Blast from the Past: Five years ago

Lancaster and Morecambe College.
Lancaster and Morecambe College.
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Negotiations between Lancaster & Morecambe College and its funding body, the Learning and Skills Council, regarding the following year’s provision continued but it was predicted that adult funding allocation would fall by 10 per cent.

The college was the largest provider of apprenticeships in the area. LMC was to continue to invest in resources for students and plans were already under way to redevelop the college site.

One of two men who broke into the foyer of a waste paper site and started a fire may have been burned. An appeal for information was issued following the arson attack at Capstick Waste Management on the White Lund Estate.

Emergency services were called after two men broke into the building and started a fire. CCTV suggested that at least one of the men may have suffered burns and singed clothing.

Award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash, working with its architects Union North, received two more accolades.

The art deco Midland Hotel, which was redeveloped by Urban Splash and reopened in 2008, received a Civic Trust Award, an accolade handed to projects that made an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment.

The building also received a Special Award for Restoration.