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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

Offbeat
Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Lifestyle
Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

Arts
Buckshaw Retirement Village's Christmas afternoon - Jack Cooper, resident and volunteer, and his daughter Susan

Retirement village gets in the festive spirit

Shoppers and local families started the festive season with a Christmas afternoon event at a retirement village in Chorley.

News
Kane Kennedy.

Lancashire dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard.

News
Guests at Rainbow House's Las Vagas Ball. Photos by Gareth Edwards

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services.

News
A picture of athletes preparing to take part in the ancient Greek Olympic Games: not a stitch of clothing in sight (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Naked exercise isn’t just for exhibitionists – it’s a growing fitness trend

Have you ever been wobbling uncontrollably in a half-formed downward dog, or soaked with sweat in a spin class and thought to yourself, ‘this would be so much better if I was naked?’

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Police are appealing for information.

Man beaten with dog chain and robbed in Preston

Police are appealing for information after a man was beaten with a dog chain and robbed in Preston.

Crime 12
Claire Goose and Matt Bardock star in The Coroner

What to watch on BBC iPlayer this week

Here's our pick of the best entertainment, documentaries and drama on the BBC iPlayer.

Arts
Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Offbeat
Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs - Manuel’s best moments

Actor Andrew Sachs,best known for his portrayal of Manuel in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.

Offbeat
The Chemical Brothers on stage. They are playing at the Empress Ballroom on December 8

Duo look to Galvanise Empress Ballroom

Electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers will perform one of their legendary, visually-stunning sets at the Empress Ballroom, next Friday, December 9.

Music
Thornton Little Theatre

The Vicar of Dibley’s triumphant resurrection

The Vicar of Dibley, ‘The Second Coming’ Thornton Little Theatre

Theatre and Comedy
Bootleg, Topping Street. Pic courtesy of Google Street View.

Bootleg has a view to Akil with MC booking

One sixth of American alternative hip hop collective Jurassic 5 will perform at Bootleg Social on Thursday, December 15.

Music
TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

Business
Andrew Sachs

Stars pay tribute to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
Arts
Police have named Qaisar Abbas.

LATEST: Man who died following collision close to the M65 is named

Police have confirmed that the father of four killed in yesterday's crash near the M65 was Qaisar Abbas of Halifax Road, Brierfield.
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Ken Wright

Magpies on Wright track

Chairman Ken Wright believes Chorley can continue to punch above their weight this season in the National League North.

Football 2
Aerial view of Royal Preston Hospital

IT issues fixed at Royal Preston Hospital but appointments still subject to delays

Appointments at Royal Preston Hospital will be delayed todayafter a technical glitch with the computer system led to appointments being cancelled yesterday.

Health 5
Amazing animals, dazzling Dickens and melting snowflakes

Book reviews: Amazing animals, dazzling Dickens and melting snowflakes

There’s plenty to choose from this Christmas when it comes to books for your children.

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