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VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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Becky Simpson as a member of Flic Flac gymnastics

Brave Leyland girl inspires all as she deals with her partial paralysis

One morning, budding gymnast Becky Simpson woke up to severe pain and pins and needles. As the day progressed the 11-year-old lost feeling from the chest down as doctors revealed she had suffered a spinal bleed. Now, 11 months on Becky is still dealing with life in a wheelchair and has been an inspiration to her family. Her mum, Elizabeth, speaks to NATALIE WALKER about Becky’s incredible journey.

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Gary Gibson as John Lennon entertains the crowd in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Funds will be invested back into Croston’s community initiatives

A new charity in Croston will pour funds into village initiatives which bring the community together.

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Mary from the Secret Garden

Open air production of The Secret Garden in Astley Park Chorley

A theatre production of The Secret Garden is coming to Astley Park’s Walled Garden.

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Little ones in Buckshaw Village do their bit for Armed Forces Day

Little ones in Buckshaw Village do their bit for Armed Forces Day

Babies dressed in their best military regalia helped raise over £600 for Armed Forces Day.

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It takes grit and passion
 to live out your dream

It takes grit and passion to live out your dream

Olympic figure skaters have run a mile to inspire young athletes to achieve their dreams. MEGAN TITLEY spoke to Stacey Kemp and David King to find out what it takes to reach the heady heights of success

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Cakes help eight-year-old girl from Wheelton raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

A schoolgirl has raised more than £1,000 by holding a tea party at her home.

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The Malt n Hops pub in Chorley

Chorley pub voted the best in Lancashire

We’re the top pub in the county!

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The Sitting Goose, Bartle

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire.
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Taekwondo

Have a go at... Taekwondo

A Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques

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Volunteer Ian Robinson launched the �20,000 fundraising drive for new seating at Chorley Little Theatre

New seats to come to Chorley Little Theatre following £20k fundraiser

Why did Chorley Little Theatre launch a fundraising drive for new seating?

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Last year's Adlington Carnival parade. Picture by Paul Heyes,

Countdown to Adlington Carnival

This year’s Adlington Carnival will be held in memory of community stalwart Alan Birtwistle who died in April aged 88.

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Children were recently pictured on top of a school roof

Police in Chorley issue warning to youths

Police in Chorley have issued a warning to youths who have been climbing on school roofs and vandalising property saying that their behaviour will "not be tolerated".
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Emma Whitlock in Malawi volunteering with FOMO

Help Friends of Mulanje Orphans open a charity shop in South Ribble

A charity which supports vulnerable children in Malawi needs your help in opening a shop in the South Ribble area.

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An two-car smash on the M61 is causing delays this morning.

Delays after two car smash on M61

A two-car smash on the M61 is causing delays this morning.
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Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie to play in Preston

“If you are expecting a big party, you will get a big party.”

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Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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Chorley mum found guilty of laundering cash from her partner's loan shark business

A mum-of-two has been found guilty of laundering cash from her partner’s illegal loan business.

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Forecasters warn that the stormy weather could see some areas affected by localised flooding with a possible disruption to power supplies.

YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Torrential downpours and possible hail for the north west

A yellow weather warning for torrential rain, hail and thunderstorms has been issued for the north west, say the Met Office.

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