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Asda launch massive toy sale with up to 50% off big brands

With only 94 days left until Christmas Asda is getting parents prepared for the big day by launching a massive toy sale with up to 50 per cent off toys such as Power Rangers and Paw Patrol.

Business
Dame Judi Dench is supporting World's Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
News
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Coaster thrills spill over into the night with late riding special

Late night riding returns to Blackpool Pleasure Beach this weekend, with the park open from 10am until 10pm tomorrow.

Whats on
Basic check-ups which highlight potential major health issues early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.
It is the premise of the last year of work that senior lecturer in Preventative Medicine at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Simon Alford, has been beavering away at.

Health checks could be on offer at leisure centres and supermarkets

Basic check-ups which diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.

News
Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Health
Four out of 10 admitted to running the shower for at least a minute before getting in

Most people do not worry about how much water they use

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.
Business
Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

Health
Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Crime
Officers found a gruesome-looking bloody hand

Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

Transport
Chinese Lions add a dash of colour to the launch of Preston's new dragon boat

The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

Arts
Marsh Mill Tavern

Lancashire recommends... places to go for dessert

From pubs, bars and cafes, here are the top five places to go for dessert, as voted by readers.

News
Ged Fitzgerald was suspended from his role as chief executive for Liverpool City Council.

Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
Politics
E-cigarettes: help or harm?

Smokers should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.

Health
A painting of Browsholme Hall in 1798 by JWM Turner

Browsholme’s seventh Lord of Bowland talk

Robert Parker, of Browsholme Hall, will deliver the seventh, annual Lord of Bowland lecture on Tuesday, October 3 at 7.30pm.

Arts
The Jungle Book - coming to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool next year.

Beloved family classic set to be reimagined on a Blackpool stage

A new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic The Jungle Book is coming to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool next year, as part of a national tour by Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

Theatre and Comedy
Crews from Fulwood and Preston were called out to the incident

Fire at Goosnargh recycling plant

A large fire started at a Goosnargh scrap yard after an old electrical transformer caught light, say fire services.
News
What is antimicrobial resistance

Everything you need to know about antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a stark warning that the world is running out of antibiotics.

Health
Paul and Maureen Mallon

Garstang Market's cheese stallholders retire after 25 years

Garstang’s best-loved cheese and biscuit traders have said a final goodbye to their customers after serving from behind the counter of their indoor market stall for 25 years.
News
The figures showed "worryingly high rates of depression"

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, survey shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

Health
Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
Health
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