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Local People

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Two sisters who worked for the secret service during World War II recall their remarkable father whose memoir of life in a Japanese prisoner of war has come a best seller. Peter Adams met them.

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An inspiring young woman who suffered in silence for years because of a debilitating stammer has made a remarkable transformation.

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The Ribble Valley’s Bill Carter is following the family tradition of being a blacksmith using ancient skills to make unique pieces.

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A former police officer from Chorley fought back from serious injury to take a gold medal at the Commonwealth

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Miranda Markham’s modelling career may have started in the aisle of a supermarket but her fabulous looks have taken her from Rawtenstall to catwalks of Milan

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A remarkable young woman has traded places as a teacher to set up as a farmer. And the small matter of not having a farm certainly hasn’t stopped her.

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A chance encounter at a hockey tournament means a Preston student will be crossing the Atlantic to join one of the world’s most prestigious universities - and she’s the only one from the north. Martin Pilkington reports

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This is no longer a sleepy coastal community full of retired folk but a town set to entertain Lancashire.

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Weddings

Monday, April 30, 2018

If you are planning to tie the knot in Lancashire or the Lake District, these locations will help you enjoy a memorable day.

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Many newly-weds put off the grand getaway until a more convenient time, but still want that special time away together just after the wedding. And that’s where the mini-moon comes in.

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A diverse array of dazzling wedding venues is just a click away in Archant Bride’s first ever national Online Venue Guide

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Social Events

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spectacle Factory launch Bamber Bridge showroom

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Accrington Golf Club members staged a glittering celebration to mark their 125th anniversary which has also seen members involved in a local project

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Bargain Hunt’s Danny Sebastian hosts charity auction

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The annual Wigan and District Farmers’ Ball was held at Haydock Park Racecourse.

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Detectives from Greater Manchester Police have raised thousands for the fund set up after the Arena concert attack.

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More than 130 people attended Soroptimist International Wigan’s annual spring charity ball.

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Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green, was the location for a celebration of International Women’s Day, hosted by Pink Link Ladies.

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A charity ball supporting The Alzheimer’s Society was held at Preston Masonic Hall.

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, March 5, 2018

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is somewhere he never dreamed he’d be – treading the boards in a major musical production and he’s loving it. He spoke to Kate Houghton.

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Alfie Boe comes home to Fleetwood

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Alfie Boe has performed all over the world, but nothing beats a return to his home town

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Fleetwood

Just back from the jungle, Jennie McAlpine on missing her family and serving tea fit for a queen. Mairead Mahon reports

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Afternoon Tea Manchester

Presenter and journalist Beccy Barr tells Roger Borrell about her love of Lancashire, life as a single mum and dealing with trolls

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