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Games Central: A long-awaited and ultimately awesome adventure

This week, The Last Guardian strides onto PS4, Dead Rising 4’s undead carnage is unleashed on Xbox One and Super Mario Maker bounces onto Nintendo 3DS.

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These bears are on sale for just �5 each

Collectable craze perfect for Christmas

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at a popular brand of teddies...

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Miller Park, in Preston

Putting Lancashire in the picture... colouring books for adults

With Christmas around the corner it is not just children who will be hoping to find a colouring book in their stocking. Louise Busfield investigates the new fashion and leafs through Lancashire’s own colouring book.
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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Rev Ron Decmber 7, Garstang High School Rugby team, Catterall lengthsman Tim and the 'first' computer

I’m upping my game to keep in with rugby fans

My first picture today (above) has been chosen specially as I seem to be in a bit of a scrum!

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Garstang Christmas and Victorian Festival.
Pictured are Jo and Lee Birtwistle and their wood baked pizza's.
7th December 2015

The
good
 old
days

Garstang High Street will be all dressed up for the festive season and many of the community too with just five days until the Victorian Christmas Festival.

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Prof Fiona Measham

‘We don’t condone drug use - but let us test if yours are safe’

A controversial pilot scheme to offer clubbers in Preston a chance to check what their weekend drugs contain is due to be launched by a charity in the city centre in the New Year. Brian Ellis talks to the former Lancaster University professor behind the project.

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Supporters of the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Funds with copies of the new book on Catterall, Matthew's mum Paula Hesmondhalgh, second from right

A celebration of Catterall’s forgotten history

Garstang’s southern neighbour, sometimes in the shadow of its northerly big brother, has stepped into the limelight with the publication of a book firmly focused on the village of Catterall.

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Fulwood Barracks

Don't let this important historic site go

A petition to save an historic barracks still needs your support.

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Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

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Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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Janet and John books, pre-war medication advert and St Francis School World Book Day 2006

Now book yourself in for very special memories

As we contemplate Christmas books, we think about the characters portrayed in them, and as a child, one letter to Santa was for a Rupert Bear book.

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Special Preston couple - George and Jos Hindle - marking their retirement after fostering for 37 years

Amazing Lancashire couple’s fostering record

MEET Lancashire’s super fosterers. Jos and George Hindle have opened their hearts and home to 241 youngsters since they stared fostering in 1979.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Jane Booth and Graham Lowe with advice about helping  young people to stay safe on line

Help keep your kids safe online: Essential safeguarding tips from Lancashire experts

As the gift season approaches and young people hope for new phones and other Internet accessing devices two Lancashire safeguarding experts tell Fiona Finch why it’s time for a rethink on just what we tell the children.

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Boca

Lancashire recommends...cocktail bars

Readers have voted - here are the results of our poll for the best cocktail bars in Lancashire.

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