Champions of the Great British Cheese

King of the ‘dreamy creamies’ Graham Kirkham has proved top cheese again with Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese crowned champions at the Great British Cheese Awards

The famous standing stones. Picture by Colin Keldie.

Travel review: Orkney, Scotland

Island life is like whisky – an acquired taste. But being real connoisseurs we took on the challenge with gusto as we felt sure we had a vintage on our hands.

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Thomas Hudson, five, and Luke Carter, eight, with mums Jo and Marie

Two families fight to raise £50k to for two life-changing ops

Two families are set to fight side by side as they look to raise more than £50,000 for two life-changing operations.

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Pupils supporting the Pitch In campaign for a new multi-sports pitch at Garstang Community Academy

Pitch in your vote to help grant bid

Fundraisers behind the Garstang Community Academy Pitch in project have launched their latest bid for funds and are calling on the community for support.

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Pokemon Go announce Hallowe’en-themed update for this week

The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Hallowe’en-themed special features.

Record store

Where are the best record shops?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite music shops in the area.
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George Smith, landlord of the No 10 Alehouse, St Annes, celebrates the CAMRA branch pub of the season award with wife Alyson and bar staff

Lancashire Recommends... real ale pubs

Following an online vote, with pubs suggested by readers, here are the results of top real ale houses in the region.

Nintendo Switch games console

Nintendo pins hopes of a return to greatness on new Switch console

Nintendo has revealed details of its forthcoming Nintendo Switch games console, as the company eyes a return to its former greatness.

Michael Bailey and Anne Carter present the 800 cheque to Emma Jacovelli, surrounded by the 2016 tennis tournament finalists

Love scores for St Catherine's Hospice

An annual tennis tournament attracting players from across the Ribble and Fylde has served St Catherine’s another ace after raising £800 for the hospice.

Derian Danni meets Lucy Carter (specialists manager) and Kevin Fitzgerald (duty manager) at the Booths store in Chorley

Pop to the shops and help Derian House

One of Lancashire’s leading supermarket chains has teamed up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to sell its popular audio bedtime story collection.

Rev Ron October 19  Longridge Band 1996, tea and 'Keep calm and carry on'

Origins never fail to fascinate and educate

Origins is one of my themes today but not until I have satisfied one of our Longridge readers who tells me I have not made reference to bands and banding for some 18 months.

Christmas launch at Booths in Garstang

‘Tis the season for food lovers as Booths launches popular Christmas book

Booths has just launched its ever-popular Christmas book. DAVID NOWELL takes a look at what goes into it and the months of work behind the scenes.

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Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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This gorgeous serving dish would be the centre piece on any dining table

When buyers craved Carlton Ware

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at pottery...

Preston Houshold Waste Recycling Centre on Tom Benson Way, Ingol

It will soon be time to drop AND shop at Preston’s recycling centre

A CITY recycling centre is to offer facilitites to not only drop off unwanted goods, but shop for them as well.

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Home buying

Why our Lancashire folk prefer to stay at home

Home is certainly where the heart is as more than half of North West residents have chosen to stay with their natural-born roots. Reporter NATALIE WALKER investigates the migration habits of Lancashire folk.

Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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Garstang Musical Productions present Sister Act

Garstang Musical Productions present Sister Act

Thirty years treading the boards of amateur theatre and this week the cast of Garstang Musical Productions bring to the stageone of their most ambitious shows yet.

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Rev Ron October 12 2016 Broughton crossroads, Avenham Park and Knott End to Fleetwood Ferry

Transporting you back with happy memories

My first picture today is a view of the idyllic past at Broughton crossroads.

Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

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