Nation's oldest shop could close

A Ribble Valley village faces losing one of its long standing legacies - unless a last minute buyer steps forward.


Nintendo Switch games revealed as launch looms

Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch is out in just over a month’s time and a host of games have been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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Macdonald Gisborough Hall Hotel

Travel review: Guisborough, England

Opinion is divided over Brexit – but one thing is for sure – it’s a great way of making sure we stay home and explore the incredible nation that is Great Britain.

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Kamal Kaan and Rohit Gokani

New Lowther show cooks up a storm

A brand new production, which is part play, park cookery demonstration, will be visiting the Lowther Pavilion as part of its UK Tour.

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Red Rose Club ladies present a cheque for �450 to East Lancs Hospice.

Donation supports hospice’s vital work

The Red Rose Social Club proved they were blooming amazing – by handing over a cheque for £450 to East Lancashire Hospice.

Chorley man wins big on the Irish lottery

Lucky numbers measure up to big lotto win

A Chorley forklift driver has won £186,000 on the Irish Lotto after using the numbers of the metric measurements he applies in his everyday work.

A time of the year for weather issues

It is an astounding thing to realise that the first national lottery in England was not in our time but on this day in 1569 and held in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, with all the proceeds going to public works.

Lancashire has more dogging sites than any other county in the UK

Welcome to Lancashire - dogging capital of the UK

As national titles go, Lancashire’s latest is hardly one to get excited about.

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Laughs aplenty at travel show

Laughs aplenty at travel show

If you’re looking for a distraction from the dismal January weather then the Winter Gardens might have the trick.

Motivated Fitness, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... top independent gyms

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular independent gyms in the area.

Flashback: (from left)  Architect John Puttick, leader of Lancashire County Council  Coun Jennifer Mein and Jerry Glover, senior consultant for Preston Youth Zone -  celebrated last year as initial plans were announced to revamp Preston Bus Station

Ice rink or concert venue? Plans for Preston bus station forecourt are submitted.

A PROPOSED new public square in front of Preston Bus Station could have a dual life as an outdoor concert venue or an ice rink and mini market.

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The Dunes Cafe, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... great places to go for a fry-up

Readers have voted and here are the top places to go for an English breakfast.

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Running machine at the gym

Where are the best gyms in Lancashire?

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular gyms in the area.

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Commodore 64

The future is retro: could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on the wish lists of many this Christmas, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.
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snowdrift in Garstang in 1940,  Church Street Preston decorated for the 1952 Preston Guild and the mayoral procession in Longridge from a decade ago

Memories of cold days leave me in a shiver...

In this, my first offering of 2017, I wish all readers a very happy new year. As I begin my new diary, I am forcefully reminded the calendar is not the sole preserve of astronomer, accountants, for almost the whole span of human history the cycles of nature and the stars, have been the inspiration of poets, writers, and historians alike.

AS IT WAS: The Gate of Bengal restaurant

Popular restaurant at Broughton crossroads set to reopen months after closure

A popular Preston restaurant is to reopen with its former team back in charge.

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The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
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That Comic Shop

Lancashire recommends.... comic book stores

Here is our guide of the best comic book and games stores in the region.
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English breakfast

Where is best to go for a full English breakfast?

Nothing like a good fry-up to ease a hang-over, or to set us up for the day.
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