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Thursday, January 5, 2017

A mum from St Annes who hadn’t been in a swimming pool for 35 years is now a world champion triathlete.

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An ex-police officer has become the first female vice-chancellor of one of our universities. Mike Glover reports.

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Ad Feature: Prioritise your health this new year

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It is just as important to look after your health in the season of indulgence as it is during the rest of the year. After all the gatherings, dinners and parties, the cold weather can make it difficult for people to summon the willpower to get to the gym or go for a run or roll out a yoga mat, but support from a trained professional can go a long way.

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Best selling author Josephine Cox talks to Roger Borrell about her 53rd novel and recalls tough times in Blackburn

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Resolutions? Don’t make them. Lifestyle changes? Forget it. Paul Mackenzie offers some alternative advice to help you start the new year in a realistic frame of mind.

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Becky Hindley, once a tragic soap actress, has found a new way to make her career blossom. She spoke to Roger Borrell.

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Dale Neal - the hairdresser turned author

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Skateboarding hippos, alien grandparents and breakdancing beetles are all in a day’s work for a Barrowford hairdresser who has the write stuff.

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Barrowford

We’re searching for the items which tell the county’s story as we prepare to mark Lancashire Life’s 70th anniversary.

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Weddings

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Knutsford, Cheshire on February 4-5

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Social Events

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A Las Vegas themed ball held at the Guild Hall, Preston, raised £50,000 for Rainbow House, the conductive education charity based in Mawdesley.

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Staff and pupils at Torrisholme Community Primary School, Morecambe, have raised over £12,000 for three cancer charities after a summer of events.

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A Butterfly Ball was held to raise funds to enhance care for people living with dementia on the Fylde coast.

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Public relations boss Carolyn Hughes hosted her annual charity lunch in aid of Radio City’s Cash for Kids, at Gusto restaurant on Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock.

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The annual Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service fundraising dinner dance was held at the Globe Arena in Morecambe.

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Laughter, chatter and smiles filled the Penina Suite at Shaw Hill Golf Resort and Spa, Whittle-le-Woods, at a recent fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.

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A sell-out ball organised by Foulridge mum-of-three Elaine Waine lit up the Fence Gate Inn to raise more than £7,600 which will be shared between Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Pendleside Hospice.

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Awards night honours businesses helping to provide the county with a thriving visitor economy.

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, January 6, 2017

TV stardom awaits Barrowford’s Rebecca Jane, who went on the trail of a wayward husband and found a new career. Mairead Mahon reports

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Barrowford

Lancashire’s Justin Moorhouse is big in comedy, but not as big as he used to be. Paul Mackenzie reports.

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Former Bury schoolgirl Nicola Schindler is one of the most powerful women in TV. As her new series Ordinary Lies begins Mairead Mahon caught up with her.

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Bury

Millions tune in to see the Queen of Baking share her culinary wisdom each week on The Great British Bake Off – but how much do you really know about judge and food writer Mary Berry?

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John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

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