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Win the perfect family holiday – Orlando USA

Enjoy the theme park capital of the world with your family with this dream holiday competition.

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Lantei Compliance Services managing director Andrew Livesey and sales director Leona Smith

A combined charity challenge for workers at Preston electrical firm

Two directors have thrown down the gauntlet for every member of their team to undertake a challenge to raise money for their nominated charity for this year, St Catherine’s Hospice.

Dave Smith, Openreach; Paul Thomson, RSM from the Artillery Centre in Larkhill; Tony Palin, army veteran; Jamie Bacon, Openreach

Next stop, PNE!

Four ex-military mates will be hitting Preston North End’s football ground today as part of their tour of 92 league football grounds, within 92 hours to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

The picturesque scenery of Krakow.

Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.

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Ian Kearney with his dog on a training exercise

A big climb for Ian to help others like his mum

Having metal plates in his legs and mild arthritis will not stop Ian Kearney from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Virgin is hoping to resume it's direct service to London once work is complete

Rail firm reveals weekend shutdown plans

Rail passengers travelling between Blackpool and Preston are set to suffer more disruption with Network Rail planning months of weekend closures.

Carmel Hall, Christine Entwistle, Jacqui Bennett and Lady Captain Maggie  Ayers from Ashton and Lea Golf Club on their coastal cycle challenge

Golfers go beyond the green for cancer charity

A team of lady golfers swapped putters for pedals to take on a sponsored coast-to-coast cycle that has raised more than £3,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

The Inn at Whitewell has been voted the top Inn in the country according to the The Good Pub Guide 2017

The best inn in the land

IT proved the perfect setting for Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on their culinary adventures for the acclaimed programme The Trip.

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Wille And The Bandits who will appear on stage at Burnley Mechanics in March (s)

Wille and the Bandits ‘steal’ date at the Conti

Critically acclaimed rock band Wille and the Bandits - who count Led Zeppelin, Cream and Jeff Beck as major inspirations - return to the UK for a headline tour which is not to be missed, including a gig at Preston’s The Continental on October 15.

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Catherine's Palace St. Petersburg - Russia

Travel review: Best of both worlds

We had almost decided on a city holiday to Sweden and Denmark when we saw a Fred Olsen cruise which included those 2 countries, plus the bonus of Baltic Sea countries Estonia, Latvia and Russia - with St Petersburg as the highlight. The itinerary immediately appealed, and with the help and knowledge from the tour staff, we booked a series of excursions well within our budget, proving to be an invaluable decision.
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Carlisle Castle. Photo courtesy of English Heritage

Travel review: The Lake District

It is amazing how dismissive young children can be of nostalgia. Mention old-fashioned stories and jobs of yester-year and the response (in our household anyway!) is usually – BORING!
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Butcher Tom carves his way to world championships

A Lancashire butcher put his carving skills to the test as he came second in a world-wide competition.


VIDEO: Take a virtual ride on Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25m rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have announced a new £16.25m rollercoaster for the park.

The Villa, Wrea Green won the wedding venue category at the 2015 Lancashire Tourism Awards

Finalists announced for 2016 Lancashire Tourism Awards

Between them they bring millions of visitors to the Red Rose county.

Northern Rail has announced services are affected after a vehicle hit a bridge.

Rail disruption until 2018 on Preston - Blackpool line

Train passengers in Lancashire are facing disruption for up to 20 months as work begins next week to electrify the line between Preston and Blackpool.

Preston Bus drivers work to rule in attempt to speed up pay rise

Preston Bus drivers work to rule in attempt to speed up pay rise

Disgruntled Preston Bus Ltd workers have decided to work to rule in an attempt to speed up pay rise negotiations.

Shajan Indian Restaurant. (s)

Restaurant will take action over mouse in curry claim

A Ribble Valley Indian restaurant owner has instructed his solicitors to start court proceedings against a customer who claimed to have discovered a mouse in their food while enjoying a curry at the award-winning restaurant.

Haighton Manor, Haighton Green Lane, re-opened September 2016

New look to Manor has perfect feel

As a former 
wedding venue, Haighton Manor has certainly offered a wow factor for brides and grooms planning their perfect day.

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