Baby Eliza completes family’s perfect set

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

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.

Boxing Day run

Top things to do this weekend

Here is our guide of what to do this weekend.
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:
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.
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.
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.

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