready to visit. Escape Events will be bringing the Zoo Party to the Winter Gardens this August for a night of music, games and more. DJs famous...

yesterday, 09:36 in Regional North West
 

Uni launches study into male abuse

A study to investigate why men in abusive or aggressive relationships are reluctant to ask for help has been launched by psychologists at the University of Cumbria. The survey is a follow up to work carried out last year which saw 161 men answer an...

yesterday, 09:11 in Regional North West
 

£750k revamp boost for Heysham primary school

A £750,000 revamp is set to take a Heysham primary school into a brighter future. St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, a thriving school serving Heysham, is in significant need of modernisation. And funding has now been secured through...

yesterday, 08:05 in Regional North West
 

Overton boy with terminal cancer given India treatment hope

India could be the next step for potentially life-saving treatment for a boy with terminal brain cancer. The family of Reece Holt are looking at the South Asian destination as an option for future care. Reece, from Overton, announced his brain cancer...

Monday, 16:43 in Regional North West
 

Archdeacon of Lancaster says his prayers at 15,000 ft

The Archdeacon of Lancaster successfully swapped the pulpit for a parachute this month when he made a tandem jump from 15,000 feet for charity. The Venerable Michael Everitt described his recent experience, at the Black Knights Parachuting School at...

Monday, 15:49 in Regional North West
 
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