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Derian House in Chorley hosting a free seminar about charitable donations in wills to avoid inheritance tax

A children’s hospice is inviting people to consider using charitable donations in their will to avoid large inheritance tax bills.
Joanne Wilson, her partner Gareth Etherington and son Matthew have turned Pulcinella's in Chorley from its old one star food hygiene rating to a five. Photo: Neil Cross.

Five star frenzy as new owners revamp Pulcinella's

A much-loved Chorley Italian restaurant is being restored to its former glory thanks to new ownership.

Food and Drink

WATCH: Higher Wheelton girl honoured with national Macmillan award in memory of her Hambleton great uncle

A young girl who cooked up a storm in the kitchen was delighted to be given a national award for her charitable work in support of her great uncle.
Tesco Leyland staff to take on Race for Life in Wigan

Team from Tesco in Leyland ready to take a Race for Life hike to honour colleague

A team of ladies are getting ready for their fifteenth Cancer Research UK Race for Life event to honour one of their colleagues who lost her battle with the illness three years ago.


GALLERY: Looking back at Preston Royal Infirmary

Preston Royal Infirmary has been closed for decades.

Claire Williams, owner of AIRE Studio

Claire Williams at AIRE aims to bring the Lancashire scape to your living room

Interior designer Claire Williams is on a mission to champion Lancashire’s textile industry through her award-winning business - AIRE.

Country pub

Where are the best pubs to drop by during a walk in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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'Gingerbread man' or 'gingerbread person'?

Lancashire baker's gingerbread ‘person’ row takes biscuit...

A customer at a Lancashire bakers thought the shop was really taking the biscuit after she asked for a simple gingerbread man.
Amanda Limerick with her son, Jared

Leyland mum completed Great Manchester Run for Kidneys for Life which supports her son

A mum whose son was born with kidney failure completed the Great Manchester Run to raise funds for research and treatment for the disease.
Artist's impressions showcase Icon swooping round the Steeplechase ride

New £16.25m Icon for Pleasure Beach is "the greatest"

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

Cartoon capturing a scene of the Preston riots of 1868

Rioters on Preston's streets

One hundred and fifty years ago this week there were riots on the streets of Preston. Local historian Keith Johnson tells the story

The Fallbarrow holiday homes border the eastern shore of Windermere.

Travel: Fantastic family adventures on the picturesque shores of Windermere

For one reason or another, taking a family trip to explore the splendour of the Lake District had always eluded us.

Travel and Leisure

WATCH: Off The Track music nights at The Railway in Chorley

Singer and saxophonist Amy Lovae loves music so much, she has turned a hobby into a job.
Members of 8th Penwortham St Teresas Beaver Scouts joined the Great Plastic Pick Up national event

8th Penwortham St Teresa’s Beaver Scouts joined the Great Plastic Pick Up event

Members of 8th Penwortham St Teresa’s Beaver Scouts have been doing a good turn by helping to keep their community tidy.

John Rutter

Choral master John Rutter gives singing workshop in Fulwood for Methodist Action

Music legend John Rutter gave guests a singing masterclass to help raise funds for a homeless charity.

Simon and Sharon Peters

Musical ceremony hits the right note

When Simon Peters and Sharon Morris met at the counter of a building society, little did they know they were meeting their soul mates.
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Michael and Rachael Dunne

Special day with a personal touch

Running her own paper cutting business meant Rachael Bennett was able to make all her own exquisite stationery and table decor for her own wedding.

Your Weddings

WATCH: Buckshaw Village man launches album with music collective

A church youth worker has launched his first album as part of a large musicians collective.
The wedding cake for Princess Margaret made by D.R.Adams bakery, which was on Yorkshire Street in Morecambe.

Right royal wedding memories

One of 20 cakes made for Princess Margaret’s wedding day in May 1960 was crafted by a bakery in Morecambe.

Ocean Colour Scene will headline at Highest Point festival this weekend.

Highest Point Festival at Williamson Park

The A Wing team behind DJ events at Lancaster Castle is back with what is set to be Lancaster’s biggest celebration of music and arts.

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