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A new era of mobile banking branches

Lloyds Bank customers in Longridge have been thrown a lifeline with the opening of a number of mobile branches.

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Louise Dewhurst, cancer awareness nurse with Cancer Research UK

Nurse aims to deter cancer with lifestyle tips

A Preston nurse – Louise Dewhurst – has an extensive knowledge of the devastating impact cancer can have on a patient and their families.

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Adam Grayston from Longridge has opened his own gym studio after goign back to college full time at 23 to retrain in health and fitness

Longridge gym opens new doors for Adam

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Adam Grayston would say he’s tried it all and after two years grafting between a total of 11 jobs, he finally landed his feet firmly on the gym floor and has now opened his own studio.

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Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

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Caravan park

Where are the best caravan parks in Lancashire?

With the Bank Holiday weekend around the corner, thoughts turn to a quick and local get-away.

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Whittingham Asylum

Rise and fall of Britain's largest mental asylum

A new project aims to record the 150-year history of Whittingham Hospital. Now a sprawling housing development, Joe Atkin looks at the rise and fall of Britain’s largest mental asylum.

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Booths recipe: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

RECIPE: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

Eating a burger is satisfying ... but it tastes even better when you’ve made it from scratch.

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Destiny 2 is the first full sequel to the 2014 original

Destiny 2 filled with amazing things to do, say developers

The makers of Destiny 2 have said the sequel will be filled with "amazing things to do" as the first gameplay was revealed.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Little Nightmares, Platform PC, Xbox One, PS4, Genre Horror. Picture credit: PA PhotoHandout.

Games Central: The best bad dreams

This week it's horror from Little Nightmares and whimsy from Seasons After Fall on Xbox One, while we try to survive Prey and live as a Black & White Bushido on PS4.
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Students from Oakhill School, Whalley, with staff at Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria where they enjoyed a week of fun.

Adventure time is reward for children's hard work

Learning how to make their own packed lunches was just one of the challenges set for a group of youngsters who enjoyed a trip to Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria.

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Life is a breeze for these plucky students from Oakhill School, Whalley, who rose to the challenge of  a two day expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards.

Intrepid young explorers survive night in the open

Watch our Bear Grylls... a team of adventorous young explorers from the Ribble Valley are hot on your heels.
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Inglewood Boutique, Chorley

Lancashire recommends.... guest houses and B&Bs

Whether you are staying overnight in a different town or need somewhere to put up visiting relatives, here is a list of guest houses and bed and breakfasts as voted by readers.

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Victoria Sewell with her son Louie

'Miracle' baby shows there is a life with Crohn's Disease

After having 18 inches of her bowel removed, Victoria Sewell was unsure if she could have children.
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Max Roberts with The Best Steak in the North West of England Award on behalf of Anderton's Butchers for its Ribble Reward Steak

Anderton’s Butchers is raising the steaks

Longridge butchers firm can honestly claim it has the best steaks in the region

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Geno Eccles performing at The Longridge X Factor

The Longridge X Factor enjoys its first boot camp

The first round of Longridge X Factor’s bootcamp was a rousing success with returning acts warmly welcomed back to the stage.
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Ted Donnelly new president of the Longridge Catenians who cycled from Paris to Lourdes with his eldest daughter for charity HCPT

‘Two wheels Ted’ is new Catenian president

It was a time for celebrations when a caring Catholic group welcomed its new president and also marked two half century anniversaries!

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Bed and breakfast

Where are the best guest houses in Lancashire?

Whether you are staying overnight in a different town or need somewhere to put up visiting relatives, here is a list of guest houses and bed and breakfasts as suggested by readers.

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Bootleg Social

Lancashire recommends... pubs with live music

Readers have voted. Here are the top pubs offering live music.
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Walk Over Cancer

Time to Walk all Over Cancer

People across Lancashire are invited to take on a new fund-raising challenge, Walk All Over Cancer, to help beat the disease sooner.

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Salsa dancing

Have a go at... Salsa dancing

Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and Puertorican Bomba and Plena and other dance forms.

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