It only seems only a blink of the eye since we welcomed in 2014 but here we are on the brink of a new year. This year has had its ups and downs - reflected in the felling and subsequent renewal of the Eric Morecambe statue - but on the whole it has been very positive for Morecambe with new beginnings and optimism flowing in the town. Make sure you check out the first six months of our review of the year - it’s on pages 16 and 17 for the highlights.
We can only hope that incidents like the one highlighted on page 1 today - a soldier attacked on a night out - remain isolated incidents. You can only feel for a man returning from his final tour of Afghanistan - and after suffering two family bereavements - being targeted in this way. Let’s hope his Christmas was not completely ruined. Meanwhile, our beaches are under focus with news that a WW2 shell was found washed up - and the dangers of palm oil to our pets.
So this just leaves me and all the staff at The Visitor
to wish you and yours a fantastic 2015. We are a small and dedicated team here to report and celebrate Morecambe and in turn appreciate your continued support. Happy New Year. NICOLA ADAM, EDITOR