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Things to do this weekend (July 1 and 2)

Here's the pick of events happening in Lancashire this weekend:
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Last year's Armed Forces Day on Preston Flag Market was a huge success

Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
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It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
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Bibi Heal, one of the stars of the Voices of Craven which ends with a finale concert this weekend.

Concert finale will be celebration of budding and professional talent

A grand finale concert will round off a spectacular event where budding singers have been encouraged to make their voices heard.
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The Rotary Foundation is 100 years old this month.

Celebrating a century of Rotary charity

While the Rotary organisation is 112 years old, its own charity, the Rotary Foundation is 100 years old this month and to celebrate Rotarians are staging a special exhibition of their work, together with a service of reflection and celebration at Blackburn Cathedral.

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Inside the Dingles' cottage at the Emmerdale Studio Experience

Cross over to Yorkshire for a tour of Emmerdale

For hundreds of years, there has been a bit of a friendly rivalry between Lancastrians and Yorkshire folk.

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Four food outlets coming to Barrow

Finger lickin’ good news for fast food fans

KFC, Starbucks, Subway and Greggs come to Valley
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Baked Alaska

RECIPE: Baked Alaska

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel, near Preston, is proud to support Lancashire produce and, to go with one of their favourite ingredients, local fish, in a Your Food a couple of weeks ago, what could be tastier than Baked Alaska, using many locally-sourced ingredients?

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The Higher Trapps Katie Redpath and Shelia Oxborough enjoying a Rag Pudding

Simonstone eatery serves up new charity initiative

Fans of rag pudding have not only been enjoying their favourite dish at Simonstone’s Higher Trapp Hotel, but have also been raising money for a regional cancer charity.

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Helen Addy with hubby Jason.

Helen’s ‘cross Channel’ swim blows fundraising target out of the water

A Downham mum is on course to blow her fundraising target out of the water as she reaches the final stages of her “cross Channel” swim for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.

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Love It or List It is back

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.
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Children's TV exhibition at the Lowry Gallery, Manchester...Play School with Brian Cant 1964

Play School and Play Away presenter Brian Cant dies aged 83

Presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83.

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Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Book review: Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.

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The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

Not only are amateur dramatic group The Grimsargh Players celebrating their 75th anniversary, but for the first time in the group’s history, they are set to perform two plays written by one of their own members.

Theatre and Comedy

In pictures: Pendle Pub Walk 2017

Well over 2,000 people took part in the colourful Pendle Pub Walk on Saturday.

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A festival of 'Hope & Glory'

With so many festivals setting up camp throughout the UK nowadays, it can take something special for a fledgling event to push its way to the fore.
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Booking is required for celebrated UK wildlife artist Carry Akroyd's talk at the Platform Gallery this weekend.

Celebrated wildlife artist to talk in Clitheroe

A celebrated UK wildlife artist is to give a free talk at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

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An example of the work produced at BJB Art in Wood.

Help raise funds for Mellor Village Hall

A Ribble Valley business is supporting an open garden weekend that is raising funds to restore the village hall.

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The "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

£17k for signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf auctioned in the Ribble Valley

A buyer paid £17,000 for an "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf during an auction in Clitheroe this morning.
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The young choir from Whalley's Oakhill School with their certificates and trophy from the Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Drama.

Young choir hit the right note

A choir from a Whalley school enchanted the judges with their singing at the annual Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance.

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