New trust helps save Lancaster charity forest garden

If you go down to the woods today, you’ll discover a secret garden that deserves to be shouted about!

Local newspaper week

Column: The issue of trust

My first ever job, which I approached with the same enthusiasm I maintained for the dentist and non-permed hair, was a newspaper round for a local freesheet.

Lancaster band pull out of Highest Point festival due to illness

Lancaster band Lowes have been forced to cancel their Saturday evening performance at Highest Point festival.


Bikers line route for Russell's funeral

Hundreds of bikers lined the streets for the funeral of Blood Bikes volunteer Russell Curwen, who died while on duty.
Babs Arther from Fagash Lil

Family bond binds the band

Live at The Steamer in Fleetwood tonight are Southport-based five-piece Fagash Lil who will be performing their only gig in the port for 2018.

Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke star in Sky One's new cop drama, Bulletproof

Buddy-cop drama Bulletproof misses the target

I blame Guy Ritchie. He’s the one who thought reviving the spirit of The Sweeney, and the gangsters of Kray-era London was a good idea.]
TV and Film
Craige Els prepares to take to the stage as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda - The Musical

Miss Trunchbull is set to teach north west kids a lesson in Matilda - The Musical

The RSC’s acclaimed production of Matilda is heading to Manchester in the autumn with tickets selling fast. Katy Wheeler chats to Craige Els, aka the dreaded Trunchbull
Theatre and Comedy
SCHOOL DAYS: Dallas Road School

SCHOOL DAYS: Dallas Road School

Lancaster Guardian football historian Terry Ainsworth sent us this photo of pupils at Dallas Road School in 1962.

Fire in Water Street on May 18 2018. Photo by Jason Henderson.

Man arrested after Lancaster flats fire

A man has been arrested of suspicion of arson after a fire at a block of flats in Lancaster early this morning.

Labour retain seats on Lancaster City Council

Labour retain seats on Lancaster City Council

Labour Party candidates retained three seats on Lancaster City Council following a by-election this week.

Charles will accompany Ms Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said. Photo: PA Wire.

ROYAL WEDDING LATEST: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.
The Ludus team.


The Ludus Dance team is based at the Assembly Rooms in King Street.

Latest news.

Traffic delays following Lancaster city centre incident

Traffic is currently backed up on Lancaster’s one-way system following a reported medical incident at Waterstone’s in King Street.

Anna with her husband Ben at the end of the event.

Myerscough College student’s Sahara challenge

A PhD student from Morecambe has completed the gruelling ‘toughest footrace on Earth’ to raise money for student charities


SLIDESHOW: Animal magic at fun park event for CancerCare

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds put their best paws forward at CancerCare’s annual Bark in the Park event.

Amanda Sackville-Wiggins.

Lancaster student’s £80k bid for rare liver cancer treatment

At a time when she should have been celebrating her 21st birthday, Lancaster student Amanda Sackville-Wiggins was given the devastating news that she had a rare form of liver cancer.

Preston's College students prepare for their Hippodrome Festival

Support the future at Preston's College Hippodrome Festival

Keen students at Preston’s College will be hoping the theatre gods will be looking favourably down on them as they prepare for an open air concert on Tuesday, May 22.

Whats on
Catch Bing Live! at Preston Guild Hall

CBeebies favourite Bing takes to the stage in Preston... and you could be a winner

Calling all Bingsters! Don’t forget, Bing and his friends are going on tour in the first ever Bing stage show.

Whats on
Patisserie Valerie will be doing afternoon teas.

Patisserie shop opens its doors in Lancaster

Patisserie Valerie is due to open its new cafe in Lancaster on Tuesday May 22.

File photo dated 27/01/15 of a selection of one pound coins, two pound coins and bank notes, as Sterling continued to slide against the US dollar as trading reopened after Friday's record crash. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 27, 2016. The pound dropped to 1.3390 dollars as markets resumed in Asia, a fall of more than 2.1% on top of the 10% plunge seen after Thursday's referendum. See PA story CITY Pound. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

HMRC warns of fraudsters after tax scam

HMRC is calling on people to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings.

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