Putting Lancashire in the picture... colouring books for adults

With Christmas around the corner it is not just children who will be hoping to find a colouring book in their stocking. Louise Busfield investigates the new fashion and leafs through Lancashire’s own colouring book.
Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Rev Ron Decmber 7, Garstang High School Rugby team, Catterall lengthsman Tim and the 'first' computer

I’m upping my game to keep in with rugby fans

My first picture today (above) has been chosen specially as I seem to be in a bit of a scrum!

Denise Park is pictured with Ribble Valley Macmillan chairman Susan Fillary and other members.

Macmillan ladies celebrate fundraising total of £17.5k at festive lunch

A total of £17,500 has been raised for Ribble Valley Macmillan through a variety of fundraisers including a recent Christmas lunch.

Prof Fiona Measham

‘We don’t condone drug use - but let us test if yours are safe’

A controversial pilot scheme to offer clubbers in Preston a chance to check what their weekend drugs contain is due to be launched by a charity in the city centre in the New Year. Brian Ellis talks to the former Lancaster University professor behind the project.

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The damage to the pitch at Roefield.

Sports pitch out of action due to ‘thoughtless’ vandals

Vandals have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to a Clitheroe sports pitch after using it as a race track.

Longridge High School earns Secondary Sports School of the Year at Lancashire Sports Awards 2016

Sporting success for high school

Teachers and pupils are celebrating after being awarded with the prestigious title of Lancashire Secondary Sports School of the Year.

Fulwood Barracks

Don't let this important historic site go

A petition to save an historic barracks still needs your support.

The Marie Curie fundraising group for the Ribble Valley which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised �2,548 at their recent disco/supper held at Whalley Golf Club.

£2.5k plus raised for Marie Curie at Whalley Golf Club event

A Ribble Valley fundraising group for Marie Curie which supports terminally ill people in the area with nursing care raised £2,548 at its recent supper and disco held at Whalley Golf Club.

Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Pictured from left to right are Gemma Wilkinson, of CF Northwest, Steven Johnson, mother Samantha Dickinson with cystic fibrosis sufferer Amelia and father Symon Dickinson.

A grand night out for cystic fibrosis runners

Whalley-based running club RUNNING4CF, whose members pound the highways and byways of Whalley on their Monday night runs raising money for cystic fibrosis, handed over a £1,000 cheque to CF Northwest on Monday.

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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Janet and John books, pre-war medication advert and St Francis School World Book Day 2006

Now book yourself in for very special memories

As we contemplate Christmas books, we think about the characters portrayed in them, and as a child, one letter to Santa was for a Rupert Bear book.

The defendant stole over 80-pounds worth of meat to fund a drug habit, Burnley magistrates court heard.

Fleet-fingered thief meats his fate

A thrift-fingered thief who took two hauls of "easy to sell" meat from a garage was compelled to steal to fund a drug habit, a court has heard.

Little People at the Limes during a gym workout

Keeping fit is child’s play for workers

Could this be the fittest nursery in Longridge?

Special Preston couple - George and Jos Hindle - marking their retirement after fostering for 37 years

Amazing Lancashire couple’s fostering record

MEET Lancashire’s super fosterers. Jos and George Hindle have opened their hearts and home to 241 youngsters since they stared fostering in 1979.

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Rotarians enjoy a behind the scenes tour around Clitheroe's Holmes Mill.

Rotarians enjoy a behind the scenes tour

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? True, that’s what it normally means and there are many places like that in our vicinity but it wasn’t rivers, streams, fields and hills that Clitheroe and Ribblesdale Rotarians were interested in recently.

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