Stories in brief
Coast to coast cycle ride in UK top 10
The Way of the Roses coast to coast cycle ride which starts in Morecambe and weaves through countryside to Bridlington, North Yorkshire, is one of the UK’s top ten bike rides. Featured in The Guardian, the route uses cycle paths as well as on-road cycle lanes. There are plenty of B&Bs and country pubs en route, so you can choose to spread your journey.
Urgent donations needed
The Samaritans shop, at 12 Damside Street in Lancaster (by the bus station), urgently needs donations to help fund their vital work. Call Monday to Saturday to leave your donation.
Big garden birdwatch
More than half of people in Lancashire who took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch see common frogs in their gardens on a regular basis but only a fraction ever see the endangered red squirrel, according to the second round of results from the wildlife survey run by the RSPB. Participants were asked to mention other wildlife seen.