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Keeping Lancashire's canal locks running is an important job

In the second of our features on unique jobs that have stood the test of time, NATALIE WALKER speaks to a lock keeper who ensures canal boaters can travel across Lancashire’s waterways.
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One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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The ladies on their annual trip to the Royal Ascot which will help raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Charity

Hats off to Ladies Day fundraisers

Fund-raisers are betting on yet another fantastic trip to the Royal Ascot Ladies Day to help raise vital funds for local cancer patients and are inviting more people to join them.

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Tom Zanetti will join Fatman Scoop as headliners at Prestfest in July

City lands Tom and Scoop for Prestfest

Two international stars will be topping the bill at this year’s Prestfest on the city’s Flag Market in July.

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Children's play centre

Where are the best children's play centres in Lancashire?

From rolling around in a ball pit, to whizzing down a slide, youngsters love to be let loose in an adventure centre.
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Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Guests enjoying the Sweetheart Ball in aid of The Baby Beat Appeal at Royal Preston Hospital

Sweet occasion in memory of Winnie

A mum who lost her baby girl eight years ago raised more than £5,000 through a heart-warming event with family and friends.

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Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs.

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Ribby Hall recipe. Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

RECIPE: Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

Michael Noonan, head chef at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, has enjoyed an illustrious career, including working at the Sydney Opera House.

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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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Mark Cowin taking part in the IRONMAN triathlon. Photo by (c)Finisherpix.com

Director for Sign Build takes on challenge for Cash for Kids

A Preston businessman has conquered one of the most challenging and physically demanding single-day sporting events in the world.

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Samuel Davis  officially opened the Baby Beat's Little Ted's Room, with his parents Spencer and contractors from AMEON Ltd, D&G Builders, FWP and Red Accoustics in 2015

Little Ted's Room appeal fund-raising is gathering pace

A major fund-raising drive to soundproof all rooms in the delivery suite at Royal Preston Hospital has broken past the half way barrier.
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Craig Parkinson at work

Meet the man who makes a job out of mole hills

In the first of our features on unique jobs that have stood the test of time to keep people employed well into the 21st Century, NATALIE WALKER speaks to Craig Parkinson, who is kept busy by moles.
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A misty view of Lake Windemere from Waterhead

Travel review: The Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

A good hotel should be a treat, and the Waterhead Hotel at the top of Lake Windermere in Ambleside always manages to live up to both parts of that equation.

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DanceSyndrome Wins Not-For-Profit Award at Red Rose Awards

DanceSyndrome wins Red Rose Award

An inspiring dance charity has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards..

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kebab

Where are the best kebab houses in Lancashire?

Which take-aways or restaurants cook a tasty doner?

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Queen Vic Fish and Chips

Lancashire recommends.... fish and chip shops

Readers have voted. Here are the top fish and chip shops in Lancashire.
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Prince Charles on a past visit to Lancashire

Prince Charles to visit Lancashire

Prince Charles will be given a taste of Lancashire cheese when he makes a visit to the region next week.
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