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.

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.

The photo shows, from left to right, Geoff Williamson, Martin Byrne, Derek Jones and Rodney Hailwood.

Former players reunited as part of rugby club’s 40th anniversary

Clitheroe Rugby Club is well into its 40th season celebrations and, to mark the occasion, a former players’ reunion lunch was held recently at the club.

Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Jane Booth and Graham Lowe with advice about helping  young people to stay safe on line

Help keep your kids safe online: Essential safeguarding tips from Lancashire experts

As the gift season approaches and young people hope for new phones and other Internet accessing devices two Lancashire safeguarding experts tell Fiona Finch why it’s time for a rethink on just what we tell the children.

Mark Warnes, Property and Portfolio Director, Hoseasons (left) with Ribblesdale Lodges owner Guy Hindley and his award. Photo by Darren Cool.

Lodges crowned best in North of England

Gisburn lodge park, Ribblesdale Lodges, has been presented with a top regional tourism award by holiday firm Hoseasons.


Lancashire recommends...cocktail bars

Readers have voted - here are the results of our poll for the best cocktail bars in Lancashire.

Getting the garnish right can make the difference between a 'good' or a great gin and tonic

How to perfect the art of gin drinking

Having been called everything from ‘Mothers Ruin’ to ‘Kill Grief’ and ‘Poverty’, you’d be forgiven for thinking gin would have retreated to the shadows of dingy bar shelves a long time ago.

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Leanne Hurst goes through her routine in Los Angeles

Abs-fab Leanne stuns the bodybuilding world

Leanne Hurst has muscled her way into international bodybuilding faster than you can say “abs-fab.”

Chef Lisa Goodwin Allen (front row centre) with catering staff  who are (back row,left to right) Lou Fulwell, Kim Sherlicker, Kelly Baron, toni Warburton and Joanne Jackson and (front row)
Amanda McCreadie and Sandra Garner.

Top chef educatering in school's new dining hall

How many school dining areas can boast a Michelin Star chef? Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe can.

Will, Dan and Kev show off their new website Impulse

Students launch website to help plan the best night out

A website which tells you where to go on a night out in Preston has been launched by three university students in the city.

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