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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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Rev reflections February 8 - Preston potato man, Gem Store advert Preston and St Thomas Primary School, Garstang school cup winners

Heavenly memories of hot potatoes and space

Did you, or do you still like to buy a bag of hot potatoes in town and warm your hands on them as well as enjoy eating them?

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Charity shop

Where are the best charity shops in Lancashire?

As more and more people are turning to charity shops for buying furniture, electrical goods and clothes, we want to know where the best ones are.

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Jason Wheeler

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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Mark Menzies at Preston Station

Rail firm rapped for great train ‘robbery’

Rail bosses have refused to back down over a Lancashire fares scandal being dubbed the “great train robbery.”

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Michael Wan's Mandarin

Lancashire recommends... Chinese restaurants

Readers have voted. Here are the best Chinese and Cantonese eat-in restaurants.
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Celebrity gardener Christine Walkden opening The Glasshouse in Ribchester

Christine Walkden’s green passion keeps on growing

Gardening is not something you would associate with Dame Vera Lynn, but Lancashire horticulturist Christine Walkden once uncovered a mutual love of all things flowery and green.

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