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Where are the best garden centres in Lancashire?

Are you a proud gardener?
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HorseHeard coaching

Overcoming challenges with HorseHeard

The use of animals to soothe people in distress can be traced back thousands of years.

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The June Baker Singers perform at the concert for the Brittle Bone Society in Longridge.

Singing sweetly in tune for 10 years to great success

Almost 10 years ago, a chance encounter at a cinema led to a conversation about a group of singers who performed at events raising money for charity.

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Ribby Hall recipe by Grant Beech
Lamb Kleftiko

RECIPE: Lamb Kleftiko - Serves two to three people

Lamb kleftiko is a rustic, traditional Greek recipe made with slow cooked lamb originally cooked in an earth oven, a simple pit in the ground, used to trap heat and smoke.

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Race for Life

Flash sale for Preston Race for Life sign-up

This Bank Holiday Monday Preston women are being offered a special £5 discount on the adult entry fees for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half and Full Marathon and Hike events.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Lancashire recommends.... Caravan parks

Readers have voted. Here are the best caravan parks in the county

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Planning on a bank holiday getaway?

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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This solar powered invention is more than just a barbecue

The world's first solar-powered barbecue has been invented which cooks food using mirrors.
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Lloyds Bank mobile branch bank

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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Art class

Have a go at... art classes

Drawing and painting using pastels, water colours, acrylics or ink.

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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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