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British meals could soon be consigned to the history books

Traditional British dinners could soon be a thing of the past, as Britons now officially PREFER foreign food, according to a new study.

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Quality Street first hit the shelves in 1936

Sweet news for Quality Street fans as Toffee Deluxe returns for Christmas

Nestle's Toffee Deluxe chocolate is returning to Quality Street tubs in time for Christmas after its removal last year caused uproar among confectionery fans.

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It's gin o'clock

Cheers! It's International Gin and Tonic Day - again

If you're partial to Mother's Ruin today will need no explaining – it's International Gin and Tonic Day.

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Rubis Chocolate Wine

Aldi is combining two delicious products this Christmas with release of its chocolate wine

Sweet tooth Brits are about to have their wishes answered this festive season as Aldi unveils a new chocolate wine.

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Swim with sharks

Lancashire recommends... dare devil activities

From swimming with sharks to taking to the skies, here is a list of daring things to try.
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Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.
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Labelled 'extra dry'

Affordable organic prosecco from Lidl? We've put it to the test

Lidl have launched a limited edition organic prosecco giving wine lovers everything they need.

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Mark Aspinwall, Graeme Moore, William Foster and Jordan Catterall.

Lancashire cyclists take on 140-mile challenge in honour of Wigan dad Chris Cowley

A team of Lancashire cyclists have taken on a daunting bike ride for in honour of a man who died of bone cancer.

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The scout and guide hut in Kepple Lane, Garstang

Ex-Garstang Mayor's scouts HQ proposals scrapped

Controversial plans unveiled by a former Garstang mayor to transform the town's scout and guide headquarters into a new state-of-the-art community facility, have been dumped - just days after the idea became public.
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Cocoon Travel Blanket

Gear review: First Ascent travel aids

Travel is fun and broadens the mind. But you have to be comfortable to enjoy it or all the fun just disappears!

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GBBO’s Martha Collison creates four-minute recipes to fill ad breaks

The return of the nation’s favourite baking show has seen the nation dust off their utensils and get back into the full spirit of the tent – but there’s one big difference this year that has everyone talking. The advert breaks.

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GALLOWAY'S APPEAL: The challenges of getting on a bus

Getting the bus when you can hardly see is a daunting task.
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Left to right: Simon Mulholland and Chris Vaughan cycled 170 miles for two charities

Office to office cycle ride for CRY in memory of Stevie Wiggins

Two Lancashire men have raised more than £2,000 for two great causes.
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Sheep grazing outside Sellafield, formerly Windscale

Nuclear bomb dream that led to disaster at Windscale

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in British history – an incident which spread panic among Lancashire’s farmers, fishermen and tourism industry. Jessica Hay looks back
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Book club

Have a go at... Attending a book club

Group meetings to discuss books and share your thoughts about literary works.

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Indian dish

Lancashire recommends... Indian take-aways

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Galloway's Society for the Blind hosts a Low Vision Roadshow in Preston and Chorley

A blind charity is hosting Low Vision Roadshows across the county.

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Sean Hindle at the new Voodoo Bar in Fox Street, Preston

Voodoo out to put a spell on drinkers

New bar Voodoo is aiming to cast a spell on partygoers when it opens in Preston in the next couple of weeks.

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14 pints of beer a day, and it wasn't weak

Beer 'as much of a dietary staple as bread' in 16th century

Beer was ranked alongside bread as the most important dietary staple in early modern Ireland, and some workers were granted a daily allowance of 14 pints of ale, a study has found.

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The super spicy dish, titled the Volcanic Vindaloo

Morrisons launches the UK's 'hottest' supermarket curry

When it comes to spicy food, can you handle the heat?

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