Parbold man donates large chocolate egg to children at Rainbow House in Mawdesley

Youngsters at a conductive education centre were given a large and tasty surprise thanks to generous donation.


Comedy Legend Sir Ken Dodd has died just days after getting married

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.
The 31-year-old told her fans on Twitter that Cass Mac Rooney - sibling to Kai, Klay and Kit, whose names all began with the letter K - was "beautiful".

Coleen Rooney has announced the birth of her 'beautiful' fourth boy

Coleen Rooney has announced the birth of her "beautiful" fourth boy - baby Cass.
Wigan Warriors youth players, from the left, Joe Brown, Nathan Reidy, Sam Grant and Declan ODonnell are greeted by Rosemere Cancer Centre Ribblesdale Ward's Rebecca Biltcliffe, Dr Alison Birtle and lead chemotherapy nurse Joanne Wilkinson on their mission to cheer patients on behalf of Helen Duchamp and dad Mick Brakewell

Wigan Warriors hand out chocolate delights at Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston

A Wigan rugby team has helped cheer cancer patients in Preston.

Kieron Smith (second right) with his colleagues at Learndirect, wearing purple for Pancreatic Awareness Day

Learndirect staff in Preston, Wigan and St Helens go purple for Pancreatic Cancer Action

Workers at Learndirect’s offices in Preston, Wigan and St Helens dressed in purple in support of their colleague who lost his dad to pancreatic cancer.

The current pricing structure of long-haul holidays is usually based on two adults sharing one room

Virgin Holidays become first to abolish extra charges for single parents

Virgin Holidays has become the first to abolish stealth hotel charges for single parent families to a string of long-haul destinations.


Wigan schoolgirl has hair cut at Leyland salon for Little Princess Trust

A young girl has donated her hair and helped to make two wigs for children with cancer.

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.

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).

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.

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.

The taxi of mum and dad

Parents run up 700 extra miles a year as ‘taxi’ for kids

Parents clock up an average of 700 extra miles a year acting as a taxi service for their children, reveals new research.

What's in a name?

Will these be the most popular baby names of 2016?

Leave the traditional names at the door, and welcome in the innovative and unusual for the new year.

School place appeals by parents ‘up 8% on 2013/14’

School place appeals by parents ‘up 8% on 2013/14’

Rising numbers of parents are lodging appeals after their children were denied places at a chosen school, with tens of thousands submitted last year, figures show.

CBeebies: Future in doubt

CBeebies: Parents unite to save kids’ channel

Worried parents have tried to contact Prime Minister David Cameron in their efforts to save BBC children’s channel CBeebies from the axe.

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Putting coins in a piggy bank: wages may be rising as the economy picks up but parents are still putting the squeeze on pocket money . Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Kids feeling the pinch as pocket money falls

Wages may be rising as the economy picks up but parents are still putting the squeeze on pocket money as figures show it has fallen by 2.4% in the last year.

Prince George lookalike Noah (right) and Prince George (left)

Little Noah is a Prince George lookalike

An infant heir to the throne has been spotted in Burnley – or has he?

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