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Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

today, 15:16 in Regional North West

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

today, 14:09 in Regional North West

Chorley and Lancashire rugby ace hurt in nightclub attack is allowed home from hospital

A Lancashire rugby ace who was hospitalised after an assault outside a nightclub has been allowed to return home. Joe Sharratt suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to hospital after an incident in Manchester last weekend. Read...

yesterday, 13:49 in Regional North West

'Every shot he took was an oil painting': The best of Monument Valley

Columnist Jimmy Cricket writes about his coach trip through Arizona in the USA. Myself and Mrs Cricket were on a coach trip travelling through the great state of Arizona in the USA. Our guide is encouraging everyone to sing, and the French people at...

yesterday, 11:39 in Regional North West

Unions stages 39th walkout in Northern guards dispute

Rail workers were said to be solidly supporting the latest strike in the long-running dispute over guards on trains, disrupting travel on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on Arriva...

Saturday, 11:19 in Regional North West

Call for nursing care to be delivered by medical staff at county's special schools

The nursing care needed by some children in Lancashire’s special schools is “inequitable and unsustainable”, according to a committee of county councillors who have investigated the issue. The cross-party task group concluded that there was no clear...

Friday, 18:31 in Regional North West

Are criminals tagging homes in Lancashire with white marks?

People across Lancashire are reporting the sudden appearance of mysterious marks on their homes and driveways. Some people are concerned that the sinister symbols found painted on pavements, fences and walls are a sign that their home has been...

Friday, 15:53 in Regional North West

Here is how technology can disturb your sleep

Fitness columnist Dan Donohue writes about the role of technology in messing up sleep cycles. Wikipedia defines sleep as ‘a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterised by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity,...

Friday, 11:38 in Regional North West

Northern Rail passengers urged to plan ahead as strike action hits Lancashire's railways

Travellers across Lancashire are being urged to plan ahead as strikes hit the rail network again this weekend. Ongoing strike action by rail union the RMT threatens to result in unusually busy trains this Saturday, according to Network Rail. Northern...

Friday, 10:53 in Regional North West

Here is how to relieve a dry tickly cough

Medical herbalist columnist Nicola Parker offers tips on how to sooth that pesky tickly cough. Some of the most annoying things about catching a cold can be the symptoms we are left with afterwards. Sometimes it’s chesty mucus or a stuffy nose but one...

Friday, 10:53 in Regional North West

North West's MEP Paul Nuttall quits UKIP over decision to hire Tommy Robinson

The North West MEP Paul Nuttall is resigning from UKIP over the party's association with far right extremist Tommy Robinson. Mr Nuttall, a former UKIP leader who represents the North west of England in the European Parliament has this morning...

Friday, 09:45 in Regional North West

Here is a list of the top Christmas shops in Lancashire

Readers have voted and here are the top six shops to get your festive decorations. This is not a competition. It is a list of places as suggested and voted by readers. View the vote: VOTE: Where are the best Christmas shops in Lancashire? Read more...

Friday, 09:45 in Regional North West

Slade's Dave Hill talks about writing his life story, touring... and THAT Christmas smash

If it’s December, Slade must be doing the rounds again, in the post Holder/Lea configuration they’ve worked in for 25-plus years. MALCOLM WYATT got the lowdown from guitar legend Dave Hill It didn’t take long after Slade guitar hero Dave Hill called...

Thursday, 15:03 in Regional North West

Hundreds of girls across Lancashire at higher risk of cancer after missing out on HPV jab

More than 1,000 girls in Lancashire were not fully vaccinated against the potentially cancer-causing HPV virus last year, new figures show. Girls in England are offered free HPV jabs at school during Years 8 and 9, when they are aged between 12 and...

Thursday, 12:56 in Regional North West

You'd better watch out - Police ramp up efforts to halt major crime

Police have launched a major new crackdown on serious crime in the run-up to Christmas. The new campaign, Operation Sorbus targets four areas of serious crime – cash-in-transit robberies, cash machine thefts, drink and drug drivers and ‘Hanoi’...

Thursday, 11:40 in Regional North West

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