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Dangerous road in Euxton could be made safer with fund

A dangerous road in Euxton could see a funding boost to make it safer.

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Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss

Hacksaw Ridge: A brutal, uncompromising assault on the senses

Director Mel Gibson returns, all guns blazing, with a riveting wartime drama based on the true story of Desmond Doss, who served with valour during the Second World War without having to fire a single bullet.

Arts
Police appeal

Woman beaten and robbed after dropping children off at school

Police are hunting three young men who robbed a woman in broad daylight in Wigan.

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Samuel Piri with VIVIT

‘Body’ filled with pig organs to be dissected in front of a live Blackpool audience

The world’s only ‘semi-synthetic human cadaver’ will be dissected in Blackpool – and you can watch it happen.

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From left, Stuart Clayton, Galloways Chief Executive, Robert Jones with Stuart, Marjorie Gornall, Nicky Horton, Office Manager at St Georges, Andrew Stringer, St Georges General Manager and Emma Russ, Galloways Senior Fundraiser

Galloway's charity receives £10k boost

Kind-hearted shoppers have helped to boost a Preston charity’s coffers by more than £10,000 over the past 12 months.
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Dianne Yates

Birchall Blackburn Law supports cancer research fund

A Lancashire law firm has become the patron of a charity fund for research into the incurable cancer, mesothelioma.
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Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

Offbeat
Tesco Luxury Soft White Toilet Tissue purchased in Plymouth, Devon which is seen the have noticeably different tube sizes

Tesco accused of ripping off customers after toilet rolls appear to shrink

Tesco has been accused of quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls - by increasing the size of the HOLE in the middle.

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WATCH: Council apologises after road sweeper video goes viral

Staff at Hyndburn Council have issued an apology after hilarious footage featuring one their workers in a mechanical sweeper was shared on social media.
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Does any of this sound familiar?

French plaits, how to ice skate and Taylor Swift's latest hit - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie's boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs' 'Troublemaker' are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

Offbeat
Chorley Town Hall

Council tax increase and a charge on garden waste

Chorley is increasing its council tax for the first time in seven years.

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The 2.25 six-pack of low fat 70 per cent pork sausages were released in a limited number of smaller supermarkets.

‘Nationwide shortage’ of sausage brand after Slimming World dieters go mad for them

Slimmers are going bonkers for a new brand of low fat sausage - sparking empty shelves and furious online rows.
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The affected products

Early Learning Centre issues safety notice over children’s wooden toy range

A safety notice has been issued concerning a range of children’s toys by their supplier.

Offbeat
Educating Rita. Photo: Richard Davenport

Educating Rita at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

It takes writing and acting of the highest calibre to sustain a play that has only two players.

Theatre and Comedy
The Supreme Court has ruled on whether a vote in Parliament is required to trigger Brexit

Government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit.
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There is still more to learn about the long term impact of pets on children's development

Pets are a child's best friend

New study finds that children value the companionship of their pet even more than their sibling

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Running Wild

Grand pulling the strings with puppets

A pair of productions relying on state-of-the-art puppetry, act as the centrepiece to the Grand Theatre’s spring/summer schedule.

Theatre and Comedy
Collabro

Talent-winning boyband head to Opera House

Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro will be performing at the Blackpool Opera House as part of their UK tour.

Music
Standish High School

Pupils arrested for ecstasy possession

Two teenagers have been arrested for possessing drugs at a top-performing Wigan school.

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Merrill Osmond will be rocking Viva Blackpool

Viva ready to rock as Osmond pays a visit

Merrill Osmond will be rocking Viva Blackpool as part of a six-date UK tour.

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