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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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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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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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Plan to let learner drivers practise on motorways

Learner drivers will be allowed to practise on motorways for the first time if a government plan to improve road safety is given the go-ahead.

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Giant Haystacks feels the wrath of Big Daddy in January 1984

Seconds away... for return of the golden days of televised wrestling

For generations of ‘World of Sport’ fans Saturday afternoon meant wrestling. Stars like Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were loved by millions. ITV has commissioned a wrestling special to air on New Year’s Eve. Wrestling commentator Greg Lambert looks back at a golden age for sports entertainment
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GAME OF THE WEEK: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Platform: PS4.  Pic credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016 part two

This big day has nearly arrived! Here’s hoping one of the year’s best five console crackers has made it into your home for the festive season!

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Santa Claus at a Christmas Party, in London Road Labour Club, in Preston, in 1946

Did Santa Claus visit Lancashire first?

The first recorded mention of Santa Claus in England is believed to have been in a Lancashire newspaper, Mike Hill reports

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First World War  soldiers in a trench on the Western Front in France wearing paper hats from Christmas crackers

Christmas Day on the frontline of the First World War

Roland Shawcross worked as a reporter for the Lancashire Daily Post before signing up to serve in the First World War aged 19. Here is a letter written on New Year’s Eve in 1915 describing how the Preston Pals spent Christmas Day on the front in France

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Actress Emma Rigby

Actress returns from Hollywood to St Helens

Former Hollyoaks actress Emma Rigby feels she has returned to her roots after moving back to the UK following a wave of Hollywood success.

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TV stars announced for St Helens panto

The Christmas panto season is in full swing - but plans are already being made for an Easter show in St Helens.

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NBA 2K17, Platform: PS4, Genre: Basketball.  Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout

Games Central: Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016 part one

This week, we begin our Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016, featuring 10 to 6. Ho, ho, ho!

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The top 20 gags this Christmas ...

The top 20 gags this Christmas ...

A joke about the lack of Brussels sprouts in post-Brexit Christmas dinners has been revealed as the funniest gag in a competition to write the best modern festive cracker joke.

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Travel review: Scotland

Travel broadens the mind so they say. We are lucky in Great Britain to have such a wealth of great places to visit on our doorstep.

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Super Mario Run will allow you to play as a number of characters from the games universe (Image: Nintendo)

Nintendo's Super Mario makes the giant leap to iPhone

Pokémon Go was the pop culture phenomenon of the summer. Rarely has a mobile game gripped so many people around the world.

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GAME OF THE WEEK The Last Guardian, for the PS4, an action/adventure game, priced at 43.99. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: A long-awaited and ultimately awesome adventure

This week, The Last Guardian strides onto PS4, Dead Rising 4’s undead carnage is unleashed on Xbox One and Super Mario Maker bounces onto Nintendo 3DS.

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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

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