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Showmen’s anger as Whit Fair dispute spins round and round

Project update on the fight by fairground families to keep Preston’s traditional Whit Fair in the city centre.

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24-hour bouce-a-thon for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Bounce-a-thon at Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs raises £1,700 for Rosemere

There was much jumping for joy by members of Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs, who raised £1,779 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by staging a 24 hour bounce-a-thon.
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Euxton Astronomy group 'Euxtronomy' invited professor Brad Gibson director of the E.A. Milne centre for Astrophysics to come and give a presentation at Euxton Community Centre - how astronomers control your lives

Euxton astronomy group welcome Professor Brad Gibson for new year revelations

From Wi-Fi to prosthetic limbs, GPS to artificial hearts, many of today’s modern technological advancements are thanks to the studies made by the humble astronomer.

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Youngsters raise funds for Heartbeat

Youngsters pack bags at Waitrose for Heartbeat in Preston

Pupils from schools in Lancashire raised £200 for Heartbeat by helping shoppers pack their bags.
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Brenda Stanley

Happy 100th birthday Brenda Stanley, of Leyland

Brenda Stanley is celebrating her 100th birthday.
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Alison is the third from the front on the right. The girl opposite her is Renee Woodford, who was her exchange student.

Nostalgia: US Exchange at Wellfield High School in Leyland - From school dinners to Sloppy Joes

A previous school memory of an exchange in America sparked more interest from a loyal reader down in Dorset.

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St Catherine's Hospice volunteer befriender Pat Nagle with befriendee Viv Watmough

Befriending at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall can lead to finding a true companion

Having a life changing illness is a confusing and frightening time – even more so if you are on your own.

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Female friendly gym

Where are the best ladies only gyms in Lancashire

A lot of women feel more confident working out in a female-only environment.

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Dani Halsall

From Team GB to a budding film career - how a Lancashire mum-of-two is taking her ambitions to the next level

A record-breaking British athlete is now carving a future for herself in film.
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Georgina Cox

Derian House chief executive says fond farewell

The chief executive of Derian House in Chorley has stepped down after more than three years.

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Coun Claire Hamilton

Green demo to keep park free

Campaigners battling to keep one of Lancashire’s best parks free to all visitors will stage a “green protest” on site tomorrow.

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What the canines are up to at Lancashire Police Dog Unit - WITH VIDEO

Even on his day off, Ruskin was busy helping to solve crimes in Lancashire.
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Dalai Lama Trek

Take on the Dalai Lama Trek for St Catherine's Hospice

Daring fund-raisers are invited to take on the challenge of a life-time in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice this year, following the launch of the charity’s first ever overseas trek.
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King's Castle

The best milkshake bars in Lancashire

Here is a list of places to get milkshakes, as voted by readers.

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Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
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Retro games will be available alongside the latest cutting edge tech at Play Expo

PLAY Expo provides early gamesfest for fans in Blackpool

Video games fans are in for an early treat this year after organisers decided to bring forward the PLAY Expo in Blackpool from May to February.

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Children are invited to take part in Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids

A new Race for Life Muddy Kids event for children in Preston

Children are being encouraged to get messy as Cancer Research UK launches its first Muddy Kids Race for Life fund-raiser.
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Lizzie Butler Billington with husband Rob and daughters Annie and Betsy. the family live at Little Willows Farm, Inglewhite where Lizzie has launched Little Wild Fox childrenswear

Inglewhite mum Lizzie is learning to love life on the wild side

On a cold winter night, there is nothing quite like pulling on your favourite cosy pyjamas.

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1st Lancashire Fusiliers waiting in sunken road in middle of no man's land for July 1, 1916 attack at the Somme

Horrors of Lancashire officer at the Somme

Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the torments of an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the first days of the Battle of the Somme

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Launch of Family History for All Project at Chorley Family History Research Centre and Farmhouse Exhibition Centre, Astley Farm

LFHHS Chorley Family History Research Centre has launched its new Family History For All facilities

A local historical group is celebrating after unveiling its new facilities.
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