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The Haffner Orchestra

Midland Hotel’s classical treat

People having afternoon tea at Morecambe’s Midland Hotel were in for a treat.

Draw Dad and win fantastic prizes.

Draw Dad and win fantastic prizes!

Calling all kids! If you think your Dad is the greatest, then enter our fantastic Draw Dad competition and you could win some fantastic prizes for you and him!

Evies War byKitty Danton

Book review: Evie’s War by Kitty Danton

Immerse yourself in the hopes and fears, joys and disasters of an English wartime village in the first of a warm and captivating trilogy from a talented new saga writer.

Morecambe Carnival 2016

Photos: Morecambe Carnival 2016 video

Top pop music acts and a colourful parade headlined day two of the Morecambe Carnival.

Iain Wallace from Morecambe (centre) with his friends at the Ugly Bug Ball

Photos: The Ugly Bug Ball video

The Morecambe Variety Festival at the Winter Gardens on Saturday and Sunday offered events for all the family including an Ugly Bug Ball where people dressed as bugs and creepy crawlies.

If the shoe fits

Are you wearing the right shoe size?

‘Fashion hurts’. That’s the verdict of a ground-breaking new study into women’s shoe sizes.

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Walking the Great Glen Way by Paddy Dillon

The Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness Two-Way Trail Guide by Paddy Dillon

The walk from Fort William to Inverness in Scotland is a spectacular one. And this guide by outdoor writer Paddy Dillion is just the ticket to keep you on the right track.

Morecambe Carnival crowd on Sunday. Photo by Al Robbins.

Morecambe Carnival: Disco Inferno, the after party

Disco Inferno – the official annual Morecambe Carnival annual show party – returns to the resort this weekend.

Julian Barratt in the new not-a-sitcom sitcom Flowers

Flowers, a sitcom where Dahl meets Dali

As a child, I read a lot of Roald Dahl books – Danny, The Champion of the World is still one of my all-time favourites. It never really struck me than that some of those books – in fact, most of those books – are really quite odd.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Rugby Challenge 3, Platform:  Xbox One, Genre: Rugby.  Picture credit: PA Photo

Games Central - Rugby Challenge 3 touches down between the Xbox One posts

This week, Rugby Challenge 3 touches down between the Xbox One posts, Super Meat Boy sizzles on PS4 and Stranger Of Sword City slashes onto PS Vita.

Photo credit:  PCW/ Gordon Harris

PCW review: SpringSlam SuperShow Weekender

PCW’s SpringSlam Supershow culminated with an intensely physical encounter for the PCW Championship as champion Sha Samuels successfully defended the title against T-Bone who won his opportunity after winning the Who Dares Wins Rumble last month.


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Giant musical instrument to arrive in Market Square

A giant musical instrument will be arriving in Lancaster’s Market Square. .

Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests

Paddy and his band of disrepute launch debut

Three piece Lancaster/Ulverston band Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests launch their debut album at the Gregson Centre in Lancaster this weekend.

Hard Cold Winter byGlen Erik Hamilton

Book review: Hard Cold Winter by Glen Erik Hamilton

Still riding high after last year’s sizzling debut, Past Crimes, Glen Erik Hamilton returns with the second book of his grim and gritty, Seattle-based Van Shaw thrillers.

The Ashton Memorial, Lancaster

Ashton Memorial goes green for special event

One of Lancaster’s iconic landmarks will turn green this weekend to highlight a very special event.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Davis Mitchell

Demolition: A different kind of Hollywood grief

Grief, we're told, comes in many different forms.

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Review: All Star Stand Up, Lancaster Grand

Fist clenching laughs, strip-teasing antics and blushes all round as four larger than life comedians turned a Tuesday night into a Friday night.

Do you have a talented young photographer in the family?

£1,000 prize up for grabs for budding young photographers

Young photographers could win £1,000 for their school following the launch of a national competition.

Maverick give young readers a fun and flying start

Book reviews: Maverick give young readers a fun and flying start

From picture books to specialised early reading books, independent publishers Maverick are ready to spring into action.

Dogs all set for Ferocious gig

In China, 2015 was the year of the Sheep – but in countless venues and festivals in the UK it was the year of the dog.

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Lancaster witches triple toil trouble

Cast members for the popular Witches of Eastwick which is coming to the Lancaster Grand have been on many roller coaster journeys ahead of the show.

Morecambe Variety Festival

Morecambe Variety Festival: all you need to know

Expect the weird and wonderful this weekend as Morecambe’s Variety Festival returns.

The kite festival last year

More Music releases summer season events

More Music’s new summer term of music sessions, gigs and events begins this week.

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Big things at Morecambe’s North Lancs Soul Festival

Already a regular event in the Morecambe music calendar, this year’s annual North Lancs Soul Festival weekend in May will be the 10th this year.

The House of Smoke

Book review: The House of Smoke by Sam Christer

Cold-blooded assassin Simeon Lynch awaits the noose in notorious Newgate prison and only one man can save him… Sherlock Holmes, London’s greatest detective.

Which is your favourite Prince song?

REVEALED: The 10 most played Prince tracks of the 21st century

The music world is still in mourning over the loss of Prince, who died last week at the age of 57.

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jnr reprise their roles as Captain America and Iron Man

Captain America: Civil War - Will leave you breathless

The fragile alliance between the Avengers is shattered in the third Captain America film, directed at a breathless pace by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo.

Prince was found dead aged 57

Video: 2016 takes its toll

2016 has been a tough year for, well, anyone who’s a fan of music, TV, or sport. It seems the Grim Reaper has been particularly merciless over the past months. Since Lemmy from Motorhead died at the tail end of 2015, cultural icons seem to have been passing away at an almost daily rate.

Crows at Trowbarrow, Silverdale, by Fay Collins.

Ashton Memorial gallery re-opens

The Ashton Memorial Gallery at Williamson Park in Lancaster is set to re-open following its refurbishment last year, with an exhibition showcasing local landscapes.

Stephen Holbrook

An Evening of Clairvoyance with medium Stephen Holbrook

The evening will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, comfort and joy, and from laughter to tears and back again. 3 comments

The Co-Ops Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North

Book review: The Co-Op’s Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North by Hunter Davies

The phrase ‘austerity Britain’ has a familiar ring to the generation raised in the grim, grey dreariness of wartime, rationing and shortages... and no one knows that better than 80-year-old Hunter Davies.

MILES AHEAD: Don Cheadle. Picture credit: PA Photo/Icon.

Film review: Miles ahead

The King of Cool by a distance

Bastille Day:  Richard Madden and Idris Elba. Picture credit: PA Photo/Studio Canal.

Film review: Bastille day

Elba excels...rest a Gallic gaggle

Your chance for fame?

New ‘Taxi’ reality TV show wants people from North West

A brand new TV show described as a cross between Gogglebox and Carpool Karaoke is offering a free taxi service and is looking for passengers and participants from across the North West.


GAME OF THE WEEK: Ratchet and Clank, Platform: PS4, Genre: Action. Picture credit: PA Photo

Games central: Ratchet & Clank cranks up the action on PS4

This week, Pro Evolution’s Euro 2016 offering kicks off on PS4, Ratchet & Clank cranks up the action on the same system, and Star Fox Zero lands on Wii U.

Gareth Cassidy last appeared in Williamson Park as Rumplestiltskin.

Dukes actors prepare for Hobbit park production

He played The Beast in The Dukes Christmas show and now Gareth Cassidy will go outdoors with the theatre this summer when he appears as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

Jon Randall, Steve Fairclough and Richard Smithson. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Lancaster and Morecambe film festival success

A pilot event to launch a new dynamic short film festival was hosted at the Dukes Theatre.

Friend Request:  Alycia Debnam and Liesl Ahlers. Picture credit: PA Photo/Warner Bros.

Film review: Friend request

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Ben Miller gets his ear chewed off in I Want My Wife Back

I Want My Wife Back - Funny? You're having a laugh

According to my dictionary, the word farce has a couple of different meanings.


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Book review: Motown: The Sound of Young America by Adam White with Barney Ales

The worst possible way to read this book would be library-style… in total silence.

One of the stall holders at last year's Lancaster Food and Drink Festival

Lancaster Food and Drink festival returns to city

The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival is back.

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Gareth Gates debut at Lancaster Grand Theatre

Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed Mad About The Musicals will be visiting Lancaster Grand Theatre for one night only on Thursday May 19.

Dead Man's Hand

Busy weekend for Lancaster’s Dead Man’s Hand

Well known for their raucous, energetic sets of Irish rock and folk covers - as well drinking songs for the afternoon boozer - Dead Man’s Hand play three shows in Lancaster and Morecambe this weekend.

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Full house as Lancaster fashion show pays tribute to Pamela video

One of the last wishes of one of Lancaster’s best-known fashion shop co-founders drew a packed crowd to Lancaster Town Hall.

Dean Marroni, Charlie Burns, Becca Pattison, Paul Whitelaw, Adam Woods and Jack Wingad are Divide and Conker.

Six piece Lancaster hip-hop family cutting a new niche in funk

A brand new band has been spawned from a weekly funk session in Lancaster.

Pretty Is

Book review: Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell

Thrillers featuring child abduction have become de rigueur in recent times… but here’s one that gives a stunning new twist to the genre.

Hawkwind supremo Dave Brock

Hawkwind take concept show on tour

Hawkwind are heading to Preston for a live concept show based on an E.M. Forster sci-fi novella. And as self-styled ‘Captain of the Mothership’ Dave Brock told MALCOLM WYATT, you can expect a spectacular array of music, lights, dance and visual effects 1 comment

Victioria Wood (centre) in Dinnerladies Photo credit: BBC/PA Wire

The Victoria Wood jokes that had us in stitches

Victoria Wood died on Wednesday April 20, at the aged of 62 after a short battle with cancer.


Wrong turnings, strange cops and a madcap Max with OUP childrens books

Book review: Wrong turnings, strange cops and a madcap Max with OUP children’s books

The magic of storytelling comes alive in an exciting new collection of picture books from Oxford University Press children’s books.

Stunning display: Beacons will be lit at sport around Lancashire, including Rivington Pike, inset

Beacons will light up the Lancashire skies for the Queen’s 90th birthday

The Lancashire skies are set to light up for the Queen’s 90th birthday tomorrow.


  • 8°C to 12°C Sunny spells
  • Morecambe 5-day weather forecast


    Wednesday 4 May

    Sunny spells


    High 12°c

    Low 8°c


    From South

    Speed 13 mph

    Thursday 5 May



    High 14°c

    Low 9°c


    From South

    Speed 9 mph

    Friday 6 May



    High 16°c

    Low 10°c


    From North east

    Speed 7 mph

    Saturday 7 May

    Light showers


    High 17°c

    Low 11°c


    From South east

    Speed 12 mph

    Sunday 8 May

    Light showers


    High 18°c

    Low 11°c


    From South east

    Speed 9 mph