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Preston doctor to take on a triathlon for Rosemere's 20th anniversary

A Preston oncologist is being given a taste of his own medicine - instead of giving advice, he has had to consult a patient for help as he prepares to tackle his first ever triathlon.
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Left to right: Olivia Richardson and Macey Martin had their hair cut for Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research UK

Best friends get the chop for cancer patients

Two school girls had their long locks cut short to support two cancer charities.

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Sophie Massie

Teenager donates wages for Variety charity

A school girl has donated her first wage as part of her bid to become Junior Miss Preston.

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Staff from The Kings Arms, Garstang, doing a parachute jump for St John's Ambulance

Sky dive for St John's Hospice

Staff and customers at a Garstang pub braved the skies to raise money for St John’s Hospice.

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Peter Baxter

Keeping Lancashire's canal locks running is an important job

In the second of our features on unique jobs that have stood the test of time, NATALIE WALKER speaks to a lock keeper who ensures canal boaters can travel across Lancashire’s waterways.
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One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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A curry night at Sai Surbhi for Emmaus Preston

Curry night in aid of Emmaus Preston

Supporters attending a charity curry night have raised £1,070 for homelessness charity Emmaus Preston.

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The Preston District of Oddfellows presenting a cheque for 1,560 to Preston Space Centre

Preston Oddfellows organise a folk night in aid of The Space Centre

The Preston District of Oddfellows raised more than £1,000 for a centre which provides sensory equipment for children with learning difficulties.
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Ulnes Walton Bridleways Association (UWBA)  led a Wear Anything Pink Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK. Evie Jackson

Horse riders are in the pink on trek

There were no fluffy unicorns, but horse riders dressed in pink took part in a fun trek in aid of two charities.

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The ladies on their annual trip to the Royal Ascot which will help raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Charity

Hats off to Ladies Day fundraisers

Fund-raisers are betting on yet another fantastic trip to the Royal Ascot Ladies Day to help raise vital funds for local cancer patients and are inviting more people to join them.

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David Charlesworth

Go Brutal hosting trio of charity events in Preston

A series of challenging and nostalgic events are taking place across Preston and Manchester this summer, to raise money for local causes.

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Carol Price with the litter collected at a previous clean up

Litter pick at Hoghton Bottoms

Litter pickers who have been cleaning up a Hoghton beauty spot for 25 years are once again calling for help in their green crusade.

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Children's play centre

Where are the best children's play centres in Lancashire?

From rolling around in a ball pit, to whizzing down a slide, youngsters love to be let loose in an adventure centre.
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Joseph Blackburn should never have been sent to war

Death of a conscript who should never have gone to war

Joseph Blackburn was tragically sent to war despite twice being exempted from military service, writes David Hewitt

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Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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Francis Thompson pictured in 1893, five years after Jack the Rippers spree

Was Jack the Ripper a poet born in Preston?

A new book makes the sensational claim that Jack the Ripper was a poet from Preston. Mike Hill reports

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Caribbean Spice: Curried Goat.
Takeaway review

Feeling hot, hot, hot ... try Caribbean cuisine

TAKEAWAY REVIEW: Caribbean Spice

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A view toward Tignes Le Lac.

Travel: Scaling the heights and slopes in beautiful Tignes

I edge out onto the Grande Motte glacier, looking out over dozens of gleaming, snow-covered mountains at more than 3,100 metres.

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Rachel Allen.

Food and Drink: Rachel Allen says food evokes such memories

The world might just latching on to an idealised Nordic way of life, but chef Rachel Allen has long been fully conversed in it.

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Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

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