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There was a time when Leigh actually had railway stations

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at the history of the railways in Leigh..

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Haydock Park station  on raceday in 1905

Haydock was more than just a racecourse in years gone by

Local historian Alf Ridyard explores the history of Haydock Racecourse in his weekly column, Tash Tales.
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Laura Black

Charity dinner at Leigh Sports Village for Teardrops in St Helens

The courage and inspiration of a young mum is behind a fund-raising drive in Leigh to raise cash for research in to Cystic Fibrosis and to help the homeless.
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Social clubs were thriving in the 50s and 60s

Social clubs were the place to be in Leigh

Local historian Alf Ridyard in his regular Tash Tales this week looks back at the social glue that kept communities together in the 50s and 60s...

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People are staring

The ultimate in fine romantic dining? How about a four-course Greggs?

If roses are red, and love is your goal, take them to Greggs for a nice sausage roll.
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A 1920s sports day with the Ena mill in the background

Atherton sports ground helped launch England careers

Local historian Alf Ridyard takes a look back at an iconic football ground for yesteryear in his Tash Tales...
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Trains had to be dug out of snowdrifts in 1947

When Leigh shivered in the grip of a three-month snowstorm

Local historian Alf Ridyard in his weekly column Tash Tales takes a look back a time when winters really were winter!

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Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
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Leigh heroes from the Great War

Our local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at some war heroes from yesteryear...

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1st Lancashire Fusiliers waiting in sunken road in middle of no man's land for July 1, 1916 attack at the Somme

Horrors of Lancashire officer at the Somme

Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the torments of an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the first days of the Battle of the Somme

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A limited edition white chocolate Creme Egg

Hunt is on as Cadbury hatches secret white chocolate Creme Egg

Cadbury has produced a white chocolate version of its Easter Creme Egg for the first time - but consumers will not know if they have bought one until they unwrap it.
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Travel review: Queens Head Hotel, Troutbeck

The Lake District is one of my favourite places to visit in the UK, so when I was offered the chance to stay at the Queens Head Hotel in Troutbeck, near Windermere, for the night, I jumped at the opportunity.
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Pret will source a "well-designed" reusable cup to launch later this yea

Pret A Manger offers 50p discount on hot drinks in reusable cups

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has introduced a 50p discount on hot drinks for customers who use reusable cups in an effort to "help change habits".
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Is it that time already?

Shoppers bemused as Easter eggs start to appear on supermarket shelves

The Christmas chocolate tubs are barely off the shelves but supermarkets are already replacing them with Easter eggs, to shoppers' bemusement.
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Tango dancers in Buenos Aires

These 7 holiday destinations should be on your wishlist for 2018

A new year promises fresh horizons, so start planning your travel calendar now, says Sarah Marshall.

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Shallot, chunky steak and mushroom pie

How to make a shallot, chunky steak and mushroom pie

Grab a slice of this.

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Band of brothers - This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived

This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived.

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UK tourists will have 14% more travel cash in the Dominican Republic

Cheap sunshine deals available after recovery in Sterling

Holidaymakers booking a new year winter sun trip could grab a bargain due to the strengthening of the pound, according to new research.

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The New Year's eve firework celebrations in central London

Girl power to rock the show at London's New Year's Eve firework display

London's New Year's Eve firework display will feature a soundtrack dominated by female artists to mark the centenary of women being granted the vote.

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Venice, Santorini, Barcelona and Palma are suffering from 'over tourism'

Blue Planet II prompting travellers to explore alternative holidays

TV show Blue Planet II is expected to lead to a spike in demand for sustainable and alternative holidays in 2018, the boss of travel trade organisation Abta has said.

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