REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

Revellers celebrate Christmas at the Cat's Whiskers in the 1970s.

Countdown to massive reunion of town's most iconic nightclubs

Tickets have gone on sale for a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs.

Booths recipe: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

RECIPE: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

Eating a burger is satisfying ... but it tastes even better when you’ve made it from scratch.

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Destiny 2 is the first full sequel to the 2014 original

Destiny 2 filled with amazing things to do, say developers

The makers of Destiny 2 have said the sequel will be filled with "amazing things to do" as the first gameplay was revealed.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Little Nightmares, Platform PC, Xbox One, PS4, Genre Horror. Picture credit: PA PhotoHandout.

Games Central: The best bad dreams

This week it's horror from Little Nightmares and whimsy from Seasons After Fall on Xbox One, while we try to survive Prey and live as a Black & White Bushido on PS4.
Students from Oakhill School, Whalley, with staff at Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria where they enjoyed a week of fun.

Adventure time is reward for children's hard work

Learning how to make their own packed lunches was just one of the challenges set for a group of youngsters who enjoyed a trip to Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria.

Life is a breeze for these plucky students from Oakhill School, Whalley, who rose to the challenge of  a two day expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards.

Intrepid young explorers survive night in the open

Watch our Bear Grylls... a team of adventorous young explorers from the Ribble Valley are hot on your heels.
Inglewood Boutique, Chorley

Lancashire recommends.... guest houses and B&Bs

Whether you are staying overnight in a different town or need somewhere to put up visiting relatives, here is a list of guest houses and bed and breakfasts as voted by readers.

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An artists impression of the proposed new all-weather football facilities to be built behind the current Roefield pitches. (s)

Major sports complex proposed for town

Ambitious plans to build an all-weather multi-sports facility behind the existing football pitches on the Roefield site are being explored.

Supermarket visit helps pre-schoolers learn more about taking care of their teeth.

Pre-schoolers say ‘cheese’ at supermarket

A total of 14 children from Bowland Montessori Pre-school visited Sainsbury’s supermarket in Clitheroe as part of a topic on looking after your teeth.

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Where are the best guest houses in Lancashire?

Whether you are staying overnight in a different town or need somewhere to put up visiting relatives, here is a list of guest houses and bed and breakfasts as suggested by readers.

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Some of the damage at Ribchester Football Club pavilion.

'Heartless' vandals place club's future in jeopardy

A break-in at the home of Ribchester Rovers FC has left the football club in disarray after various items were stolen and damage caused to the club’s pavilion.

Ribble FM DJ John Nicoll. (s)

Special surprise delivery for hungry radio station staff

DJs at community radio station Ribble FM are appealing for an anonymous benefactor to come forward so they can say thank you ... for their pizza delivery.

Tim Bobbin

Talking beer: ‘Zero tolerance’ to bar-room swearing presents problems

Now, I’m sure most of you have used a few swear words in conversion, within the confines of a public house or bar. However, if you are now heard using some choice industrial language in a Samuel Smith’s hostelry it is now likely you are going to be directed towards the exit door.

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St Leonards Langho Beavers  happy and proud after their litter picking.

Beavers learn how much rubbish is on our streets

A litter picking event not only proved a great educational tool for a local group of Beavers, but also helped them to achieve one of their badges.

Members of St Micheal and St John's RC Primary School's PTA with members of staff, pupils and parish priest Father Corcoran sitting on the new picnic benches.

Joint effort funds new picnic benches

Children at a Clitheroe primary school will be enjoying more al fresco dining thanks to the efforts of its PTA and school council members.

Mike Garry

Award-winning poet brings performance to Bentham Town Hall

An evening of poetry featuring a performance from award-winning poet Mike Garry takes place in Bentham next month.


Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.
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Scarlett Moffatt surprises locals in Clitheroe, with free takeaway, to celebrate the rollout of EE's superfast 4G network in the area.

I'm a Celebrity star delivers Clitheroe takeaway's pizzas

I’m a Celebrity star Scarlett Moffatt, who features in the latest EE advert where she swapped grubs for takeaways, has led a fleet of EE Super-Fast Food delivery drivers to Clitheroe.
Police are investigating the break-in at Whalley Cricket Club.

Break-in leaves club with huge repair bill

Mindless thieves and vandals smashed their way into Whalley Cricket Club leaving a trail of destruction.

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