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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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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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Highfield Road in the 1960s

Then and now: Changing face of Highfield Road, South Shore

These two photographs, taken nearly six decades apart, show how little has changed in the Highfield Road area of Blackpool’s South Shore.

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Fairhaven Hotel, when the bulldozers moved in, in 1976

Serving up happy memories of a much-loved Fylde pub

Some readers may recall the old Fairhaven Hotel, on Clifton Drive, Fairhaven. The original building was constructed in 1895, by Boddingtons Brewery.

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Sweet Pea Florist

Lancashire recommends... Florists

Here are the top florists in the region, as voted by readers.

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Period festival proves a big hit in St Annes

The third annual Victorian Festival in St Annes proved a big hit, attracting a host of extra visitors to a wide variety of themed events all over town.

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Flowers

Where are the best florists in Lancashire?

Where do you get your fresh bouquets and festive wreaths from?
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This "is an old way of eating ricotta in Tuscany as a breakfast or merenda (an afternoon snack)"

How to make Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's coffee and ricotta shots

Sweet, simple and small equals the perfect dessert.
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Ancient Roman city of Perge

Travel: Luxury in the ancient land where sun always shines: Antalya, Turkey

The Loggerhead turtle winds her way through azure seas, bobbing her head lazily from the warm, salty, water
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Lancashire recommends... places to get a Christmas tree

If you are thinking of buying a Christmas tree, try these places, as voted by our readers.
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Gregg Wallace

Gregg Wallace certainly knows his greens

The man who loves a good pudding will be sharing his culinary anecdotes with Lancashire foodie lovers.
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The colossal size pudding

Asda launch foot long chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have just revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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Stuart Clayton, chief executive, right, with Sunila Jain and Dr Simon Clarke

Galloway's appeal: Celebrating 150 years with a sight loss conference

To mark Galloway’s Society for the Blind’s 150th anniversary, it has launched a campaign with the Post to fund-raise for a minibus. Reporter NATALIE WALKER looks at the charity’s biggest event of the year.

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Judith Charmers in Wish You Were Here

'Retro destinations' tipped for comeback for UK holidaymakers

Tour operator Thomas Cook says "retro destinations" are making a comeback with holidaymakers.

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Christmas tree

Where is the best place to go for a Christmas tree?

December is nearly upon us, so it's time to think about putting up the tree.
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Fish tacos from The Road To Mexico by Rick Stein

How to make Rick Stein's fish tacos with chilli and coriander

You may not want to share these tasty morsels.
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Lottery shake up

You could win £10k for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

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Barrique

Lancashire recommends... wine bars

Here is a list of the top wine bars in Lancashire
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Gin festival at the Tower Ballroom

Chin-chin to the return of celebration of all things gin

After a sell-out first Gin Festival at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the event’s return has now been announced.
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Zabaione from Gino's Italian Coastal Escape by Gino D'Acampo

How to make Gino D'Acampo's zabaione with limoncello and strawberries

A sweet and cooling pud.
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