Travel:: A magical snowy escape to Shibden Mill Inn, West Yorkshire

Tucked away down a winding road amid the beautiful hills of a West Yorkshire valley lies the Shibden Mill Inn.

A nice cup of tea - but did you pay for the milk?

Column: Have you stolen milk from the office fridge?

You may work for the most international, high-flying, sophisticated and trendy organisation in the world – but it is unlikely you have escaped  the ubiquitous communal fridge theft rage.
Chris Difford will be performing at The Platform in Morecambe

Squeeze man Chris Difford to drop in at The Platform in Morecambe for a spot of storytelling

It might be an idea to watch your words around Chris Difford, or else you just might end up being the focus of one of his songs!
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Lara acquired the cinema towards the end of 2017.

Ambitious owners want Longridge's Palace Cinema to become more than just a movie theater

Longridge’s premier silver screen venue is aiming to return bigger and better than ever by opening up its doors to more than just film and popcorn enthusiasts.

Football coach Dan Sutcliff has returned from Australia to coach football in his home town of Garstang.

Garstang gets first of its kind football academy thanks to returning coach Dan

A football coach has set up a much-needed grassroots football facility in Garstang fresh back from his soccer ventures Down Under.


WATCH: Cancer Research Race for Life stopped off in Preston as part of its 25 in 25 challenge

This year’s crusade to beat cancer has begun, with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life team celebrating quarter of a century by visiting all 25 race locations in the North West and North Wales – including Preston - in 25 hours.
Tiddler Tales which is being staged at Lowther Pavilion. Photo: Robin Savage.

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales at Lowther Pavilion

Get your toddlers along to the Lowther for an enchanting adaptation of stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - the author and illustrator any child must love, thanks to tales such as The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

Young resort rockers Tongue Of Fire

Young Rock ‘n’ Roll Stars are set to burn up the Viva stage in Blackpool

Blackpool’s young rockers Tongue Of Fire, who’re winning praise for their alternative tracks and new takes on classics, will support one of the country’s top tribute acts tomorrow night.


Chance to take stock of talent for good causes

A charity music festival returns to the Marine Hall on Sunday for the first time in seven years.
Phil Daniels

A tale of two roles comes to Blackpool next week

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool next week.

The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details

Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.


Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Norcross Cricket Club

The best cricket clubs in Lancashire

Thanks for your votes.

Tease owners Ron and Karen enjoying some afternoon tea in the cafe with Longridge Mayor Coun Stuart Tyrer.

Drastic career change for Karen and Rob who are now fulfilling their coffee shop dreams

A cafe-loving-couple have fulfilled a long-running dream of theirs by giving up their day jobs to open a state-of-the-art independent cafe.
At the current rate of landfill use in the county, Lancashires sites will be at maximum capacity by 2025, according to Lancashire County Coun Charlie Edwards, chairman of Lancashires Waste Strategy Sub Group.

Do your bit to ditch plastic products, says one milklady

More people should turn to traditional ways of getting their milk in order to combat plastic waste and protect our environment, says one Garstang milklady.
Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.

Roulette played on a fixed odds betting terminal - or FOBT.

SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?

Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street...
Midnite Johnny are playing at Mad Hatters

Things to do (March 23 to 25)

As spring has finally arrived, why not get out and enjoy these events?
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Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

Book review: Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

In two turbulent, mesmerising tales from the 1950s, a Korean War veteran gets involved with a troublesome beauty and finds himself caught up in family strife and murder, and a disgraced former aircraft manufacturer is blackmailed into treason.

Louie in his prosthetics.

Seven-year-old Colne amputee backs Meningitis Now's Toddle Waddle fundraiser

A seven-year-old from Colne who had both legs amputated due to meningitis has teamed up with a national charity to help fight back against the devastating disease.

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