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Virgin Holidays become first to abolish extra charges for single parents

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single parent families to a string of long-haul destinations.

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The flooding from the garden in Mr Robin Watson's home in Clematis Drive in Garstang, part of the Redrow Canal View development

Garstang buyers of new build homes reveal their property horrors

Residents living in one of Garstang’s newest luxury developments have revealed their ‘horror stories’ from inside their newly built homes.
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Ingleton Waterfall Trail

Lancashire recommends.... family days out with entry fees

Readers have voted.

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Staff from Adecco took part in a hike through the Lake District for Macmillan Cancer Support

Twin power as Adecco managers from Preston and Lancaster take on London Triathlon

Two twin managers are preparing to go head to head in a triathlon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Inside the Dingles' cottage at the Emmerdale Studio Experience

Cross over to Yorkshire for a tour of Emmerdale

For hundreds of years, there has been a bit of a friendly rivalry between Lancastrians and Yorkshire folk.

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Alice Wilson with family and friends at St Margaret's Church in Ingol

Alice Wilson from Ingol turns 100

A partially sighted woman who has dedicated most her life to looking after others has turned 100.
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Left to right Gaz Unsworth and Alex Jenkins who will cycle from Leyland to Manchester to raise funds to support the families and victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Leyland to Manchester cycle to support families of terror bomb attack

Two members of security will cycle from Leyland to Manchester to honour the victims of the city’s horrific terror attack last month.
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Volunteers at 1 Life to Live

1 Life to Live: Making the most out of your life

Understanding how important it is to make the most out of the opportunities around you, 1 Life to Live is a charity which aims to ensure youngsters who have had a troubled start are given the best chance to flourish.

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Alistair Grey, Innovation Champion, with compere Lawrence McGinty and award presenter Lord Andrew Mawson

Lancashire medical research teams honoured at awards

Lancashire’s best medical teams were honoured at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.

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Jason Wheeler

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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The Funtime Frankies

Frankies are top wedding band in UK

They are the UK’s official band of gold after being crowned the top entertainment act in the wedding industry “Oscars.”

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Age UK Lancashire's collage of the canoe challenge

Can you steer a canoe to help the aging population?

Age UK Lancashire is inviting people to join its 25-mile canoe challenge to help raise much needed funds for the charity.

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Showzam, Blackpool

What fun lies ahead in 2017?

After the fast-paced antics of Christmas, the new year can look gloomy. But it’s time to get your new diaries out and pencil in some dates as here is our guide of upcoming events to look forward to:
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Roast dinner - North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood

Lancashire recommends.... good places to go for a Sunday roast

A Sunday roast is pivotal to a good family get together. Readers have voted - here are the top places to get a tasty roast.
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Mission Christmas

Make it your mission to help children this Christmas

Booths supermarket is supporting an annual toy appeal organised by Cash for Kids children's charity.

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Sunday roast

Where is best to go for a Sunday roast?

Yorkshire puds, gravy and tender meat.
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Kiddiroo, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... toy shops

From toy cats, Pokemon and peddle Lamborghinis, we have found five of the most popular toy shops in Lancashire.

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Santa at Haigh Hall

Top 10 things to do at the weekend

Here is our guide of upcoming events this weekend.
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Caitlin Kellie-Jones whilst she was at Royal Preston Hospital's neonatal unit

A gift from one mum to another...

Two mums are hoping to spread a little festive cheer to parents spending the holidays in hospital by handing out Christmas boxes.
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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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