Dad of four dies in horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old father-of-four who who died in a major car crash in Padiham yesterday.
The Lights Out event sought to draw attention to the need for foster carers in the North West.

Burnley church's blackout in support of foster care charity

A Burnley church has thrown its support behind a foster family awareness campaign alongside some of the North West’s best-known buildings by turning out its lights.

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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Families gather for the Padiham Christmas lights switch on

Padiham turns out in force for big Christmas lights switch on

Crowds gathered for one of the biggest events in Padiham's calendar on Friday..the annual Christmas lights switch on.
Pictured at the official opening of the Milking Parlour at Sabden are the Gill family who are  (left to right) Alan, Gillian and Bobbie, Edward and Nichola and their daughter Lorna.(s)

Farming family milking revolutionary new idea to keep their business afloat

A farming family, faced with the devastating prospect of having to selll off their dairy herd, have gone back to tradition with a revolutionary idea that is sweeping the UK.
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The Wagging Tail

Lancashire venues

Thanks for your online votes. Here is the top five as voted by readers.

A young mum claims that tax credit blunders means she cannot afford to buy milk for her five month old baby.

Tax credits outrage for struggling families

A young mum of four cannot afford to feed her children, including her five month old baby, due to the chaos surrounding the Government’s handling of the child tax credits, it was claimed this week.

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Great grandma Ida Hargreaves celebrates her 100th birthday surrounded by her family

Great grandma Ida notches up her first century

A birthday card from Her Majesty the Queen took pride of place among a large collection sent to Mrs Ida Hargreaves to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Lytham War Festival

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of upcoming weekend events.
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Janette Taylor receives one of Hartbeeps three awards (s)

A hat-trick of awards for Hartbeeps

A Pendle woman who provides activities for children has scooped a hat-trick of awards in a national competition.

What sort of parent are you?

Tiger, free-range – the pros and cons of popular parenting styles

What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.

The launch of the Save Our Library campaign in Burnley (s)

Fight is on to save library “at heart of the community.”

Angry protestors have vowed to fight plans to close down their library which they say is “at the heart of our communuity.”

REVEALED: What ACTUALLY happens on a stag do

REVEALED: What ACTUALLY happens on a stag do

If you had the sneaking suspicion your average stag night was just a group of blokes repeatedly getting knocked back from bars before finally gaining entry to their chosen city’s least salubrious establishment for a night of cheap booze and cliched advice giving - you might be right.

Warning ... these could be dangerous

Owners of twins baby carrier urged to stop using it over broken buckle fear

The manufacturer of a specialist baby carrier has been forced to issue upgrade kits for 4,000 units after reports that a key part might fail.

Have you helped yourself?

7 reasons why parents raid their kids’ piggy banks

Nearly half of parents admit being “piggy bank raiders” who dip into their children’s cash to pay for parking, takeaways, taxis, school trips and the window cleaner.

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‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5 billion a year

Children in the UK will borrow a total of £5billion from their parents to get them on the property ladder in 2016, according to data from Legal & General (L&G).

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From top left: Dave Griss, Joanne, Pickles, John Pickles, Layton Griss. Front from left: Hayley Thompson, Lexi Griss and Sarah Unsworth (s)

Phone hero Sarah meets mum she guided through birth

A North West Ambulance Service call handler has been praised at a reunion with a family after supporting the birth of their baby girl over the phone.

What are your worries as a parent?

The 20 modern worries for parents

Having perfect Instagram pictures and well-travelled children are among the top 20 modern-day pressures facing parents, new research reveals.

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Does your smartphone come before your child?

Parents’ smartphone addiction leads to ‘less intelligent’ children

Children’s attention spans are being damaged by the amount of time spent on smartphones... by their parents, according to new research.

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Chantelle Ryan and her son Francis.  Chantelle was a burns victim as a baby and later told she would not be able to have children of her own.

Miracle baby for brave burns teen Chantelle

An amazing young woman who survived horrific burns as a baby, only to be told she would never have children of her own, has announced she is now the proud mum of a bouncing baby boy.

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