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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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.
Oliver was more  than happy to swim in his pyjamas at Puddle Ducks West Lancs

A splash for Royal Preston Hospital Baby Beat Appeal

BABIES and young children enjoyed splashing around in their onesies to raise funds for The Baby Beat Appeal.

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is for seaside dwellers like Abi

More than half of North West residents have chosen to stay within their natural-born roots. Reporter Natalie Walker investigates the migration habits of Lancashire folk.


Adoption event to find homes for children

Wyre and Fylde folk are being asked to consider adoption to grow their families..

Sarah Lal with her foster carer Gaynor Brown

Prestigious honour for young woman in foster care

A young woman who is in foster care has been awarded for her tenacious nature in battling through her hearing difficulties.
The Wagging Tail

Lancashire recommends... dog-friendly venues

Thanks for all your online votes.... Here is a list of the top five dog-friendly pubs and cafes, as suggested by readers.
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Family support scheme for those adopting a child

A secure new website area is set to help families after they’ve adopted a child.

REVIEW: Gruffalo’s Child at The Lowry

REVIEW: Gruffalo’s Child at The Lowry

“The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood.”

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The Wrigley Family re-unite at Blackpool Cricket Club

‘It’s one big party with 90 in our family!’

Three generations of a family came together to celebrate in Blackpool – more than 50 years after they were first featured in a newspaper spread.

What sort of parent are you?

Tiger, free-range – the pros and cons of popular parenting styles

What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.

REVEALED: What ACTUALLY happens on a stag do

REVEALED: What ACTUALLY happens on a stag do

If you had the sneaking suspicion your average stag night was just a group of blokes repeatedly getting knocked back from bars before finally gaining entry to their chosen city’s least salubrious establishment for a night of cheap booze and cliched advice giving - you might be right.

Warning ... these could be dangerous

Owners of twins baby carrier urged to stop using it over broken buckle fear

The manufacturer of a specialist baby carrier has been forced to issue upgrade kits for 4,000 units after reports that a key part might fail.

Helen Grimshaw & Faye Devine. Stood up Beki Beer, Caroline Thomson, Aim�e Leahy & Nichola Dawson.

Mummy Hub to give accessible parent support

A group of Blackpool parents have banded together to launch a new ‘Mummy Hub’ to provide top-notch parenting support in Blackpool.

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Have you helped yourself?

7 reasons why parents raid their kids’ piggy banks

Nearly half of parents admit being “piggy bank raiders” who dip into their children’s cash to pay for parking, takeaways, taxis, school trips and the window cleaner.

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‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5 billion a year

Children in the UK will borrow a total of £5billion from their parents to get them on the property ladder in 2016, according to data from Legal & General (L&G).

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What are your worries as a parent?

The 20 modern worries for parents

Having perfect Instagram pictures and well-travelled children are among the top 20 modern-day pressures facing parents, new research reveals.

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Does your smartphone come before your child?

Parents’ smartphone addiction leads to ‘less intelligent’ children

Children’s attention spans are being damaged by the amount of time spent on smartphones... by their parents, according to new research.

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Matthew Tomlinson

Residents urged to consider adopting

Fylde coast residents who could give a home to an older child, or children with brothers and sisters, are being sought this month.

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