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Going behind the scenes at Lancaster Dukes’ outdoor production Treasure Island

This summer will be 30 years since The Dukes first began taking over Williamson Park with its walkabout shows.

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Bexi Owen.

Morecambe singer’s charity to use power of music

Keep your mind on music! That’s the message from a Morecambe jazz singer who has set up a charity to show how music and sound can help with chronic illness.

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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Ribby Hall recipe. Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

RECIPE: Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

Michael Noonan, head chef at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, has enjoyed an illustrious career, including working at the Sydney Opera House.

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Granny Hutchinson pictured in the apron in Heysham village.

Nostalgia: Heysham Granny’s nettle drink

With its breath-taking views across Morecambe bay, Heysham village has been a long go-to destination.

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Morecambe will host its first Goth night at the Winter Gardens. Picture by Bryan Thompson https://goo.gl/q0jzMa.

Goth night coming to Morecambe

A Morecambe theatre will host its first Goth night celebrating alternative music and dress sense.

Theatre and Comedy
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

New documentary features our Eric

A new Morecambe and Wise two-part documentary series featuring previously unseen pictures of the famous duo will be shown over the Easter weekend.

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Folk duo Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Folk duo bring their music to Morecambe

A folk duo who have toured together since 1986 will be bringing their musical friendship to Morecambe.

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A misty view of Lake Windemere from Waterhead

Travel review: The Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

A good hotel should be a treat, and the Waterhead Hotel at the top of Lake Windermere in Ambleside always manages to live up to both parts of that equation.

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Bruce Crowther at St John's Church in Lancaster where he is setting up the Fig Tree, formally situated in Garstang

Lancaster events to mark the slave trade’s abolishment

The FIG Tree is the world’s first International Fair Trade Centre, founded in the world’s first Fair Trade Town, Garstang.

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Paul Pritchard and Steve Monks attempt to climb the Totem Pole on Tasmania's Tasman Peninsula. Eighteen years after an acident at the same place that nearly killed Paul. The aftermath of the accident left him with hemiplegia, which means he has little feeling
or movement in the right side of this body. Picture by Matthew Netwon.

Brave new heights in Lancaster adventure films

Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident left him partially paralysed, British climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole, in Tasmania, to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

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Kate and Peter Caruana, known as Bonkers Clutterbucks with their time machine inspired by the Standfast clock tower. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Hundreds go behind the wall at Lancaster factory

Hundreds of people have been visiting Lancaster City Museum to discover what’s Behind The Wall of one of the city’s factories.

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LOOKING BACK: Ian Simpson with Noel Edmonds at Crystal T's in the mid-80s.

PICTURES: Looking back at Morecambe’s Crystal T’s

A former nightclub which became the go-to place in Morecambe is featured in this week’s looking back.

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Hest Bank gym instructor to dance in London show

Hest Bank gym instructor to dance in London show

A local dance teacher and fitness instructor is returning to her roots by taking part in a star-studded show in London.

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The Stone Jetty , Morecambe.

Book now for bird wildlife walk along Morecambe prom

A wildlife walk along Morecambe promenade takes place this Saturday (March 18) from 2pm to 4.30pm.

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Booths recipe - parmesan crusted lamb

RECIPE: Roast Herdwick Lamb with a Parmesan crust

Booths is the only supermarket to stock the Cumbrian speciality Herdwick Lamb.

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You'll never have to go to the bar again!

Drinkers at Morecambe's Wetherspoons can now order booze on their phone without going to the bar

Drinkers at Wetherspoons pubs will never need to queue for a pint again - thanks to an app that allows drinkers to have food and and booze delivered to their table.

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Macbeth will be performed at The Dukes from March 22-25. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Toil and trouble in fresh take on Macbeth play

A female Macbeth and male witches appear in a fresh retelling of the Scottish play by The Dukes Young Actors this spring.

Theatre and Comedy
The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs from April 18-29 at Lancaster Castle.

Shakespeare performances return to Lancaster Castle

When a city theatre company retired from performing Shakespeare at Lancaster Castle it looked like there would no longer be Bard performances around the historic grounds.

Theatre and Comedy
Former Status Quo drummer John Coghlan will come to Morecambe.

Status Quo sound to live on in Morecambe

A former Status Quo drummer will be performing in Morecambe next week.

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