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Lancashire Christmas Lights Switch On 2018: Everything you need to know about timings, parking, and who will be performing across the county this year

Lancashire Christmas Lights Switch On 2018: Everything you need to know about timings, parking, and who will be performing across the county this year

With just 40 days until Christmas, the festive feeling is growing across Lancashire. But what can we expect from the county’s towns and cities this year?

Lancashire
Santas take on Jingle All The Way walk from Chorley to Rivington Pike for children’s hospice Derian House

Santas take on Jingle All The Way walk from Chorley to Rivington Pike for children’s hospice Derian House

Hundreds of Santas took part in the Jingle All The Way walk from Chorley to Rivington Pike for children’s hospice Derian House.

religion and belief
Black Friday sales bonanza ruled out by B&Q

Black Friday sales bonanza ruled out by B&Q

B&Q will abandon Black Friday for the first time this year as it released research suggesting almost half of consumers do not plan to shop in the sales event.

consumer issue
Northern England rail passengers could face Christmas travel chaos as London closures affect major UK routes

Northern England rail passengers could face Christmas travel chaos as London closures affect major UK routes

Rail passengers travelling to and from the North of England are set to experience significant disruption to services this Christmas, as trains to London stations are cancelled, cutting off major routes across the UK.

religion and belief
New West Lancashire parcel sorting office to open for Christmas with jobs available

New West Lancashire parcel sorting office to open for Christmas with jobs available

The Royal Mail is opening a temporary parcel sorting centre for the Christmas period in West Lancashire as part of its festive operation.

Lancashire
Lancashire village set to spend thousands on a solar-powered Christmas tree

Lancashire village set to spend thousands on a solar-powered Christmas tree

A Preston village is set to spend thousands of pounds on a new Christmas tree powered by solar lights.

politics
Thieves steal cash and Christmas party collection from St Catherine’s Hospice furniture shop in Chorley

Thieves steal cash and Christmas party collection from St Catherine’s Hospice furniture shop in Chorley

Thieves have targeted a charity shop raising funds to care for people at the end of life – stealing takings from the safe along with the shop team’s Christmas party collection.

religion and belief
Chorley’s Santa Express set to return to Lancashire this Christmas – and is already almost fully booked

Chorley’s Santa Express set to return to Lancashire this Christmas – and is already almost fully booked

A festive land train that takes passengers on a magical journey to meet Father Christmas has proved one daddy of an attraction.

festive event
Vintage football shirt store to open in time for Christmas, and includes some PNE classics

Vintage football shirt store to open in time for Christmas, and includes some PNE classics

If you’re Christmas shopping in Manchester, this store could provide the ideal gift for that football mad family member.

shopping centres
The House of Fraser store on Manchester’s Deansgate is to close in January

The House of Fraser store on Manchester’s Deansgate is to close in January

House of Fraser’s iconic Kendals store in Manchester is to close in the new year.

shopping centres

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