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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.

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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.

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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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Kirkham RAF station, at the time it was the proposed site for Kirkham open prison, 
dated 1960

Fylde prison site once trained RAF war heroes

Today it’s HMP Kirkham, but the site on which the category D prison sits was once used to help the war effort.

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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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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.

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kebab

Where are the best kebab houses in Lancashire?

Which take-aways or restaurants cook a tasty doner?

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Christine's big moment

Strictly fan gets to dance with show winner in Blackpool

A Strictly Come Dancing super-fan had the surprise of her life when 2016 champion Ore Oduba arrived to dance with her at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom.

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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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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.
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Lytham Windmill, in a scene much like a Christmas card, taken in January 1986

Iconic landmark has sailed on through history

It’s one of Fylde’s best-known landmarks and at 200 years old, certainly has some history.

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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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Curry

Where are the best Indian restaurants in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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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.

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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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Glasform

Lancashire recommends.... art galleries

Looking for some arty culture? Here is our list of the top art galleries in Lancashire.

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