Where are the best children's play centres in Lancashire?

From rolling around in a ball pit, to whizzing down a slide, youngsters love to be let loose in an adventure centre.
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Singer Josef Locke

Infamous singer who made hits, court appearances and headlines

Josef Locke had a charismatic personality and was a huge success but no stranger to controversy.

The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs.

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Ribby Hall recipe. Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

RECIPE: Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

Michael Noonan, head chef at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, has enjoyed an illustrious career, including working at the Sydney Opera House.

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Alfie Boe at TVR, in 2006

From humble beginnings, port star who sang for the Queen

This week’s nostalgia page, the latest in our Proud Of Fleetwood series, takes a look at the earlier days of one of Fleetwood’s most famous sons.

A misty view of Lake Windemere from Waterhead

Travel review: The Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

A good hotel should be a treat, and the Waterhead Hotel at the top of Lake Windermere in Ambleside always manages to live up to both parts of that equation.

Queen Vic Fish and Chips

Lancashire recommends.... fish and chip shops

Readers have voted. Here are the top fish and chip shops in Lancashire.
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Fleetwood boxer Jane Couch

Fleetwood fighter who made history and packed a real punch

In the latest of our Proud of Fleetwood series, we take a look back at the career of Fleetwood’s Jane Couch – who made boxing history and led the way for women in the sport.

Booths recipe - parmesan crusted lamb

RECIPE: Roast Herdwick Lamb with a Parmesan crust

Booths is the only supermarket to stock the Cumbrian speciality Herdwick Lamb.

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Fish and chips

Where are the best fish and chip shops in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite chippys in the area.

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Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek, horseradish potato, buttered kale, confit carrots, sticky beef and port sauce (serves four)

RECIPE: Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek

Last of the slow roasts and what a winter farewell...

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Bay Leaf, Chorley

Lancashire recommends.... Indian restaurants

Readers have voted.
Doreen Lofthouse with husband Tony Lofthouse (left) and son Duncan, outside the Fleetwood base in 1990.

A friend to all Fleetwood folk for more than 150 years

It’s a little sweet... But it packs a big punch.

Harveys Takeaway in Poulton Street, Kirkham. Pic courtesy of Google Street View

Health inspectors shut raid takeaway

A takeaway which was raided by police in connection with the supply of drugs has been shut down.

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Where are the best Indian restaurants in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Dockers unloading a catch of fish at Fleetwood dock, in 1989

Vast pride throughout the years in port’s heritage

For decades, Fleetwood was one of the UK’s main fishing ports.

Comic great Charlie Chaplin cut his teeth in the music halls of Lancashire

Clog dancing kid who became a global superstar

Charlie Chaplin’s journey to becoming the first global movie star saw him treading the boards in Lancashire in his early years. Mike Hill reports.

Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread

PRODUCT WARNING: Crunchy biscuit spread may contain metal

Jars of Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread have been withdrawn over fears they are contaminated with small piece of metal.

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Toasted crumpets with goats cheese mousse, apple and heritage beetroot: 4 portions

RECIPE: Toasted crumpets with goats cheese mousse, apple and heritage beetroot

Scrumptious way to serve up this familiar favourite.

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