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Games Central: A long-awaited and ultimately awesome adventure

This week, The Last Guardian strides onto PS4, Dead Rising 4’s undead carnage is unleashed on Xbox One and Super Mario Maker bounces onto Nintendo 3DS.

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Miller Park, in Preston

Putting Lancashire in the picture... colouring books for adults

With Christmas around the corner it is not just children who will be hoping to find a colouring book in their stocking. Louise Busfield investigates the new fashion and leafs through Lancashire’s own colouring book.
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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

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Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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Revolutionary new rollercoaster to weave its way around Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach bosses have promised thrills to match the Big One and more as work began on a revolutionary new rollercoaster.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Bard’s wit shines through in Much Ado

Review: Much ado about nothing at Manchester Opera House

Nicola Adam

It would be easy to assume that sitting down for an evening of Shakespeare, provided by the impossibly British and established RSC, would be an entirely serious affair dominated by brooding soliloquys and dashing over-wrought drama - this is anything but.

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Boca

Lancashire recommends...cocktail bars

Readers have voted - here are the results of our poll for the best cocktail bars in Lancashire.

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Getting the garnish right can make the difference between a 'good' or a great gin and tonic

How to perfect the art of gin drinking

Having been called everything from ‘Mothers Ruin’ to ‘Kill Grief’ and ‘Poverty’, you’d be forgiven for thinking gin would have retreated to the shadows of dingy bar shelves a long time ago.

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Entertainer Eugene Earle

Entertainer who took on a lion armed only with a banjo

Global minstrel, radio pioneer and multi-talented musician Eugene Earle became a household name in Lancashire during the first half of the last century. Here John Grimbaldeston relives his extraordinary life
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Cocktails

Where are the best cocktail bars?

Are you a martini drinker, or do you fancy a fruity tequila sunrise?
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Cinderella at The Bolton Octagon

Theatre review: Cinderella at Bolton Octagon

It’s nearly Christmas so time for fairy tale offerings from theatres across the land - many fairly predictable and some just a little bit different.

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Lilac Tree, Walton-le-Dale

Lancashire recommends.... gift shops

Here is a list of top gift shops across Lancashire, as voted by readers and editorial staff
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Go Greek, 17 Westcliffe Dr, Blackpool FY3 7BJ

FOOD REVIEW: Go Greek, Layton

Sadly, an all-inclusive Mediterranean family holiday to the Greek island of Crete doesn’t always guarantee you a plentiful buffet of traditional cuisine, or in our case, any Greek cuisine.

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall


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The glamour of Manchester at Christmas

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago, IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester.

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