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Putting Lancashire in the picture... colouring books for adults

With Christmas around the corner it is not just children who will be hoping to find a colouring book in their stocking. Louise Busfield investigates the new fashion and leafs through Lancashire’s own colouring book.
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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Garstang Christmas and Victorian Festival.
Pictured are Jo and Lee Birtwistle and their wood baked pizza's.
7th December 2015

The
good
 old
days

Garstang High Street will be all dressed up for the festive season and many of the community too with just five days until the Victorian Christmas Festival.

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Supporters of the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Funds with copies of the new book on Catterall, Matthew's mum Paula Hesmondhalgh, second from right

A celebration of Catterall’s forgotten history

Garstang’s southern neighbour, sometimes in the shadow of its northerly big brother, has stepped into the limelight with the publication of a book firmly focused on the village of Catterall.

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Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Travel
Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Offbeat
Henry Hare, 1938

From motorbikes to spitfires

Fylde veteran John Hare was among several alumni to join the AKS service of remembrance, but the only person who still remembers some of the school’s pupils listed on the war memorial.

Nostalgia
Early 20th century Preston entertainer Eugene Earle

Musician immortalised at port

John Eugene Richards Earle was born around 1878, possibly in South Wales, though his origins are difficult to trace.

Nostalgia
Porlock Weir.

Travel review: Moor the merrier in Exmoor

Can’t decide between moorland and coast for your next holiday destination? Are you looking for a place that has castles, family attractions and stunning scenery right on the doorstep?

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Rick Stein.

Rick Stein's simmering with enthusiasm in new book

Rick Stein’s latest foodie mission, Long Weekends, is all about enjoying life’s simpler pleasures.

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Dingle Garden, Powys.

6 places to de-stress with a winter walk this Christmas

Take a break from Christmas shopping, list-making and party planning by enjoying the best of winter gardens nationwide.

Lifestyle
Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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Revolutionary new rollercoaster to weave its way around Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach bosses have promised thrills to match the Big One and more as work began on a revolutionary new rollercoaster.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
Lifestyle
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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The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Bard’s wit shines through in Much Ado

Review: Much ado about nothing at Manchester Opera House

Nicola Adam

It would be easy to assume that sitting down for an evening of Shakespeare, provided by the impossibly British and established RSC, would be an entirely serious affair dominated by brooding soliloquys and dashing over-wrought drama - this is anything but.

Theatre and Comedy
St Catherine's Hospice santa dash

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of what is happening this weekend.
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Boca

Lancashire recommends...cocktail bars

Readers have voted - here are the results of our poll for the best cocktail bars in Lancashire.

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