Being a teen today is a breeze compared to what their parents endured

Having to walk to the video shop to rent a film, fiddling with your TV aerial for hours to get a better signal - and writing hand written essays until your hand hurt are among a list of things modern teens will NEVER have to experience, according to their parents.
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The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications

Only three applications on average for every NHS nursing job

The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show.

The Scomadi Scooter Festival

Scomadi Scooter Festival in Whittingham

Scooter enthusiasts are invited to a two-day festival this weekend.

Jonathan Millward claimed four wickets in helping Longridge to victory against Eccleston

Match report: Eccleston 68ao, Longridge 69-1

Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division

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Charlie Gard's mother Connie Yates arriving at the Royal Courts of Justice in London

Charlie Gard's parents in new High Court fight over taking baby home to die

Charlie Gard's parents are embroiled in a new High Court fight with doctors over the circumstances of the terminally-ill baby's death.

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Nicola Adam

Chips and gravy no more

It is one of the saddest phenomenoms of the year and rarely has a subject united so many.

Nicole Kidman advertising Jimmy Choo

'Sexy' designer shoes beloved by the well-heeled

For two decades Jimmy Choos have been red carpet favourites, adorning the feet of major celebrities and royals alike.

Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and subjected his girlfriend's son, Alex Malcolm, to a brutal attack in Mountsfield Park in Catford, south-east London.

Man who beat child to death for losing trainer is jailed

A man who battered a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.

Generation Game

All new Generation Game looking for Lancashire contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
Domino's Pizza undated handout photo to mark their for their announcement of the agreement with Amazon Echo that will enable voice ordering for customers as it looks to boost slowing sales growth.

Domino's Pizza launches Amazon Echo voice ordering to fight slowing sales

Domino's Pizza has inked an agreement with Amazon Echo that will enable voice ordering for customers as it looks to boost slowing sales growth.

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Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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Leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, Ken Hind and Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

Ambitious plans to promote Ribble Valley being drawn up

Ribble Valley is open for business – that’s the message from the borough council’s new leader.

Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond creators announce plans for new film in 2019

James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

Joe Pasquale is performing at Viva Blackpool on August 11

Joe’s in disguise as a modern day court jester

Not many people come to Blackpool hoping for a rainy day, but that’s what Joe Pasquale wants when he heads to the resort next month.

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A view looking towards Hothersall, where the industrial estate is planned.

Hothersall industrial estate protesters set to pack themselves into council meeting

Protesters fighting against plans for an industrial estate on the Longridge boundary will be out in force at Ribble Valley’s planning meeting this Thursday (July 27).

Blackpool Grand Theatre

‘Gifted and hilarious’ Eddy to headline monthly comedy night

The latest line up for Blackpool’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club has been announced.

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Are you breaking the law

The weird ‘crimes’ you did not know you were committing

The average Brit commits 32 different 'crimes' every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the payment and pocketing incorrect change.
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Photo issued by the Dogs Trust of Peanut, a 10-week-old puppy who is looking for a new home

Abandoned puppy Peanut looking for new home

A 10-week-old puppy found dumped in a box by the roadside is looking for a new home.

Microsoft Paint

Paint drawing tool here to stay, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft has said it will continue to offer drawing program Paint, after appearing to confirm its demise on Monday.

Lesley Garrett

Opera star Lesley’s love for Lytham rings out in message

Opera star Lesley Garrett has hailed the musical production of The Mikado coming to Lytham Hall next month.

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