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Santa? In Preston? You are a little bit early!

Santa? In Preston? You are a little bit early!

It may still be July –the month of hot sunny days and ice cream.

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Retailer reveals top toys for Christmas… already!

Retailer reveals top toys for Christmas… already!

This year’s must-have toys for Christmas have been revealed – 200 days before the event – with unicorns set to feature highly on wishlists.

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Born in a bath and a late arrival as we meet Christmas Day babies at the Royal Preston Hospital

Born in a bath and a late arrival as we meet Christmas Day babies at the Royal Preston Hospital

He may not have been born in a stable or laid in a manger but one of the Christmas Day babies born in Preston made his arrival in an unusual setting.

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Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson’s 2017 Christmas message: Paddington Bear has a message for Christmas

Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson’s 2017 Christmas message: Paddington Bear has a message for Christmas

Christmas is a season for the giving and receiving of gifts and, particularly, it is a time to remember God’s great gift of His Son Jesus into the world, more than 2,000 years ago.

Lancashire
Christmas in Preston in 1957

Christmas in Preston in 1957

Rationing was finally at an end and there was a mood of optimism in the air as the people of Lancashire put the finishing touches to their Christmas preparations 60 years ago. Local historian Keith Johnson reports

religion and belief
Christmas 2017 supermarket opening times in Preston and South Ribble

Christmas 2017 supermarket opening times in Preston and South Ribble

If you’ve forgotten the sprouts, don’t panic, as here are the opening hours of Preston and South Ribble’s major supermarkets over the festive period

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Lancashire NHS services preparing for busy winter

Lancashire NHS services preparing for busy winter

NHS organisations across Greater Preston, South Ribble, and Chorley are working together to help keep services running smoothly throughout the busy winter period.

Lancashire
What to do if your child is ill over Christmas

What to do if your child is ill over Christmas

Bay Health and Care Partners are urging those looking after children over Christmas to make sure they know about basic common illnesses so they know what to do if a child is unwell.

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VIDEO: How to make your Christmas dinner look picture-perfect

VIDEO: How to make your Christmas dinner look picture-perfect

Use plain plates, diversify colours and don’t be reckless with your gravy – the optimal arrangement of Christmas food on the plate to make it look most appetising.

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Warriors bring some Christmas joy

Warriors bring some Christmas joy

Festivities were at a high when players from Wigan Warriors visited patients at Royal Preston Hospital to spread some yuletide cheer.

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Santa? In Preston? You are a little bit early!

It may still be July –the month of hot sunny days and ice cream.

Retailer reveals top toys for Christmas... already!

This year's must-have toys for Christmas have been revealed - 200 days before the event - with unicorns set to feature highly on wishlists.

Born in a bath and a late arrival as we meet Christmas Day babies at the Royal Preston Hospital

He may not have been born in a stable or laid in a manger but one of the Christmas Day babies born in Preston made his arrival in an unusual setting.

Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson's 2017 Christmas message: Paddington Bear has a message for Christmas

Christmas is a season for the giving and receiving of gifts and, particularly, it is a time to remember God’s great gift of His Son Jesus