Foodies turn out to Hoghton Farmers’ Market despite bad weather

Meat, vegetable, beer and pie producers all packed into The Great Barn at Hoghton Tower on Sunday for its monthly farmer’s market.

Ian Billington (left) and Graham Smith outside Sunderland's Stadium of Light - No 7 on their list of 92 grounds

Charity goal for fans’ pilgrimage

Football fans Ian Billington and Graham Smith have set themselves an ambitious goal of visiting all 92 league grounds in just 92 hours.

Tapas at Ziggy's

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire.
Ronnie Carter with a Chorley Guardian in 1953

Always keeping up with the
news – even while in Egypt

There is nothing like browsing through your local paper when you are feeling 

How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
Line dancing

Have a go at.... line dancing

Line dancing is practiced and learned in country-western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms. It accompanies many popular music styles since the early 1970s including pop, swing, rock and roll, disco, Latin, rhythm and blues and jazz.

Shaun Gash during a recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
Chairwoman of the Croston bloom group Anne Peet with volunteers.
Croston in Bloom are finalists in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Bloomers come back bigger and better

Defiant villagers have rolled up their sleeves and pulled on their gardening gloves ready to flood Croston in colour for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Adlington 2016 carnival queen Heather Kirkham-Spear, carnival princess Ruby Charnock and carnival pageboy James Mckone, were delighted to present a cheque to our nominated charity for 2016, Derian House, for 4000

Step forward for a very Royal affair

The Adlington and District Carnival Committee are gearing up for this year’s event and are on the search for the 2017 Carnival Royalty.

Stuart Chell

Derian House appoints new partnerships manager

Derian House’s new partnerships manager is hoping to make a difference to children with life-limiting and terminal conditions.

Gin Festival is coming to Blackpool

National gin festival will be quite the tonic

Gin lovers of Blackpool rejoice, the UK’s original Gin Festival is visiting the town for the first time ever.

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Girls from Wheelton Country Dancing Club maypole dancing in the 1970's in front of Wheelton Clock tower.

Fun dancing around the Maypole

Guardian reader Ian Grundy has kindly sent in this delightful photograph of youngsters Maypole dancing in 


Rising stars take the mic

Starlets stepped up to the microphone to entertain vistors to a karaoke at Latch bar in Chorley on Sunday.

Carole Cochrane with Princess Anne

Princess Anne supports Rainbow House

The chief executive of Rainbow House gave her personal thanks to The Princess Royal after she received a large donation on behalf of the charity during a fund-raiser dinner.
Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Bay Horse Whittle. Dineout

Very big reason for eating here

I lived about 800 yards away from the Bay Horse at Whittle-le-Woods for 15 years and don’t ever remember going in.

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The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

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Kevin Poynton, from Lancashire Freemasons, handing over a certificate to acknowledge a grant of 30,000 to Cath Stanley, chief executive of the Huntingtons Disease Association and her staff

Organisation for people with Huntington's disease gets cash boost

An advisory service in the North West for people with Huntington’s disease can continue to take new referrals thanks to a £30,000 grant from Lancashire Freemasons.

Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted - here are the top charity shops in Lancashire

Specsavers Chorley at the Awards for Excellence held in Birmingham

Specsavers Chorley has great vision with an industry win

Staff at an opticians and audiologists could hardly believe their eyes (and ears) when it was revealed they have won an industry award for excellence laboratory practice.
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