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Events

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ten of the region’s finest chefs will join industry charity, Hospitality Action, for a truly spectacular fundraising dinner at the five star Lowry Hotel in Salford.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Our guide to the best events in and around the region.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Westmorland Show is one of the north’s outstanding outdoor events - make sure it’s in the diary

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Monday, July 10, 2017

One of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles returns to Lancashire this month, bringing the best golfers back to Birkdale. Paul Mackenzie reports.

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Restaurants

Friday, June 30, 2017

Talented chef and hospitality apprentices are put under the spotlight at a Kendal restaurant that has reopened after it was devastated by floods. Sue Riley reports.

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Kendal Floods
Thursday, June 22, 2017

So does Grand Pacific in Manchester make you really feel you’re dining at an old colonial hang-out? Janet Reeder went along to find out.

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Manchester Restaurants Asian Food
Thursday, May 18, 2017

There is an emerging fine dining scene at the heart of our county’s galleries and museums, as Mairead Mahon discovers

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Lancashire Restaurants

Places

Mon, 00:00

Whether it’s preserving heritage or creating new memories, there’s real passion in this former mill town, as Rebekka O’Grady discovers.

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Burnley
Monday, August 14, 2017

We meet the locals putting their best foot forward to put Lytham on the map. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lytham
Thursday, August 10, 2017

It’s over here and over grown – an invasive plant that could pose a major threat to the Lakes economy

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Lake District
Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Lowther family have made an indelible mark on the landscape and now an exhibition at their ancestral home tells the full fascinating story.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chipping Steam Fair returned for a successful 19th year.

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Style

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Farmer’s daughter Emma Sayers is now one of the UK’s top women jockeys. She talks to Martin Pilkington about striving for success and sexism in the sport.

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Equestrian
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Two Lancashire designers have joined forces to create an ethereal childrenswear collection

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

What made a captain of industry walk away from the firm he founded to set up a healing sanctuary? Mairead Mahon finds out.

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Spas Ribble Valley

Walks

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

However many times you tackle Coniston’s iconic peak, a bright day never fails to inspire. John Lenehan takes the easy trail.

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Coniston Lake District Walks
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

An area once famous for its stone quarries is this month’s destination for John Lenehan.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stumped for a great walk? If so, bowl along to the idyllic cricket ground of White Coppice and join John Lenehan on this scenic hike.

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Chorley
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Five family members are walking 80 miles from the West Riding to the west coast of Lancashire to raise funds for charity.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

John Lenehan takes the high road through the stunning Trough of Bowland,

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Bowland Walks

Arts

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards welcomes a Manchester singing talent

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The curtain goes up this month on 30 years of walkabout theatre in Lancaster, writes Louise Bryning

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Lancaster

Jump aboard The Hispaniola and set sail on a magical journey around Lancaster’s Williamson Park as the Dukes Theatre mark the 30th year of their outdoor productions.

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You don’t just buy works of art at this Arnside gallery - you can also see them being created, writes Roger Borrell

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Arnside

At the tender age of 12, actor Henry Farmer has been on the road and away from home for many months. Now he’s heading home. Catherine Smyth went to meet him

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Theatre Reviews

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jump aboard The Hispaniola and set sail on a magical journey around Lancaster’s Williamson Park as the Dukes Theatre mark the 30th year of their outdoor productions.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

At the tender age of 12, actor Henry Farmer has been on the road and away from home for many months. Now he’s heading home. Catherine Smyth went to meet him

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Audiences and performers are preparing for another season of spectacular outdoor theatre, writes Julian Wilde

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Mary Cooper is a lecturer and a playwright with over thirty years’ experience. Her latest project, From Shore to Shore, explores a subject that has really opened her eyes to the British Chinese community.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Octagon Theatre in Bolton will shortly host a new play from writer Timberlake Wertenbaker which looks at what it means for women to resist, how far they’ll go for a cause they believe in and at what point does the fight for freedom become terrorism. Rob Gemmell speaks to one of the shows cast, Louise Jameson.

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Photography

Thursday, August 17, 2017

In our latest feature on people who have switched careers in mid-life, Jo Rutherford talks about aliens and dogs with honey on their noses. Roger Borrell reports

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photography
Friday, August 11, 2017

One the great walks in the Lake District rewards you with some fantastic views.

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photography Ambleside
Friday, August 4, 2017

Don’t pass by Kendal on the way to the Lakes, there are many reasons to spend some time here.

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photography Kendal

Competitions

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Manchester’s luxury store offers an extra special prize for one lucky Lancashire Life reader and friends.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You could win a brilliant package from the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - a must for lovers of beautiful and original art

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Your chance to sample the delicious delights served up at this two rosette Ambleside hotel

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Food & Drink

Tue, 10:12

On Sunday 27th August The Alma Inn are hosting a Family BBQ for the Bank Holiday weekend!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Striking oil in Standish hasn’t been easy for John and Clare Wignall. But it has given them a golden opportunity, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Farms have found many ways to diversify but the Singletons of Brindle have taken to drink, as Anna Izza discovers

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Gin
Friday, August 4, 2017

James Warburton and his team have taken an old mill and turned it into something special. It was the venue for our latest Lancashire Life luncheon.

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Lancashire Life Luncheon Clitheroe

Events

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ten of the region’s finest chefs will join industry charity, Hospitality Action, for a truly spectacular fundraising dinner at the five star Lowry Hotel in Salford.

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Our guide to the best events in and around the region.

Read Full Story »
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Westmorland Show is one of the north’s outstanding outdoor events - make sure it’s in the diary

Read Full Story »
Monday, July 10, 2017

One of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles returns to Lancashire this month, bringing the best golfers back to Birkdale. Paul Mackenzie reports.

Read Full Story »
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People

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

These are the 70 nominations for our list of the county’s most celebrated people

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Lancashire70
Monday, July 31, 2017

Author Caroline Scott honours the worthy women who would fully ‘do their bit’ with spade, saw and plough to win the war.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

At the tender age of 12, actor Henry Farmer has been on the road and away from home for many months. Now he’s heading home. Catherine Smyth went to meet him

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Barbara Anne will take the place of HM The Queen on the Fylde coast. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Coastal Lancashire Lytham
Monday, June 26, 2017

A decade working in the Home Office helped prepare Blackburn’s Tez Ilyas for a career in stand-up comedy, writes Paul Mackenzie.

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Blackburn

Homes & Gardens

Friday, August 4, 2017

Spacious property

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Friday, July 28, 2017

A handsome home of distinction.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An old Lancashire cotton mill has been transformed into residences for community living with a difference. Sue Riley reports.

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Lancaster
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

South Lancashire also proving to be popular for commuters to Manchester.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

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