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Events

Fri, 00:00

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

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Wed, 12:20

There is plenty to do in Lancashire; here is our guide to Halloween in Lancashire to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

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Autumn Halloween
Monday, September 3, 2018

The Lancashire Game & Country Festival is all set to showcase traditional skills, crafts and sport, writes Julie Frankland

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire during September

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Restaurants

Fri, 14:33

Cosy, warm and welcoming. Discover some of the county’s best places serving up food perfect for the new season

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Autumn
Friday, August 31, 2018

A £10million project has transformed a Victorian hotel into a Lakes spa resort with a brilliant pan-Asian restaurant. Roger Borrell reports.

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Derwentwater Asian Food Luxury Break

Your granny wouldn’t like it but this Manchester restaurant aims to be out of this world, writes Roger Borrell.

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Manchester Restaurants Asian Food

Places

Meet some of the devilishly successful people who make this glorious Ribble Valley town tick.

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Clitheroe
Monday, September 10, 2018

Making a television programme about the Lakes has re-affirmed Paul Rose’s deep affection for the area

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Lake District
Friday, September 7, 2018

A succesful application could see the restoration of the Japanese Gardens and the creation of a water sports centre.

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Is it a village? Is it a town? Who cares when the locals take such a pride in making this such a lovely place to visit

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Heritage venues across the region – many of them not normally open to the public – will welcome visitors this month

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Style

How a derelict farm near Hawkshead was tranformed into a holistic retreat.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

This is ‘me time’, with a star on top!

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

As the weather hots up give your look a modern boho twist

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Walks

Fri, 00:00

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A striking sculpture attracts John Lenehan to this circular walk through some oustanding scenery.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

This varied selection of walks are all within ten miles of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Natural Beauty.

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Arnside Silverdale
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A circular walk which skirts the Lune estuary and takes in the Lancaster Canal and the railway line.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Get away from it all and hit the heights with these great (but challenging) Lakeland rounds

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Lake District

Arts

Fri, 13:13

While it’s unlikely Miss Trunchbull’s school, Crunchem Hall, will earn itself any Ofsted awards, Matilda The Musical is easily top of the class.

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More than 50 artists from Lancashire and the Lake District entered our awards but it was a painter from near Lancaster wh0 was victorious.

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Artist profile - Michael Ashcroft

Monday, August 27, 2018

Serious illness was the unlikely catalyst that began Michael Ashcroft’s career, writes Barbara Waite

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Family-run business based in Heskin Hall celebrate reclaiming the title they last won in 2016.

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What a sumptuous romp is this adaptation by Jessica Swale of the classic Jane Austen novel. Ken Powell reports.

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Theatre Reviews

Fri, 13:13

While it’s unlikely Miss Trunchbull’s school, Crunchem Hall, will earn itself any Ofsted awards, Matilda The Musical is easily top of the class.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

What a sumptuous romp is this adaptation by Jessica Swale of the classic Jane Austen novel. Ken Powell reports.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) have taken us back to the late 80s and ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland with this challenging play by Rona Munro.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake have recently started a run of two short plays by Alan Bennett collectively called Single Spies - which gives you something of an idea of their subject matter.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

This year’s thrilling open air drama at Lancaster’s Williamson Park will have a 21st century twist, writes Louise Brynning.

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Photography

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Spectacular views from the most remote part of the county.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Is this the most beautiful spot in the whole of the Lake District?

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photography Coniston
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Our readers capture the spectacular sunsets and iconic artwork that attract many people to this section of the Lancashire coast.

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Coastal Lancashire photography

Competitions

Wed, 00:00

Set in the spectacular scenery overlooking England’s longest lake, the Lake District’s first luxury resort is offering you the chance to enjoy the perfect getaway.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Lancashire Life readers have the chance to shop for the beautiful and the unique at the eleventh Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) – and turn it into a really memorable experience with dinner, theatre tickets and pieces from two talented craft fair exhibitors.

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Food & Drink

Fri, 14:33

Cosy, warm and welcoming. Discover some of the county’s best places serving up food perfect for the new season

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Autumn
Friday, August 31, 2018

A £10million project has transformed a Victorian hotel into a Lakes spa resort with a brilliant pan-Asian restaurant. Roger Borrell reports.

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Derwentwater Asian Food Luxury Break
Friday, August 24, 2018

It’s a cooking career that started with a tuna pasta bake and now Chris Parsons is head banqueting chef at Ribby Hall Village, venue for this year’s Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards. He spoke to Roger Borrell

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Ribby Hall
Monday, August 20, 2018

Come and enjoy a relaxed dining experience effortlessly prepared by our Award Winning Head Chef.

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Events

Fri, 00:00

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

Read Full Story »
Wed, 12:20

There is plenty to do in Lancashire; here is our guide to Halloween in Lancashire to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Read Full Story »
Autumn Halloween
Monday, September 3, 2018

The Lancashire Game & Country Festival is all set to showcase traditional skills, crafts and sport, writes Julie Frankland

Read Full Story »
Friday, August 31, 2018

Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire during September

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People

A 12-year-old from St Helens has gone the extra mile to say thank you to hospital staff for saving his baby brother’s life.

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Mon, 00:00

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden is loving his new life in the Lancashire countryside, writes Paul Mackenzie.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

War stories from the Kay-Shuttleworth family history have gone on show at their ancestral home, Gawthorpe Hall

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward was born in Chorley to a Jamaican mother and a Nigerian father. She was brought up by devout Seventh Day Adventist grandparents and worked as a fashion model before moving into poetry. Her latest book, The Terrible, is a memoir about girlhood, femininity, family secrets, addiction, sexuality and mental health. She now lives in New York.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Making a television programme about the Lakes has re-affirmed Paul Rose’s deep affection for the area

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Lake District

Homes & Gardens

Monday, September 3, 2018

A modern oasis of daring design perfect for the luxury lifestyle.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Home Reach has helped many people realise their dreams and own the home they want and need.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

A magnificent detached home in a sought-after rural position.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Encompassed by great gardens in a private location, this unique home is perfect for family living.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Residential property company heylo recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its commitment to fair treatment and support to the Armed Forces community, including regulars, reserves, veterans and their families. The signing took place in a ceremony held at Wellington Barracks

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Friday, February 24, 2017

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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