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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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The Inspiring Women Awards lunch will be packed with awesome females. But who will be the winners?

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Blackpool-born cricketer Steven Croft speaks of his pride at being awarded a testimonial year

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With International Women’s Day this month, Helen Pankhurst considers the progress made in the fight for equality in the century since women were granted the vote. Paul Mackenzie reports

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An inspirational mum from St Annes has raised tens of thousands of pounds since the sudden death of her young son, as Paul Mackenzie reports.

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Rural communities throughout the UK could be eligible to receive funding via the Calor Rural Community Fund from energy provider Calor

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Commonwealth Games hopeful Sarah Davies is a top weightlifter but there’s a softer side to this Lancashire lass. Roger Borrell reports

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A singing group has been raising money for the RNLI with traditional sea shanties. Jo Skorecki dropped in to the lifeboat station to meet them.

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Lytham

Lancaster’s popular orchestra has a new man at the conductor’s podium

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Alison O’Neill has become well-known as The Barefoot Shepherdess but life in the fells would be impossible without her four-legged friends. Emily Rothery met them.

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Dogs

Lancashire has witnessed some of the most important events in the Suffragette movement, we take a look at the places where you can see them first-hand.

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Many of us are frustrated by our inability to swim well. Sarah Hill did something about it and now helps others. She spoke to Roger Borrell.

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Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield spoke to Lancashire Life in 2008 about fighting cancer, being the county’s busiest pensioner and autograph etiquette. Interview by Paul Mackenzie.

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