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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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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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Gravy wrestling

County’s ongoing appetite for weird and wacky events

For some parts of Britain, sporting activity extends to football, rugby or perhaps a little cricket - but here in Lancashire we like our events a little more unusual.

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Craig and Katie up the Tower where he asked for her hand.

Craig pops towering question 150m in air

When Craig Davies decided to propose to his sweetheart it was lucky they both had a head for heights.

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Caden Shaw, seven, with mum Charlotte

'My baby boy was all alone': Probe after pupil walks out of school

A seven-year-old boy with severe autism managed to walk out of his school unseen yesterday – despite being under one-to-one supervision.

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Jack Swarbrick, 94, with 70-year-old great grandma Joan Sutcliffe, 49-year-old grandma Heather Hall, 29-year-old dad Simon Hall, and baby Eliza

Baby Eliza completes family’s perfect set

The birth of a baby girl made this Christmas very special for one family.

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Ladies night at Dobbies - left to right Michelle Evans, Bobby Fotheringham, Amanda Coulton, Adam Pritchard.

Plenty of fun and frolics at festive night out meant just for the ladies

Dobbies Garden Centre’s Christmas party season was in full swing with its annual ladies’ night.

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Boxing Day run

Top things to do this weekend

Here is our guide of what to do this weekend.
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Showzam, Blackpool

What fun lies ahead in 2017?

After the fast-paced antics of Christmas, the new year can look gloomy. But it’s time to get your new diaries out and pencil in some dates as here is our guide of upcoming events to look forward to:
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Roast dinner - North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood

Lancashire recommends.... good places to go for a Sunday roast

A Sunday roast is pivotal to a good family get together. Readers have voted - here are the top places to get a tasty roast.
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Mission Christmas

Make it your mission to help children this Christmas

Booths supermarket is supporting an annual toy appeal organised by Cash for Kids children's charity.

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Sunday roast

Where is best to go for a Sunday roast?

Yorkshire puds, gravy and tender meat.
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Kiddiroo, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... toy shops

From toy cats, Pokemon and peddle Lamborghinis, we have found five of the most popular toy shops in Lancashire.

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Santa at Haigh Hall

Top 10 things to do at the weekend

Here is our guide of upcoming events this weekend.
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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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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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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.

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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.

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Adoption

Adoption event to find homes for children

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

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