Nursery staff cook up a storm for children with disabilities

Staff at a garden nursery had their own “bake-off” to raise funds for a charity which supports children with disabilities and life limiting illnesses.
Northern Soul Alldayer event

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend
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Which are the best butchers shops in Lancashire?

Can you help us decide where to go for the finest fresh meats?
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Allan Blackburn, owner of GB Antiques in Lancaster

Lancashire recommends....Antique shops

Here is a list of places to get your valuable treasures.

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Fire walk

Walk over fire to help children with disabilities

Plucky volunteers will be walking across hot coals in aid of children with terminal or life limiting illnesses.

Walkers take part in Derian House's Sleep Walk Under the Stars

Sleep walk goes like a dream

More than 180 sleep walkers lit up the streets as they took part in a major fund-raising event for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Village in Partnership charity shop in Longton

Charity set to shut up shops after 10 years

A charity which has served the people of Lancashire for 10 years is set to close.

Deloitte Ride Across Britain come through Lancashire 
More than 700 cyclists are riding 969 miles across the country. They will arrive in John OGroats on Sunday, September 18
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Endurance cyclists sweep through Lancashire on way to John O’Groats

ONE of the UK’s largest organised endurance bike rides has passed through Lancashire on the way to John O’Groats.

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Studio Arts Crafts and Graphics

Lancashire recommends.... craft and hobby shops

Here is a list of top craft shops, as suggested by readers.

Last year's Dames on the Run

The Dames are back on the Run

Grab your frocks guys, as Dames On The Run is making a return next month to help raise cash for Derian House.
Referee David Thomas

Air ambulance called after referee collapses on pitch

Lancashire’s footballing world has spoken of its shock after a referee collapsed during a match.

Bradley Wiggins

Lancashire’s cycling hero Wiggo goes into Olympic history

Sir Bradley Wiggins moved into Olympic folklore with his fifth gold medal and eighth in all as Great Britain won the team pursuit in Rio last night.

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Graeme Ballard with children and staff at Rainbow House

Paralympian is inspiration to children

Members of a centre for children with disabilities will be glued to their TV screens next month as one of its volunteers is competing in the Paralympics in Rio.

Darren Hynes, Framework Director, C2V+ presenting a cheque to Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House

New partnership for Rainbow House

An engineering joint venture  has announced a new partnership with a Lancashire conductive education centre.

The Great Eccleston Show cow competition

All the fun of the farm at Great Eccleston Show

Spectators gathered in their thousands to enjoy a fun-filled weekend celebrating the very best of British agriculture.

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Pink attired golfers gather at Shaw Hill. Eric is second from the left on the front row in the pale pink t-shirt

Golfing tribute to mum and son

An annual fund-raiser to celebrate the life of a talented young golfer who died in a car accident had an added poignancy this year as it also paid tribute to his mum who lost her battle with cancer eight months ago.

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Children from Kishunju Primary School in Kihembe on the cultural exchange programme by Zuri Project Uganda

Helping out a community in Uganda

When Martin Hewill visited Uganda seven years ago, the tales of the families living in mud huts and struggling to survive inspired him to set up a charity - The Zuri Project.

Photo: David Hurst
Mawdesley CC V Eccleston CC at Rectory Field, Mawdesley. 
Eccleston's Matt Ashcroft

Palace Shield round up: Croston lost but Eccleston roar on

In the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division, Croston lost by 33 runs at Great Eccleston.

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Emma Rigbye with husband Ian and daughter Beth Maisie

Emma’s birthday link to Her Majesty

Celebrations are being held nationwide as the Queen turns 90 today - but she is not the only person marking their birthday.

A charity fund-raiser is getting back in the saddle to cycle through two South East Asian countries in memory of her late mum.
Gina Dalton, 37, who grew up in Eccleston near Chorley, is taking on a 400km cycle challenge across Vietnam and Cambodia to raise money for three womens cancer charities.
Gina is cycling in honour of her beloved mum Kathleen Dalton, also from Eccleston, who died of breast cancer aged just 41, when Gina was only 10-years-old.

Cyclist saddles up for cancer charity challenge

An inspired charity cyclist will saddle up for a 400km cycle ride across Vietnam and Cambodia in memory of her mum, who she lost to cancer

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