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Events

Yesterday, 15:32

From the 1920’s right up to the late 1990’s here is your complete guide to Vintage events in and around Lancashire.

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Tue, 01:00
The 39 Steps, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

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

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Blair Castle  © Paul Booth

Scotland’s Blair Castle plays host to the FEI European Championships of Eventing from 10-13 September 2015

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Ormskirk Motorfest

Organisers expect this year’s MotorFest to be the best yet with more than 25,000 visitors expected

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Restaurants

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It’s 35 years since Derek Hook and his family launched a business which has grown into an Ambleside institution, writes Eileen Jones

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Inside the Posh Sardine

Enjoy Lancashire’s beautiful coastline from the wonderful surroundings of some top tea rooms, cafes and restaurants. Emma Mayoh reports

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Friday, July 3, 2015
Main Greenhouse, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

Rarely prone to exaggeration, Roger Borrell heads for Castle Green in Kendal and finds himself in a different time zone. Sort of

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Places

Yesterday, 00:01
Branthwaite Brow

Synchronise your watches and enjoy a day exploring with our hour-by-hour guide to the Auld Grey Town

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Wed, 18:52
Gorton Monastery

Twenty years ago Gorton Monastery was derelict and crumbling but an incredible transformation is almost complete, writes Paul Mackenzie.

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Wed, 00:00
Ulverston Coronation Hall

Changes are underway in Ulverston which will give locals more say in their town’s future, as Mike Glover reports

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Blair Castle  © Paul Booth

Scotland’s Blair Castle plays host to the FEI European Championships of Eventing from 10-13 September 2015

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Style

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Lakes have always been known as a peaceful retreat and there are plenty of places you can go to pamper yourself

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Singing Waiters

Guests turned out in force to celebrate the 10th anniversary of popular Barrowford fashion store, Michelle B.

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UCLAN Fashion Pro-Mo with styling featuring locally made products including, Blackpool Rock,  Heinz Beans and Lancashire Tea....Students, Lauren Hardcastle,  Soraya Lemsatef (Tutor),  Hannah Lee and Ife Ahove

Lancashire designers and makers took centre stage at the first Best of Britannia event to be held outside London. Words by Martin Pilkington

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Walks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bowland has got to be in the top ten of outstanding naturally beautiful areas of England. It has everything - magnificent views, rounded hills and beautiful valleys dotted with quaint historical villages. Cafes, pubs and restaurants cater for everyone from walkers, cyclists, horse riders and of course motorists.

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Holcombe Tower, built to commemorate Robert Peel

John Lenehan’s Watering Hole Walk takes him to Holcombe Moor with stunning views and a welcoming pub

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The path to Darwen Tower

John Lenehan takes us to one of Lancashire’s high spots and ends where Crowmell’s troops feared to tred

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Admiring the View

In the first of his watering hole walks, John Lenehan traces the River Darwen and passes one of Lancashire most dramatic castles

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Spire Hill

After eight years of writing walks for Lancashire Life, this month’s is the last. Regular readers will know there are not many places in Lancashire which have not received my attentions so it was important that this, the very last, should be a favourite and stand for the best to be found in walking in our county.

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Arts

It was a spell-binding story of a painting, thick with dirt, being revealed as a minor masterpiece. But where has it gone? Roger Borrell reports

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Beatrix Potter, Leonora Carrington, Richard Ansdell, LS Lowry, Percy Kelly

Lancashire and the Lake District has an abundance of artistic talent. Sue Riley selects her top 20 but do you agree with her choice?

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Liindsay Williams and Martin Gibbons

Monkeywood Theatre brings the passion of theatre and football together in a new play to be performed at the Lowry in September celebrating one of the world’s most recognised derby matches. Rob Gemmel interviews Monkeywood Theatre Co-Artistic Director, Martin Gibbons and writer Lindsay Williams

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JERSEY BOYS The Musical London photo Brinkhoff & M Genburg

From Burnley to the Big Smoke, Helen Ternent is making it on stage in the West End

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The Ladykillers - Image Roger Prutton

Rob Gemmell went along to see the Lytham Anonymous Players production of The Ladykillers at the Lowther Pavilion

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Theatre Reviews

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monkeywood Theatre brings the passion of theatre and football together in a new play to be performed at the Lowry in September celebrating one of the world’s most recognised derby matches. Rob Gemmel interviews Monkeywood Theatre Co-Artistic Director, Martin Gibbons and writer Lindsay Williams

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Monday, August 24, 2015
JERSEY BOYS The Musical London photo Brinkhoff & M Genburg

From Burnley to the Big Smoke, Helen Ternent is making it on stage in the West End

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Ladykillers - Image Roger Prutton

Rob Gemmell went along to see the Lytham Anonymous Players production of The Ladykillers at the Lowther Pavilion

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Bobby Ball

Having already performed his self-penned play, “Rock Off, Tommy!” at the start of the year, Bobby Ball is returning to the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham with his newly written production which is two shows for the price of one.

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Monday, July 6, 2015
Stuff by Mick Cooper

“Stuff” by My Beating Heart Theatre Company – The Studio at The Lowry, Manchester – Saturday 4th July

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Holmeswood Methodist School Gardening comp winners, Joe (7) and Emily Sutton (10) and David Prescott (10) with John Foley of sponsors, Holden Clough

It’s time for pupils to dig for victory as we launch the 2015 Lancashire Life School Garden of the Year competition

Photography

Monday, July 13, 2015

We give some famous Lancashire icons the Google Dreams treatment

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Winter Sunset at Crosby Beach by John Cobham

The Iron Men of Crosby have become a popular tourist spot in the North West

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Derwentwater View - Sean Nolan

Derwentwater is the ideal place to capture a beautiful photograph. Here are a selection of images by our readers

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 09:26

Meet the farmers who turned a change of lifestyle into a successful business. Emma Mayoh reports

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Wed, 09:00
Kate Henry's gluten-free chocolate torte.

Kate Henry from The Great British Bake Off shares a guilt-free dinner party recipe – perfect for chocoholics who want reduce their sugar intake

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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Frances Quinn (Copyright Georgia Glynn Smith)

Former childrenswear designer and Bake Off winner on channelling her creativity to work with food rather than fabric and why she keeps pencils in the kitchen

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Flora's creme brulees (Love Productions)

*SPOILER ALERT*

Dessert was the name of the game in episode 4 of the BBC cookery show. With whisks and piping bags at the ready, the bakers set about to create crème brulee, spanische windtorte and a 3 tiered cheesecake

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Competitions

Tue, 10:50

Buy Art Fair is delighted to offer one lucky person the chance to win a limited edition print and to attend the exclusive opening preview night with a guest followed by dinner and cocktails at Hawksmoor Manchester

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Tue, 09:00
The Garden Pantry

Great British Life is offering a 12 month subscription to the Jam and Chutney Tasting Club with The Garden Pantry worth £120 to a lucky reader

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Where's Sailor Jack

Lancashire Life has 10 copies of Where’s Sailor Jack? to give away! Each copy will be signed by the author - John Uttley.

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Events

Yesterday, 15:32

From the 1920’s right up to the late 1990’s here is your complete guide to Vintage events in and around Lancashire.

Read Full Story »
Tue, 01:00
The 39 Steps, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

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

Read Full Story »
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Blair Castle  © Paul Booth

Scotland’s Blair Castle plays host to the FEI European Championships of Eventing from 10-13 September 2015

Read Full Story »
Ormskirk Motorfest

Organisers expect this year’s MotorFest to be the best yet with more than 25,000 visitors expected

Read Full Story »

People

Wed, 00:00

Just why did the Vikings come to Lancashire, asks Dr Derek J. Ripley. Was it for the black pudding and chips?

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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Piers Linney

Piers Linney grew up in Lancashire and his entreprenural spirit was clear from an early age. Mairead Mahon reports

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Monday, August 24, 2015
JERSEY BOYS The Musical London photo Brinkhoff & M Genburg

From Burnley to the Big Smoke, Helen Ternent is making it on stage in the West End

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Monday, August 17, 2015
Bury New Road

It may not be as well known as Manchester’s other suburbs, but Whitefield is certainly emerging from their shawdows with plenty to see and do. Words by Rebekka O’Grady

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Bobby Ball

Having already performed his self-penned play, “Rock Off, Tommy!” at the start of the year, Bobby Ball is returning to the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham with his newly written production which is two shows for the price of one.

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, August 28, 2015
Left column: Hillock House; Matchers; Centre: Rivington Lodge; Right Column: Salt Pit Farm; Newton Hall.

With an abundance of green space and beautiful views, these properties are ideal for country living

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tom Wood nominee for Butcher of the Year

Tom Wood, the Butchery Manager at Huntleys Country Stores Ltd represents Team GB with nomination for Butcher of the Year

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Amari Supercars

Welcome to the very first article in what we look forward to being a long association with Lancashire Life.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
2015 Honda Civic Type R

Honda releases a ‘race car for the road’.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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