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Help Julie Gyi raise funds for life saving cancer treatment

Preston businesswoman Julie Gyi tells NATALIE WALKER how a diagnosis of cancer inspired her to set up a blog to help other people by detailing her battle against the illness, and attempts to raise money for treament abroad
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Angela Davies is taking part in Race for Life with her daughters ten-year-old Alyssa Davies (left) and seven-year-old Lauren Davies

Cancer survivor Alyssa guest of honour at Race for Life

A youngster who has battled leukaemia is rallying women to join the fight against the disease by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
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Archery

Have a go at... Archery

The sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows.

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Bounce Play Centre, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... children's soft play centres

Readers have voted. Here are the top children's play centres in the region.
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Children's play centre

Where are the best children's play centres in Lancashire?

From rolling around in a ball pit, to whizzing down a slide, youngsters love to be let loose in an adventure centre.
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Garstang Ukuele Group playing at Tithe Barn, Garstang.

A uke-ful way to spend an evening

Crowds were cleaning windows and leaning on a lamppost after Garstang Ukulele Group held a fund-raiser at The Tithe Barn.

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Red Rosettes

Have a go at... a cappella singing

Barbershop quartets tend to opt for a cappella singing, without music accompaniment.

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Alistair Grey, Innovation Champion, with compere Lawrence McGinty and award presenter Lord Andrew Mawson

Lancashire medical research teams honoured at awards

Lancashire’s best medical teams were honoured at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.

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Matthew Tomlinson

Lancashire County Council adoption information evening

Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about adoption.

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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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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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