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Wayfarers Shopping Arcade

Christmas time at Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Southport

Some places are just magical at Christmas time and Wayfarers Shopping Arcade is one of those wonderful destinations that make your Christmas memorable.

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Ten great autumn days out

Ten great autumn days out in Lancashire and the Lake District

The nights are drawing in so make best of the daylight with these wonderful ideas for places to go

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Computer graphics of the new development

Blackburn Cathedral undergoes multi-million pound redevelopment

Blackburn will have Britain’s first new cathedral courtyard and cloisters for 500 years, reports Martin Pilkington

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Ashley Sutcliffe of Live Like the Boy

Colne - Lancashire’s capital of cool

The retailers of Colne were not prepared to accept their fate as a run down post-industrial town, as Anna Izza discovers

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The Clock Tower

All you need to know about Grange over Sands

Like a good cabbie who knows his way around town, Paul Mackenzie takes us on a tour of Grange over Sands, an ever popular resort at the top end of Morecambe Bay.

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Style

A stunning gown by Roberto Cavalli is an instant classic, £8,960, from Selfridges

Winter Fashion - Party dresses and accessories

Believe anything is possible in this season’s crop of glamorous eveningwear

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Woodland Spa in Burnley

Spa review - The Woodland Spa, Royle Lane, Burnley

Tucked away from the rush of the city, the serene Woodland Spa is the ideal place to unwind

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Get that perfect smile

Beauty - top tips to get that perfect smile

Want to look younger? A cosmetic dentist may be the answer

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Walks

The view to the fells of Bleasdale

Lancashire Walk - Calder Vale

Keith Carter leads a walk through the countryside around Calder Vale

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Kentmere walk

Lake District Walk - Kentmere

Keith Carter returns to an old favourite spot – and makes sure he wears the right clothes

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Elswick

Lancashire Walk - Wharles, Elswick and Roseacre

Keith Carter explores the countryside in a part of the Fylde that’s home to a variety of birdlife and a submarine observation station

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Looking over Watendlath Tarn

Bill Birkett - My top five Lakeland walks

Bill Birkett has just published his fourth Lake District walking book. We asked him to pick out a handful of his favourites for Lakeland Life readers

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Restaurant Reviews

Bertram's Restaurant

Bertram’s Restaurant, Woodland Spa, Burnley

Chef Spencer Burge talks about the philosophy behind Bertram’s Restaurant in the tranquil Woodland Spa near Burnley

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The original sticky toffee pudding, as made at Sharrow Bay

Restaurant review - Sharrow Bay Country House, Ullswater

Gastronomic history records that Sharrow Bay was the place where the sticky toffee pudding was invented.

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Avalanche

Avalanche, Booth St, Manchester

With newcomers like Avalanche Manchester seems to be developing its very own Latin Quarter says Janet Reeder

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Arts

Janes first book of poetry won an award

Jane Routh - Forest of Bowland poet

Poet Janet Routh has taken inspiration from living near remote Bowland to chart the falling seasons in this remarkable part of Lancashire. Sue Riley met her

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A Farewell to Arms - Photo Ed Waring

Theatre review - A Farewell to Arms, The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster

“A Farewell to Arms” by Imitating the Dog – The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster – Wednesday 15th October 2014

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Ormskirk Theatre Company present: Remember

Ormskirk Theatre Company present: Remember

In November 1914, records show, The Ormskirk Territorials marched off to war.

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Tobias Batley Photo Simon Lawson

Meet Toby Batley - Rivington’s Prince Charming

Rivington-born ballet star Toby Batley talks to Roger Borrell about schooldays and making sure Cinderella gets to the ball

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Theatre Reviews

A Farewell to Arms - Photo Ed Waring

Theatre review - A Farewell to Arms, The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster

“A Farewell to Arms” by Imitating the Dog – The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster – Wednesday 15th October 2014

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Ormskirk Theatre Company present: Remember

Ormskirk Theatre Company present: Remember

In November 1914, records show, The Ormskirk Territorials marched off to war.

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Tobias Batley Photo Simon Lawson

Meet Toby Batley - Rivington’s Prince Charming

Rivington-born ballet star Toby Batley talks to Roger Borrell about schooldays and making sure Cinderella gets to the ball

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Life TV

Living Heritage Country Fairs

Cheshire Game & Country Fair *VIDEO*

Cheshire Game & Country Fair

August 23rd - 25th 2014

Cheshire Showground, Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ

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Living Heritage Country Fairs

Cheshire Game & Country Fair - Angling *VIDEO*

Cheshire Game & Country Fair

August 23rd - 25th 2014

Cheshire Showground, Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ

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Vintage

Cheshire Game & Country Fair - Vintage *VIDEO*

Cheshire Game & Country Fair

August 23rd - 25th 2014

Cheshire Showground, Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ

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Showcase

Diane Berry Kitchens

Diane Berry kitchens wins 2014 KBSA Designer Awards

The KBSA have announced the winners if the 2014 Kbsa Designer Awards.

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Ochre Body and Skin

Save over 40% off Ochre Body and Skin products

GBL Shop have teamed up with Ochre Body and Skin to bring you over 40% off their Autumn range.

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Stonyhurst Sixth Form

The benefits of attending Stonyhurst in the Sixth Form

An excellent boarding school, such as Stonyhurst, can make a world of difference to a sixth former’s outlook and prospects.

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The AGA City60 in rose

The new AGA City60

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Celebrate the arrival of the new 60cm-wide AGA City60 at one of the many events planned across the UK.

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Alternative ideas for your hen do

Alternative ideas for your hen do

The hen do, like the wedding, should only come around once in a lifetime.

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Photography

Sunshine after the Rain, Arnside - Hannah Dove

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

Judges are selecting their favourite entries to the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Assiette of chocolate desserts

The best instagram accounts in Lancashire and the Lake District

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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My Kingdom, Keswick - Roger Green

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - September 2014

Send in your entry for the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Food and Drink

Chef Bernie's Sauces

The 1st Holker Hall Chilli Festival - photo special

The heat was turned up at Holker Hall when they staged their first Chilli Festival.

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2014 Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - Deansgate Hilton, Manchester

2014 Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - the winners revealed

The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester

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Mackerel with heritage tomatoes

Antony Shirley at the Seafood Pub Company on why you should eat more fish

We are surrounded by sea but surprisingly conservative about the fruits of the ocean

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An 8 oz sirloin is served up

Creating the perfect steak at The Wild Boar in Windermere

Few can resist a good steak and that’s just what you’ll find at the Wild Boar, writes Roger Borrell

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Competitions

The prize includes a personal viewing session of your photoshoot at Xposure Studios

Win a makeover and photoshoot at Xposure Studios

Be in with a chance of winning a photoshoot at Xposure Studios, a luxury makeover and fashion photography studio in Liverpool

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Gerry Weber

WIN! Five pairs of Gerry Weber Footwear to give away! Worth up to £100 each.

We have five pairs of Gerry Weber shoes to give away! The lucky winners will be provided with a voucher code to spend at www.josefseibelandfriends.co.uk for a pair of Gerry Weber shoes or sandals worth up to £100.

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The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2014

The home of inspiration, expert advice and homebuilding specialists returns to the NEC in full force

A visit to Britain’s biggest self-build and renovation event, The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show, is a must for those building a new home from scratch or tackling a renovation project.

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Events

Back to Blackburn

DJ Dave Haslam to headline Back to Blackburn event

Blackburnians are getting together to spread the ‘good news’ about Blackburn with a night featuring top DJs performing in a former church.

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Legacy Rainbow Lancashire Day

Celebrate Lancashire Day and help raise funds for Legacy Rainbow House

Lancashire Life is supporting one of the county’s top charities in marking Lancashire Day with a special event

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A Farewell To Arms in Lancaster

What’s On in Lancashire and the Lake District

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

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People

Paul and Lorraine Hobday

Vet Nurse Direct - the mobile vet service based in Wigan

A Wigan couple have just started their own mobile veterinary care business to ensure Lancashire’s pets are in tip top condition

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Bing, also known as Brian, receiving his medal

The wartime parachute dogs of Lancashire

A Lancashire Parachute regiment had a special member who jumped from planes and saved lives. Emily Rothery reports

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Donald Campbell in Bluebird K7 (c. Paul Allonby)

Donald Campbell’s legacy lives on in the Coniston and Power Boat Records Week

The 44th Power Boat Records Week takes place this November on Coniston Water. We visit the village to delve into its history with power boat racing and the famous Bluebird K7.

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Jeff Fuller whose company is a year old

Jeff Fuller, The Light Yard, Leigh

After running a kitchen in the Palace of Westminster, Jeff Fuller moved to Leigh to follow his passion for high-end lighting. Alice Wilkinson reports

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LAN Oct14  Hidden Lancs

Dr Derek J Ripley on the history of foreign food in Lancashire

Our resident historian Dr Derek J Ripley looks back at Lancashire early attempt at con-fusion food

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Homes and Gardens

Stoop Lane Farm

Dream Properties - Stoop Lane Farm, Settle Road, Bolton By Bowland, near Clitheroe

This highly desirable Lancashire property combines luxury with a Japanese influence

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Moor Hall, Aughton, near Ormskirk

Seven waterside properties for sale in Lancashire and the Lake District

Being able to see a lake or the coast from your window really can lift the spirits. Here are some of our favourites

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Discover

Tem-po.co.uk provides a dedicated website for every property owner

Tem-po Estates, Preston

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Tem-po.co.uk offers a unique way to market your property.

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Smiths Gore's Lancashire office is located in Clitheroe

Smiths Gore | National Knowledge, Local Presence

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Smiths Gore offers a comprehensive marketing service from key locations across the UK and overseas, with national centres in London and Edinburgh.

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Angela Burnett specialises in sales and rentals of rural properties

Angela Burnett Property Services

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We are sales and rental specialists of rural property, from country houses to cottages, in village locations throughout West Lancashire.

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Fine & Country can help you with marketing your property

Fine & Country

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Fine & Country is rapidly becoming known for its unique blend of intelligent and creative marketing, coupled with a very professional approach to the sale of individual and country property.

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Discover Property Management can help both landlords and tenants

Discover Property Management

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Welcome to the nation’s local lettings agent. We are a dedicated property management company within an expanding network of established professional estate agents.

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