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IKEA food without the furniture shopping? Yes please!

IKEA has released plans to extend their London venture of food-only outlets.

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Harry Potter fan Issy Simpson

Britain's Got Talent comes to Blackpool

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell will be left completely stumped by an eight-year-old's magic tricks when the show moves to Blackpool tonight.

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Grunge lost a legend in this year

1994: A look back at the big stories

This week in 1994, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died in a New-York City hospital four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81.
Lifestyle
Recipe from the Walled Garden Restaurant at Barton Grange, Preston

RECIPE: Spring lamb is now at its best...here’s how to enjoy

Now that spring has finally arrived we can make the most of the beautiful seasonal lamb that will be available in Lancashire’s fine butchers and local supermarkets.

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Kylie Minogue

Not so emotional downloads

Music might be the food of love but it’s also the soundtrack to many a dodgy memory throughout my life.

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Customers are asked to return packets of the beans. 
Pic: Food Standards Agency

Food recall after pieces of metal found in trimmed beans

A major supermarket is recalling packets of trimmed beans over fears that they contain pieces of metal.
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What's the title of Kevin Bacon's new TV show?

Kevin Bacon has said he is enjoying making people say the name of his new Amazon TV series, I Love Dick.

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Myerscough College Farrier students at work

County students shape a future in ancient craft

The art of farriery might seem like an ancient craft but caring for the hooves of a horse is critical for their health and wellbeing and at Myerscough College a team of apprenticeships are eager to break into the industry.

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75 years of wedded bliss for James and Ethel Burrow

Love is everlasting for James Burrow and his wife Ethel.
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Police take positions on the Champs Elysees after the shooting (AP)

Paris police officer killed and two injured in suspected terrorist shooting

A police officer has been killed and two others injured in a suspected terrorist shooting in the centre of Paris.

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Wanted for kidnap and robbery: Andrew Evans

Man wanted after gunpoint kidnapping of elderly couple

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a dangerous man after a couple in their late seventies were subjected to a horrifying kidnap ordeal.

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April frosts are not unusual

Gardeners warned over April frost this weekend

Gardeners are being warned of widespread frost this weekend, which could hit tender plants and fruit blossom.

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Crime and mystery take star billing for spring

Book reviews: Crime and mystery take star billing for spring

Crime fiction fans are in for a treat as a new season of reading gets off to a murderous start.

Arts
Northern services will be disrupted

Passengers warned to expect disruption ahead of third Northern Rail strike

More disruption is expected on rail services across Lancashire when guards stage a third walkout.

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Alistair Higgins and the cast of Dreamboats And Petticoats, heading to Blackpool Opera House this week

Musical marathon is a dream tour to play

For 10 years, baby boomers have been reliving their youth through the CDs celebrating the music of the 50s and 60s.

Theatre and Comedy
Clive Grunshaw

Police cannot continue to 'pick up slack' from public service cuts

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed a national report highlighting the pressure on forces to ‘pick up the slack’ from other public services.

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The scene at junction 28 after the crash

UPDATE: Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after 10 vehicle smash

One man was taken to hospital with "serious" injuries following a 10 vehicle smash on the northbound M6.
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People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan

How much does the UK spend on overseas aid, and which countries get the most?

Here are some key statistics on the UK's overseas aid budget:

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Monkey is set to return to our screens in 2018

Cult TV show Monkey is back!

If you grew up in the late 70s or early 80s, this news is magic.
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Dave Prowse, as the Green Cross Code Man in 1981

“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren't safe crossing the road on their own until they're 14, say scientists.
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