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Wrea Green girl joins Kimberley Walsh as the face of Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx campaign - with VIDEO

A Lancashire youngster who has battled cancer has become the face of a national charity campaign.
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Paul and Maureen Mallon

Garstang Market's cheese stallholders retire after 25 years

Garstang’s best-loved cheese and biscuit traders have said a final goodbye to their customers after serving from behind the counter of their indoor market stall for 25 years.
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Caroline Wareing

Kirkham mum with paralysis nominated for Just Giving Award

A Kirkham woman, who has raised more than £22,000 for Cancer Research UK by cycling 900 miles on a hand-cycle after being paralysed, is in the running for a prestigious national award.

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Ellis Quinn, Hannah Lawrenson, Niamh Kerr, Harriet Kelsall and Katie Morton from Garstang

Garstang Guides show support at Manchester Pride

Girlguiding members from Garstang supported Girlguiding North West England at Manchester’s Pride festival.
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Jorgie Rae-Griffiths with dad Barry Griffiths and mum Lauren McCabe at the charity fun day at The Queen's Arms, in Kirkham

Kirkham community raises thousands for Wesham cancer tot Jorgie

Members of the community have raised more than £20,000 during a weekend of events to help a cancer-stricken tot get life-saving treatment.
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Rory Simpson

The mystical fun of larping across the North West

Can the orks and goblins complete their challenge in defeating the brave warriors in the mythical land?
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The current pricing structure of long-haul holidays is usually based on two adults sharing one room

Virgin Holidays become first to abolish extra charges for single parents

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single parent families to a string of long-haul destinations.

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Jorgie Rae in hospital

Bradley Lowery fund helping brave Jorgie, two, in fight with rare cancer

The love of her parents, the fund-raising efforts of friends and help from the family of tragic tot Bradley Lowery are all helping a little girl in her cancer battle.

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Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Fund-raiser events for Wesham girl Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Members of the community have joined forces to hold a variety of fund-raising events to help a cancer-stricken tot get life-saving treatment.
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The X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry will be coming to Slimefest in Blackpool

More stars on Slimefest line-up

The X Factor winner Matt Terry is the latest act to be added to the line-up for Slimefest this October.
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Blackpool beach

Lancashire recommends... Beaches

Time to get your bucket and spade out.

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The cast of Cinderella at the Grand Theatre, from left Olivia Birchenough, JJ Hamblett, Steve Royle and Melanie Walters

All-star cast shall go to the ball

A boy band idol, kids' TV host and Gavin And Stacey star will join Grand panto favourite Steve Royle in this year's seasonal extravaganza.
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Gavin Howard and Pippa's mum Michelle Cole

Ribbleton man completes peak challenge in memory of his Scorton niece

A devoted uncle has taken on the Peak to Peak Challenge - with a twist - in memory of his niece.

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Family fun

Where are the best free family days out?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Glenn Austin pops the question to Kelly Norris at Lytham Festival - in front of a crowd of thousands

Stunned Kelly says yes in festival's first on-stage proposal

Love was in the air as Lytham Festival's first proposal of marriage took place on stage during the open night's festivities.

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Penny Farm Horse Sanctuary

Lancashire recommends... free family days out

Readers have voted.

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Pixie Lott joins the Slimefest line-up

Voice Kids star Pixie joins Slimefest line-up

Pop starlet Pixie Lott is the latest name to be added to the bill at Slimefest this autumn.

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Reece Sibbald and Pippa Smith as Scarecrow and Dorothy

We're off to see the wizard on the end of the pier

The wooden planks of North Pier are once again transforming into a magical yellow brick road to transport families to a fun performance.

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Ingleton Waterfall Trail

Lancashire recommends.... family days out with entry fees

Readers have voted.

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Elsie and Jim Clark

Inskip and Hambleton couple Elsie and Jim celebrate platinum anniversary

As Jim and Elsie Clark’s paths crossed many times, it was the sight of Elsie on stage that marked the start of a great love story.

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