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Where are the best record shops?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite music shops in the area.
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Enjoying the water park at Yelloh L'Ocean Breton

Magnifique French adventure

I’m not a camper.
Howick Park House

Halloween events across Lancashire


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Bill and Dorothy Thompson travelled together on a train to Edinburgh recently to revisit where they met 70 years ago

Romantic visit back to where it all began

When Dorothy Thompson used to travel to Edinburgh as a teenage clerical worker during the war she often had to sit in the luggage rack.

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George Smith, landlord of the No 10 Alehouse, St Annes, celebrates the CAMRA branch pub of the season award with wife Alyson and bar staff

Lancashire Recommends... real ale pubs

Following an online vote, with pubs suggested by readers, here are the results of top real ale houses in the region.

T-Rex invasion

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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Dave Smith, Openreach; Paul Thomson, RSM from the Artillery Centre in Larkhill; Tony Palin, army veteran; Jamie Bacon, Openreach

Team take on tour of 92 football stadiums

Four ex-military mates will be hitting Blackpool’s football ground today as part of their tour of 92 league football grounds, within 92 hours to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

The picturesque scenery of Krakow.

Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.

Si King and Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers.

Hairy Bikers’ new fare

“Why did the chicken cross the road, roll in the mud, come back across the road, and then cross the road again and roll in the mud again?” asks one half of The Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers, eyes glinting.

Brown Long-eared Bat on a wall.

Go batty in the garden - 10 ways to help boost bat numbers

They may conjure up images of ghostly goings-on around Halloween time, but bats should be welcomed into our gardens.

Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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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.

Halloween at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of 10 fun things to do next weekend.
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Councillors Graham Cain and Jim Hobson with members of the New Rove Residents Association

Pavement warning to lazy dog owners

Two Blackpool councillors have been using a striking message to stand up against rogue dog owners in South Shore.

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Britain In Bloom judges Geraldine King and Andrew Jackson in Freckleton to judge it for national best small town awards, with Sue Lee, chairman and Christine Graham, secretary

Blooming marvellous! Lancashire takes clutch of Britain in Bloom awards

It is official – Lancashire has some of the most beautiful spaces in the country.

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St Nicholas Church, Wrea Green, 1958

Genius behind hundreds of county’s finest landmarks

You could describe him as one of the men who built Lancashire.

An old picture of Marton Library, from 1932

New lease of life for old library

This once grand-looking building had fallen into despair.


Eric and Ernie statue brings resort sunshine

Family members, VIPs and hundreds of members of the public gathered at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool for the official unveiling of the new Morecambe and Wise statue.

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Virgin is hoping to resume it's direct service to London once work is complete

Rail firm reveals weekend shutdown plans

Rail passengers travelling between Blackpool and Preston are set to suffer more disruption with Network Rail planning months of weekend closures.

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