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Monday, February 27, 2017

Lancashire and the Lake District have many connections to some of the greatest authors, books and literature ever written and desveres to be celebrated this World Book Day.

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Beatrix Potter Stonyhurst

The talents, triumphs and courage of exceptional women from Cheshire and farther afield will be rewarded at a landmark Inspiring Women Awards luncheon.

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10 Lancashire Love Stories

Sunday, February 12, 2017

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Mairead Mahon goes through the files to find some of the county’s enduring love stories.

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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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Weddings

Monday, March 6, 2017

One lucky couple will win a £10,000 day to remember at one of Britain’s amazing landmark locations

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Social Events

Yesterday, 11:33

Members of Preston South Rotary celebrated their 50th Charter Night dinner at the Wellington Park Hotel, Leyland.

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Over £17,000 was raised at a glorious costume ball in Manchester in aid of a local cancer support charity.

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A black tie ball was held at Bolton Old Links Golf Club to raise funds and awareness for Spinal Research.

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Preston’s Rosemere Cancer Centre is 20 this year and staff and friends are celebrating with a big fundraising project. Julie Frankland reports.

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The annual Blackpool Carers Centre charity ball was held this year as a tribute to all the volunteers who worked with DIY SOS and BBC Children in Need to help transform the charity’s carers’ centre.

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A spectacular fundraiser was held at Haigh Hall Hotel, Wigan, in aid of Love Support Unite Foundation, which is a charity based in Malawi.

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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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