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Park Concert for Eighties Fans

Eighties pop stars Tony Hadley and Rick Astley are performing at an open air concert in Cheshire that is benefitting Francis House Children’s Hospice The singers will be playing at the Tatton Park Picnic Concerts for the children’s hospice based in Didsbury.

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Best year ever for chick knitters

More than 550 knitted chicks have been made by charitable volunteers to help a children’s hospice in South Manchester raise some much needed money. The Francis House Children’s Hospice raised £650 by selling the chicks with a Cadbury’s Creme Egg to primary school children throughout the North West.

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Lottery millions for the region

Charities across the North West have benefited from injections of cash thanks to the Big Lottery Fund. Around £3.8 million has been awarded to 16 projects across Lancaster and the North West as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.

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Artistic youngsters lead their own exhibition

A student run project in Lancaster will offer underprivileged young people the opportunity to display their artwork. Young people from four Lancaster schools will have their work displayed at the Peter Scott Gallery as part of the Conversations With The Collection exhibition.

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Falcon’s hero is traffic warden

Lee Gallagher, a traffic warden from the Wirral, became an unlikely hero when he rescued a distressed peregrine falcon. The traffic warden and keen bird enthusiast was patrolling in Merseyside during a torrential downpour when he spotted the bird in the middle of the road. He approached the bird and discovered that it was dazed and needed help.

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Second chance for lucky hens

Some lucky hens are being given chance for a new healthy and happy life thanks to not-for-profit Wigan based group Lucky Hens Rescue. The group is helping to find new homes for ex-battery hens so that they can become pets for families. Lucky Hens Rescue is focused on the welfare of former laying hens and is looking for members of the public who can give the birds a home.

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Class starting by weight-loss mother

Catherine Powell, a mother of four who lost more than eight stone and dropped an amazing eight dress sizes in under a year, has decided to start her own slimming group so she can help other people reach their weight loss goals. The Alsager, Cheshire local was a 19st seven and a half pounds and a size 28 in January 2011.

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Christmas lottery bonus

A family from Cumbria were given a Christmas to remember when they found a winning lottery ticket under their tree. Karen Sham and her family won £1 million in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle on 23rd December, but didn’t find out until Christmas Day when they checked the numbers. 44 year old Mrs Shaw was opening Christmas presents with her husband, Anthony, 43, and children Sara, 22, and Karl, 20 when she checked the ticked at 4pm.

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Third Book Published by OAP Writer

Lancaster writer Charlie Workman has just had his third book published, at the age of 88. The book is a 60-page novella entitled Duplicity in which the great great grandfather expresses his disappointment with post 1997 New Labour.

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Sporting War of the Roses

An annual sports competition between Lancaster University and the University of York, The Roses tournament is held every summer, alternating venues between the two universities. The event is inspired by the 15th Century civil war between the House of Lancaster and the House of York.

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