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Events

Tue, 15:06
Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is back at Stonyhurst College over the weekend from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Mary Poppins in Manchester

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

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Things to do in Lancashire
Monday, January 11, 2016
Clitheroe Food Festival

Our guide to some of the best food and drink events in the county throughout 2016

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Things to do in Lancashire Lancashire Food
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tatton Park 2015 - Ian Southerin

The North’s biggest and best bridal show takes place on February 6 and 7, from 10am to 5pm

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Restaurants

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Breakfast from Stanley House

They say it’s the most important meal, so we’ve picked ten places where the breakfast will get your day off to a happy start.

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Lancashire Restaurants
Monday, January 18, 2016
The Ryebeck, Bowness-On-Windermere

Lying in a leafy clearing above the shores of one of Britain’s most iconic lakes sits The Ryebeck.

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Steaks are the speciality of the house

This country inn has become a hot ticket for diners who love exceptional steaks cooked to perfection. Martin Pilkington reports

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Lancashire Restaurants

Places

Marc and Michaela Verite (left) and the team; Josh Thong, Sean Arslanian, Caitlin Ogden, Daniel Simpson, Connor Branigan, Michael Angelucci, Adrian Slee and Darren Booth

If dining out in this Lancashire village is good enough for Albert Roux, it’s good enough for us

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Tue, 00:00
Derwentwater Sunset - Ron Sutton

The Lake District is blessed with beautiful scenery, steeped in literary history and culture, and there are plenty of things to do to take your other half on a short trip

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Lake District
Tue, 00:00
Hawkshead village

The Lakes village will play a big role in this year’s 150th anniversary celebrations of Beatrix Potter’s birth

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Beatrix Potter
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
'Ashness Jetty' © Andi Campbell-Jones, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

From the dramatic skies that cover Hardknot Pass to the chocolate box village of Chapel Stile, we pick 13 times the Lake District was more beautiful than a postcard.

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Monday, February 1, 2016
Snowdrops at Lytham Hall by Louise Dobson

There are few sights as magical as a carpet of springtime snowdrops. We’ve pick a few of our favourites across the county this month

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Things to do in Lancashire

Style

Get ready with Rebekka for your Valentine's Day date

Get ready with Rebekka for a glam Valentines Day, this look features a light smokey eye and a classic bold red lip.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day | Great British Life

We pick 9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Spa at Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Manchester

Louise Allen-Taylor takes a nap at the Sienna Spa, deep in the bowels of an historic hotel

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Manchester

Walks

Wed, 00:00
Nicky Nook

Blink and you’ll miss the turn-off to this lovely little village which has great walks and no less than three excellent watering holes. John Lenehen reports

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Bowland Walks
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Whalley from the Nab

John Lenehan takes us past seven million bricks on a walk with one of the finest start points in Lancashire

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Ribble Valley Walks
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The view from Pendle Hill | 10 breathtakingly beautiful Lancashire views

From isolated hilltop towers and areas of outstanding natural beauty to rolling parkland – we pick 10 views that will make you wish you brought your camera

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Edisford Bridge

John Lenehan follows the Ribble and passes the site of an ancient battle. Unfortunately, we came second

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Ribble Valley Walks Bowland Walks
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Jon, centre, with the Whalley Warm & Dry team

Our walking correspondent John Lenehan visits an award-winning Ribble Valley business that is celebrating 15 years of success

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Arts

Monday, February 1, 2016
Photo by Lewis Wileman

Rob Gemmell has fun with the family at the Lowry Studio

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LAN Jan16 Thompson Dagnall sculptor

Sculptor Thompson Dagnall has been getting his teeth into a monstrous new piece of work. Linda Viney went to visit him

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Clitheroe Books

Paula de Santana gives us her favourite spots for book lovers in the county and the best ways to buy literature in Lancashire

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The Train by Imitating the Dog

Rob Gemmell goes along to see the innovative production by Imitating the Dog

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Chip Shop Chips - image courtesy of Box of Tricks Theatre

Adam Quayle, co-founder and director of Manchester based Theatre Company ‘Box of Tricks’ and playwright Becky Prestwich about their new collaboration that is set in an actual chip shop and why more theatre productions are moving up north

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Theatre Reviews

Monday, February 1, 2016
Photo by Lewis Wileman

Rob Gemmell has fun with the family at the Lowry Studio

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Friday, January 22, 2016
The Train by Imitating the Dog

Rob Gemmell goes along to see the innovative production by Imitating the Dog

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Chip Shop Chips - image courtesy of Box of Tricks Theatre

Adam Quayle, co-founder and director of Manchester based Theatre Company ‘Box of Tricks’ and playwright Becky Prestwich about their new collaboration that is set in an actual chip shop and why more theatre productions are moving up north

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Julie Hesmondhalgh

She may still have Hayley’s anorak under the bed but Accrington-born actor Julie Hesmondhalgh has discovered there is life after soap. Janet Reeder reports

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Andrew Quick photo by Ed Waring

Andrew Quick is one half of the creative genius behind innovative theatre company, ‘Imitating the Dog’. Together with his colleague Pete Brooks, they have revolutionised the way we watch theatre.

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North West Food and Drink Awards 2015

In a glittering awards ceremony on 26 October, guests gathered at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, to celebrate the good and the great from the regions food and drink industry. Here we announce the winners…

Photography

Mon, 11:35
The Lone Tree at Buttermere by Stephen Hinde

The tranquil surrounds of Buttermere are a popular walking spot, but the views across the water and the imposing Haystacks on the horizon make it a great place to take photos.

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photography
Monday, November 30, 2015
Lancashire Life 1st place 'Rydal Water Boathouse' by Matthew Aspden

These are the winners of our photography competition in association with Wilkinson’s Cameras

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photography
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Winter wonderland, Pendle Hill by Bob Bedford

So will we getting some snow this year? Our readers certainly hope so. We’ve had some beautiful snow photos uploaded to our website over the years, here are a few of our favourites.

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photography

Food & Drink

Yesterday, 00:00
Paul Dickson

Chef Paul Dickson has gone from cooking for royalty and Hollywood stars to helping novice cooks turn out food fit for a Queen.

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Marc and Michaela Verite (left) and the team; Josh Thong, Sean Arslanian, Caitlin Ogden, Daniel Simpson, Connor Branigan, Michael Angelucci, Adrian Slee and Darren Booth

If dining out in this Lancashire village is good enough for Albert Roux, it’s good enough for us

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Tue, 15:06
Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is back at Stonyhurst College over the weekend from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Chocolates by Josie Morris in Ainsdale 5

Say it with chocolates from Lancashire

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Lancashire Food Chocolate

Competitions

Monday, February 1, 2016
Valentines day competition | Great British Life

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Great British Life is offering 10 lucky competition entrants the chance to win fantastic gifts in time for the most romantic day of the year

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
The George Hotel

Cumbria is very much open for business and you can visit in style by staying at this Grade I hotel

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Monday, January 18, 2016
The Bessie Ellen

Jump on board one of the Nation’s heritage vessels and set sail for a seven-night adventure to the stunning Isles of Scilly, situated just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall

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Events

Tue, 15:06
Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival is back at Stonyhurst College over the weekend from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April.

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Mary Poppins in Manchester

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

Read Full Story »
Things to do in Lancashire
Monday, January 11, 2016
Clitheroe Food Festival

Our guide to some of the best food and drink events in the county throughout 2016

Read Full Story »
Things to do in Lancashire Lancashire Food
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tatton Park 2015 - Ian Southerin

The North’s biggest and best bridal show takes place on February 6 and 7, from 10am to 5pm

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People

Mon, 17:00
Carnforth Railway station by Peter Ainsworth

This Valentine's Day take a break from the supermarket roses and make a grand Lancastrian romantic gesture.

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Gemma Gardner

Gemma Gardner uses the holistic approach to help soldiers transition to life outside the forces, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Abbey Clancy © Alfonso, Flickr, CCBY NC 2.0

From comedians and actors, to singers and physicists, Lancashire has produced endless talent over the years…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
BPXAYW Sir Robert Peel statue and the church of St Mary, the market place Bury Lancashire England

Bury is seldom out of the headlines and invariably for all the right reasons. Roger Borrell and photographer Kirsty Thompson took a tour

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Homes & Gardens

Mon, 00:00
Lower Aushaw Farm

These beautiful homes are ideal for horse lovers

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
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Valuable legal advice from Napthens, myth-busting divorce and relationship rumours.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Delabrousse Aesthetics

Teresa Delabrousse, practitioner at Delabrousse Aesthetics lists 7 secrets to healthy, youthful skin.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Shaw Hill

Apart from being surrounded by undulating acres of a woodland park golf course, Shaw Hill sits like a magnificent jewel at the top.

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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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