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Lancashire recommends... the best beer gardens during a heatwave

There will be plenty of people wanting a beer garden this weekend

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VOTE: Where are the best beer gardens in Lancashire?

This hot weather is certainly making us thirsty.
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Garstangs Fairtrade pioneer and the founder of Fair Trade Towns Bruce Crowther MBE visiting Seoul South Korea in 2013 for the launch of the Fair Trade City campaign

From Garstang to Seoul flying the Fair trade flag across the world

It is now 18 years since the market town of Garstang was recognised as the world’s first Fair Trade Town.

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From contouring  and highlights to fabulous brows , make-up classes are the perfect way to sharpen your looks with the tricks of the trade

Have a go.......at make-up classes

From contouring and highlights to fabulous brows , make-up classes are the perfect way to sharpen your looks with the tricks of the trade

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Alpacasare part of the Camelidae family, which includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas from South America.

Have a go.........at alpaca walking

The Alpaca from Peru may well be known as pack animals and their fleece highly valued for its silkiness but they make great pets too and animal lovers are taking advantage of getting up close and personal with these lovable, sensitive and intelligent creatures

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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
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Britain's female medieval warriors

One way to have a girls’ knight out!

Two swordfighting sisters from the Fylde coast were among the first British women to bring the art of medieval combat to the world stage.

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Volunteers to get chance to monitor CCTV at Wyre Civic Centre in Poulton

CCTV operators are inviting members of the community to monitor the CCTV cameras based at Wyre Civic Centre in Poulton.

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Man and dogs rescued in Knott End mud drama

Man and dogs rescued in Knott End mud drama

Lancashire firefighters went to the aid of a man and his two dogs stuck in mud.

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Power cuts in Lancashire homes

Power cuts in Lancashire homes

Around 500 homes were without electricity today after a power cut.

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Former Lancashire Evening Post studio manager and cartoonist Ken Wignall celebrating his 80th birthday with eldest grandchildren Ben and Sam

Cartoonist Ken Wignall leaves a legacy of laughter

Glowing tributes have been paid to cartoonist and former Lancashire Evening Post art studio manager Ken Wignall - the man who could not stop drawing.
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Simon Rigby outside Premier House

Tycoon extends Guild Hall offer with plans for new studio space

Entrepreneur Simon Rigby is moving his office staff out of Preston’s Guild Hall - to make way for more entertainment events.
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Former Garstang High School pupil Michael Elders, 25, will be out on the road this summer bringing a little slice of Italy to events across the North West.

A little fizz has helped bring young entrepreneur Michael's vespa back to life for a new Lancashire wine bar adventure

Following a bold vision has paid off for Michael Elders as his unique Michelino’s bar business is motoring along nicely......

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£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
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£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
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L-R: Stacey Bone with Tommy Robinson, Bee Taylor with Amelia Bee, Alison Lochner with Heidi Singleton-Hardy

Nursery praised by Ofsted - just months after being told it needs to improve

A children’s nursery in rural Wyre has been praised by an inspector after a turnaround in fortunes.

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The Springfield House Hotel in Pilling could become a health retreat

Springfield House Hotel wedding venue set to become mental health retreat

A Grade II-listed hotel, a popular wedding venue until it closed late last year, is set to be turned into a mental health retreat.

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Resident taken to hospital after fire breaks out in basement of house in Knott End

One person was taken to hospital after breathing in smoke when a fire broke out in a basement of a house in Knott End.

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Janet Williams with her sons Lee and Philip

‘We weren’t told it may harm our children’

A mum whose two children were born with disabilities, because of a drug she took to control her epilepsy, has welcomed government plans to partially ban the controversial treatment.
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Rev refs May 2018 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Trolleybus, Wyrebank Basin, Bilsborrow Children's Festival, former conductor of the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band Derek Broadbent and a plate of sandwiches

REV RON GREENALL: A piece of history rich in filling

My first act today is to give you a postcard impression of the Drury Lane’s Theatre in London, for the first production here took place during this week in 1663.

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