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Clash of the curries: Who's the hottest of them all?

Maximum taste, maximum heat... and maximum heart rate. The three things that make a great curry.

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Michel Roux Jnr holding a skrei cod.

Food and drink: Fishing for wild skrei cod in chilly Norwegian waters with chef Michael Roux Jr

It’s rather extraordinary to be 300km north of the Arctic Circle, in the land of the Northern Lights, eating fresh cod – so fresh it was still swimming the fjords a couple of hours ago – with two-Michelin–starred chef Michel Roux Jr. But this isn’t just any old cod (and it’s certainly not battered).

Sean is 2nd from right
Photo: ITV

'My strange Oxo cube habit cost me a date on Take Me Out!'

He never got to enjoy the island of Fernando’s with the woman of his dreams, but Sean Smith wouldn’t swap his appearance on TV’s Take Me Out for anything.

Beer And Cider Festival to take over Olympia in the Winter Gardens

Top tipples on show as beer and cider brews in Olympia

A huge Beer And Cider Festival is coming back to Blackpool.

The bar at Mundos Street Kitchen in the Level complex.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Guild Hall's new leisure complex seems Levels above its fast food rivals

Whether it’s the soon-to-be grand opening of the state-of-the-art Preston Market Hall, or the looming plans to install the city’s avant-garde first tram network, a lot of exciting things are happening in Preston at the moment.

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Copa Fizzs Gillian Bartlett (left) and Rosemere Cancer Foundations central area fundraising co-ordinator Rebecca Hall by a vat of the Copa Fizz Rosemere Gin

Gin, gin! Drink up to help Rosemere in memory of New Longton mum Louise Finch

Gin lovers can raise a toast in honour of a mum who lost her battle with cancer - whilst helping to boost funds for Rosemere’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.
The Forrest Arms, Longridge.

The Forrest Arms is set to re-open after £50,000 refit

A long-established Longridge pub is set to re-open its doors next month following a major investment.

Concerns resident have called in about plastic in chapatti flour

'No knead to panic on chapatti flour' says Preston Council

It may be one of the most bizarre public health announcements of the year, or even decade.

REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

I was definitely interested when I came to hear about a new cocktail, coffee bar, restaurant setting up in Broughton. When someone mentioned there would be a breakfast menu and specialist coffee I was all ears -so I had eagerly awaited the opening of Chameleon in autumn of last year.

Mad Ferret beef burger

Takeaway review: The Mad Ferret, Preston

I’ll admit to being a little bit lazy - if I’m ordering a takeaway and the firm doesn’t deliver, I’ll pick one close to home so I don’t have far to go to collect it.

People are staring

The ultimate in fine romantic dining? How about a four-course Greggs?

If roses are red, and love is your goal, take them to Greggs for a nice sausage roll.
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Travel: Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, Ambleside

Travel: Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, Ambleside

How on earth do you choose a hotel in the Lake District?

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Market Tavern.

Fresh faces take on vintage market-side pub

An iconic city pub has been saved from closure after being taken over by new owners.

Alessandro Possamai at work in Winckleys Coffee House

Alessandro says ‘arrivederci latte’

A thriving city centre coffee house is up for sale because owner Alessandro Possamai has got the 10-year itch.

The Spinners at Cowling

The best gastropubs in Lancashire

Here is a list of the top gastropubs, as voted by readers.

Can't get enough fish and chips?

Cardiff fish and chip shop in bid to operate 24/7

Residents and police have criticised plans for a fish and chip shop to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Reg Johnson

Dinner in honour of Goosnargh farmer Reg Johnson raises £20k for Rosemere and Heartbeat in Preston

A dinner organised as a tribute to the legendary poultry farmer who put Goosnargh duck on the culinary map, turned out to be a real menu pleaser, raising £20,000 for two charities.
Liam Grime

Garstang military chef to compete in Hotelympia in London

A military chef is busy preparing himself for a series of culinary competitions and exhibitions.
Gastro food

Where are the best gastropubs in Lancashire?

Gastropubs offer fine dining in a cosy pub setting.

How the Other Half Live, Winckley Street, Preston

Tapas with a twist in Preston

For the greedy among us, It’s always a blow when a favourite restaurant closes its doors for good.

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