Lancashire medical research teams honoured at awards

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

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.”

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.

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:
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.
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.
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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Mike Thompson and his son Dean at the finish line in the Gobi Desert

From the Gobi to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

A father and son duo, who have braved the searing heat to run across some of the world’s most infamous deserts, are about to undertake their latest challenge much closer to home and they want volunteers to join them.
Cat Smith MP with a #SupportAdoption placard.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith backs National Adoption Week campaign

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has given her support to National Adoption Week and its campaign for people across Lancaster and Fleetwood to #SupportAdoption.

Jane Binnion (right) with her mother Doreen and daughter Isabella.

Caring for mum and daughter for a working woman

Millions of people struggle with work and caring for their children and an elderly relative. Lancaster mum, daughter and businesswoman Jane Binnion explains how something had to change to help her with this 21st century dilemma.

The Wagging Tail

Lancashire venues

Thanks for your online votes. Here is the top five as voted by readers.

Pam Derbyshire

A verger's dedication is honoured at special service

A devout church-goer is celebrating 30 years as a church verger.
Preston Mela

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of things to do at the weekend.
Rose Parsons, Britney Skinner and Ellie Kenyon at Longridge Youth Club

Youngsters climbed their way to an action-packed night out

From racing round a crystal maze and feeling blurry eyed with beer goggles, these youngsters enjoyed a host of activities at their youth club.

What sort of parent are you?

Tiger, free-range – the pros and cons of popular parenting styles

What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.

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