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Monday, April 13, 2015

People in this lovely coastal town are looking to the skies for inspiration, as Emma Mayoh discovered

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Flag Street in all its floral glory

You may not know that the Hawkshead name has nothing do to with birds of prey

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
A painting in Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery fails to appreciate a performance at a Night at the Museum event

Arts manager Rebecca Johnson selects five of her favourite treasures from the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery collection.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Oldham Central Metrolink Station

Oldham’s location makes it ideal for a daytrip from Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Looking toward Oldham Parish Church

Once the biggest cotton-spinning town in the world, this community is now going through an industrious revolution, writes Paul Taylor

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Style

The ladies of Kirkham and Rural Fylde Tangent Club are full to the brim with generosity – and hats. Words by Rebekka O’Grady

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Beautiful fabrics from the Lancaster works

When a customer brought in a barbecue and asked them to create a fabric design based on the burnt remains it didn’t faze Emma Douglas. After all, as head of design at the UK’s biggest home furnishing printers she’s used to unusual requests.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Manchester Vintage

Turning a hobby into a business is all the fashion but for Charlotte Mitchell it wasn’t without its challenges, writes Roger Borrell

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Walks

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Tebay walk

Tens of thousands of people thunder past the Howgill Fells every day, but Keith Carter says there are good reasons to stop and explore

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Nordic walkier, Edwina Collinson and her standard poodle, Taksi, on the hills above the Keer Valley

One woman’s long march back to good health is described by Sarah Briggs

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
View to Worston

Keith Carter gets muddy boots on his first visit to Worston, a quiet village near Clitheroe,

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
River Wyre

Keith Carter discovers a lost village in the Wyresdale countryside close to the M6

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Restaurant Reviews

Eat drink and be merry! Manchester is cooking up a reputation as a foodie capital

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Sunday, April 5, 2015
Sirloin at Fazenda

Whether you’re at the football or the Grand National, updating your wardrobe at Liverpool ONE or taking in some Beatles nostalgia, Liverpool has something for everyone in the food stakes.

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Monday, March 16, 2015
The Zen Restaurant, St Annes

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Arts

Yesterday, 12:26

Jenny Natusch decided to think small when she quit the rat race for her first love, art. Sue Riley reports

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Outdoor shows at Lytham Hall

Lytham is now one of the season’s hottest tickets with sport, song and outdoor theatre

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Best Visiting Production presented by Jane Asher
The Curious Incident Of the Dog In The Night-Time, from the National Theatre, at The Lowry received here by Bunny Christie

Top actors gathered at the Royal Northern College of Music to see who would take home a trophy from the region’s most prestigious theatre awards. Words by David Upton

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Ribble Valley Big Band performing in the town centre

The Ribble Valley Jazz Festival has become one of Europe’s most popular music events. Mairead Mahon takes a look at the line-up

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Plastic Figurines

“Plastic Figurines” by Box of Tricks – Playhouse Studio, Liverpool – Thursday 9th October 2015

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Theatre Reviews

Tue, 21:09

Lytham is now one of the season’s hottest tickets with sport, song and outdoor theatre

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Best Visiting Production presented by Jane Asher
The Curious Incident Of the Dog In The Night-Time, from the National Theatre, at The Lowry received here by Bunny Christie

Top actors gathered at the Royal Northern College of Music to see who would take home a trophy from the region’s most prestigious theatre awards. Words by David Upton

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Plastic Figurines

“Plastic Figurines” by Box of Tricks – Playhouse Studio, Liverpool – Thursday 9th October 2015

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Ella Carmen Greenhill

Ella Carmen Greenhill discusses her career as a writer and her new play which is very close to her heart.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Suranne Jones was Orlando at Manchester Royal Exchange

It’s curtain up on the annual Manchester Theatre Awards as David Upton previews the nominations from a glittering year of performances

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Life TV

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Black puddings are old favourites but they are set for a new beginning, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Rae Morris

22-year-old releases her debut album

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Neptune God of the Sea

From glass for churches to a Roman god in Lytham, they’ve all been created in Clitheroe, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Showcase

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Estate agents Maria B Evans list their favourite kitchens from their property portfolio

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Barnfield Cars - Eldon Stevens

Have you ever asked yourself, "Where do I sell or buy my next luxury car?"

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cosmetic surgery claims increase in the UK

Cosmetic Negligence Law helps victims of cosmetic negligence claim the compensation they deserve.

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Bolton School

At Bolton School, we offer children the very best start in life.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Maria B Evans Estate Agents - Horse and Rider

Find your perfect equestrian property with Maria B Evans Estate Agents.

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Ribble Valley Big Band performing in the town centre

The Ribble Valley Jazz Festival has become one of Europe’s most popular music events. Mairead Mahon takes a look at the line-up

Photography

Mon, 14:30

A Preston food stylist shares her tips on creating picture perfect dishes ideal for impressing dinner party guests. Emma Mayoh reports

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Lone tree among the bluebells

Photographer Mark Gilligan captures one of Lakeland’s great shows when the bluebells appear

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
The 2014 winner was this photo of Ashness Bridge by Roger Green

It’s time to get snapping as we launch our annual hunt for the county’s best amateur photographer

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Food & Drink

Thu, 20:44

Why would you even bother with the likes of Stilton or Red Leicester when Lancashire has such an array of quality cheese producers?

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Mon, 14:30
Food Stylist, Rachael McNeela

A Preston food stylist shares her tips on creating picture perfect dishes ideal for impressing dinner party guests. Emma Mayoh reports

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Mon, 09:52
Richard Barber, Callum Champion (Apprentice) and Claire Barber

Stale bread for breakfast provided the spark that saved two Lancashire dairy farmers from going bust, writes Roger Borrell. Pictures by Kirsty Thompson

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Ibérica, Spinningfields. Toby Keane Photography

Eat drink and be merry! Manchester is cooking up a reputation as a foodie capital

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Competitions

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

One lucky bride has the chance to spend £1000 on herself and her wedding party at John Lewis in Liverpool. The bride will also receive a two-hour style experience and mini makeover

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Holker Garden Festival

This year, the Holker Garden Festival celebrates its 23rd anniversary and is partnering with the 4 star Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina to give one lucky Lancashire Life reader a magnificent prize

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Hollands Pies

Five lucky readers have the opportunity to see the Hotpots in Blackpool and enjoy a pie a week from Hollands

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Events

Tue, 21:09

Lytham is now one of the season’s hottest tickets with sport, song and outdoor theatre

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Market Street/ Brogden Street, Ulverston

Ulverston has a packed programme of events this summer. here’s some you might like to try.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ribble Valley Big Band performing in the town centre

The Ribble Valley Jazz Festival has become one of Europe’s most popular music events. Mairead Mahon takes a look at the line-up

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Monday, April 13, 2015
St Annes Kite Festival is by Lancashire Life artist Nick Oliver. See more of his work at www.smilecreative.co.uk or contact him at 01257 427465.

People in this lovely coastal town are looking to the skies for inspiration, as Emma Mayoh discovered

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People

Thu, 00:00

The man who made hiking popular in the Lakes was also a great animal lover and his legacy lives on, writes Mike Glover

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Barbara Kay

The ladies of Kirkham and Rural Fylde Tangent Club are full to the brim with generosity – and hats. Words by Rebekka O’Grady

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Inspirational Woman Winner- Paula Holmes of the Katy Holmes Trust with Heather Waters from sponsor, RBS

New launch for major awards celebrating the achievements of the north west’s talented women

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Vic Robinson was brought in to save Tripe Club

In the third and, hopefully, final part of his offal trilogy, our resident historian Dr Derek J. Ripley reveals how tripe came out of the closset

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Blacksmith John Law at Yew Tree Barn, Low Newton, Grange-over-Sands

If you ever wanted to forge a career in the ancient art of blacksmithing, former Royal Navy mines expert John Law is the man to see. Ann Wilson reports

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 14:56

Home with a garden retreat

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
5 homes you will love to host a dinner party in

If you like entertaining, you need the perfect setting for guests and that means a stunning dining room. Here are five that caught our eye

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Friday, April 3, 2015
Mosser Lodge, Mosser, Cockermouth

This beautiful rural retreat is packed with traditional features and is an ideal family home

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Discover

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We provide complete wardrobe solutions for all occasions,from casual wear to wedding wear and everything in between,

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Coniston Hotel

Celebrate in style at the Coniston Hotel

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel1

The Belsfield Restaurant offers unrivaled, unique and spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the fells beyond...

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sell you home from only £99

The advance in communication is rapidly changing the way property is marketed with national surveys showing the first point of contact for the majority of house-hunters is the internet rather than visit an estate agents office...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Redrow builds both starter homes and larger detached properties

Promotional Feature

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s most forward thinking developers.

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