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Could the much-loved charity cake bake be under threat?

Fears have emerged for the future of the charity bake sale amid changes to food regulations across the county.

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Journalist and author Alan Roby at the grave of Mary Weeton at Thomas the Martyr Church, Upholland, Wigan

Long lost diary of life in Georgian Lancashire

A chance purchase in a second hand shop sent journalist Alan Roby on a decades long odyssey piecing together the fascinating tale of life in Lancashire during the early1800s.

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Suffragettes gathering to protest in London

Day a Preston heroine was arrested

This week, 110 years ago, saw Edith Rigby began the first of many marches. Marches that would turn out to be some of the most influential events of the suffragette movement. The protest led to the first of a series of arrests for Rigby and would set the wheels rolling in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Preston-born Rigby is today regarded as a heroine of the movement but Edith and her militant Women’s Social and Political Union weren’t always regarded as heroes. Jacob Colley reports

James and Sophie Fletcher

YOUR WEDDING: James Fletcher and Sophie Craddock

A proposal on the cobbles of Coronation Street sealed the future for James Fletcher and Sophie Craddock.

Your Weddings
Christine Edmondson has had the wedding ring she lost, returned after almost 6 years.

Lost ring rediscovered after six years in Preston’s Harris

When Christine Edmondson lost her treasured wedding ring, just months after the death of her husband, she was left distraught.

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The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

Food and Drink
Kevin Poynton, from Lancashire Freemasons, handing over a certificate to acknowledge a grant of 30,000 to Cath Stanley, chief executive of the Huntingtons Disease Association and her staff

Organisation for people with Huntington's disease gets cash boost

An advisory service in the North West for people with Huntington’s disease can continue to take new referrals thanks to a £30,000 grant from Lancashire Freemasons.

Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted - here are the top charity shops in Lancashire

Work taking place at the Dog Inn, Market Place, Longridge

Flats plan for top of landmark pub

Plans to transform the upper storey of a landmark Longridge pub into five flats have been lodged with Ribble Valley Council.


Anteros to support White Lies in Preston

Anteros may have fulfilled one of the items on their bucket list by performing at the Alexandra Palace, but the unstoppable foursome have plenty more goals to enjoy, including an evening in Preston.
Specsavers Chorley at the Awards for Excellence held in Birmingham

Specsavers Chorley has great vision with an industry win

Staff at an opticians and audiologists could hardly believe their eyes (and ears) when it was revealed they have won an industry award for excellence laboratory practice.
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Gilbert and Sullivan with their NODA awards - Best Production

Preston Gilbert and Sullivan scoops three NODAs

An amateur dramatics group has picked up three gongs at the prestigious NODA awards.

Nursing staff at St Catherines Hospice, Lostock Hall

Wills Week raises thousands for St Catherine's Hospice

More than £25,000 has been handed to St Catherine’s Hospice thanks to solicitors waiving their will-writing fees in return for a donation to the charity.

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Lancashire companies exposed as pay rogues

Lancashire companies exposed as pay rogues

A swanky top-nosh Lancashire restaurant has left a bad taste in the mouth when it comes to forking out staff wages.

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The Grange Residents with Phil Hil and activity coordinator Alison Evans

Open day at The Grange

A luxury Chorley living environment is hosting an open day for the community next week

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Greg Reed (pictured bottom right) and the HomeServe team helped raise 3,000 for local charities

HomeServe is where the heart is

Heart-shaped balloons ‘popped’ up in HomeServe’s offices in Preston, as generous staff showed each other some love, whilst donating thousands of pounds to charity.

Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre

Have a go at... Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.

Emma Hatcher.

Food and Drink: Five minutes with... Emma Hatcher - ‘It’s been a life-changer’

The term ‘low FODMAP diet’ may leave you scratching your head – but not for much longer, if Emma Hatcher has anything to do with it.

Food and Drink
Emma Hatcher.

Five minutes with... Emma Hatcher - ‘It’s been a life-changer’

The term ‘low FODMAP diet’ may leave you scratching your head – but not for much longer, if Emma Hatcher has anything to do with it.
Food and Drink
The beauty of Woolacombe Bay.

Travel review: The UK’s best holiday parks on the UK’s best beach!

I always quietly celebrate the first day of a holiday. For me, it’s a boundless blank canvas, alive with promise, anticipation and great expectations.

Travel and Leisure
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