RECIPE: Lamb Kleftiko - Serves two to three people

Lamb kleftiko is a rustic, traditional Greek recipe made with slow cooked lamb originally cooked in an earth oven, a simple pit in the ground, used to trap heat and smoke.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Planning on a bank holiday getaway?

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.


This solar powered invention is more than just a barbecue

The world's first solar-powered barbecue has been invented which cooks food using mirrors.
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Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

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Booths recipe: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

RECIPE: Homemade burger with bacon and cheese

Eating a burger is satisfying ... but it tastes even better when you’ve made it from scratch.

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Destiny 2 is the first full sequel to the 2014 original

Destiny 2 filled with amazing things to do, say developers

The makers of Destiny 2 have said the sequel will be filled with "amazing things to do" as the first gameplay was revealed.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Little Nightmares, Platform PC, Xbox One, PS4, Genre Horror. Picture credit: PA PhotoHandout.

Games Central: The best bad dreams

This week it's horror from Little Nightmares and whimsy from Seasons After Fall on Xbox One, while we try to survive Prey and live as a Black & White Bushido on PS4.
The rugby league team from Windermere Road Secondary Modern School, Leigh, in 1958

Every picture tells a story...

Historian Alf Ridyard looks at the intriguing stories within a single photograph...

Chetham's School of Music student and composer Lucy Farrimond

Composer Lucy scores film festival theme

A young composer has teamed up with the borough’s biggest celebration of cinema by writing the event its own theme music.


Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.
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Booths recipe - Cauliflower Steaks

RECIPE: Cauliflower steaks with Gremolata crust

Who says vegetarian main courses can’t be delicious? Booths supermarket shares its cauliflower recipe which is the perfect alternative to a meat roast.

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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease

Unique cinema experience for Grease fans

Wigan fans of one of the most iconic movie musicals of all time, Grease, will be able to experience the film as never before.

You'll never have to leave the house for McDonald's again

McDonald's delivery service is actually happening - and soon

'McDeliveries' of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets could be up and running by the summer.

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Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh helps find the hair colour for her new Madame Tussauds waxwork figure

Corrie star Kym immortalised in wax

Coronation Street resident Michelle Connor has been revealed as the latest star at Madame Tussauds.

Colin Welland, left, accepts an Oscar for the best screenplay from Jerzy Kosinski, during the 54th annual Academy Awards presentation in 1982

Writer Welland’s TV gems on sale at last

Fans of one of Leigh’s best-known cultural exports can savour his skills once more after a treasure trove of TV work was made available.

Beer enthusiast John Robinson and CAMRAs Brian Gleave examine the beers

Chance to taste long-lost local beer once more

Beer enthusiasts can take a trip into the past this weekend and sample a revived ale originally produced by a long-lost Leigh brewery.

Grunge lost a legend in this year

1994: A look back at the big stories

This week in 1994, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died in a New-York City hospital four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81.

VIDEO: Is this the perfect Sunday lunch?

As folk across the region are busy peeling spuds and slicing carrots ready for their Easter lunch, it got us wondering, what makes your perfect Sunday lunch?
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Derian House admin team members Fran Lees and Kirsty Yates, Sarah Collier from supporters Napthens Solicitors and admin team member Sue Seddon.

Super Easter knitting skills at Derian House

Easter chicks have been flying off the shelves at Derian House Children’s Hospice, helping them towards its £3.85m fund-raising target in 2017.
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