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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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Members of Leigh Film get ready for the screening with Fr Kevin Crinks and his dog Brian

Life of Brian screening in church a huge success

It was a case of “blessed are the cheesemakers” after the screening of a controversial comedy in a parish church proved a massive success.

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RECIPE: Harrissa roasted aubergine, spiced red pepper, apricot, feta

RECIPE: Harrissa roasted aubergine, spiced red pepper, apricot, feta

Great hot taste of North Africa for warmer days.

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Easter chicks and bunnies

Two fantastic Easter-themed recipes

Two cracking Easter treats to tickle those taste buds.

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The Xbox One video game controllers sold by Argos in the UK

Xbox chargers recalled over fears they could overheat

A range of chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

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Barrel aged feta cheese and watermelon salad with heritage tomatoes, pomegranate and rocket cress (4 portions)

RECIPE: Barrel aged feta cheese and watermelon salad with heritage tomatoes, pomegranate and rocket cress (4 portions)

Barry Farley, head of banqueting at Stanley House Hotel and Spa, who lives in Preston, has managed the catering for major events such as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the golf Open at St Andrews and the London Olympics.

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Left to right: Barry Freeman, Phill Palmer, Syd Cottle and Syds daughter

‘Amateurish’ pals take on a gruelling challenge

Six self-proclaimed middle-aged, unfit and overweight adventurers have teamed up for the challenge of a lifetime.

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An example of Shank's pony

Dialects and sayings from yesteryear

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at the phrases and sayings Leythers used in yesteryear...

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Slydigs on stage supporting The Who. Picture by Radka Dolinska

Rockers Slydigs hope new EP will be a beast

One of the region’s most successful rock bands featuring a guitarist from the borough are asking fans a simple question with their new EP: How Animal Are You?

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Eating Out - Thyme and Plaice

Eating Out - Thyme and Plaice

These days when I look for a nice place to eat, I look for two things first and foremost.

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Stars who have contributed to the Comic Relief Best Auction Ever

It’s Red Nose Day - are you ready for fun?

Today is Red Nose Day and you know what that means - a night of comedy like no other.

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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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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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Theodore Cecil Thompson

Cherishing rugby league’s pioneers

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at some of the heroes of RL from yesteryear...

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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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Andy Burnham launching the Leigh Community 10k with event partners

On your marks for Leigh Community 10k

Runners will be encouraged to pound the borough’s streets again later this year when the first Leigh Community 10k takes place.

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