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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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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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Booths recipe - parmesan crusted lamb

RECIPE: Roast Herdwick Lamb with a Parmesan crust

Booths is the only supermarket to stock the Cumbrian speciality Herdwick Lamb.

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Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek, horseradish potato, buttered kale, confit carrots, sticky beef and port sauce (serves four)

RECIPE: Six hour slow braised Lancashire ox cheek

Last of the slow roasts and what a winter farewell...

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Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread

PRODUCT WARNING: Crunchy biscuit spread may contain metal

Jars of Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread have been withdrawn over fears they are contaminated with small piece of metal.

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Toasted crumpets with goats cheese mousse, apple and heritage beetroot: 4 portions

RECIPE: Toasted crumpets with goats cheese mousse, apple and heritage beetroot

Scrumptious way to serve up this familiar favourite.

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How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
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Cirque Du Hilarious

Theatre Royal spring season announced

The huge selection of family fun entertainment kicks off this spring with a brand-new season of slapstick circus antics, enchanting ballets, a show of Jurassic proportions and the most magical pantomimes in all the land.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Platform: Xbox One, Genre: Action. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: Resident Evil 7 is a first-class first-person horror experience

This week, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is unleashed on Xbox One, Yakuza 0 locks and loads on PS4 and Earthlock - Festival Of Magic stomps onto the same system.

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BOOTHS RECIPE - SPINACH AND RICOTTA PASTA ROLL ROTOLO DI SPINACI (Spinach pasta)

RECIPE: Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Roll - Rotolo Di Spinaci

Impress your family and friends with this authentic Italian home-made pasta recipe from Booths.

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Here are some great tips to keep your greens fresher for longer

Nine hacks to keep your greens fresh for longer

Cut back on waste, save money and make sure you’ve always got things on hand for a healthy meal with AO.com’s top tips for keeping your vegetables fresh for longer.
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First look at new plans for Tyrers building

First look at new plans for Tyrers building

New images have been released showing how the former Tyrers department store in St Helens will look after a £1 million makeover.

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Nintendo Switch games revealed as launch looms

Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch is out in just over a month’s time and a host of games have been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

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Macdonald Gisborough Hall Hotel

Travel review: Guisborough, England

Opinion is divided over Brexit – but one thing is for sure – it’s a great way of making sure we stay home and explore the incredible nation that is Great Britain.

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Commodore 64

The future is retro: could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on the wish lists of many this Christmas, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.
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The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
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New York

United States is top holiday destination for Britons in 2017

The United States is set to dominate the most popular holiday destinations for Britons next year, a study shows.

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Kenny Baker with R2-D2

The Big North West Quiz

Think you know what happened across the North West in 2016? Our team of reporters put you to the test with some tricky posers ...

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