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Hitting all the right notes with Blackpool tribute to war victim

What’s the connection between the Blackpool Tower Circus’ musical director and a talented violinist who was killed in the First World War?


Are you a fan of Call of Duty? When will the new Call of Duty WW2 map pack come out for Xbox One and PS4? What will be included in the new game?

One of the world's most popular games is about to get a whole lot better.

Parkinsons Outfitters, 1973

Barry Band: Memories of Blackpool shop work in the 50s and 60s

Last week’s piece about Blackpool’s Church Street in the 1950s and 60s started a conversation about the junior shop assistants who kept our shopping streets looking smart.

The crew of the Silver Song in April 1961 on the Norfolk Broads. Phil Crossley and Bill Taylor

Reunion afloat for Five Men In A Boat

When five Blackpool school pals hatched a plan to embark on a river cruise holiday on the Norfolk Broads, little did they know they’d (almost) be recreating the trip some 56 years later.


Historic Fleetwood: Exploring port’s past

When we think of historical Fleetwood, it is usually the famous docks and the fishing industry which spring to mind.


From creme brulee to prawn cocktails: Classic dinner party menus from the 1950s to the 2000s

Safe to say, a lot of these dishes are seriously retro.

The stylish Absalon Hotel on Helgolandsgade, Vesterbro.

Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital

A large chunk of our great continent which has eluded me until now is Scandanavia, so when I took the plunge and decided to visit Copenhagen, in a country thought to be one of the happiest in the world, I couldn’t wait to get there.

Have a go..........Best places for trampoline fitness classes in Lancashire

Looking for a fun new work out for 2018? Your local trampoline park could have just the class to spring you into action, a brilliant way to keep fit, lose weight, build core strength and all while having fun

These are the top 10 Volkwagen GTI models of all time

Over the past 50 years, three letters have resonated deeply in the motoring world - GTI. Applied to some of the greatest road cars of all time, it's come to represent a genuinely involving driving experience

Mark and Linda Binns

Dream wedding with special vows for couple

Mark Binns moved his life to Blackpool to be with Linda Dickson.
Tom Kerridge's courgette and cardamom cake from his new book Lose Weight For Good

How to make Tom Kerridge's courgette and cardamon cake

Yes, you can have dessert on a diet.
Gardening gauntlets cream leather and English rose linen

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gloves

We look at 5 of the best garden gloves

T12 Body Transformation, Marton

The top ladies-only gyms in Lancashire

Here is a list of the best women only gyms and fitness centres in Lancashire, as voted by readers.
Rev Ron reflections Jan 15 2018 Avenham Park ice skating, St Walberghs steeple, Preston, Ribble Valley bus Preston to Longridge, cotton reel projects, Spangles advert and box cart

REV RON GREENALL: Recycling times and a sweet piece of Preston nostalgia

We all know the phrase “You’re skating on thin ice.”

Rev Ron January 2 2018 - morning window knocker

REV RON GREENALL: January mornings and the changing face of the alarm clock

It is hard to get up and to work on time these cold January mornings, and my first nostalgic picture is a sight familiar in my childhood.

Rev reflections january 8 2018 - Parkinsons pills, spacehopper, Turner's coal horses, Bilsborrow Sunday School 30 years ago, Blackpool Central Pier 1870s, Blackpool Opera House 1947, GKER model train

REV RON GREENALL: Holidays in the real Coronation Street of Blackpool

It is a long time since I had sugar soap applied to scuffed knees, but it always worked in moving the grit and impurities from the wounds.

Female friendly gym

Where are the best ladies only gyms in Lancashire

A lot of women feel more confident working out in a female-only environment.

Journalist Carrie Gracie outside BBC Broadcasting House in London after she turned down a �45,000 rise, describing the offer as a "botched solution" to the problem of unequal pay at the BBC. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 8, 2018. Gracie said she told the corporation she wanted equality, rather than more money, and was determined not to help the organisation "perpetuate a failing pay structure by discriminating against women". See PA story MEDIA Gracie. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Seeking pay equality across the board in Lancashire

The gender pay gap has dropped to almost half the national average in the North West’s technology and digital industries, new research has found.

Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams rides into Blackpool for the 2017 live auditions at the Opera House

Grab your seats for Britain's Got Talent's Blackpool auditions - see Simon Cowell and co on show's resort return

The best of British variety will be at the Opera House this week - as hit TV show Britain's Got Talent launches its new series in the resort.
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Great Eccleston pinfold

Lancashire's strangest listed buildings

Two walled yards, one just outside Broughton and the other in Great Eccleston, might well be the strangest listed buildings in Lancashire.

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