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Lancashire's weird and wonderful Pancake Day traditions

Pancake Day is upon us and local historian Keith Johnson reveals the strange Lancastrian rituals once celebrated at this time of year
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Ian Billington (left) and Graham Smith outside Sunderland's Stadium of Light - No 7 on their list of 92 grounds

Charity goal for fans’ pilgrimage

Football fans Ian Billington and Graham Smith have set themselves an ambitious goal of visiting all 92 league grounds in just 92 hours.

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Tapas at Ziggy's

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire.
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How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
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The Prince Arthur Hotel, and on Moor Lane Powells biscuit offices and former works., the new student accommodation proposed for the site and the view over St Thomas Church

Serving up television and sport from the old days

If I talk about the world famous game called Sphrastrike having its anniversary tomorrow, you will no doubt tell me to take a drop more water with my medicine.

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Line dancing

Have a go at.... line dancing

Line dancing is practiced and learned in country-western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms. It accompanies many popular music styles since the early 1970s including pop, swing, rock and roll, disco, Latin, rhythm and blues and jazz.

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Shaun Gash during a recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
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Gin Festival is coming to Blackpool

National gin festival will be quite the tonic

Gin lovers of Blackpool rejoice, the UK’s original Gin Festival is visiting the town for the first time ever.

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Brabin's, Chipping

Brabin's Shop and Tea Room saved from closure

Britain’s longest trading shop will remain open as new tenants are to move in this week.

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Members of Ribcaged

Youth group for Ribcaged Productions

Ribcaged Productions Limited is launching a new primary aged youth theatre group.

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Ribble Valley Country and Leisure Park, Paythorne near Gisburn owned by Park Leisure

Leisure park in new £1.3m deal

A Ribble Valley luxury holiday home company has secured a multimillion pound partnership deal to fuel further expansion.

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Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Brendan Cole All Night Long

Brendan Cole All Night Long

I may not have been alone on this Valentine’s date with a difference but my evening with Brendan Cole was certainly one to remember.

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The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

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Kevin Poynton, from Lancashire Freemasons, handing over a certificate to acknowledge a grant of 30,000 to Cath Stanley, chief executive of the Huntingtons Disease Association and her staff

Organisation for people with Huntington's disease gets cash boost

An advisory service in the North West for people with Huntington’s disease can continue to take new referrals thanks to a £30,000 grant from Lancashire Freemasons.

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Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted - here are the top charity shops in Lancashire

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Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre

Have a go at... Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.

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Rev Ron February 15 Red Maple flag of Canada, night soil worker, washing equipment

Flagging up fascinating facts from years gone by

I use my first picture (right) because on this day in 1965, this red maple symbol became the new flag of Canada.

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Valentines Day card published in 1907. Image courtesy of  www.postcardcollecting.co.uk

St Valentine's Day through the ages

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at how Lancastrian lovebirds celebrated St Valentine's Day in years gone by

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Yummy Cupcake Company owner  Jen Cavanagh shows off her delicious delights, the recipes for which can be found in Jens book, A Decade of Cake.

Lancashire baker's new book is the icing on the cake

A popular baker is bidding farewell to the popular Yummy Cupcake Company, after 10 years of baking sweet treats for the people of Lancashire.
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