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Miracle baby Riziah is set for her first birthday

A baby girl with a complex heart condition has defied all the odds by surviving and is now approaching her first birthday.

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Patterdale village near Ullswater

Wetter the better in one corner of the Lake District

If you’re looking for a hotel which offers fine dining, designer bedrooms and luxury at a price, the Patterdale Hotel, Patterdale, Ullswater may not be for you.

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Left to right: Olivia Richardson and Macey Martin had their hair cut for Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research UK

Best friends get the chop for cancer patients

Two school girls had their long locks cut short to support two cancer charities.
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Peter Baxter

Keeping Lancashire's canal locks running is an important job

In the second of our features on unique jobs that have stood the test of time, NATALIE WALKER speaks to a lock keeper who ensures canal boaters can travel across Lancashire’s waterways.
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One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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Tom Zanetti will join Fatman Scoop as headliners at Prestfest in July

City lands Tom and Scoop for Prestfest

Two international stars will be topping the bill at this year’s Prestfest on the city’s Flag Market in July.

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Carol Price with the litter collected at a previous clean up

Litter pick at Hoghton Bottoms

Litter pickers who have been cleaning up a Hoghton beauty spot for 25 years are once again calling for help in their green crusade.

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Children's play centre

Where are the best children's play centres in Lancashire?

From rolling around in a ball pit, to whizzing down a slide, youngsters love to be let loose in an adventure centre.
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Eric and Shirley Hewitt who ran the jewellery stall in Leyland Market

A place full of treasures and pleasures

Wandering around Leyland Market is a common pastime for many.

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Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs.

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Ribby Hall recipe. Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

RECIPE: Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

Michael Noonan, head chef at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, has enjoyed an illustrious career, including working at the Sydney Opera House.

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Sarah Walton

Mum took on the Canalathon for Heart Research UK

A mum-of-three certainly didn’t put her feet up on Mother’s Day as she ran an ultra-marathon in memory of her two grandfathers.

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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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Some of the new staff members at the Starbucks Drive-Thru which is due to open on Friday

Fuel station opens in Buckshaw Village with a Starbucks

A new service station is opening this week in Buckshaw Village complete with a Starbucks Drive-Thru, a 24hour Sainsbury’s, a Greggs, Subway and a BP fuel stop.

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An example of SDA Architecture Ltd work

Couple making amazing dream homes come true

It is the stuff lottery winning fantasies are made of. Using your multi-million pound windfall to create your very own dream home with every luxury catered for.

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Samuel Davis  officially opened the Baby Beat's Little Ted's Room, with his parents Spencer and contractors from AMEON Ltd, D&G Builders, FWP and Red Accoustics in 2015

Little Ted's Room appeal fund-raising is gathering pace

A major fund-raising drive to soundproof all rooms in the delivery suite at Royal Preston Hospital has broken past the half way barrier.
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Craig Parkinson at work

Meet the man who makes a job out of mole hills

In the first of our features on unique jobs that have stood the test of time to keep people employed well into the 21st Century, NATALIE WALKER speaks to Craig Parkinson, who is kept busy by moles.
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