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Events

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
King Street Festival

Head to King Street this long weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s most iconic street.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Matthew Wilcock

Creative talent from across the north headed to Preston for an event showcasing the Best of Britannia. Roger Borrell reports

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Keswick Mountain Festival

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

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Things to do in Lancashire
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friesians in the stables at Myerscough Photo Sandy Kitching

Horse lovers from across the country will be heading to Lancashire this year to see animals from one of the world’s most striking breeds being put through their paces.

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Equestrian Summer in Lancashire

Restaurants

Friday, May 20, 2016
Waddington Arms

This pretty Ribble Valley village is a honeypot for visitors searching out good food and drink. Roger Borrell joined them

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Lancashire Restaurants Pubs and Bars
Monday, May 16, 2016
Food from 1857 in Manchester

Lunch, brunch or a full dining experience, here is a list of some of the finest restaurants to find vegetarian food in Lancashire.

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vegetarian Lancashire Restaurants
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Afternoon tea at Hotel Gotham

Emma Mayoh took afternoon tea at Manchester’s award-winning Hotel Gotham

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Afternoon Tea Manchester Restaurants

Places

Fri, 00:00
Whalley Arches

Just why was this Ribble Valley town deemed to be one of the top 50 places to live? Writer Mairead Mahon and photographer Kirsty Thompson went to find out

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Whalley
Wed, 01:00
5 things to do in Lancashire

Five things to do during the Bank Holiday weekend

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Things to do in Lancashire
Thursday, May 19, 2016
2016 Blue Flag winner - Blackpool South Shore by Sean Nolan

Keep Britain Tidy have announced their Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for 2016, and Blackpool celebrates a first

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Coastal Lancashire
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
King Street Festival

Head to King Street this long weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s most iconic street.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Morecambe viewed from the pier

Morecambe is bouncing back and the arrival of a new motorway link is set to accelerate change, writes Sue Riley

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Morecambe

Style

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Barney models a Tommy Hilfiger New York Fit White Oxford Shirt, £75, with French Connection Mozart Marine Blue Jumper, £50 and Tommy Hilfiger Denton Chino, £100, all from Stringers. Olivia joins him wearing a Riani Frock Coat, £599, with Riani Green Vest, £55, Riani Hose Slim Fit Bootcut, £155, Riani Scarf, £175, and Riani Handbag, £330, all from Muse

Get ready for spring with inspiration from our exclusive fashion shoot at Bartle Hall

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Dress, Hobbs - £199,
Shoes, Dune - £79,
Necklace, Helene Zubeldia @ Cadenzza - £169,
Ring, Helen Zubeldia @ Cadenzza - £99,
All available at Liverpool ONE

A Lancashire Life fashion exclusive at Aintree with our top female jockey Katie Walsh

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Liverpool ONE
Spring makeup tutorial

This month Rebekka talks us through how to create a natural look for Spring using some of her favourite beauty products.

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Walks

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Marina is still busy but Glasson was once a busy trading port

This small corner of coastal Lancashire turned out to be an unexpected gem. John Lenehan reports

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Foulridge Reservoir

I should take my woolly hat off to my friend John Serjeant - he never gets it wrong when suggesting a walk. I had decided that my next outing would be around the moors of Haslingden Grane and I asked John to accompany me.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gummer's How walk

This walk around Gummer’s How takes in some of the finest views in the south Lakes

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Lake District Walks
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Winter Hill

Murder, a plane crash and the remains of Bronze Age man accompany John Lenehan as he walks to Winter Hill on a day when it lived up to its name

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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

Arts

Mon, 00:00
There are only 233 Shakespeare first folios known to have survived

It was big news when a Shakespeare First Folio was found on a Scottish island, but we have our very own here in the Ribble Valley. Julie Frankland went to see it

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Stonyhurst
Love and Colour

Six months ago, in the small hours of the morning, artist, Daniel Davidson had a brainwave which led to his latest online venture.

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The Graduate

“The Graduate” – Blackburn Drama Club – Thwaites Empire Theatre – Thursday 19th May 2016

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Tasos Pattichis and Emma Hill

There’s something unusual on the menu at a Bolton chippy this month. Paul Mackenzie reports

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WiLd!

Tutti Frutti are a theatre company who specialise in performing for children and young people touring their shows both nationally and internationally. Robe Gemmell caught up with director Wendy Harris about their next show which is a first for the company.

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Theatre Reviews

Friday, May 20, 2016
The Graduate

“The Graduate” – Blackburn Drama Club – Thwaites Empire Theatre – Thursday 19th May 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tasos Pattichis and Emma Hill

There’s something unusual on the menu at a Bolton chippy this month. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
WiLd!

Tutti Frutti are a theatre company who specialise in performing for children and young people touring their shows both nationally and internationally. Robe Gemmell caught up with director Wendy Harris about their next show which is a first for the company.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Ladies in Lavender

Rob Gemmell goes to see the Lytham Anonymous Players production of Ladies in Lavender at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

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Photography

Yesterday, 00:00
Preston sky at dawn by Tony Worrall

Our readers share their photos of Preston, with a quite glaring omission.

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Preston photography
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Panorama Over Water Head and Lake Windermere by John Cobham

Our readers share their photos from all around the largest lake in the UK

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Windermere photography
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Patience is the secret to horse photography

Photographer Rob Powell has a passion for raw, natural shots of horses. Here, he opens up his portfolio for Lancashire Life readers

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Equestrian photography

Competitions

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Echo and the Bunnymen

Relax at luxury hotel Northcote and watch Echo and the Bunnymen at the Summer Days Festival

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Win cute colourful kid’s outfits from Milly O Designs worth £150!

Great British Life is offering eight beautiful items of children’s clothing from Milly O Designs worth £150 to one lucky competition winner

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Monday, April 4, 2016
One lucky entrant could win £150 by submitting their favourite outdoor place and what it means to them

To celebrate springtime, Vivo Property Buyers are running a photo competition where one lucky entrant could win £150 by submitting their favourite outdoor place and what it means to them.

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Food & Drink

Mon, 17:26
1940s at East Lancashire Railway

Bag a bargain and save 10% on tickets for the East Lancashire Railway’s 1940s Weekend when purchasing online.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Waddington Arms

This pretty Ribble Valley village is a honeypot for visitors searching out good food and drink. Roger Borrell joined them

Read Full Story »
Lancashire Restaurants Pubs and Bars
Monday, May 16, 2016
Food from 1857 in Manchester

Lunch, brunch or a full dining experience, here is a list of some of the finest restaurants to find vegetarian food in Lancashire.

Read Full Story »
vegetarian Lancashire Restaurants
Friday, May 13, 2016
There are still plenty of local greengrocers in spite of the dominance of supermarkets

Our region has some of the best greengrocers, as Emma Mayoh discovered

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Lancashire Food

Events

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
King Street Festival

Head to King Street this long weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s most iconic street.

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Matthew Wilcock

Creative talent from across the north headed to Preston for an event showcasing the Best of Britannia. Roger Borrell reports

Read Full Story »
Friday, April 29, 2016
Keswick Mountain Festival

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

Read Full Story »
Things to do in Lancashire
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friesians in the stables at Myerscough Photo Sandy Kitching

Horse lovers from across the country will be heading to Lancashire this year to see animals from one of the world’s most striking breeds being put through their paces.

Read Full Story »
Equestrian Summer in Lancashire

People

Thu, 00:00
Meeting House and Wardens Cottage

The Quakers are leaving one of their most historic Meeting Houses. They spoke to Mairead Mahon.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Berry Lane

There’s a lot of woolly thinking in this lovely Ribble Valley town, as Mairead Mahon discovers

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Longridge
Friday, March 25, 2016
Yvette Knight (credit: Andrew Ross)

From Carnforth to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, dancer Yvette Knight is now centre stage

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Grace O'Malley

18, year old is on course for a career in opera. Julie Frankland reports. Photography by Sara Cuff

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Homes & Gardens

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Overhall Barn

This barn conversion in Bretherton has class

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Sponsored Articles


Monday, April 11, 2016
Arnold & Philips

Spring is here and the property market is blossoming. If you’re on the move, David Arnold, partner at Arnold & Phillips which has branches at Ormskirk, Southport and Standish, has five tips for buyers and sellers.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Napthens

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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