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Spar shops recall pulled pork

Hundreds of Spar shops across the North are recalling packets of pulled pork following a salmonella scare.

Business
Michelle Young, whose story was featured in Millionaire Ex-Wives Club, battled her husband in the courts for 10 years

Millionaire Ex-Wives Club - A measure of sympathy for the devil?

It’s difficult to feel any sympathy for the mega-rich. There they go, swanning around in their Bentleys, insulated from the years of austerity everyone else has been forced to go through.

Arts
The Harris Orphanage and Christopher Hartley

'Sly and cunning' Preston children's home abuser is caged by senior judge

A former Army sergeant who raped and abused vulnerable youngsters in a children’s home has been caged for 13 years.

News
Lee Wilding

Paedophile's images included victims 'just months old'

A Wigan paedophile who downloaded thousands of images of children as young as five months old has avoided jail.

News
Nick Sagar, freelance sound designer, from Penwortham

Penwortham man Nick Sagar made such a sound career choice

There isn’t a sound Nick Sagar can’t make – and he is willing to travel to the ends of the country for it. The 49-year-old from Penwortham has worked around the world capturing and creating realistic sound effects for the theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
Pianist Jong-Gyung Park, who is coming to Blackpool

Rare chance to hear pianist Jong-Gyung Park at Blackpool Sixth Form College

The North Fylde Music Circle makes its return for 2018 with a showcase from pianist Jong-Gyung Park later this month.

News
Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash in a scene from the classic film Quadrophenia

Double trouble for former EastEnders star Phil Daniels at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool in the spring.
News
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Arts
Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor in Dance To The Music

Review: Dance to the music at Preston Guild Hall made me feel like dancing

It wasn’t all that long ago Strictly Come Dancing came live from Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, but at the weekend local fans got their own little taste of dancing magic a little closer to home on stage at Preston’s Guild Hall.

Whats on

Have a go..........Best places for trampoline fitness classes in Lancashire

Looking for a fun new work out for 2018? Your local trampoline park could have just the class to spring you into action, a brilliant way to keep fit, lose weight, build core strength and all while having fun
Lifestyle
A still from Martin Clunes new show Warren, set in Preston. Photo: BBC.

Sitcom star Martin Clunes' newest show will see him move to...Preston!

Sitcom star Martin Clunes is on his way to Preston as part of a new BBC original comedy series.
Arts
T12 Body Transformation, Marton

The top ladies-only gyms in Lancashire

Here is a list of the best women only gyms and fitness centres in Lancashire, as voted by readers.
News

Bounce-a-thon at Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs raises £1,700 for Rosemere: WITH VIDEO

There was much jumping for joy by members of Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs, who raised £1,779 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by staging a 24 hour bounce-a-thon.
News
Preston Whit Fair on the Flag Market

Showmen’s anger as Whit Fair dispute spins round and round

Project update on the fight by fairground families to keep Preston’s traditional Whit Fair in the city centre.

Arts
Preston Crown Court.

Court date set following Chipping stabbing

A man charged by police after a stabbing in Chipping is set to appear at Preston Crown Court next month.

Crime
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Book review: Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Can you still remember that first record you bought?

Arts
Mennie in action for the Sheffield Shield

Lancashire announce Australian Joe Mennie as 2018 overseas player

Lancashire have signed Australian bowler Joe Mennie as their overseas player for 2018.

More Sport
Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

Whats on
Trump: As clever as a brain pie

Are you cleverer than Donald Trump?

Yes, we know 'cleverer' isn't a word, but we can also spot a camel when we see one.
Offbeat
David Roberts, senior coroner for Cumbria, concluded in a third court judgment on Monday that the 13-month-old toddler was abused

Prosecutors re-examine Poppi Worthington case after coroner finds toddler was sexually assaulted

Prosecutors are considering a coroner's findings that Poppi Worthington was sexually assaulted in her father's bed before her death.

Offbeat
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