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Red Admiral Band are flying high after big band win

Talented youngsters proved top trumps after being crowned champion junior band in a national competition.

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The Kennel Clubs Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

Book review: The Kennel Club’s Illustrated Breed Standards by The Kennel Club

As the dog world gets hot under the collar for the start of this year’s annual Crufts extravaganza at the NEC in Birmingham from March 9-12, here’s the chance to brush up on your essential canine knowledge.

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Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

Book review: Tell Me A Lie by CJ Carver

A ruthless Russian oligarch, a doggedly determined policewoman and a British spy with memory block on a deadly mission…

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Picture by Julian Brown 11/02/17

Local Historians, Richard and Linda Langford, Adam Cree and Tinker the dog who have been working together to connect Chorley's Pubs to its casualties of World War One pictured at their pop up exhibition at Astley Hall Farm House, Astley Park, Chorley,

War tales and real ales

‘What do you get if you cross three historians a highly intelligent boarder collie and the love of real ale together?’

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Broadway star Adrian Zmed, who plays Georges in La Cage Aux Folles, which is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre

First time lucky for Zmed and La Cage

The current UK tour of La Cage Aux Folles, which opens at Blackpool Opera House tomorrow night, presents two firsts.

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Barry Steele

Orbison tribute has real Steele

The Roy Orbison Story, Grand Theatre

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The heartbreaking photo of Julie and Mike Bennet which went viral

X Factor singer to host a Leyland fund-raiser for the Bennet family

A Leyland singer is holding a fund-raiser for her best friend who lost both her parents to cancer.

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Darlia

Darlia return after a long absence

Blackpool band Darlia have announced their long awaited return to the live music circuit.

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Try your hand at setting a campfire, then toasting something over it in Brinscall Woods at a Survival Skills event.

The Guardian recommends...

Five things to do this week (February 21 - 26)

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The English Heritage blue plaque to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, at his former home at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, west London

Who deserves a blue plaque?

Lancashire has a host of influential musical connections going back over the ages from the likes of George Formby to classical star Kathleen Ferrier.

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Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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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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Ta Na Manga

It’s a kind of magic at the Winter Gardens

The world’s largest annual magic convention has returned to the Winter Gardens for its 65th year.

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(left to right) Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles named The Gadget Show's new host

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of consumer technology programme The Gadget Show.

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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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Natalie Brown (SAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN), the three women at the centre of BBC drama The Moorside

The Moorside - A brave attempt to redress the balance

We have often been told that there’s nothing such as society, and that we no longer have a sense of community.
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Anteros

Anteros to support White Lies in Preston

Anteros may have fulfilled one of the items on their bucket list by performing at the Alexandra Palace, but the unstoppable foursome have plenty more goals to enjoy, including an evening in Preston.
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June Brown as Dot Cotton in Eastenders

Nasty Nick, the monologue and cannabis tea - Dot Cotton's Eastenders highlights

Chain-smoking, Bible-bashing Dot Cotton has been an EastEnders fixture since 1985, and has appeared in some of the soap's most dramatic - and sometimes funniest - scenes.

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Lancashire companies exposed as pay rogues

Lancashire companies exposed as pay rogues

A swanky top-nosh Lancashire restaurant has left a bad taste in the mouth when it comes to forking out staff wages.

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