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A decade working in the Home Office helped prepare Blackburn’s Tez Ilyas for a career in stand-up comedy, writes Paul Mackenzie.

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Blackburn

We have selected the items that will form our History of Lancashire in 70 Objects.

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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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A chance encounter in a Preston street led Elizabeth Grant to the finals of Miss World. She tells Mairead Mahon her story and the tragedy that spurred her on.

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Preston

The One Show’s Christine Walkden is one of the VIPs at this year’s Southport Flower Show. She spoke to Roger Borrell

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Who is the greatest Lancastrian?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Who is the most significant person born in the red rose county

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A young woman with a passion for pubs has made the red rose county the inn place. Roger Borrell reports

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Seafood Pub Co

Bolton’s Roy Lancaster has crossed continents hunting for rare plants. Now he has told his life story and his love of the natural world. Roger Borrell reports.

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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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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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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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Preston company’s monumental donation for new landmark.

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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

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