Troops from one of the region's main army regiments deploy to Afghanistan today. Four hundred soldiers from the 2nd and 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment leave their base near Blackpool for a six month tour of Helmand Province.
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Windy throughout the weekend with gusts of 50mph especially around the coast. Saturday will be drier and brighter than Sunday
After saying she wanted "just a card" for her birthday Betty Musker is celebrating her 104th with over 6,000 cards from around the world.
Looking windy throughout Saturday and Sunday with gusts of 50mph at the coast and high tides. Brighter and drier on Saturday than Sunday