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Are you a parent who hates the school holidays? Here's how to make them fun

If you're one of the millions of parents who've been dreading the school summer holidays, here's some ideas to keep the kids entertained.

Offbeat
An occasional junk food meal is OK

Ask the expert: What should teenagers be eating?

Most teens could happily live on a diet of junk food, but it won't keep them healthy. A nutritionist outlines what they should be eating.
Eating Out
The Original (1st Generation) iPod was introduced in 2001

Apple's ditched iPods no longer core as music moves to phones

The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple.

Music
Vote online for your favourite coach in the 20th UK Coaching Awards.

Nominations now open for prestigious UK Coaching Awards

Nominations for the twentieth edition of the UK Coaching Awards are now open.

Lifestyle
Anwar al-Awlaki

OFCOM shuts down Muslim radio station over radical cleric broadcasts

A community radio station has had its licence revoked after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by an alleged senior al Qaida figure.
News 1
Do you ignore dash lights?

Is your driving secretly damaging your car?

Resting your hand on the gear stick, ignoring the handbrake, and revving the engine before it’s warm - these are the bad driving habits secretly damaging your car.

Offbeat
The cast - Craig Charles, and Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules - spent hours in make-up to be transformed into mechanoids, a process usually only endured by Robert Llewellyn.

First-look picture of new Red Dwarf sees cast transformed into mechanoids

The first image from the new series of returning science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf shows the crew morphed into androids, like the character Kryten.

TV and Film
Police are hunting for a man after a cyclist was critically injured.

UPDATE: Hunt for ‘dangerous’ man after cyclist hurt in crash

Police are still hunting for a man they described as “dangerous” after he stole a car in Carnforth then hit a cyclist who suffered serious injury.

News 9
Michelle Stephens, Philomena Shooter, Vasanthi Vasudevan, Natalia Waddington, Oliver Brennan, Jo Helen Spickett, Greta Van Duyvenvoorde, Jo Howard.

Lung cancer patients given new hope thanks to research team

A research study with the potential to save the lives of lung cancer patients is being conducted at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Research Centre.

Health
PR firm increases focus with Lancaster city centre expansion

PR firm increases focus with Lancaster city centre expansion

A PR firm has increased its focus on Lancaster with the establishment of a new office in the city.

News
SLDC are warning residents of a fake email scam.

Council warning after reports of fake email scam

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) is asking customers to remain vigilant following reports of a suspected fake email scam.

Crime
Lancaster scheme wins top planning award

Lancaster scheme wins top planning award

Specialist waterfront developer H2O Urban has gained a prestigious accolade at the Planning Awards.

News
Business is booming for Milnthorpe firm with global catchment

Business is booming for Milnthorpe firm with global catchment

A business based in Sandside, near Milnthorpe, says a market research product they began developing 10 years ago is reviving their fortunes and attracting worldwide interest.

News
Amanda Flattery showing off a beautiful wedding dress which has been donated for the event.

Lancaster woman’s cancer clothes swap support

A woman who offered to host a clothes swap for a neighbour to raise money for local cancer support services ended up using those services herself only months later.

News
Murray wrote: "For those asking, YES I felt it!

TV presenter keeps her cool as spider crawls down her arm during live broadcast

A US news anchor presented a live segment with a spider crawling down her arm, much to the horror of some viewers.

Offbeat
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture by Jane Coltman

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Morecambe

Jeremy Corbyn will visit Morecambe next month.

Politics 1
Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe: Caramelised Braeburn apple tart, salted caramel ice cream and toffee apple sauce

RECIPE: Caramelised Braeburn apple tart, salted caramel ice cream and toffee apple sauce

This caramelised braeburn apple tart recipe from the Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel near Preston is certainly a crowd pleaser and is the perfect dessert for a family meal.

Eating Out
Albert and Vera Coates from Morecambe celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Heysham couple marks 60 years of marriage

A Heysham couple are 
celebrating a very special milestone this week, as they mark 60 years of marriage.

News
Old Trafford, Manchester.

Football fans from Morecambe jailed after fight

Two Manchester United supporters from Morecambe have been jailed along with seven other football fans after a fight at Old Trafford.

Crime 2
(pixelated version): Mr. Bartliff claims ASDA own brand nappies caused his newborn son to require oxygen and irritated his skin. (Photos: Jordan Bartliff/Facebook)

***WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES*** ASDA withdraws own brand nappies after baby 'left blistered'

Supermarket chain ASDA has withdrawn its own brand Little Angel nappies after a father claimed his newborn son suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.
Health 2
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