Once again the Nice n’Sleazy punk festival has taken over Morecambe, with all the sights, sounds , piercings andmulti-coloured lacquer heavy hairstyles of the punk era.
It would be a real shame if - as organisers hinted in last week’s Visitor - this would be last festival of its kind in the resort as events like this really just shout ‘Morecambe’.
Let us hope the event can be retained in some form for the future.
The damage that has been caused by the concerted campaign of hate and harassment on a Morecambe woman has to be read to be believed.
It is hard to understand the depth of malice that triggered such action - and the depths of humiliation suffered by victim Rachel Lyne. I hope that now the ruling has been made and sentences doled out, that Rachel can resume her life and repair the damage to her life and relationships with her family.
It is always shocking when violent crime occurs on our own doorstep. The robbery at the bookmakers by armed and hooded axe wielding raiders on Thursday was an unusual incident for the town and police have acted quickly to make arrests.
Our thoughts are with the shocked and in one case, injured, staff members who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If you saw anything, pleas eget in touch with police. The full story is on page three. N
ICOLA ADAM, EDITOR