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Events to mark 50th anniversary of the Wray flood

A parish council is hosting a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the flood that wrecked havoc in the village.
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Rooms at the Highland Apartments

Travel: It’s compact and cosmopolitan – Inverness has something for all

As a busy person whose life revolves around routine and the familiar, for me, a break away needs to offer something completely new and unchartered.

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Christian Atack after the swimming challenge

Chorley man dedicates his Ironman challenge to his Pilling dad

A man has fulfilled a promise he made to his dying father - by completing the Ironman UK challenge.
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The Vamps set for Blackpool return

Chart-toppers set to Vamp it up at Slimefest

Album chart-toppers The Vamps are the latest act announced for Blackpool’s Slimefest in the autumn.

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The first 11 volunteers at Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre have undergone a range of specialised training courses.

Training scheme for Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre in Preston

The first 11 volunteers at Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre have undergone a range of specialised training courses.

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The cast of Walk Like A Man is ready to rock

Summer season will be Grand for top Valli tribute show

Frankie Valli may have had Four Seasons, but there’s only one season that matters in the Blackpool entertainment calendar - and that’s the summer season.

Theatre
Nursery expansion plans in Clayton-le-Woods blocked at unanimous vote

Nursery expansion plans in Clayton-le-Woods blocked at unanimous vote

Plans to extend a nursery school to allow for more pupils have been blocked.

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Flowers on the beach near the RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where 38 people lost their lives

Tour operators can resume selling holidays in Tunisia

UK tour operators can resume selling holidays in Tunisia for the first time since the Sousse massacre after the Government changed its travel advice.

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Good intestinal bacteria not only improves digestion but also our brain health, mood, emotions, energy levels and weight loss.

This is what you should be eating to stave off heart disease, cancer and dementia

Eating a small bag of walnuts a day can stave off heart disease, cancer and dementia... by boosting our gut bacteria, according to new research.
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Stephen Mercer guides a tour at the Comedy Carpet

Tour guide gets spooky on the shore

Spooky stories from Blackpool’s past are once more on the map for summer.

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Golden boy Will Fothergill, 12, from Chorley floating after jump-tastic success

Golden boy Will Fothergill, 12, from Chorley floating after jump-tastic success

A 12 year old has reached the heady heights of trampolining success after coming out on top in the national championships.

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The Scomadi Scooter Festival

Scomadi Scooter Festival in Whittingham

Scooter enthusiasts are invited to a two-day festival this weekend.

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Prince Harry at Headway in Suffolk

Headway Preston and Chorley gets Royal seal of approval for its ID cards

Headway Preston and Chorley was delighted when Prince Harry supported the launch of its new ID cards for brain injury survivors.
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Elsie and Jim Clark

Inskip and Hambleton couple Elsie and Jim celebrate platinum anniversary

As Jim and Elsie Clark’s paths crossed many times, it was the sight of Elsie on stage that marked the start of a great love story.

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Olympic figure skaters Stacey Kemp and David King with their newborn Ethan.

Baby gets his skates on to arrive in world

Olympic figure skaters have welcomed a new family member into their lives.

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A Taste of Thailand is coming to Preston

A Taste of Thailand is coming to Preston

A fresh take on the tastes and flavours of Thailand is rapidly approaching the city centre, just like a tuk-tuk weaving its way through a bustling south east Asia street scene.

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Funding drive to get special home for little Thomas

Funding drive to get special home for little Thomas

Parents of a severely disabled baby boy have launched a £250,000 fund-raiser to fund a specialised home to suit his complex needs.

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Nathan Gordon and his girlfriend Hollie Davidson, 22, paid out 3,200 for the holiday of a lifetime; at the luxury Thomson Sensatori Resort Azul Mexico but ended up living a nightmare.

Dream holiday turns into sickness bug nightmare for Blackpool couple

A Blackpool couple have spoken of how they were caught up in a sickness outbreak in Mexico.
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The award-winning Chorley Flower Show is now just days away and the latest line-ups for have been unveiled.

Time to spruce up your petals for flower show

Chorley will be blooming with displays from the most talented exhibitors in the country as the borough launches its third flower show in the historic grounds of Astley Park.

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The surge in ticketing comes after clamping on private land was banned in 2012

Code of conduct urged as number of parking tickets from private companies rises

The number of parking tickets handed out by private companies has soared, leading to support for proposed new laws to end the industry's self-regulation.

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