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Events

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A round-up of events in Lancashire and the Lake District during December

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Friday, November 11, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at your local Christmas market?

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Christmas
Thursday, October 27, 2016

A mini guide to bonfire events in and around Lancashire,

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Autumn
Monday, October 24, 2016

Our guide to some of the best Christmas shows in the region this festive season

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Christmas

Restaurants

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Seafood Pub Company is a group of ten gastro pubs located in picturesque destinations across Lancashire.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Andrew Nutter is a chef who needs little introduction. Emma Mayoh spoke to the food industry veteran whose mum still pays his wages.

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Lancashire Restaurants Bury
Friday, November 4, 2016

Claylands Caravan Park has opened its Stepping Stones restaurant to the public, providing good hearty home-cooked food and entertainment to locals and visitors.

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Places

Friday, December 2, 2016

Southport during the Christmas period is a wonderful pace to visit as it is a place buzzing with plenty of family festive fun, sparkling lights, festive shows and so much more. If you are planning a visit to Southport this Christmas then follow our short festive guide to the wonderful seaside town.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

This festive season we’re exploring the hidden corners of Manchester to find you the best independent places to eat, drink and shop.

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Christmas
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The gradual decay of this old Lancashire seminary, once home to comedian Johnny Vegas, has been captured on film by Alan Duggan.

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photography Wigan
Monday, November 28, 2016

The West Pennine Moors have been officially designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. We take a look at some of the best places to visit amongst the 76 square kilometres.

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Kirkby Lonsdale and Blackburn are both shortlisted for national awards celebrating our town centres. Photography: Glynn Ward

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Kirkby Lonsdale Blackburn

Style

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sparkle this season in sophisticated pieces from award-winning jewellers Banks Lyon, of Lancaster.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Rebekka O’Grady might just run away with the circus after unleashing her inner acrobat on a trip to Cloud Aerial Arts in Manchester

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The city centre is rapidly gaining a reputation as a centre for cutting edge pampering.

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Spas Luxury Break Manchester

Walks

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

John Lenehan leads a glorious – and fairly easy – walk around the Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Escape the hurly-burly of Ambleside and take a hike to some of the region’s most stunning viewpoints. John Lenehan reports

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Lake District Walks Ambleside
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A map doesn’t do justice to this lovely walk over lonely moorland, as John Lenehan discovers

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Burnley
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

John Lenehan tackles a beautiful coastal walk with great views and rewards himself with fish and chips

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hundreds of tons of stone to be airlifted in to restore popular footpath

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Lake District Walks Coniston

Arts

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Skateboarding hippos, alien grandparents and breakdancing beetles are all in a day’s work for a Barrowford hairdresser who has the write stuff.

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Barrowford

Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot’s hilarious play spent 16 years on the West End and has since gone on to become one of the best-known farces on the theatre circuit. The Lytham Anonymous Players decided to bring the play to the Lowther Pavilion.

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Burnley’s Steve James makes gleaming sculptures from stainless steel and now one graces Oxford University.

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Burnley

Add colour to iconic scenes from the red rose county.

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Christmas came early to Burnley as the Burnley Light Opera Society performed the Irving Berlin classic, “White Christmas”.

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Theatre Reviews

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot’s hilarious play spent 16 years on the West End and has since gone on to become one of the best-known farces on the theatre circuit. The Lytham Anonymous Players decided to bring the play to the Lowther Pavilion.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christmas came early to Burnley as the Burnley Light Opera Society performed the Irving Berlin classic, “White Christmas”.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

From rock legends to magical musicals, Liverpool’s Empire Theatre has seen it all over the last 150 years. Rebekka O’Grady visits to find out more about the theatre’s past.

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Liverpool
Monday, October 31, 2016

Julian Fellowes brings the family favourite to the stage.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors – Basics Junior Theatre School – Pendle Hippodrome, Colne – Tuesday 11th October 2016

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Photography

Yesterday, 19:45

Manchester is arguably the go-to destination in the country to visit during the festive period. we’ve selected some of our favourite photos to put you in the mood for Christmas.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

A beautiful landscape that is both part of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Glamorous celebrity attended events, magical firework displays and some delicious look Christmas inspired cakes - it was all happening in Lancashire this November.

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Competitions

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Win a three or four night short break in your choice of 3 luxury holiday apartments set within the award winning garden at RHS Rosemoor in North Devon

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

To kick the holiday season off in style, Jaded Palates are giving away a truly extravagant Christmas dinner wine case worth £150.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rotary is a byword for excellence in the market for luxury Swiss-made ladies’ and gents’ traditional watches. And now you have a chance to win one of these sumptious time-pieces.

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Food & Drink

Take a look at some of the finest hampers available in the county.

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Christmas
09:51

Dining decadence and festive flavours are on the menu for Lisa Goodwin-Allen this Christmas, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Christmas Northcote
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The county’s culinary elite – and television cameras – descended on the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel for the prestigious Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards. Emma Mayoh reports.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Lancaster is full of great places to dine in style or indulge in some tasty baked goods, so we’ve chosen some of the best foodie Instagram accounts to get your taste buds tingling.

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Lancaster Instagram

Events

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A round-up of events in Lancashire and the Lake District during December

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Friday, November 11, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at your local Christmas market?

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Christmas
Thursday, October 27, 2016

A mini guide to bonfire events in and around Lancashire,

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Autumn
Monday, October 24, 2016

Our guide to some of the best Christmas shows in the region this festive season

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Christmas

People

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Skateboarding hippos, alien grandparents and breakdancing beetles are all in a day’s work for a Barrowford hairdresser who has the write stuff.

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Barrowford
Thursday, November 17, 2016

We’re searching for the items which tell the county’s story as we prepare to mark Lancashire Life’s 70th anniversary.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lancashire’s Justin Moorhouse is big in comedy, but not as big as he used to be. Paul Mackenzie reports.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

As the nation pauses in remembrance this month, Chris Vere recalls the story of one soldier from Liverpool who served in both World Wars and was awarded a Victoria Cross.

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Stonyhurst
Monday, November 7, 2016

Former Bury schoolgirl Nicola Schindler is one of the most powerful women in TV. As her new series Ordinary Lies begins Mairead Mahon caught up with her.

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Bury

Homes & Gardens

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Estate agents from around the county pick their star choices

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Monday, November 28, 2016

This five bedroom barn conversion in Norden is ideal for growing families

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Picturesque position

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Monday, October 31, 2016

These stunning properties located around the region all have beautiful kitchens,

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Think of the sun setting on the busy high street. The daylight fades and the darkness sets in, but the street is far from dead. The neon begins to flash above the clubs and the bars, and the daytime shoppers give way to the nighttime revellers.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Looking to invest in a holiday home? Try historic Holker Estate in Cumbria. Escape the city with a holiday caravan near the breathtaking hills of the Lake District.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

For the best contemporary art by artists in northern England and around the world, call in to Gallery of the Year 2016 Hepplestone Fine Art in Heskin, near Chorley, Lancashire

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

A GALA dinner raised almost £8,000 for the restoration of Egerton Park at Bolton.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Lake District has long been one of our favourite holiday destinations in the UK, and with its breathtaking mountains, deep tranquil lakes and rolling Dales it’s easy to see why. From Lake Windermere to Ullswater the area is rich with tourist hotspots heaving with hikers and ramblers all the year round. But is there anywhere in The Lakes where you can still experience their magic?

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