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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Mark with the two Oscars awarded for scientific and engineering

Mark Crabtree talks about his amazing Oscar-winning career, taking things apart and putting them back together and the love he has for his home town. Nicolette Webster reports.

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Holly Bradshaw of Great British pole vaulter.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

There may be an awful lot of coffee in Brazil, but pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw is looking forward to returning from Rio for afternoon tea in Lancashire. Paul Mackenzie reports.

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Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes during the women's Hammer Throw qualification of the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Andy Greeves speaks to some of the athletes who will be flying the flag for both Great Britain and Lancashire in Rio this month

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Lucy Cavendish

Some might support male inheritance, but Holker Estate is now in the capable hands of a talented woman, writes Roger Borrell

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The East Lancashire Regiment at the Somme on July 1 1916

A generation of men from Lancashire towns and villages was wiped out on a summer morning a century ago.

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Peel Tower

Country dwellers who felt they were getting a raw deal stopped moaning and did something. Roger Borrell reports

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Mia McLoughlin

With a prestigious theatre scholarship under her belt, ten-year-old Mia McLoughlin from Whalley is set to have her name in lights

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D-Day veteran, Gerard Rogerson, holding a pop-up card made by local children depicting the church at Saint Come de Fresne which rang the first bells of freedom

June is the time we remember the D-Day heroes who launched the liberation of Europe. Stephen Canavan spoke to one of Lancashire’s few survivors

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Anita Booth & Alexander Morrissey wedding

Anita and Alex had not one... but two Gary Barlows singing for the greatest day of their lives. And one of them turned out to be the real thing

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Social Events

Captain Pugwash - 2nd in fancy dress Buddy with Jasmine.

It is now, as Emily Rothery reports from a dog show with a difference

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Patsy and Eddie Large with Syd and Sheree Little

Comedians Little and Large staged an impromptu reunion to support a charity set up in memory of a a young boy from Lancashire called Sam, who suffered severe medical problems.

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Neive Rowlandson, Caroline Walton, Dawn McCann, Helen Hall and Carly Walker

The Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham played host to a 1940s themed party which was attended by 140 guests.

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From left: Edna Tuck, Karen Fisher, Hermione Fisher and Lynsey Bowe, at Royal Ascot Day at Inn on the Lake, Glenridding; Thursday 16th June 2016.

MORE than 60 glamorous ladies gathered at the Inn on the Lake in Ullswater for their Royal Ascot Ladies’ Race Day event.

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Mina Khan, Elizabeth Grant (Miss Preston) and Dimple Thakbar

MORE than 130 ladies dressed up for the inaugural Rainbow House Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day in the Invincibles Lounge at Preston North End Football Club.

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Hannah Mayor, Helen Soutar, Catherine Butterworth, Karen Crossley and Lucy Leamy

A taste of the James Bond lifestyle was brought to the Globe Arena, Morecambe, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of St John’s Hospice.

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Gemma,  Paige and Su Taylor

more than 120 ladies celebrated the special centenary of the Bolton Sport Federation Ladies’ Hockey League at a dinner held at the town’s Holiday Inn.

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Tarleton Academy Sports Awards

Tarleton Academy hosted their annual sports awards night at the Southport Convention Centre.

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mary Berry and fellow Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood. (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

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

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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Dave Spikey

The Lancashire comedian takes writer David Ridings on a tour of a showbiz career forged in the back streets of Bolton

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11 celebrities born in Lancashire

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Abbey Clancy © Alfonso, Flickr, CCBY NC 2.0

From comedians and actors, to singers and physicists, Lancashire has produced endless talent over the years…

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Diana Vickers

The Blackburn star who found fame singing barefoot on the X Factor is happy to be in a horror story. Mairead Mahon reports

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