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Young Ribble Valley poets enter Premier League competition

Year Five pupils at Oakhill School in Whalley have been busy writing poems for the Premier League Primary Stars KS2 Poetry Competition.


Deep fried mince pies on chip shop's festive menu

A chip shop is serving up deep-fried mince pies and pigs in blankets over the festive season.
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Raver Tots is at Preston's 53 Degrees on Sunday

Feast of theatre and music in Preston

There really is something for everything with these events over the coming days.

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Six Christmas puddings for all your festive dessert needs

Boggled by too many Christmas pudding choices? Here's our verdict on six of the best

Six Christmas puddings for all your festive dessert needs.

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Georgia Toffolo arrives back from Australia at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3

Georgia Toffolo: I'm a Celeb has cleared my skin

Georgia Toffolo has said her skin has cleared up for the first time in over 10 years after her stint in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson among Christmas University Challenge contestants

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, broadcaster Adrian Chiles, Olympic cyclist Nicole Cooke and Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games are among the famous faces taking part in Christmas University Challenge.

Cuddle up with four fireside reads for Christmas

Christmas book reviews: Cuddle up with four fireside reads for Christmas

Take off on a super sleigh ride, share the fun of a glorious rom-com, be swept away to the aftermath of war or revel in a modern fairy tale… there is a book here to make Christmas more cosy.

Cast of Aladdin at Preston Charter Theatre to January 3

REVIEW: Aladdin Preston Charter Theatre

With a puff of smoke, a boo, a cheer, sparkle and glitz, a technical glitch and some musical magic, mix it altogether in a rusty old lamp and oh yes, it could only be opening night of Preston’s 2017 pantomime Aladdin.

Eastenders star Davood Ghadami in action in Blackpool with dance partner Nadiya Bychkova

Line-up confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing tour

Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami and Jonnie Peacock will be hitting the dancefloor again for the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour 2018.

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Using larger glasses led to an almost 10% increase in sales

Wine glass capacity 'increased significantly' over last 300 years, study finds

The capacity of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in the last 300 years and most steeply in the last two decades, a study has found.
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The introduction of a new advertising rule from 2018 will help advertisers to know where to draw the line

'Harmful and outdated' gender stereotyping in adverts to be banned

Advertising that uses potentially harmful gender stereotypes such as mothers cleaning up after the family alone or fathers failing at simple household tasks is to be banned next year, the regulator has announced.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Win tickets to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest film in the Star Wars saga has finally landed at cinemas and you could be going to watch it for free.
Don't Tell The Bride is back

Grooms: Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Some see Christmas time as the ideal engagement season, with more questions being popped than Champagne corks.

Peter Kay: What are your rights?

Peter Kay tour cancellation: What are my rights as a ticket holder?

What are your rights if you hold a ticket to one of Peter Kay's cancelled shows?

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There's lots of festive events happening over the weekend

Things to do (December 16 to 19)

Take your pick from this great line-up of events happening this weekend:
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Some of the residents singing carols.

Festive spirit at Clitheroe care home

The Christmas spirit arrived at The Clitheroe Care Home this week when residents enjoyed an evening of carol singing by the Salvation Army rounded off with teas and mince pies.

Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Book review: Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Addicted to danger, TV reporter Alix Phillips dodges bullets and bombs to bring the most important news stories to the world.

My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward

Book review: My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward

With interest in the Queen and Prince Philip at a new peak thanks to the hit TV series The Crown, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward brings us the real story of the marriage of the royal couple.

The Girls from the Local by Rosie Archer

Book review: The Girls from the Local by Rosie Archer

As the Second World War reaches January of 1944, three young barmaids face a series of obstacles that will test their hopes and dreams for the future.

The Swing Commanders.

Countdown to big Christmas party

A dash of 1940s classics, a sprinkling of boogie-woogie, some jump jazz and Blues……….it must be time for the Swing Commanders Christmas jive party in Clitheroe.

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