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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.

Lifestyle
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.

Offbeat
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.

Theatre and Comedy
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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Getting the garnish right can make the difference between a 'good' or a great gin and tonic

How to perfect the art of gin drinking

Having been called everything from ‘Mothers Ruin’ to ‘Kill Grief’ and ‘Poverty’, you’d be forgiven for thinking gin would have retreated to the shadows of dingy bar shelves a long time ago.

Whats on
Leanne Hurst goes through her routine in Los Angeles

Abs-fab Leanne stuns the bodybuilding world

Leanne Hurst has muscled her way into international bodybuilding faster than you can say “abs-fab.”

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Will, Dan and Kev show off their new website Impulse

Students launch website to help plan the best night out

A website which tells you where to go on a night out in Preston has been launched by three university students in the city.

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Cocktails

Where are the best cocktail bars?

Are you a martini drinker, or do you fancy a fruity tequila sunrise?
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Cinderella at The Bolton Octagon

Theatre review: Cinderella at Bolton Octagon

It’s nearly Christmas so time for fairy tale offerings from theatres across the land - many fairly predictable and some just a little bit different.

Lifestyle
Tithe Barn manager Gary Kirby with CancerCare community fundraiser Helen Hartin and Roger Barker of Mitchells

Pudding sales will help cancer charity

Sweet-toothed diners can enjoy a guilt-free pudding, knowing they will be supporting a cancer charity.
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Lilac Tree, Walton-le-Dale

Lancashire recommends.... gift shops

Here is a list of top gift shops across Lancashire, as voted by readers and editorial staff
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Tarja Wilson and Dave Padley received their Landscapes For Life awards from County Coun Albert Atkinson

Bowland duo gain coveted Landscapes For Life awards

Two of Lancashire’s most dedicated countryside experts have been formally thanked for their contribution to the Bowland countryside.

Education
Staff at Inspirations, Preston

Children in Need madness

Schools, shops and business have been showing their fun side as part of this year’s big Children in Need fund-raiser.
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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall


Markets

The glamour of Manchester at Christmas

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago, IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester.

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