Lancashire recommends.... independent jewellers

Readers have voted. Here are the top jewellers in the region.

Scorton Bikes and Barrows Festival is a great attraction for all the family

Things to do this weekend (April 29 and 30)

It's Bank Holiday weekend, so there's no excuse not to try one of these great events.
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Jane Sherriff and Chris Horner (right) with  fellow runners and supporters promoting a previous  Sherriff 10k in Scorton

Invite to run in Scorton’s Sherriff 10K race on Sunday

If you were inspired by the London marathon, why not think about trying a shorter run this weekend?


Where are the best independent jewellers in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Natalie Trickett, 32, who suddenly suffered a stroke at 28
Natalie, says doctors told her they believe her stroke was caused by the contraceptive pill. She now wants to warn other people of the risks and urges women not to dismiss them thinking it won't happen to them. She doesn't drink or smoke and had no other risk factors for stroke.
Natalie has recovered well and took part in a 10k run for the Stroke Association

“I took the contraceptive pill ... and suffered a stroke at 28”

A mum who suffered a stroke at the age of 28, believed to have been linked to the contraceptive pill, wants to warn other women not to dismiss the potential side effects of taking the pill.

She tells AASMA DAY her story.

Cabus Players stage Peter Gordons murder mystery Secondary Cause of Death

Cabus Players stage Inspector Pratt murder mystery

Cabus Players are staging Peter Gordon’s murder mystery ‘Secondary Cause of Death’.
Have a go at cycling

Have at go........cycling

Cycling clubs are the backbone of the bike riding scene and community, and an invaluable source of knowledge and advice to help you improve as a bike rider.

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Steven Dunn, wife Susan and sons Jonothan, Nathan and Lawson

A dad’s trio of challenges to support his son

A dad will be taking on three major physical challenges to support his son who has a rare kidney disease.


Lancashire’s coast, canals and rivers pull in more than 1m visitors

Lancashire’s waterways are sailing ahead and pulling in growing visitor numbers, research shows.

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Les and Karleen Cross who live on the Lancaster Canal

‘I’d never go back to a house - a boat is stressless’

As an increasing number of people are attracted to life on Lancashire’s canal network, Stef Hall meets two families who have made their home afloat.
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Andy and Kathryn Maxfield, from Inskip, are planning to break the Guinness World Record for driving from John OGroats to Lands End on a lawn tractor, while also raising money for Alzheimers Society.

Andy hoping to break Guinness World Record by driving lawn tractor from John O’Groats to Land’s End

A prison officer is hoping to smash a world record by driving a lawn tractor on the epic journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

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Natalie Trickett, 32, who suddenly suffered a stroke at 28, with sons Luke and Logan

Mum had a stroke aged just 28

A mum who suffered a stroke, believed to have been linked to the contraceptive pill, is warning other women to be aware of the potential risks.

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Harold Salisbury is sax extraordinaire in jazz band Pinto Beans, playing at The Ferret on Sunday

10 things to do this weekend (April 15 and 16)

There's some great events happening in the region this weekend. Why not try one.
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Anti-fracking signs in Little Plumpton, Lancashire

REACTION: Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners lose High Court action

Today campaigners fighting a Government decision to give the go-ahead for a fracking site in Lancashire have lost their High Court action.

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The quilt to be raffled by Garstang Quilters.

Beautiful quilts and patchwork on display in Bilsborrow

Beautiful pieces of patchwork and quilting will be exhibited by members of Garstang Patchwork Quilters at Bilsborrow Village Hall from Friday, April 21 through to Sunday, April 23.


Bashall Eaves pub hosts its first Easter festival

The Red Pump Inn at Bashall Eaves is celebrating Easter with its first family friendly three-day festival.

County Hall, Preston

Remember to register right to vote in May elections

Remember to claim your right to vote - that is the message from County Hall with just two days left to register to vote in May’s county council elections.

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County Hall

Election battle begins for Lancashire County Council seats

The battlelines have now been drawn for Lancashire County Council’s elections on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Lloyds branch in Longridge.

Lancashire branches part of 100 Lloyds banks set to close

Two Lancashire banks are set to close after Lloyds Bank confirmed plans to shut 100 UK branches.

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Nick Tofalos, principal ofGarstang Osteopathic Clinic, had the hair waxed from his chest to support his long-term patient and friend Luke Carter.

Osteopath waxes off full chest of hair for eight-year-old patient and friend

A osteopath has endured a painful afternoon to raise money for an eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy to have life-changing operation.

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