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Asda launch massive toy sale with up to 50% off big brands

With only 94 days left until Christmas Asda is getting parents prepared for the big day by launching a massive toy sale with up to 50 per cent off toys such as Power Rangers and Paw Patrol.

Business
Dame Judi Dench is supporting World's Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
News

Couple caught romping on CCTV in Domino's warned they could face jail

A couple caught on CCTV having sex in a Domino's takeaway have been warned they are facing the possibility of a custodial sentence.
Offbeat
An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Book review: An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Twenty-three books in and Anne Perry’s brilliantly conceived William Monk Victorian mystery series is as fresh and invigorating as ever.
Arts
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Coaster thrills spill over into the night with late riding special

Late night riding returns to Blackpool Pleasure Beach this weekend, with the park open from 10am until 10pm tomorrow.

Whats on
Reverend & the Makers will be dropping in to Action Records

Record store signing for Reverend & The Makers

For a little independant record shop on Church Street in Preston, Action Records stand head and shoulders with the big boys.

Music
Basic check-ups which highlight potential major health issues early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.
It is the premise of the last year of work that senior lecturer in Preventative Medicine at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Simon Alford, has been beavering away at.

Health checks could be on offer at leisure centres and supermarkets

Basic check-ups which diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.

News
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Clear your diary - the world might end tomorrow!

Clear your diaries folks - we have a big day tomorrow (Saturday, September 23), when all life as we know it may end.

Offbeat
William G Stewart and his wife Laura arriving at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Fifteen to One presenter William G Stewart dies at 84

Former Fifteen To One presenter William G Stewart has died at the age of 84, a representative has said.

Arts
Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Health
The fountain fight between Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, and Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon

Viewers are very happy with Corrie's new extra episode

Coronation Street fans have shown their approval of the show's new double-bill Wednesdays as its debut brought an extra half hour of wedding drama to screens.

Arts
Four out of 10 admitted to running the shower for at least a minute before getting in

Most people do not worry about how much water they use

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.
Business
Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

Health
The average price of a pint rose by 6p

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

Whats on
Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Crime
La La Land In Concert is coming to Blackpool Opera House

Orchestra will bring La La Land to life on Opera House stage

The Oscar-winning score of musical movie La La Land will be brought to life on stage.

Theatre and Comedy
Danielz in T-Rextasy

T.Rextasy pay tribute to Marc Bolan on 40th anniversary of his death

This month marks an important anniversary for fans of T.Rex - it’s 40 years since the legendary musician Marc Bolan was killed in a car crash, just a fortnight before his 30th anniversary.

Music
Lethal Bizzle. Picture by Dan Medhurst.

Pier Jam to close with Lethal Bizzle

Oi! grime star Lethal Bizzle will bring this year’s Pier Jam sessions to a close at North Pier this weekend.

Music
Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

Book review: Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

In an age of digital overload, what a joy to pick up a book of verse and immerse yourself in the words, truths, language and rhythms that have struck a chord with generations of poetry lovers.
Arts
Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School by Barry Hutchison

Book reviews: Cool ghouls, a faint-hearted vampire and royal rabbits

Autumn is here and time to escape into a magical world of reading with a special ‘dark nights’ selection of exciting new children’s books.

Arts
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