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This Site:
Online news and events web site. Carries the most comprehensive and up-to-date events listings for Lancaster, Morecambe and the surrounding area. Contributions welcomed — news items, events information, articles on local issues affecting the Lancaster and Morecambe community etc.

The Best of Lancaster

Local business and community guide and news blog.

BBC Online: Lancashire
BBC Lancashire Online, the online guide for local news, sport, entertainment and community.

Beyond Radio see local radio


The Lancaster Guardian
Post: Lancaster & Morecambe Newspapers Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, Morecambe LA4 4AG
Telephone (newsdesk): 01524 834060
The Lancaster Guardian is owned by Edinburgh-based Johnston Press

The Visitor
Post: Lancaster & Morecambe Newspapers Ltd., Victoria Street, Morecambe LA4 4AG
Telephone (newsdesk): 01524 834092
Stable-mate to the Lancaster Guardian, Morecambe's newspaper
also features some interesting features on historic Morecambe as well as a regular events guide.
The Morecambe Visitor is owned by Edinburgh-based Johnston Press.

Lancashire Evening Post
Post: Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9ZA
Telephone: 01772 254841
Regional daily newspaper with reports on goings-on throughout the area. Pretty Preston-focused.

This is Lancashire
(Includes Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen, which is now online only)
This Is Lancashire is a portal which combines articles from newspapers across the county:
Lancashire Telegraph
The Bolton News
Bury Times
Leigh Journal
Prestwich & Whitefield Guide
Chorley Citizen
Blackburn Citizen
Burnley Citizen
Asian Image
Owned by Newsquest Media Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US based Gannett Inc. Gannett is the USA's largest newspaper group in terms of circulation.
For a list of links to other papers and services owned by NewsQuest, click here.

Lancashire Life
Post: Warrington Regus, Cinnamon House, Cinnamon Park, Crab Lane, Fearnhead, Warrington WA2 0XP
Telephone: (switchboard) 01925 661904
Email addresses for different types of enquiry can be found here. Lancashire Life is the North West region's most widely-read county magazine. First published in 1947, it has established itself as one of the most successful publications of its type in the country and is renowned for its colour photography and fine writing.

Westmorland Gazette
First published in 1818.
Post: The Westmorland Gazette, 1 Wainwright's Yard, Kendal, Westmorland LA9 4DP
Main switchboard 01539 720555
Ulverston office 01229 588634



Garstang Focus and Over Wyre Focus
Post: Ian & Marilyn Mulroy, Village Farm, 194 Park Lane, Preesall, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 0NW
Telephone: 01253 813433
Email (advertising):
Email (editorial):
Monthly magazines covering Knott End, Preesall, Pilling, Stalmine, Hambleton, Scorton, Cabus, Garstang, Catterall, Bonds, Bowgreave, St Michaels and Churchtown
Supported entirely by advertising, the magazines aim to be informative, non-political, non-sectarian, non-controversial but active in promoting a community spirit.

The Family Noticeboard
Post: 20 Manor Rd, Slyne, Lancaster LA2 6JY
Telephone: 01524 824807
Fax: 01524 824807

The Family NoticeBoard is a great source of information for parents, carers and children in and around Lancaster. Now expanding to include the whole family. It is available online and as a free magazine from Tourist Information Centres, libraries, doctor surgeries and other family-friendly outlets.

See also online media



Post: SCAN: Student Comment and News, Lancaster University Students' Union, Slaidburn House, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YA, UK
Telephone: 01524 592613
Fax: 01524 846732
SCAN is the Lancaster University's student newspaper published monthly during term time by the Students' Union.

subtext is an independent email newsletter for those working or studying at Lancaster University.
Email: subtext-editors (at)

87.7 Bailrigg FM
Lancaster University Student Union radio station.
Listen in online. During term time, their 'News on Sunday' show focuses on the Lancaster community and features and guests Lancaster councillors and residents.



Diversity FM
Closed down due to austerity cuts in spring 2012, although the website is still there. Perhaps they're hoping to start up again some time.

The Bay FM
96.9 FM, 102.3 FM, 103.2 FM
Post: PO Box 969, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 3LD
Office: 01524 848747
Studio: 01524 848969
Based in Lancaster — whether you love it or hate it this is our radio and it's very accessible. You can phone 'em on 01524 848969 with requests and notices. Bay Radio DJs also regularly come out to broadcast live from local charity / community events.

BBC Radio Lancashire
93.5 FM, 103.9 FM, DAB
Post: 20–26 Darwen Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. BB2 2EA
Telephone: 01254 262411
Fax: 01254 680821
BBC Radio Lancashire provides 20 hours of news, talk, music, company and entertainment to more than 1.4 million people every day.
They also have a studio at White Cross, Lancaster.

Beyond Radio
Local group in process of applying for a community radio license.
17/12/12: For updates visit their facebook at

87.7 Bailrigg FM
Lancaster University Student Union radio station. You won't be able to hear this unless you are on campus due to its licensing restrictions.





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