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Blackpool Council has revealed that a large sculpture from the Grundy Collection is feared lost after it was stolen in a night-time raid on a store two years ago. The thieves broke into the store and took the bronze statue called The Gaucho by Walter Winans. Police were immediately notified and the theft was registered […]

Lancashire County Council’s tree survey has revealed over 90% of all ash trees inspected in the county to be infected with Ash Dieback disease. The county council has checked almost 10,000 of ash trees next to roads throughout Lancashire over the summer and of these, has found over 90% are showing signs of the disease. […]

The winner of Lancashire’s Book of the Year Award has been announced at a virtual presentation ceremony held today (Friday 15 October). The award was won by Ben Oliver, young-adult sci-fi author, for his first book in the trilogy, The Loop. The award was accepted by Ben virtually. The book tells the story of Luka […]

Don’t let the ghostly goings-on at Hallowe’en catch you out this year – please remember that applications for secondary school places in Lancashire need to be in by Sunday 31 October. The online application system is open until 11:59 pm for all those applying for a secondary school place. Online via the county council’s website […]

Schools are being encouraged to take classes out on the water as Windermere Lake Cruises gears up for a busy autumn and winter season of educational group trips. The latest class to enjoy learning on England’s longest lake was from Ashurst Primary School in St Helens, Merseyside. The Year 5 class learned all about the geography, wildlife and recreational use of Windermere courtesy of Windermere Lake Cruises  Boat Master Rob Beale who has over ten […]

A thriving networking group which is aiming to generate more than £1 million of business in a single year is to host a special visitor day. The event on November 10 will be an opportunity for businesses in the area to learn more about the Kendal Chapter of BNI® (Business Network International), a professional networking […]

Blackpool Council is excited to introduce extended opening times across all of its libraries, as well as the reopening of Mereside Library, giving residents even more opportunities to enjoy everything on offer! New opening hours will start from Monday 4 October, which is also the launch of our annual Libraries Week celebrations. This year’s theme […]

Police are investigating an assault occasioning actual bodily harm which occurred at 00:50 on Friday 17th September outside Smokies in Kendal town centre. The incident involved two men. One of the men in his 30’s sustained numerous minor injuries. The other man is described as white, approximately 35-45 years old, of medium build and with short dark facial hair, short […]

As international travel restrictions continue to ease, the Cumbria Tourism team is out and about at key trade shows across the UK to showcase the whole of county to influential tour operators and travel trade planning future, COVID-safe, visits. Key staff from the county’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) are this week attending the British Tourism and Travel Show (BBTS) on 22 and 23 September, ahead of the Group Leisure & […]

Hundreds of pounds worth of eco-friendly cleaning products have been donated to the region’s air ambulance. Neat, which recently launched into Booths supermarkets across the North, has donated items from its range to help with the upkeep of the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) bases. A two-year supply of goods have gone to the […]