Lancaster nostalgia: a look back at general elections before the war

As the general election approaches on June 8 local historian David Kenyon takes a look back at previous elections before the war.

Ribby Hall recipe by Grant Beech
Lamb Kleftiko

RECIPE: Lamb Kleftiko - Serves two to three people

Lamb kleftiko is a rustic, traditional Greek recipe made with slow cooked lamb originally cooked in an earth oven, a simple pit in the ground, used to trap heat and smoke.

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From left Ms Pirjo Pellinen Cultural affairs Finnish Embassy London, Hannah Smeds Davies, the Mayor of Lancaster Councillor Roger Mace and Mayoress Joyce Mace. Picture by Zunya Davies Photography.

Silver medal honour for Maiden Bridge artist

An artist and co-owner of Maiden Bridge Arts Centre has been given a prestigious award.

Kids enjoying the outdoor activites at the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Outdoor activities are just around the corner this half term

There’s plenty of outdoor activities for you and your little ones to get stuck into this half term.


Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Hansel and Gretel cast at the Lancaster Grand Theatre. Full uncropped picture on Facebook and in the Lancaster Guardian paper.

Hansel and Gretel and Two to be performed in Lancaster

A gingerbread house, evil step-mother, talking birds, witches and dancing trees are all part of the wonderful fantasy which makes up Hansel and Gretel at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre.

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Planning on a bank holiday getaway?

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.


This solar powered invention is more than just a barbecue

The world's first solar-powered barbecue has been invented which cooks food using mirrors.
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Photo Neil Cross DJ/music promoter of Skaville Steve Middlesbrough at the Winter Gardens theatre

Ska night returns to Morecambe Winter Gardens

Ska lovers are in for a treat once again at the Winter Gardens on Saturday as the theatre hosts the free event Skaville.

There's plenty going on in the resort this weekend.

Weekend of live music in Morecambe

The Palatine in Morecambe has a jam packed music diary over the bank holiday weekend.

The Monster Ceileidh Band.

Folk and country in Morecambe

Be prepared to get up and dance as Monster Ceilidh Band come to our seafront venue.

Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

Organisers at last year's festival.

Vintage festival returns to Bentham

Bentham will take on a vintage theme for the bank holiday weekend.

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Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Williamson Park in Lancaster will host four outdoor theatre productions this summer in its very own natural amphitheatre, The Dell.

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Booths recipe: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

RECIPE: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

Eating a burger is satisfying ... but it tastes even better when you’ve made it from scratch.

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Destiny 2 is the first full sequel to the 2014 original

Destiny 2 filled with amazing things to do, say developers

The makers of Destiny 2 have said the sequel will be filled with "amazing things to do" as the first gameplay was revealed.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Little Nightmares, Platform PC, Xbox One, PS4, Genre Horror. Picture credit: PA PhotoHandout.

Games Central: The best bad dreams

This week it's horror from Little Nightmares and whimsy from Seasons After Fall on Xbox One, while we try to survive Prey and live as a Black & White Bushido on PS4.
Philip James Turner and the Crow Mandala

Live bands, DJs and beer take centre stage at village festival

Live Ale is back this May Bank Holiday weekend, with bands, singer songwriters, funk DJs...and a 1970s caravan selling gin.

Morecambe Juniors 1955-56: back row from left, Ted Sutton, Mal Firth, Alex Smith, John Gregson, Les Entwhistle and Maurice Vickers. Front row from left, Rod Higham, Billy Baron, Stuart Oxley, Norman Wilson, John Morrell and Alan Palmer.

Legendary match reports from one of Morecambe’s leading Shrimps journalists

Historian Terry Ainsworth looks back on the late John Morrell, a former journalist at the Visitor whose match reports were described as “legendary.”

Soul dancer at a previous festival.

North Lancs Soul Festival returns to resort this week

A Morecambe soul festival is going from strength-to-strength thanks to a new partnership with a global radio station.

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